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Sunday Matters: That Was Fast

Sunday Matters

February came and went. Overall, it was a decent month. Since some of our activities have been reduced and the calendar is in a more manageable state. I’ve been able to cook more, read more, and just relax at home. Something I’ve really missed for the past few years.

Right Now:

I use my YouVersion Bible app a lot. This morning I am going to break out my actual Bible and maybe do a little journaling. I don’t like my penmanship. Which is why I never journal. I actually write neatly but in all block letters and it’s tiresome for my hand. LOL. I love the look of a well-used Bible though, one full of notes and the like so I am going to try to pick this up again.

This Week:

I have one little scheduling conflict for Monday which I will have to figure out. Outreach conflicts with my daughter’s Sign Language class and her teacher keeps ending the class early which means I have to leave in the middle of Outreach. Thinking that maybe I should take a break from Outreach until this class is over in May.

I have to get this kid in the car for driving practice. She’s not a big fan of it. But we want her to be licensed by June. So my goal this week is more practice. She’s actually pretty good when I can get her to practice.

Reading:

I finished The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley. It wasn’t what I thought it would be. I expected more of a suspense, thriller type story. It wasn’t that at all but I still enjoyed it. My review should post this week.

What do I read next? I feel like my pace slowed a bit since this last book wasn’t as much of a page turner as I expected it to be.

Watching:

The Crown continues to be great. We finished Season 1. On to Season 2.

The Walking Dead opened with the dumbest episode ever and included a seriously cringy scene between Alpha and Negan. Ew. I can’t unsee that.

New Things I’ve Tried:

When I went to Lush the other day they gave me a sample of a vegan facial cleanser called Ultraplant. I really love it. It’s one of those oil based balms that melts makeup off and it smells like oranges. I love it. I am using my sample sparingly. I plan to purchase it when my sample runs out.

Grateful for:

  • Friends who write me letters.
  • My pup’s little corn chip paws.
  • Easy to use home hair dye.
  • Trusted friends I can talk politics with.

That’s all I have. How was your week? What are you looking forward to in March? At the end of the month we are closed for Cesar Chavez day. Yay!

Sunday Matters: Spring Like

Sunday Matters

Most of you know I live in Southern California so we don’t have TRUE seasons here. However, I do enjoy fall and spring because typically they are moderate and pretty in their own ways. Right now the mornings are cool but by the afternoon there is a definite hint of spring in the air. Perfect.

Right Now:

We’ve been trying to hit church on Thursdays but last Thursday my club met to discuss the movie Parasite. Today, is our backup day but not sure we can attend because my daughter now sings at a church across town which we drive her to and then I have to volunteer. Might be watching online again.

This Week:

Nothing planned for this week. Well, one possible theatre meeting but it hasn’t been confirmed and probably won’t happen. It’s so nice to be home in the evenings.

Reading:

I finished Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson. I had not read this author before but he has quite a few books out and I really enjoyed this one. Review should be posted early in the week.

What should I read next? Maybe The Grace Year.

Watching:

I finally saw Parasite. As you know, it’s gotten plenty of hype and took an Oscar for Best Picture and Best International Feature Film and I believe Best Director too. I waited to see it because my discussion group chose it for our February discussion and I wanted to see it with them so we could all react accordingly. VERY interesting film. Not sure it conveyed what it intended to convey. At least. not entirely. As for the subtitles, you don’t even notice them and half the time don’t even need them. The acting is too good.

Still watching The Crown. Almost done with season one. Very interesting and enjoyable.

Tonight, The Walking Dead starts up again. As a loyal fan, I will tune in. I hope the writers pull it together this season.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I like to make my pasta sauce from scratch. I am 50% Italian and there is no better sauce than homemade sauce but this one (Prego Farmer’s Market) was a step up from your typical jarred Prego. Pretty good. Tastes freshly made. No hint at all that it came from a jar and I only used half a jar because of how rich it was. Anything to make the dinner hour easier, right?

Farmer's Market Prego

Grateful for:

  • Really good lip balm
  • My new computer glasses
  • Lush face masks (any of ’em)
  • High quality hand creams

What are you looking forward to this week? I really need to do some purging. My living room and family room always look cluttered when I get home. Even when I spend time straightening, it still looks cluttered so something has to go. I am looking forward to fixing that issue because who wants to come home and immediately feel anxious? No one.