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Sunday Matters: Football and Food

Sunday Matters

Even though today is a big day for football, I still have student ministry so I have food cooking away in the Crock Pot for later. I’ve recently gotten into football after getting looped into a football pool. I don’t bet real money but it’s made watching more enjoyable. We may even have a guest if my son arrives home from Kansas in time. We are keeping the food simple. Tacos, chips, guacamole, dips.

Right Now:

Enjoying some coffee and granola before heading out.

This Week:

Monday is Valentine’s Day but we have nothing planned. It will probably be more of the same, take-out and some Netflix. Perfectly fine by me.


Just starting The School for Good Mothers. REALLY hoping it sparks something in me because reading has been so hard lately.


We have been sucked into Korean programming of late. The show we are watching now is All of Us Are Dead. A Korean zombie show on Netflix. If you doubt Koreans and their ability to pull off a zombie movie check out Train to Busan. One of my all time faves.

Grateful for:

  • That my son can spend some time at home while he figures out his next move.
  • That I am finally feeling better and can enjoy the weekend.

Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Whatnot – 02/09/22

My backyard.Well, hello. It’s been awhile. I am here to tell you that kidney surgery is no fun. Recovery? Even tougher. I’ve been completely sidelined by it. Not able to sit up for more than ten minutes at a time. Not able to sit still. Not able to read, sleep, or write. What a beast! I had all the good pain meds. They might as well have been placebos. They did zilch. 

Now that the stents are out, I am beginning to see improvement but I expected to be in a much better place by now. I still have to do some 24-hour analysis thing but no info from my doc as of yet. That part has been a bit frustrating. The doc talked to my husband about it all but he remembers little of what was said. My follow up with was a different doc and he was not helpful at all and was kind of a jerk.

BUT, this is the first day since my surgery that I feel as if reading could be a thing again. It’s unfortunate because I have book group tonight to discuss Vanderbilt but never got to the book. Not properly anyway.

So much has happened since I last posted. My son’s little adventure in small town Kansas was a bust and not at all good for his mental health. He had to leave that assignment. He packed himself up, piled Root Beer the cat into the car and headed to Wichita for temporary housing. There, he interviewed for many jobs. None of which worked out. Currently, he has opportunities in some other states but he could very well be headed back to California. Root Beer has been a champ through this. Very hard to believe she adapted from feral life so well.

In other news, my daughter caught COVID when she returned to the university and was confined to a jail cell (alternate dorm situation) with horrible food options for ten days. She had zero symptoms but since she is on a dining plan, getting food to her was the biggest issue. Uber Eats kept cancelling. It was a very long quarantine for a fully boosted, asymptomatic kid. She got out and went to Memphis with her friend to see Hadestown. She needed the break. Oh, and she had three snow days in a row!

Emma and Hadestown

The church team I am a part of has been busy planning a Galentine’s event for our female students. It’s this Friday, 2/11. It should be a blast.

That’s all I have for now. Reviews might take a bit since I’ve not been able to read. I am very behind on reviews. Hope you are all well.