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Sunday Matters: Sometimes, It’s Hard

Sunday Matters

This past week was difficult. Just a bunch of things piling up. Nothing out of the ordinary but sometimes, physically, my body doesn’t want any part of it and rebels in the form of bad sleep patterns, all-over stressed-induced pain. I mean, honestly, it sucks. I am horrible at self-care but clearly I need more of it.

Right Now:

Taking a moment to enjoy my coffee while looking into my backyard. It’s reminding me that it’s been neglected. The table and chairs need to be hosed down and prepped so we can sit outside. We aren’t big outdoorsy people. Bugs and heat usually do me in but the IDEA of sitting and eating outside sounds so nice.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. I have one fun outing on Wednesday to discuss There There by Tommy Orange. What a book.


Still reading Daisy Jones & The Six. Many have said that they gave up on it because of the format and switched to audio, which was so much better. I have no problem with the format. Ages ago I majored in screenwriting first,  so the format is not an issue for me. I heard it was going to be a TV series. That will be interesting.


Everyone will be watching Game of Thrones tonight but not me. I am just not into it.

I finally got to the theater to see Us. Have you seen it?

New Things I’ve Tried:

I tried a charcoal face mask from The Body Shop the other night and it was amazing. It felt so good on my face. Tingly and smelled good. My skin looked a few years younger after I rinsed it off but the effect only lasted for a day. Ha. I would totally buy it again though.

Grateful for:

Plants. You should know that I am a plant killer from way back. I kill all kinds of plants, even plants that survive in the desert without a lick of care. But the ones I currently have are still alive. I have some at work and some by my kitchen window and they seem pretty happy. I love to have greenery around. It cheers me up.

Question: What is your favorite thing right now?

My Favorite Reads: Best of 2018

Best of 2018: My Favorite Reads

I always preface these posts by saying that even though this is a “Best of” list, it’s a list of my personal favorites and may not be recently released books or even books released in 2018. I often read new books along with older ones I’ve been meaning to get to. That said, here is what I read and loved this year:


Rainbirds by Clarissa Goenawan

A Gentleman in Moscow

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Tin Man

Tin Man by Sarah Winman

Killing Commendatore

Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami


Becoming by Michelle Obama

My list is pretty short this year as my reading was down overall, but I think this is a pretty solid bunch.