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Sunday Matters: Doing the Best We Can Do

Sunday Matters

The entire state of California returned to the “purple tier” which is pretty locked down as far as restrictions go. The city where I live was in this tier already so not much has changed. I have noticed a bit of panic buying again, though. We aren’t having people over for Thanksgiving besides ourselves but there is still some shopping to do so I hope I can get everything I need.

Right Now:

If you are reading this on Sunday morning, then my husband and I will be out of the house because my daughter has an all day audition with Boston Conservatory at Berklee. For this, furniture is moved, equipment is arranged and the Hub and I take the dog and scram. We need to be gone from 8am-2pm at least.

Everyone here is doing the best we can do to stay positive and upbeat during what is essentially, another lockdown. We also have a curfew now which applies to restaurants and bars. This doesn’t affect us directly because 10pm is late for us. Ha! But I feel for all those young people who make a living working in the food and drink industry.

This Week:

I have this entire week off plus Monday and Tuesday of next week. Still using up that accumulated vacation time. I will do my best to finish up my grocery shopping. Still waiting to hear what the status will be for my son. New job so not sure how the holiday will work. Yes, he got another job!

I just want to watch movies and read. Christmas decor will come out but due to live auditions and our house being used as a studio for them, we can only have Christmas in one, tiny, unseen corner. It will be enough.

Reading:

The Weekend

Giving The Weekend a go again. I just wasn’t in the mood for it when I picked it up during all the election drama. I think I will do better with it now.

Watching:

Still haven’t picked up any new shows but come heck or high water, I plan to watch Home for the Holidays (1995) before Thanksgiving. We never did find another DVD player so we will either find one or I will buy the movie on demand. It’s the perfect movie. Directed by Jodie Foster and stars Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning, Dylan McDermott, and Claire Danes. It’s a gem.

Grateful for:

  • My son’s new job that came through after the museum job fell through due to COVID.
  • Humor and people who have a good sense of it. A good belly laugh cures a lot of things.
  • You guys. I am feeling all gushy and sentimental about the people I’ve “met” through blogging. Some of you I have known for 12 years. Unbelievable. My kids were just tots. I appreciate you all and I love how we still stay connected even though some are not bogging anymore.

That’s it from me. I may be posting one review next week and probably some random things since I have the week off. I truly love this time of the year. It’s when I weed through my bookshelves while watching a good movie. What shall I watch?

Sunday Matters: Change Is In The Air

Sunday Matters

I really love this time of the year. It helps that I have a lot of time off scheduled, but the change in the weather, holiday meal planning, and everything else that goes along with this time of the year, makes me happy.

The museum job that my son was supposed to be offered fell through. Due to increased restrictions, they aren’t reopening after all. This is disappointing on many levels but it almost guaranteed he would be home for Thanksgiving since they aren’t open on holidays. Now? We have no idea. If he gets a job between now and then it may not work out.

Right Now:

I am trying really hard to focus on health. This weird pain I had and the ultrasound that followed has prompted an in-person appointment to discuss results. They were very vague and either didn’t want to discuss it on the phone or the nurse who called me didn’t know. The soonest appointment, December 8th.

That said, I’ve been meal planning and walking a ton more. Just trying to focus on me for once. Trying to get more sleep too even if that means a mid-afternoon nap. Although, I must tell you that the election results helped tremendously in the sleep department.

Later, my youth group is meeting at the church for the first time in a long time but outside, for a worship night. I plan to claim my space with my mask on. Hopefully it won’t be too cold.

This Week:

More college audition invites have come in for my daughter. This is good. You aren’t invited to audition unless you pass their video pre-screens so this is good.

Reading:

I kind of gave up on reading this week. I thought my focus would be better since most of the election was behind us but turns out, I was too pre-occupied with life in general. The only book I am reading at the moment is the one for book club this week, An American Marriage.

Watching:

I haven’t picked up any new shows. Again, kind of distracted. If you have any to recommend, I’d be interested in hearing about them.

Grateful for:

  • A cozy, heated home. It’s been brisk. I am already wearing sweatpants and socks and could live like this indefinitely.
  • Lunch or coffee dates with friends. Done safely, of course.
  • The Tiny library that my neighbor has down the street. I don’t get much from it as I have way too many books of my own but on my walks I bring at least 2-3 of my own to put in there and I get excited to see them fly off the shelf.

Tell me how you are doing.