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Sunday Matters: It’s Quiet Over Here

Sunday Matters

As my life gets busy I can’t help but be quiet here. It will be a good week before things are back to normal. The first weekend of The Wizard of Oz is done. One more to go.

Right Now:

It was really hard to keep the days straight this week. Production week had a lot to do with it but so did the holiday on Monday. Totally threw me off. I wasn’t planning to head to church today because of how busy we’ve been (planned to watch online) but I am going to drag my butt in.

This Week:

I don’t know what I was thinking but I scheduled a hair appointment this week and my life group starts back up again. One day at a time. Right?


I laugh at this. No reading going on at the moment but perhaps this week. I am waiting for The Golden State to come in from the library. I recommended that they buy it and they bought it, so I am #1 on the list.


The new TV is finally set up. We didn’t have Hulu before but we have it now and I started an episode of The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m not sure I’m in the mood for it right now.  I’ve also been recording The Passage too but haven’t watched yet.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Unexpected Cheddar from Trader Joe’s. Best cheese ever. I could eat the entire brick myself. Add a little wine and some nuts and you’ve got a party.

Grateful for:

The people I get to work with backstage. Fun, fun group.

If you could play any character in a musical, what would be your dream role?


Books Reviewed in 2018

This is a list of the books I read in 2018. It was a good reading year. Lots of good reads.

Each link takes you directly to my review of that book. Happy New Year!

  1. Nutshell by Ian McEwan
  2. Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
  3. Seven Days of Us by Francesca Hornak
  4. The Book That Matters Most by Ann Hood
  5. Nomadland by Jessica Bruder
  6. Start Without Me by Joshua Max Feldman
  7. Best Day Ever by Kaira Rouda
  8. Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
  9. Strange Weather by Joe Hill
  10. Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan
  11. Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich
  12. Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
  13. The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce
  14. Sunburn by Laura Lippman
  15. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
  16. The Flight Attendant by Chris Bohjalian
  17. The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
  18. The Other Mother by Carol Goodman
  19. A Truck Full of Money by Tracy Kidder
  20. Go Ask Fannie by Elisabeth Hyde
  21. Other People’s Houses by Abbi Waxman
  22. The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
  23. The Outsider by Stephen King
  24. Tin Man by Sarah Winman
  25. Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? by Frans de Waal
  26. Visible Empire by Hannah Pittard
  27. Soul Keeping by John Ortberg
  28. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
  29. Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
  30. Bring Me Back by B.A. Paris
  31. The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
  32. Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
  33. Exit West by Moshin Hamid
  34. Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
  35. The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers and Their Muses by Terri-Lynne DeFino
  36. The Boy at the Keyhole by Stephen Giles
  37. Florida by Lauren Groff
  38. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami
  39. Sourdough by Robin Sloan
  40. Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver
  41. Christmas on Cape Cod by Nan Rossiter
  42. The Incendiaries by R.O. Kwon
  43. Force of Nature by Jane Harper
  44. Becoming by Michelle Obama