Sunday Matters: I Am Feeling ALL the Things

sunday-matters (1)Hello, friends. Once again it is Sunday and I am feeling all the things.

  • The Girl heads back to Missouri State on 8/6.
  • I head back to in-person work on 8/9.
  • Student ministry is about to kick off a new season. New students, new pastor, new volunteers!

The planner that has mostly sat empty all year is now filling up with special dates and events. It makes me a bit twitchy. You will be proud of me though. I will NEVER go back to how it was before the shutdown. I limit myself to only a few appointments a week now and if it doesn’t fit into that rule then it’s re-booked or not booked at all.

Right Now:

Enjoying some coffee while watching the morning news and then I am off to student ministry. It will be a busy day.


Still reading The Last Chairlift. I am really liking it. Trying to pick up my pace a little so that I can read other books along with it but so far it’s my main squeeze.


We settled on a new Korean show to watch. Sisyphus. It’s about time travel and there is a lot of action. Good acting. Very entertaining.


Grateful for:

  • Friends who can tell when something is a little bit off with me, and reach out. I had an off week. One of those weeks where you just wonder “Why?” and no less than three people noticed it and reached out. What a difference that made. Thank you.
  • Venmo. It’s the preferred method of payment for my daughter’s new apartment and it just makes things much easier for this mama.

Have a great Sunday! Try to do something fun today even if that is hanging out on the porch with your new read.

Whatnot – 07/27/22

Seal BeachI finally got to the beach last Saturday. It was great. The weather was cool but still sunny. We walked the pier, the town, had a great fajita lunch and then ice cream. Of course! On the drive home I stopped at one of my fave Indie bookstore, The Book Jewel. I visited the bookstore cat, Paiges although she had just woken from a nap and wasn’t social. Ha. I bought a copy of Verity. I have heard so much buzz about that book. I have to see what all the fuss is about. 

Although LA is headed for another mask mandate, everything is ramped up again as far as activities and calendar appointments. I will admit, I feel a little overwhelmed when I have more than a few things on the calendar these days. Since I have been sharing my car with my daughter over the summer I have to plan accordingly too because some days I am without a car so that limits when I can do things. I’ve been trying to schedule some coffee dates and the soonest I can schedule is September. That seems wrong.

On another note, with all the comings and goings of my kids, the garage is a war zone. I put a sun umbrella out there the other day and a huge wall of their crap came tumbling down on top of me. Needless to say I will be spending time out there this week getting rid of stuff. And you know what? All the Halloween stores have already put signage up so I am feeling the fall push to organize. I mean, I can’t even get to my fall decorations at this point.

I mentioned that I was in a cooking mood the other day. Well, nope, that didn’t happen. It just seemed like too much effort to go to the market and buy stuff. Easier to eat a yogurt bowl or a bowl of cereal.

I don’t have big plans for the rest of the week. I have to work on a writing project that I have and of course I will be reading more of Irving’s The Last Chairlift.

Are you hyped for fall already or do you wish things would slow down a little? I love fall but I feel like I missed summer so fall can hold off a bit.

Chatting with friends about books and life…