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Sunday Matters: The Show is Here!

Sunday Matters

This will be brief because we are in week one of the musical Oliver! By the time you read this, four shows will have come and gone. We have another this afternoon and three more next weekend. It’s been a really good run. Very proud of my daughter.

Right Now:

With this afternoon’s show we’ve opted to attend church remotely. No time to eat, dress and do all that we have to do. It’s also Father’s Day so we won’t get a chance to celebrate properly. We tried to last night but we’ll have to do so next weekend.

This Week:

Somehow I managed to schedule an orthodontist appointment in the middle of this week’s activities. I don’t know what I was thinking but we will fit it in.  No volleyball camp this week (thank goodness).

Reading:

I finished Stephen King’s new one, The Outsider but I need to write the review and get it posted. It was SO good and fun to read with others.

I just started The Perfect Mother and should be done very soon because it was very easy to fall into. I love these quick, readable books.

Watching:

Nothing. No time to watch anything but soon I will have some time.

Making:

Not much. I managed to scrape together one meal of fettuccine, grape tomatoes, spinach and Parmesan cheese but that’s pretty much it. The Girl and I like to eat at Whole Foods during production week. It’s close to the theatre, healthy, you can grab what you want from the hot food bar or salad bar but it’s pricey! She makes the heaviest salads.

Grateful for:

Art. Theatre. Great books.

I’ve been so down lately. It’s not like me to be down for more than a day but it’s been a solid week of meh and the last few days it’s really bugged me. Sure, all the running around doesn’t help but the day to day routine is such a bore to me. That’s where art and books come in. I relied on them heavily this week and I am beginning to feel better now.

What about you? Is it just me or are things getting a little TOO real in the world these days?

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Sunday Matters: Another Loss

Sunday Matters

We lost another high-profile person to suicide this week and this one hit me hard. Mostly because I’ve read everything he’s written and lived vicariously through his travel/food shows. Anthony Bourdain will be sorely missed. I had so many favorite episodes I can’t even pick just one but he was so full of life.

National Suicide Prevention Line: 1-800-273-8255

Right Now:

We are actually on the road to a volleyball tournament. Our last club tournament. After the game we will have a meal as a team and then be on our way. It’s not been the greatest season for wins but very nice girls, coaches and parents.

This Week:

Production week starts tomorrow and ends on June 24th. This time she has a part that requires special makeup and the like so adding time in for that will be interesting and new to us. I’ve reviewed the schedule carefully and think I have it covered but things change once you get into the theater. We are seeing the show on Saturday and then again the following week.

Reading:

I am down to the last 100 pages of The Outsider by Stephen King and boy, is it good. Next up, The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy.

I reviewed two books this past week. Go Ask Fannie and Other People’s Houses.

Watching:

All I am watching is Fear the Walking Dead. If I’m not wrong, the finale is tonight.

My husband is very excited about the new season of Better Call Saul that was announced last week. However, I haven’t watched the show yet so my plan is to binge watch all the seasons so I can watch the premiere of season 4 on August 6th.

Making:

Unfortunately, the treatment my doc has me on has caused me to gain a lot of weight in a very short amount of time. It’s very depressing and is making me a little crazy so what I am making these days are organic, plant-based, protein shakes. I am not on a liquid diet because it’s not the 80s anymore but I am using them just to switch it up and gain some additional nutrition while I’m at it.

Grateful for:

Anthony Bourdain’s body of work.

Here is a clip of him and his best friend, Chef Eric Ripert preparing for a meal. Eric was the one to find Bourdain in his room so it’s especially tragic. I pray for all those affected including Bourdain’s young daughter who is only eleven years old.

And this was probably one of his most memorable meals.

President Obama and Anthony Bourdain
CNN: President Obama enjoying a meal with Tony.