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Sunday Matters: Easter Sunday and Rest

Sunday Matters

Happy Easter! How was your week? Mine was a struggle. Physically I appear to be falling apart. Strange joint pain. Kind of like the pain I had when they diagnosed me with lupus. But I have been negative for lupus for so long now. I really feel for anyone who has to deal with chronic pain because just a couple of weeks of this and I am totally wiped out.

Last week was prom so for those of you who want to see my daughter’s prom dress, here you go. She’s a sophomore but went with friends and had a total blast.

Right Now:

We attended Easter service last night so that we could all go together. Competing schedules are always a challenge in this house. That means my morning is wide open. Also, no high school ministry tonight so I can enjoy the evening as well. I wasn’t feeling “hammy” this week so instead of the traditional Easter ham, we are having steak and seafood. I am going to rest and watch TV and just hang around like a limp noodle.

This Week:

My daughter will be adding another show to her theatre resume this week (Little Shop of Horrors). Registration is Monday night. Auditions haven’t happened yet but I’ll let you know what she ends up with. Rehearsals begin AFTER Footloose so I’m happy about that.

The show my son is in, Bright Star opens this weekend. We have tickets for opening night. Can’t wait.

Reading:

I am still reading Daisy Jones & The Six but also added the new O’Nan book, Henry, Himself.

Watching:

I am working my way through Jesus: His Life on the History channel.  I meant to finish it by the time Easter rolled around but you know, life. It got in the way. The good thing is that The Hub is watching it with me. He really enjoys the historical aspect of what’s being presented. We are about halfway through it.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Vegan butter. I am not vegan but sometimes I just naturally move towards a plant based diet and when that happens I just go with it. I figure my body is trying to tell me something. Anyway, this brand of vegan butter is fantastic. It tastes like butter, spreads like butter and melts. Miyokos Vegan Butter is very impressive. I got mine at Trader Joe’s.

Grateful for:

My son was awarded a scholarship for college the other day. He has applied for several but we were happy to see one come through. Every bit helps!

If you celebrate Easter with a special meal, what will you be serving?

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Sunday Matters: Easter at Home

Sunday Matters

This past week was a little nuts. Work, volunteering, registration for a new show. I used to do a lot more than that and it was no biggie but these days one or two appointments outside of the normal stuff kind of makes me crazy. But, all went well and lots got done.

Right Now:

Happy Easter! We hit the Easter service on Friday to avoid the masses so I slept in this morning and it felt great. Plus, I don’t have to go anywhere later. We are staying home, eating a good meal and just lounging around like sloths.

This Week:

I am meeting up with my life group on Tuesday to decide which day we’ll meet now that the series is over. I can’t wait to see what the new topic is.

I have a follow-up for my neck injury on Thursday. The shots are wearing off. I think I may need another round. Will it ever heal?

Reading:

The Barrowfields is really good and I am almost done with it. I’m thinking about reading Walden next. I’ve never read it!

Watching:

Bates Motel is really good. Only two episodes left! That show is giving me fits. It’s so well shot. So well-acted. Every time Norman becomes Norma I die. Seriously, I die.

Making:

I haven’t cooked all that much but if heating things up and picking up cooked items at the market counts then I am doing okay. Picked up a roasted turkey breast and then made mashed potatoes and maple glazed carrots for one night. Bought some gourmet take and bake pizzas for another night.

Apricot & Mustard Glazed Ham
Image & Recipe: Martha Stewart

Right now the apricot & mustard glazed ham is the oven and it will be served with au gratin potatoes, gluten-free cornbread dressing and creamed spinach. There will be dessert too. A chocolate chip cheesecake!

Grateful for:

Lunch room conversations. In the past, I would find a quiet spot to eat lunch but about three months ago, I started to eat lunch in the work lunch room. A place where no one really ate lunch, oddly enough. But then, people started showing up and now we have the best lunch time conversations. My word this year is “Connect” so I’m trying really hard to make those connections.

What are you doing to today? What is a must-read book you can recommend to me?