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Sunday Matters: Time

Sunday Matters

The other day, a work meeting was cancelled and the email that went out said to consider it a gift of time. Amen. I can’t tell you how happy that made me feel. It made me realize that I am not alone in thinking that time is a valuable thing.

Right Now:

I am just sitting here watching the news and will be heading out soon to begin my day. My daughter is loving avocado toast these days so maybe she will share some with me. Maybe not.

This Week:

Not much going on this week outside of my norm which is good. We do have a parent/player meeting for club volleyball but I know her coaches are finishing out their semester at college so I’m not sure who will be representing her team.

My son took an additional job on top of the seasonal retail job he picked up so he will be a Toy Soldier on stilts at Six Flags as well as working retail. I am not sure how the stilt thing will work. Dancing…on stilts with no experience. He leaves for Disney in January so I hope he’s careful.  This additional job makes it difficult to plan our holiday traditions. I am almost positive he will be working Thanksgiving day which absolutely blows. No one should have to work on Thanksgiving day.

Reading:

I’ve been a tiny bit distracted so my reading took a hit this week but I am just starting Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah.

Watching:

I watched the first episode of Stranger Things, Season 2 and I thought it was a little slow.

American Horror Story is plugging along but it’s nearly over and I don’t feel as if there’s been much of a story.

The Walking Dead is staggering all over the place trying to keep their audience but the writing hasn’t been good this season.

For mindless TV, I watch Chrisley Knows Best. It’s scripted but Todd’s mother is hilarious and needs her own show.

Making:

I made baked chicken and rice, tacos, and there will be pizza and gluten-free corn dogs at some point. Corn dogs!! Totally not good for you but easy and no one complains. I wish they would sell corn dogs like the ones at Hot Dog on a Stick… the ones with cheese in them. Why don’t they?

Grateful for:

My smart little Otter Pup. She got into my tinted lip balm and I was worried because it was shredded all to heck and I was so worried about the plastic she consumed. However, after some searching we found all the pieces AND she did not get one speck of that colored balm on the carpet.

The Otter Pup

She was mad because we went to IN N OUT and she did not get a treat.

Since the holidays are upon us, what is the one book you would love to get as a gift? I would love a copy of A Little Life. I’ve read it and loved it but I want my own copy. I would also like an entire set of Murakami books but I am waiting for some cool covers because the cover art always changes.

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Sunday Matters: One Down

Sunday Matters

Did you all make it through Halloween okay? My neighborhood wasn’t into it this year but we had so many kids walking up to the house that I lost count. I asked them where they were from and most were from 20-30 miles away and came in a van pool or bus!

One major holiday down. Already.

Right Now:

Just sitting here pondering my life. The Girl made a club team for volleyball so even though her high school season just ended, we now enter club season. We were not anticipating this for a lot of reasons but here we are.

This Week:

I don’t have much going on this week. My usual stuff and nothing extra which is nice. I shall bask in the glory while I can.

Reading:

I finished and reviewed Little Fires Everywhere. It was so good. I also finished Lab Girl but need to review it. I am about to start Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah and The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne.

Watching:

American Horror Story is all over the place but also kind of good. I can’t stop watching because it always pushes the boundaries and this season is no exception.

The Walking Dead is really getting on my nerves. The story has gone south but I am not ready to give up on it. I’ve given it too much time. WAY too much of my time to give up now.

I introduced my son to Some Like it Hot. I LOVE Marilyn Monroe’s “Sugar” and Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are so funny.

Making:

I don’t feel like making anything and I am not in the mood for anything. Pretty soon, it will be time to buy the turkey but until then I can see myself eating cereal.

Grateful for:

Weekends. I  know I’ve mentioned them before but I don’t think I could live without them.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, what’s the one dish you look forward to?  Believe it or not, I love brussels sprouts. I roast them with balsamic vinegar, some bacon and at the end a little brown sugar and honey.