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Sunday Matters: His Last Week

Sunday Matters

Thank you for all of the birthday wishes. Yesterday we hit the Arboretum where we roamed around for a bit, and then we had a delicious pizza lunch at a place called The Luggage Room. REALLY tasty pizza and drinks.

Right Now:

At this moment I am just sitting here trying to recover from what wasn’t the best week. It had some good moments so it wasn’t all bad but things at work are challenging right now and at this age (after all I am a year older now) I have no patience for any of it.

This Week:

Ensemble rehearsals start for Annie which means auditions will soon follow. Can anyone take a guess at what my daughter plans to audition for? She is too old for Annie. There’s your hint.

I have a parent meeting to attend and a haircut appointment but that’s really it this week as far as extra stuff.

Oh, except for the fact that my son moves into Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Saturday! We will all drive up. While my husband helps him load the stuff into his apartment, my daughter and I will get groceries and last minute items for him. He has three roommates but they all have a private bedroom. Classes start in a week.


Don’t ask. Slacking in this department but King’s new book comes out on Tuesday!


I watched one episode of The Boys. Super dark and a little demented. Not sure I’ll continue. Think The Avengers but mean-spirited perverted Avengers.

American Horror Story comes out on 9/18. I am really excited about it. It’s an 80s theme this time around.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I purchased some Sour Cherry Preserves from the Arboretum and had it on my toast this morning. Pretty darn good.

Grateful for:

Our sweet little pup. She has been so cute lately.

The weather is still warm for us but the summer hasn’t been bad at all. I DO feel like fall is in the air though. What are you looking forward to this fall? I have had about five Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews so far and I must say, I like it so much better than the Pumpkin Spice Lattes.

R.I.P Challenge, #14

RIP Challenge #14

It’s almost September and you know what that means…

The Readers Imbibing Peril challenge is just around the corner. This is the only challenge I participate in. The. Only. One. Here are the details so you can join. Full details can be found on this page.

The purpose of the R.I.P. Challenge is to enjoy books that could be classified as:

Dark Fantasy.
The emphasis is never on the word challenge, instead it is about coming together as a community and embracing the autumnal mood, whether the weather is cooperative where you live or not.

The goals are simple. 

1. Have fun reading.

2. Share that fun with others.

There are different levels of participation which even include movies which I am always down for. Besides my usual Halloween picks, like Halloween and The Shining, I plan to read Stephen King’s new book The Institute!

The Institute

To join in, check out the details for RIP 14 here.