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Sunday Matters: Showtime (Almost)

Sunday Matters

Last night we celebrated my son’s 21st birthday with dinner out. It was a great meal and nostalgic for me because it’s a restaurant that I used to go to when I was in in my teens. This is a photo of him along with his sister.

My son and daughter.

This is production week for Little Shop of Horrors. You all know how involved my family is in theatre so you’ve rolled through all of it with me. It can be a very busy time but summer shows are so much easier and fun. Once again I am working backstage too. I am looking forward to it.

Right Now:

REST. I didn’t mention it but my daughter has been suffering from a massive headache for days now. Urgent Care diagnosed her with a sinus infection. Very hard to sing throughout an entire show, dance and not die from the pain. Hopefully, we caught it in time. If you are the praying type, please pray that she heals before showtime this Friday. Good thoughts are much appreciated as well.

Later today the high school ministry group is having a BBQ. I hope some of the girls from my group can go as it looks like fun.

This Week:

Production week. Enough said.

Reading:

I reviewed two books this week, The Summer Demands and The Scent Keeper.  I finished The Friends We Keep and hope to have that review up soon.

Next up? Never Have I Ever. I cannot wait to jump into this one!

Watching:

I’ve been watching a lot of Lakefront Bargain Hunt. Also, Hoarders although I have seen almost every episode now. Fear the Walking Dead has not been horrible but it hasn’t been great either. I suppose I will see it through.

My church has been having an “At The Movies” series where they show clips from a movie and then teach around it. This week the movie was Instant Family. I was in tears. Now I have to see the entire movie.

Last night, we saw Once Upon a Time in… Hollywood. I was dreading one particular scene but it was shot in a completely different way. Refreshing. I really loved the movie.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I did a dumb thing the other day. We went out for lunch and I was served the most delicate, delicious looking egg roll. Many of you know that I have Celiac. Well, I took a bite. Let me tell you, it really was the most delicious thing but all this week my skin has been a mess and I know it’s from that. I couldn’t help it. I was weak and the last time I had an egg roll was ten years ago.

Grateful for:

Plants. I kill things. Easily. But at work I’ve been taking samples off of some of the plants in the community garden. Samples, cuttings? Anyway, I’ve been successful with them taking at work and it’s really made my work space quite pleasant. Do you have a green thumb?

In honor of the BBQ I will be attending today, where we will be enjoying burgers and hot dogs, what is your favorite thing to grill?

Sunday Matters: Someone is About to Turn 21

Sunday Matters

It’s super hard to believe but this guy, the boy, the lad, the college kid, is turning 21 this Wednesday. In September he moves away to college to complete his B.A. He is counting down the days. I know you are all wondering how I am possibly old enough to have a child this age. Right? You are wondering?

Evan
Evan while doing the Disney College Program at Typhoon Lagoon.

Right Now:

Trying to decide how we will spend the day. Yesterday we did the dreaded back-to-school shopping. Crowds and I do not mix. So today, I feel like I need a little break. Maybe some time outside.

This Week:

My son is heading out of town to celebrate his birthday with friends but we will be celebrating on Saturday with a nice dinner out. I hope to grab pics.

Nothing this week except rehearsals for Little Shop. Now that I freed my Tuesdays up, I need to start doing what I have been trying to do for so long. Write a book.

Reading:

I finished The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro and really loved it. I will get the review posted soon.

I also finished and reviewed I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

Now that I finished those two I am back to The Scent Keeper.

Watching:

I stumbled upon Drunk History and I love it. It’s especially funny after I did all that history reading to help my daughter with her class. Somehow I never pictured Lincoln as a nerd. Who knew?

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve tried a few new things this week but I can’t remember what they were. Seriously.

Grateful for:

Great smelling candles. It’s kind of a dumb thing to list but I love candles. They really cheer me up and it doesn’t matter what season I am in because there is a candle for every season. My fave are the Capri Blue Volcano candles from Anthropologie.

My question for you this week? Were you a backpack kind of kid or a binder kind of kid? I always had a backpack but my daughter likes binders but the stuff flies everywhere.