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Sunday Matters: I Could Really Use a Personal Assistant

Sunday Matters

It feels so wrong to be discussing Thanksgiving but somehow the week has arrived and I’ve done nothing. No shopping. No prepping. No anything. We went to Disneyland yesterday and today is filled with commitments so I won’t get anything done today either. I could really use a personal assistant right about now. Or, a magic wand.

Right Now:

I’m a little bleary-eyed. Seventeen hours at Disneyland will do that to you. However, after about two buckets of coffee, I will head to the park for breakfast with the ladies.

This Week:

I am off all this week and the following Monday. I hope to get most of my meal shopping done tomorrow and then pick-up all the produce the day before. Once again it will just be us for Thanksgiving. PJs welcome. However, my son has to work Thanksgiving evening so we will be eating earlier than we normally do.

By the way… the PJ thing started years ago when we decided to be comfortable on Thanksgiving day.  The kids are older now but hey, who doesn’t want to be comfortable?

Reading:

Thankfully Reading Weekend is coming up. I’ve not participated before but I am really tempted to join in this time. What would I read? I have to finish the one book I have but I would love to read The Master and Margarita.

Watching:

American Horror Story ended for the season and it ended in a pathetically, horribly way. I groaned. I complained to anyone who would listen. None of my grumbling made-up for the time I lost watching it.

We watched our first Christmas movie of the season, Deck the Halls with Matthew Broderick. It’s not a fave of mine but my family loves it.

I plan to watch Home for the Holidays sometime before Turkey Day.  It’s directed by Jodie Foster and stars Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Charles Durning and Robert Downey Jr. If you enjoy dysfunctional families, you will love it.

Making:

This section makes me laugh. What will I NOT be making? I signed up to bring stuffing for a Thanksgiving serve opportunity but it just occurred to me that no one will be home to taste it before I bring it over and I can’t because of the gluten so I will be flying blind. Hope it tastes okay.

Grateful for:

So much. My family including The Otter Pup. My home. All of you who sent me a kind word on the anniversary of my mom’s death. My life group. My teen small group. Homeless outreach. My ever-growing faith. Our health even though it’s not perfect. My job. All of the friends I’ve made through this blog and in real life. Laughter. Kindness. Great books and the time to read them. Art. Holiday traditions. Time off and so much more.

Your Turn:

If you had the time this weekend to read one book, what would it be?

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Sunday Matters: Time

Sunday Matters

The other day, a work meeting was cancelled and the email that went out said to consider it a gift of time. Amen. I can’t tell you how happy that made me feel. It made me realize that I am not alone in thinking that time is a valuable thing.

Right Now:

I am just sitting here watching the news and will be heading out soon to begin my day. My daughter is loving avocado toast these days so maybe she will share some with me. Maybe not.

This Week:

Not much going on this week outside of my norm which is good. We do have a parent/player meeting for club volleyball but I know her coaches are finishing out their semester at college so I’m not sure who will be representing her team.

My son took an additional job on top of the seasonal retail job he picked up so he will be a Toy Soldier on stilts at Six Flags as well as working retail. I am not sure how the stilt thing will work. Dancing…on stilts with no experience. He leaves for Disney in January so I hope he’s careful.  This additional job makes it difficult to plan our holiday traditions. I am almost positive he will be working Thanksgiving day which absolutely blows. No one should have to work on Thanksgiving day.

Reading:

I’ve been a tiny bit distracted so my reading took a hit this week but I am just starting Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah.

Watching:

I watched the first episode of Stranger Things, Season 2 and I thought it was a little slow.

American Horror Story is plugging along but it’s nearly over and I don’t feel as if there’s been much of a story.

The Walking Dead is staggering all over the place trying to keep their audience but the writing hasn’t been good this season.

For mindless TV, I watch Chrisley Knows Best. It’s scripted but Todd’s mother is hilarious and needs her own show.

Making:

I made baked chicken and rice, tacos, and there will be pizza and gluten-free corn dogs at some point. Corn dogs!! Totally not good for you but easy and no one complains. I wish they would sell corn dogs like the ones at Hot Dog on a Stick… the ones with cheese in them. Why don’t they?

Grateful for:

My smart little Otter Pup. She got into my tinted lip balm and I was worried because it was shredded all to heck and I was so worried about the plastic she consumed. However, after some searching we found all the pieces AND she did not get one speck of that colored balm on the carpet.

The Otter Pup

She was mad because we went to IN N OUT and she did not get a treat.

Since the holidays are upon us, what is the one book you would love to get as a gift? I would love a copy of A Little Life. I’ve read it and loved it but I want my own copy. I would also like an entire set of Murakami books but I am waiting for some cool covers because the cover art always changes.