Sunday Matters: Letting it All Go

Sunday Matters

Hello, friends. I am trying so hard to get back into a routine of reading and posting but the process is like walking through sludge and it’s seriously frustrating because this is THE best time of the year as far as reading goes. So many great books and the weather is cooperating for once with nice cool evenings.

I really considered why I was having such a hard time and I’ve determined that my eyes are just overworked from all this computer work I’ve been doing lately. At the end of the year my eyes give out. It’s happened before but dare I say it, I think I need the type of glasses that OLDER people get, split RX. I was putting it off but I can’t anymore. I can’t see worth a darn at work. The computer screen is as far away from me as I can push it and it’s a blur. So, I made the appointment.

I feel old.  But I am going to let it all go and stop being so vain about it and just get the damn glasses.

Right Now:

At this moment I am  enjoying my coffee but I think we are going to grab lunch at this steak place we like because Monday is The Girl’s birthday!

This Week:

One orthodontist appointment and rehearsals for various things. Oh, and an update, my daughter got the role of Grace in Annie! She tried out for Hannigan and Grace. Hannigan was her first choice initially but in practicing for Grace the role really grew on her.


I’m not reading anything to brag about right now. I will be starting This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel for a book discussion I have later this month. And nope, I haven’t gotten to the King book because of how strained my eyes are at the moment.


American Horror Story this season has been epic so far. It’s paying tribute to all the slasher movies from the 80s and it’s seriously just what the doctor ordered for my distracted mind.

Also, Fear the Walking Dead ended the season on a high note. It suddenly got good! Tonight, The new season of The Walking Dead premieres so hopefully it, too, will be good.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Have you guys ever used Coconut Aminos in cooking? It’s a soy sauce alternative but to me, it’s tastes quite different but in a very good way. I have Celiac so I can’t use soy sauce but someone on Instagram used Coconut Aminos on salmon and now I am hooked. It’s sweet but savory too. Apparently it has amino acids in it which provides some health benefits. You can get it almost anywhere now.

Grateful for:

I just got all of my holiday vacation requests approved. I can’t tell you how relieved this makes me feel. We just got re-organized, AGAIN and I wasn’t so sure my time would be approved this time around. So, so, glad that it was.

My question for you this week? How are you celebrating October? I see so many great posts about the month of October. Seems like so many look forward to this time of the year and I know for me, it’s a fave of mine as well. I want all the things: fluffy blankets, new fall candles, Crock Pot meals, soups, and all the Halloween movies I can jam in. What about you?


Goodbye to a Sweet Friend

This is super hard for me to write and I hesitated to do so at all because it’s such sad news but at the same time so many knew her and have been wondering about her. Last weekend, Patty of Books, Thoughts and Adventures passed away.  As you know, she had been battling cancer for a few years now and when I reached out recently to see how she was doing, I was given the news.

Many of us knew her for a very long time. Myself, more than ten years. Through her love of reading, food, and her sweet kitties, we all grew to love Patty. She will be sorely missed.

We have lost bloggers throughout the years but it’s especially hard to see those posts stop. You know?  They become part of a routine. A welcomed routine and then for them to stop, it’s heartbreaking, really. But I am comforted in knowing that she had the best care possible and was so, so loved by her sweet husband and all of her readers.

Her obituary is posted here. If so inclined, donations to a food pantry can be made in her memory. The details are in the obituary listing. Go find a really great book to read in her honor.

Chatting with friends about books and life…