Category Archives: Life

Sunday Matters: Everyone Needs a Vacation

Sunday Matters

I don’t know what it is with my family and vacations but for the past two years we’ve had some unfortunate things happen while on vacation (FIL passing away, mother passing away) and this past Thanksgiving weekend we almost lost my Brother in Law. It was not looking good but he is doing better now. He is still at the hospital but it’s amazing just how many people he knows. So many people coming to visit, pray, etc.

Honestly though, I am tired and it’s making me reassess how I live right now. I make sacrifices for many and then stress myself out trying to be all things to all people. I’m going to be making some adjustments over 2018 to correct this.

Right Now:

What day is it again? Hoping to get back into my regular routine today. I am going to take a few moments to look at my calendar because I feel as if I’ve forgotten something important.

This Week:

Club volleyball has started so there will be practices and rehearsals this week on top of hospital visits. My last day of work is December 14 and then I am off until January 8. Hoping for a quiet break.

Reading:

I finished and reviewed Keep Her Safe. Unfortunately, it didn’t work for me at all. I am now reading The Visitors by Catherine Burns which is proving to be a bit more interesting.

I am way behind on my reading goal for this year so I am pushing to read at least ten books this month. Gah! Will it happen?

Watching:

I’ve been trying to catch all the beloved holiday shows on TV but so many of them aired right after Thanksgiving. I missed The Grinch and Frosty but did manage to record Rudolph and Charlie Brown.

The Walking Dead only has a couple more episodes left and it’s still a yawn fest. However, it was revealed that Morgan will be crossing over to Fear the Walking Dead. What???

I seriously just want to sit in flannels PJs, next to a beautifully scented candle, watch all the old classic holiday movies I can and then just stare at the Christmas tree.

Making:

I’ve somehow managed not to cook at all this week. We’ve been eating out a lot because it’s easy to go from the hospital to a restaurant and vice versa.

Grateful for:

Life. So grateful that it looks like my BIL will pull through. I don’t want to be overly optimistic but it’s been almost a week and a half and there is a lot of improvement. Thankful to all the friends and family who showed their support.

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Sunday Matters: I Could Really Use a Personal Assistant

Sunday Matters

It feels so wrong to be discussing Thanksgiving but somehow the week has arrived and I’ve done nothing. No shopping. No prepping. No anything. We went to Disneyland yesterday and today is filled with commitments so I won’t get anything done today either. I could really use a personal assistant right about now. Or, a magic wand.

Right Now:

I’m a little bleary-eyed. Seventeen hours at Disneyland will do that to you. However, after about two buckets of coffee, I will head to the park for breakfast with the ladies.

This Week:

I am off all this week and the following Monday. I hope to get most of my meal shopping done tomorrow and then pick-up all the produce the day before. Once again it will just be us for Thanksgiving. PJs welcome. However, my son has to work Thanksgiving evening so we will be eating earlier than we normally do.

By the way… the PJ thing started years ago when we decided to be comfortable on Thanksgiving day.  The kids are older now but hey, who doesn’t want to be comfortable?

Reading:

Thankfully Reading Weekend is coming up. I’ve not participated before but I am really tempted to join in this time. What would I read? I have to finish the one book I have but I would love to read The Master and Margarita.

Watching:

American Horror Story ended for the season and it ended in a pathetically, horribly way. I groaned. I complained to anyone who would listen. None of my grumbling made-up for the time I lost watching it.

We watched our first Christmas movie of the season, Deck the Halls with Matthew Broderick. It’s not a fave of mine but my family loves it.

I plan to watch Home for the Holidays sometime before Turkey Day.  It’s directed by Jodie Foster and stars Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning and Robert Downey Jr. If you enjoy dysfunctional families, you will love it.

Making:

This section makes me laugh. What will I NOT be making? I signed up to bring stuffing for a Thanksgiving serve opportunity but it just occurred to me that no one will be home to taste it before I bring it over and I can’t because of the gluten so I will be flying blind. Hope it tastes okay.

Grateful for:

So much. My family including The Otter Pup. My home. All of you who sent me a kind word on the anniversary of my mom’s death. My life group. My teen small group. Homeless outreach. My ever-growing faith. Our health even though it’s not perfect. My job. All of the friends I’ve made through this blog and in real life. Laughter. Kindness. Great books and the time to read them. Art. Holiday traditions. Time off and so much more.

Your Turn:

If you had the time this weekend to read one book, what would it be?