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How Does He Do It?

The Institute

King recently announced that he has a new book hitting the shelves on September 10, 2019. The Institute is 500+ pages and I can’t wait.

A short blurb from the publisher:

In the middle of the night, in a house on a quiet street in suburban Minneapolis, intruders silently murder Luke Ellis’s parents and load him into a black SUV. The operation takes less than two minutes. Luke will wake up at The Institute, in a room that looks just like his own, except there’s no window. And outside his door are other doors, behind which are other kids with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy—who got to this place the same way Luke did: Kalisha, Nick, George, Iris, and ten-year-old Avery Dixon. They are all in Front Half. Others, Luke learns, graduated to Back Half, “like the roach motel,” Kalisha says. “You check in, but you don’t check out.”

I always look forward to a story from him and I love it when it’s a nice, long one.  I don’t know how he manages to release a book at least once a year (this year he released two) but I’m glad he does. Especially in the fall. Always kicks off the RIP Challenge nicely. How thoughtful of him, right?


Sunday Matters: February Is Here

Sunday Matters

February actually arrived a couple of days ago but I was occupied with:

Wizard of Oz

The show sold out which of course is fabulous. The performers worked very hard and it showed.

The next show is Li’l Abner but my daughter (wait for it), is taking a break from community theatre. However, Grease auditions will happen soon and then she wants to do Little Shop of Horrors in the summer. Her brother was Seymour once. It’s a fun show.

Right Now:

I am very excited because today is Super Bowl Sunday! I am not a huge football fan but I desperately want the Rams to win. I don’t have high school ministry tonight and our TV is all setup and ready to go. Food will be good too. I am making enchiladas and there will be some other traditional foods because The Hub was like, “What? Enchiladas? That is not what you eat on Super Bowl Sunday.”

My response. “What is wrong with you?” How can enchiladas be wrong?

This Week:

Nothing out of the ordinary this week. At some point I want to pick up some paint or stain to re-do a bookshelf I have. I need to re-do it because it’s next to the new TV stand and it looks weird.


I could have sworn my library copy of Golden State came in but I checked all the libraries and it’s still “requested”. I couldn’t wait any longer so I started An Anonymous Girl. It’s just what the doctor ordered. Mysterious. Riveting.


Unfortunately, I got sucked into America’s Next Top Model. I watched it ages ago when it first came out but haven’t watched it since but The Girl likes to watch when her homework is done so that means I get sucked in.

I want to see what Oscar movies are available so I can at least watch a few before the show.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I signed up for an auto-delivery service for things like hand soap, detergent, etc. My first order had a missing item. No biggie but no one, and I mean no one would respond to my inquiry on what could be done about it. They provided a phone number but no one answered. They have live chat but no one responds besides the canned auto-reply asking you to wait. They have a number for 24/7 texts and no one responded either. When I finally got someone on the phone,  I decided to cancel the whole thing. I have no idea if I will get the missing item but the entire process bothered me and it was supposed to save me time.

Why people? Why?

Grateful for:

I am grateful for this full day off to spend time with my family.

Will you be watching the game today? If not? What will you be doing? It’s a very good day to go to the movies.