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Sunday Matters: Fall Cleaning

Sunday Matters

This weekend has been spent cleaning out the garage. To get to my Halloween and Christmas stuff, I need to access the garage attic and every year stuff piles up at the exact spot where I need to lower the ladder. It never fails! But, I can honestly say it feels like fall now.

Right Now:

Just kicking back with some coffee while staring at my bookshelves wondering how I will get all the books read. It’s an nice problem to have.

This Week:

I’ve got some appointments this week. I don’t know if it’s an age thing or what but appointments stress me out. Just knowing that I have to be somewhere at a specific time causes anxiety. Even hair appointments. Makes no sense at all.


As if you didn’t know. Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami is proving to be very interesting and very Murakami-like.


The Walking Dead started its new season. It was a little lackluster for a premiere.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I am adding nutritional yeast to foods now. I’ve heard all about its benefits and have begun to sprinkle it on certain foods. I was particularly intrigued by its use as a sub for Parmesan cheese. It has an odd, rather pleasing flavor.

Nutritional Yeast

I received my 2019 Passion Planner. It’s a new size this year, 7 x 10. It’s a little large for me to carry around but I do like the additional writing space.  We’ll see how it works out.

Passion Planner

Grateful for:

My lunch-time ladies. Lunch is pure entertainment these days and a nice break from all the admin changes we’ve seen of late.

My question for you today. What is the one movie you love but haven’t seen in a really long time?  For me, it’s Bob Hope’s Boy, Did I Get a Wrong Number! (1966). It’s so funny!


It’s Here!

Killing Commendatore

After two long years waiting for the translation, Killing Commendatore is finally in my hands! Last night, as soon as I could, I drove to the closest bookstore and searched for a copy. At first, it was nowhere to be found. I got worried but then I spotted it. Three copies only!

I turned each page lovingly, to make sure the pages weren’t bent. I removed the book jacket to reveal the surprise cover underneath. All was intact and now it is happily in my hands. What you see below is what’s underneath the bright blue cover.

Killing Commendatore Cover Reveal

I’ve read a few pages already and within just nine pages Murakami managed to include a faceless man, cats, mysterious women friends and ear talk. Where is my bingo card?

Murakami Bingo Card

I am probably going to get this UK version too. The cover is so different from what we got here in the US. I think Chip Kidd only designed the US version though.

Killing Commendatore Alternate Cover

And under the UK cover:

Killing Commendatore UK Cover Reveal

Which do you prefer? The US cover on top? Or the UK cover on the bottom? Will you be picking up a copy?