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Sunday Matters: Spring, Books, and Life

Sunday Matters

I love this time of the year. I feel hopeful and optimistic and it’s so beautiful outside! I really wish I had access to a window at work though. Or a skylight! Wouldn’t that be something? Everything is blooming and it’s gorgeous.

Right Now:

Even though my yard did not survive the drought, it’s still nice to sit here with the windows wide open, enjoying my cup of coffee. Fresh air really makes a difference.

In a little bit, we will head out for the day but first, breakfast. I am eating clean (trying to) so it won’t be the delicious bagel I am craving but it will be exactly what I need.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. There’s a dental appointment for my daughter which I have to take her to and then there is also one for my son and he will take himself. Still not used to that. There’s a rehearsal in there somewhere,  my life group meeting and something I haven’t done before, volunteering for homeless outreach.

Reading:

I finished The Lonely Hearts Hotel. It’s a sad little book but also not sad. That makes no sense but maybe the review will once I write it up. Next up: The Barrowfields.

Oh, and it’s not coming out until 9/26 but Stephen King and his son Owen have a book coming out, Sleeping Beauties! You can read about it here. I am almost certain I will host a read-along for it. It’s over 700 pages long! Yay!

Watching:

I tend to watch the same things each week unless a series ends so The Walking Dead and Bates Motel. I’ve worked a few episodes of Fixer Upper in too. That show is easy to watch while doing other things which makes it popular in my house.

Also, I am still fascinated by Hoarders. Every time I see that show all I can think is that I missed my calling. I LOVE to organize things!!

Making:

Eating clean makes meal prep rather easy but not very exciting. Last week I made my veggie bowls and this week will probably be protein and veggies, preferably roasted in some way. Roasted vegetables are so tasty!

Grateful for:

I briefly mentioned my life group above. For the longest time, I was interested in joining a life group but you all know me and know all that I am involved with so time was always an issue. But this winter I bit the bullet and signed up and I could not be happier. It was a ten week commitment and we are heading into week nine but I am hoping we become a permanent group. I am so grateful for this group of woman.

That’s it from me. What did you do this weekend? What’s the one thing you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?

New King Book Sleeping Beauties to Hit Shelves 9/26

Sleeping Beauties

Guess what? King and his son Owen collaborated on a horror novel and it’s scheduled to hit shelves 9/26!! I am so freakin’ excited!! The true cover hasn’t been revealed yet but it’s going to be over 700 pages so you know what that means…

READ ALONG!!

Here’s what we know from SyFy Wire:

In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent; and while they sleep they go to another place … The men of our world are abandoned, left to their increasingly primal devices. One woman, however, the mysterious Evie, is immune to the blessing or curse of the sleeping disease. Is Evie a medical anomaly to be studied? Or is she a demon who must be slain?

Set in a small Appalachian town whose primary employer is a women’s prison, Sleeping Beauties is a wildly provocative, gloriously absorbing father/son collaboration between Stephen King and Owen King.

Doesn’t it sound good? You can read the full article here.

So, mark your calendars for September 26th because I’m almost certain I’ll start a read-along for this one.