Tag Archives: COVID-19

Sunday Matters: Thought I Had a Plan

Sunday Matters

Last week I was very optimistic about setting up a summer reading schedule. I’ve always enjoyed summer reading. Then, the protests happened. The news took over. Things got very heated all the way around. I’ve seen so much nastiness and violence on social media. On its own, this is bad but with COVID still lurking about, it’s almost too much. Anxiety is high.

Right Now:

Meeting with my youth group in a bit. I think everyone is getting tired of Zoom, I know I am . After we meet, I am going to try to visit the bookstore. It is open but with restrictions. Not sure I will even get in as their is a limit to how many they will allow inside at once and you know me, I want to browse.

This Week:

Tonight, my daughter has a master class with the University of Michigan which I also have to attend and then on Tuesday, she has a consultation and a vocal assessment with the Musical Theatre College Audition group so she can figure out what she needs to do for college auditions. I will be attending those too. She finished classes so she is officially a SENIOR and no summer school this year because she is ahead of the game.

My son finished with his lectures and just has some work to turn in and then, drum roll please, he will be a SENIOR too. They both graduate in 2021. Can you even believe it?


Hmmm. I wanted to start it last week but I will begin Hello Summer this weekend.


We finished Broadchurch and now I am searching for something equally good. I really loved those characters. It is a hard show to beat.

I ended up watching It: Chapter Two on my own. It was not good. I don’t know why King movies suck. The books are always so good and I know he is often involved in some way. The only King movies I really enjoyed were The Shining and Carrie.

With summer around the corner it’s time for my annual viewing of JAWS.

Grateful for:

  • This little pup, who is modeling the blue light glasses that I got for my daughter. My daughter had eye strain from all the online school work but they got lost in the mail and came AFTER school ended.

Chloe wearing her glasses.

Did you survive the week? Have you ventured outside to do normal things? Tell me what you’ve done. I am still staying at home for the most part.

Sunday Matters: What Else?

Sunday Matters

This week I don’t even know what to say. Things are pretty open now where I am. One part of me feels happy about it, the other, more cautious common sense half of me thinks “What have we gotten ourselves into?” Many businesses have prepared for this and many have not. What I plan to do is slowly begin to visit places that are open but only open with the proper measures in place. I will not be visiting the ones that opened without following the guidelines.

The problem remains… all the people who think it’s a joke. The spreaders. That’s what I call them. Only takes one of them to infect dozens of people. I’d feel really dumb if I caught it now. Don’t let your guard down. Don’t skip the hand washing even once. I don’t say this to control you, I say it because I’ve gotten to know many of you through this blog and I do not for a second want you to be ill with this. Everything is opening up but COVID is still here, unfortunately.

And now, the protests and the riots? The protests are absolutely warranted. The looting, not. I realize that most of the looters have nothing to do with the protests but really? 2020 has been so hard already and so many of these businesses were already struggling and now their business gets vandalized and looted?

Right Now:

Same ole stuff. Meeting with my youth group in Zoom. I wish Zoom would add some new features like trivia or something. I guess “I” could add some trivia.

This Week:

Our district has decided to allow drive-thru graduations now and they begin this week. We have seven high schools plus one charter and one non-traditional so it will take many days to get through them all. Each grad is allowed one vehicle so I will watch the live stream. There are many private high schools too but they are smaller so they can probably do something on their own. SO glad that these seniors at least get something. It will be held as a large park.


I finished King’s new one, If It Bleeds and it was a delight. I will have the review up this week.

Next up, a summer read. My first by this author!

Hello, Summer


We started Season 3 of Broadchurch and I am loving it so much.

No one wanted to watch IT: Chapter Two with me so I am watching it in twenty minute increments over my work lunches.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I am going to skip this category for awhile. I haven’t been up to trying new things just because I go out so infrequently that I don’t want to waste my money or time on something that could turn out to be a dud. Only the tried and true for me at the moment, thank you.

Grateful for:

  • REALLY appreciate the grocery workers these days. My local market wipes down my cart and keeps everything so clean.
  • Also really appreciate all the cool ways small businesses have kept afloat in the way of offering family meal deals and the like.
  • Creativity of any kind

I’ve heard from some of you and for a lot of you I see your posts on Facebook and Instagram too but if you haven’t checked in for awhile, please do so and let me know how you are doing. These past few days I’ve been so angry. I’m sure you can guess why. Too much nastiness in the news and I’ve been avoiding it.