Sunday Matters: Mother’s Day Edition

Sunday Matters

Happy Mother’s Day! Long ago, I gave up trying to do the “brunch” thing because it is just too darn crowded and you know how I do not like people. Kidding, sort of. I do not like crowds. So we combined my husband’s birthday with Mother’s Day and celebrated last night with the Avengers and dinner.

Right Now:

We are getting ready to head out the door to church and then? Nothing. Well, maybe a drive to the beach or to Ojai to visit one of my fave bookstores. I do not volunteer tonight as we have the night off. I am so excited to not have anything pressing to do!

This Week:

Guys, those two challenging weeks are behind me and in health news, my biopsy came back normal. I was seriously beginning to get freaked out but I am addressing the other issues with my doc and hope to be heading in the right direction soon.

That said, this should be a  good week. Not much going on. We have started to think about summer only because my daughter’s schedule is nuts (as you know) and she has to get all those credits in so we are waiting for the counselor to get back to us on how to handle her schedule for next year.

Reading:

I dove head first into The Female Persuasion and let me tell you, I am so into it. It’s reminding me a lot of The Interestings which I loved.  It’s a totally different story but that feeling of angst is the same.

Watching:

For TV, Fear the Walking Dead was rather boring  last weekend. I am hoping tonight’s show picks up the pace. The Roseanne reboot is still not impressing me.  Oh, and I mentioned the new Avengers movie. Ugh.

Making:

I made a real mess of the kitchen by making fried rice. In theory it sounded like the perfect thing and I have made it plenty of times before but for whatever reason I made a real mess this time. Too many chopped up veggies? Even the pup had rice on her head.

I don’t think I will be making much this week even though it’s the first time in a long while I’ve had the time to cook.

Grateful for:

That biopsy result.

If you are celebrating Mother’s Day today, let me know what you are doing! If not, let me know what you are doing anyway.

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Sunday Matters: One Week Down

Sunday Matters

Last week I mentioned two challenging weeks so I am happy to report that one of those weeks is now behind us. One more week of careful scheduling and we will be good until June 10 (production week for Oliver).

Right Now:

We have a morning volleyball tournament today. It throws me off when one lands on a Sunday. Later in the afternoon is the cast party for Oklahoma but whether or not my daughter goes will depend on when we get back from the tournament.

This Week:

We have choir concerts. rehearsals, volleyball tryouts, etc.

Reading:

I finished A Gentleman in Moscow and will get the review up soon. In short, it’s a story with characters who will stay with me for a very long time.

I also finished The Flight Attendant which I think I may have enjoyed a little more than most of you did. Review coming soon.

Watching:

Fear the Walking Dead lost a major character last weekend. It was kind of a shocker, really. I’m really curious where the story will go from here.

Making:

As most of you predicted, I am now officially over yogurt bowls. Blech. I have been craving fish. Salmon and sushi particularly. Did I mention how my family hates fish?

The weather suddenly got warm again. The other day was 50 degrees and now we are expecting 90 degree temps but for some reason I am craving a good, hearty stew.

Grateful for:

This past Wednesday I experienced a food reaction during a work event and did not have my medication on hand. My throat closed up a little and I was left with a horrible sore throat. By Thursday it felt like full-fledged strep (weird) but today I am fine. Thankful that whatever it was, reaction or illness, it passed me by.

What is new with you? What book are you dying to read this summer? The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay sounds pretty darn good.

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