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Sunday Matters: Family Time & A Little Football Too

Sunday Matters

It was a pretty good week but didn’t it feel long? By the time Friday hit I was ready to dive into bed and sleep for a very long time.

Right Now:

My food shopping is done and I am just sitting here enjoying that first cup of coffee. There is nothing like that first cup  of coffee, is there?

This Week:

I have a lot of short appointments nearly every night this week. Not big things. I thought about cramming them all into one night but that stresses me out when things go over so I decided to spread them out.

On the blog front, I hope to have a few reviews posted. Also, I need to make some time to go through my review copies so I can figure out which ones need to be read right away. I don’t usually have more than a couple at a time but because everything is looking so good this year, I have about eight I need to read at the moment.

My son starts a new semester this week and managed to get the classes he needs even with his late registration date. Hope the week goes smoothly for him. I always loved my first day of school.

Reading:

The Ulysses read along is in full swing.  We are using the hashtag #ulyssesRAL2017 to chat about the book. It’s not nearly as dense as I thought it would be but I am only about 100 pages in.

I am also reading My Husband’s Wife. What a title! It’s not starting off as I expected it to. In fact, my preconceived notions on what it’s about may be entirely wrong.

Watching:

One more weekend and The Walking Dead will be back. In the meantime, I’m not in much of a TV mood besides watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I can’t believe she’s gone! I used to spend my college years staying up late, watching reruns of her show while doing homework.

We will also be watching the Super Bowl as a family. I’m not a fan of the two teams playing but it will be fun to stay at home and not worry about going anywhere. Food will be made. Commercials will be watched. We’ll get the Puppy Bowl in there somewhere. Just being together as a family means so much to me these days.

Making:

For game day you just have to have chili. Today’s will be of the ground turkey variety. I am also going to make some queso dip and serve it with warm chips. There will be hot dogs and who knows what else. I bought up the store.

Grateful for:

My “one word” this year.  It’s already working for me in big ways.

Sunday Matters: Go, Go, Go Joseph

Sunday Matters

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is coming to a close. My husband and I along with some family and friends will be at tonight’s show and I can’t wait. I’m working backstage for this afternoon’s show but I am really looking forward to sitting down and watching it from the audience.  So very proud of my kids. They’ve done so many shows now. Veterans, they are.

Right Now:

My schedule is all thrown off from working backstage and running around so for the moment, I am just focusing on coffee and breakfast.

This Week:

We will be decompressing this week. My daughter is still recovering from the cold she caught during the show. She should be able to rest this week.

Me? I have a life group meeting this week as well as a book club meeting where we’ll be discussing Did You Ever Have a Family.

Reading:

The #ulyssesRAL2017 starts on Wednesday. So far, only two people have joined. BRAVE souls. They haven’t formally signed up so when you see ZERO participants under the sign up link, don’t think I am a liar.

Watching:

My husband finished Breaking Bad. He loved it. I had a hard time not telling him stuff. Now we are trying to catch-up on Bates Motel because the new season is coming soon and it looks so crazy.

Of course, there is The Walking Dead which returns 2/12. I seriously hope it has a pulse because after those deaths that everyone talked about, the pace dropped to an all-time low and was a major snooze fest.

Making:

I’ve been craving soup for months and have yet to make any. Maybe it will happen? Oh, and I forgot about the Super Bowl next Sunday. I guess I need to figure out that menu soon.

Grateful for:

The Arts.

Tell me what you’re up to today. Any outdoor activities planned? Any must-read books?