Tag Archives: Everyday Life

Chatter about everyday life. This may include kids and work stuff.

Sunday Matters: My Extra Long Birthday Weekend!

Sunday Matters

The Labor Day holiday falls on my birthday so I get my birthday off which is really nice. And, because I did my much-needed car shopping mid-week I do not have to spend it at the dealership. Plus, the middle-school ministry is not meeting because of the holiday weekend so I have a Sunday evening to myself.  Triple win.

Here is me, at 10 o’clock, Wednesday night at the dealership. I was tired and had not eaten since that morning so forgive the deer in the headlights look.

Me and my new car!
Me and my new Subaru Forester.

Right Now:

The Teen had a really bad case of food poisoning Friday night which he hasn’t fully recovered from so hopefully he can join us today. The plan is to head to Santa Barbara right after church. Or maybe Solvang and then Santa Barbara. I haven’t quite decided but I feel the need to get out-of-town for the day.

This Week:

No work on Monday. Medical appointments for the kids on Wednesday but not really much else. The Teen is adapting to his full college and work schedule and The Girl’s schedule is beginning to pick up.

Reading:

I am reading After the Parade by Lori Ostlund and it’s quite good so far.

After the Parade

I need to sit down for a few minutes to figure out my list for the R.I.P Challenge.  Will you be joining in on the fun too?

Watching:

I haven’t been watching much lately. With the car shopping, back-to-school night and the test that The Girl needed help studying for, I haven’t  spent a lot of time in front of the TV this past week.

Making:

I have yet to cook anything but I bought food! This week I plan to make spaghetti, chicken tacos, a chicken stir-fry and tuna salad. I have a craving for tuna salad.

Grateful for:

I am very happy and grateful to be able to spend this long weekend with my family. The Teen took off from work and even though he’s been sick with food poisoning it’s nice to have him home. I am also grateful for the teachers that my daughter has this year. She had a great academic team last year so I was really praying for an excellent team this year, too.

That’s it from me. What is happening in your world?

Sunday Matters: Long Live The Arts

Sunday Matters

It’s lunch time for me and I am coming to you late today. There just hasn’t been much time to sit down, much less to write. I really haven’t been all that busy, just distracted which I mentioned in my previous post. I’ve never been much of a dreamer but these days I spend a good chunk of my day staring off into space. It kind of feels good but doesn’t make for productive days.

Right Now:

The Hub and Girl are visiting with family, just a few miles away going over some personal belongings left by my father-in-law. The Teen is at the theatre doing a full run-thru for Little Shop of Horrors. I am just trying to catch-up on stuff around the house and prepare for the middle-school service later.

This Week:

Everyone is busy this week but I am sure that comes as no surprise. Tech rehearsals Monday and Wednesday with shows Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Girl and Teen are both in a choir festival this Tuesday night and The Girl has a track meet on Saturday during one of the shows but it’s a home meet at the same school so I will be doing double duty. Watching her events and working the show at the same time.

This week has been a challenge for the theatre program at the high school. It’s hard to believe how important the arts are when the school administration challenges them with things like last minute charges of $2000+ for the use of their own brand new performing arts center. Or, charging them another $2000 to remove the orchestra pit cover which can only be removed by crane. I mean, it’s the first theatrical performance in the venue. Did it not occur to anyone that the orchestra pit might be needed? The show is this week!!! Absolutely ridiculous.

All we can do as parents is try to make it as stress-free for the kids as possible. Feed them, support them, try to allow them to concentrate on the show and not all this administrative stuff that goes along with it. Give me strength.

Reading:

Wrapping up my current book. Not sure what to read next. I have Simon Van Booy’s new one and Stewart O’Nan’s new one and one from Library Thing, The Library atMount Char which to be honest I started but man, it is weird.

Watching:

Not much. Fear The Walking Dead is very disappointing. Due to my being so distracted lately, movies don’t hold much appeal either. I’ve been battling a sinus and ear infection which came out of nowhere. No symptoms except pain which is a totally drag. Makes me antsy.

Making:

Not a thing. All I want are take-out salads and maybe some Chinese food here and there. I do  have to bake brownies for concessions though at some point.

Grateful for:

Since the prom was the day after the funeral. I never got to share the prom pics with you. I posted them on Facebook but here’s one for you. I am grateful that The Teen was able to attend prom. It was looking a little dicey with the funeral schedule and all.

By the way, the corsage was made with the pages of The Color Purple, her favorite book.

Prom 2016