Tag Archives: Everyday Life

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

Sunday Matters: Activities in Full Swing

Sunday Matters

I announced it on Facebook already but The Girl made the freshman volleyball team. I don’t know how she will balance it all but it’s her freshman year and she reminded me that she is trying things out. We are supporting her efforts and will reassess if something needs to be tweaked next year. Volleyball, concert choir, community theatre and high school theatre. It’s going to be a fun and busy year.

Right Now:

Not much going on this weekend besides the normal stuff. I am out of bread for toast so a gluten-free egg sandwich from the coffee shop is sounding pretty good. In a bit, I am going to tackle my garage. It appears to be breeding.

This Week:

I’ve got some appointments scheduled.  I feel as if I am always going to medical appointments. I guess with kids it’s hard to get around that.

My son’s girlfriend leaves for college this week so there will be some emotions I’m sure.

First volleyball game is this Tuesday. We are not going. First, it’s way early in the day and we are working but mostly because The Girl does not want us to attend her very first game.


I finally finished A House Among the Trees and even managed to post the review. Now I’m reading The Breakdown which seems to be very popular as so many of you have already read it. I am actually almost done with it. I love it when you can plow through a book in just a couple of sittings.


I am trying to clean up my DVR list because I only have 20% space available and all the good shows will be starting soon. That means I have been watching Roseanne, The Bob Newhart Show, and I need to get to the following movies:

  • The Princess Bride (never seen it!)
  • Interstellar
  • Down and Out in Beverly Hills (Oh, the 80s)
  • Ruthless People (I must be on a Bette trip)
  • Rope (Hitchcock)
  • The Abyss (most terrifying deep sea dive ever + aliens)
  • The Graduate (because it’s awesome)
  • The Conjuring (because it’s almost that time of year)
  • The Great Outdoors (a classic)

Uh, I have a lot to watch.


I made some pasta cheesy thing one night. I made chicken curry another night. I had Cheerios one night. I would love to collect some gluten-free casserole recipes. Casseroles sound so good lately.

Grateful for:

Page-turning reads.

Name one book you are looking forward to reading this fall. Me, you ask? King’s new one, Sleeping Beauties. Look out for the read along info soon.


Is It Time Yet?

Cat by the fireplace.

Today is my last day of work until January 9th and it could not have come soon enough. I feel like this cat, hot and bothered and just over it. I find myself staring into space which actually feels pretty good. I’ve never really done that before but I seem to be doing it a lot lately.

We don’t have any big holiday plans as a family besides the normal stuff but I am getting my reading stack together for the big end of the year push. SO many books that I want to get to. Why do I do this to myself? I guess because it’s kind of fun to put a stack together. It’s what we do, right? Plus, our yearly book club selection meeting always sneaks up on me so I’ve been putting ideas away for that too.

Just a few that recently came in:

Book Stack

Today it’s supposed to rain buckets. In reality we are expecting 2 inches but with the burn areas, 2 inches can cause loads of damage. We need the rain though.

Anyway, that’s it from me. When I get home, I am going to make spaghetti, light a candle and watch a few of the holiday shows I’ve got on the DVR. You?