Sunday Matters: All I Want To Do

Sunday Matters

What an exhausting week! I must be horribly out of shape (I know I am) because my entire body hurts. We had to pack and unpack the house for termite treatment. What a bore. I have bruises all over. Nothing a decent nap can’t fix though.

All I want to do:

  • Nap
  • Watch Black Mirror all day long.
  • Read. I think it may be time for new glasses though.
  • Eat snacky things like nachos.

Right Now:

I’m just trying to get moving with some coffee and a little motivation. I would like a machine to be invented that just takes me from my bed, to the shower and then delivers me back all ready to go. Why can’t this exist?

This Week:

Oliver auditions are this week which means my house is filled with song. I’ve got nothing else going on. Well, I have to make an acupuncture appointment for my neck. Has anyone ever tried acupuncture before? Did it work?

Reading:

I finished Best Day Ever. The review posts this week.  What a crazy book. I am now reading Strange Weather by Joe Hill. I started it a long time ago but I am just getting back to it now. It’s so good.

Patty told me that Robyn Harding has a new book coming out. I managed to snag a review copy. It’s called Her Pretty Face. You may remember her last book, The Party which I reviewed here.

Her Pretty Face

Watching:

I’ve been watching the Olympics every chance I get. It’s easy to have on in the background and I love all of the stories.

Making:

Our termite tenting experience has ended which means we have no food in the house. We didn’t want to bag a ton of food so we used all that we could and tried not to buy anything. I kind of like how clean my fridge and pantry are but you know… the kid. She has to eat.

Spaghetti and meatballs sound really good but she’s not eating meat now and doesn’t get too excited about plain spaghetti.

Grateful for:

The great weather we’ve been having. We had a little rain but it’s been so cool and crisp. I wish it could stay like this.

On another note, the events of this week have been brutal. This country is so divided, we can’t even come together for the sake of these kids. One comment on social media gave me chills. It referenced 2018 as the year for live streamed mass shootings and for students who have survived mass shootings to live Tweet support to the students currently sheltering in place. Apparently, this happened.

No words.

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Review: Nomadland

Nomadland

Nomadland
By Jessica Bruder
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393249316, September 2017, 320pp.

The Short of It:

A thoughtful look at a community that has made the best of their financial challenges by living on-the-go.

The Rest of It:

In Nomadland, Jessica Bruder joins a select group of individuals for an opportunity to be “houseless”, not homeless. These folks, mostly the 65+ crowd, find that the only way to make ends meet is to live in a van or RV and then drive to where the work is. During a time when they should be able to sit back and enjoy life, they find themselves roaming the land for that perfect opportunity. One that can afford them the basics such as food and gas for their vehicle.

I can’t say that this book opened my eyes to anything I had not heard about before, but it did emphasize the community aspect which I enjoyed very much. These folks help each other out. They come together to share food and resources and provide support when needed. Although their incomes are very limited, they are often very generous with one another.

I guess one thing that I wasn’t aware of before is how organized this way of living can be. There are websites and books and all sorts of resources on how to live this way. Yes, they are surviving but these people seem to know what’s important and that  “things” don’t make you happy. What they crave most is a place to settle down.

This book was chosen for a non-fiction club I am trying out. Our meeting was cancelled so I have yet to find out what anyone else thought but for the most part it’s a quick read and if you have any interest in how the recession impacted these folks, check it out.

Source: Borrowed
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