Sunday Matters: Me, Over Here, Living

Sunday Matters

I’ve been missing for awhile so I will keep this brief while giving you an update.

  • On my first day of vacation I had to go to the hospital. I am better now but not 100%. Kidney stones and a damaged kidney are no fun.
  • The kids spent Thanksgiving in Kansas City which was good, but it felt really weird to not have them with us. I did get to rest a lot though.
  • Because I was so out of it I couldn’t even read. So what is normally a big reading week for me was spent without books.

Right Now:

Almost time for me to head to student ministry. The rest of the afternoon is wide open.

This Week:

I see the physical therapist this week. My knee was much better until I tried to get up, unassisted from a small child’s chair at Friendsgiving. LOL. I am falling apart.


Not a thing. All this medication I am on makes me queasy and gives me a massive headache.


We have been dipping in and out of La Brea. One more episode. It’s just okay in my book.

Since I’ve been in pain and not able to sit still for long I keep flipping channels.

Grateful for:

  • Good pain management.
  • Time off.

That’s all I have. Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Whatnot – 11/17/21

Root Beer the cat. It occurred to me that I have not introduced you to my son’s cat. This is a cat that he befriended in the small Kansas town he lives in. Her name is Root Beer. She was completely feral and not giving him the time of day but now she comes inside for visits when the temps drop below 30 degrees. She also has a shelter that my son built out of an Igloo cooler but she prefers to step inside the house for a visit and some time with her catnip toys. Isn’t she sweet? She comes to the slider and waits for him to notice her. She is partially deaf so her meows are interesting. He is low on funds with the car situation being such an ongoing pain but soon he will get her spayed and vaxxed.

I have been feeling a little antsy again. Not anxious really but antsy like I have a lot to do when I really do not. Today I will decide on our Empty Nest Thanksgiving meal. My husband suggested we go to the local Chinese restaurant, which is really good and open that day but Chinese food on Thanksgiving? Nope. I will still cook, something.

Also, I got a message from Delta. My daughter’s return flight has already changed due to scheduling issues on their end. Please pray that this change and potentially others do not impact her in a huge way. It’s ridiculous that they have her flying to Atlanta first which is the opposite direction but I know, it’s their hub so blah blah.

Tonight my book club meets to discuss This Tender Land. I really enjoyed this one. It should be a good discussion. It will be good to get out too. I am tired of staring at these walls.

Hey, I got my booster! 24-hours later I was a bit out of it but then the very next day I was fine. For the sake of transparency, I suggest scheduling yours for when you don’t have much going on. That way you can just take care of yourself and not have to power through it. I was sore all over and had a low grade fever. Not bad but didn’t want to do much.

Some of us in student ministry are having a Friendsgiving! It’s this Sunday evening. I am making a tray of gluten-free caramelized onion cornbread stuffing to take along. It’s a Tyler Florence recipe which I will also make vegetarian. It’s yummy!

Have a great rest of the week!

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