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Sunday Matters: Happily Reading

Sunday Matters

This is a great year for books. I’ve read some really good ones and my list of “want to reads” is long. I seriously just want to pile each one up next to me and just read the day away. Wouldn’t that be wonderful?

Right Now:

I am about to prepare a feta and spinach omelette and enjoy my cup of coffee and then we are off to church.

This Week:

Nothing big going on this week. Just rehearsals for the show and work but it will be nice to have an extra day off on Monday. Maybe my “one word” will come to me!

Reading:

I am  in a good reading place right now. I read and reviewed The Turner House and The Most Dangerous Place on Earth. I am almost done with The Couple Next Door which is just wild. It’s a little out there but a real page-turner.

Stephen King has been raving about all kinds of books on Facebook, one of which I feel the need to get my hands on, You Will Know Me.  Anyone read it?

Watching:

I finally got The Hub to watch Breaking Bad so we sit down and watch an episode or two each night. Even though I’ve seen it all before many of the little details I do not remember so it’s been fun to revisit.

It’s hard not to watch the news these days. I like to stay informed but I am seriously concerned for our nation’s future. That last press conference was disappointing. I’m not even talking about who the president elect is anymore. I just want information and not a three-ring circus.

Making:

I had a good two weeks of sheet pan delight. Of course, I was off those weeks and had all kinds of time to shop, prepare and cook all of the sheet pan dinners I pinned to Pinterest. This week was a work week but I  managed to cook every day. We had a chicken stir fry, breakfast for dinner, Mexican ground turkey bowls with brown rice and pizza!

My goal these days is to eat 85% clean. I am doing well so far but it really comes down to prep so I hope to stay on top of it.

Grateful for:

I consider myself to be a very happy person. I am happy with the basics and don’t really care to have more than I need but there are times where I find myself dipping a little. I’ll be going about my day perfectly fine and then… I dip. Like someone blew my candle out.

I’ve noticed lately that each time this happens, something else happens to remind me not to stay there. Divine intervention? Coincidence?  I’ve been growing closer to God over the last three years and I really do believe that He has his own way of picking me up. Without bashing you over the head with religion I have to admit that to me, it’s a comfort. For that I am grateful.

What do you have going on this week? Reading anything great? Let me know!

Sunday Matters: December Vibes

Sunday Matters

December came around quickly and it seemed like my entire neighborhood was taken off guard. No decorations. But then, BAM, decorations everywhere. I love it.

This past week was good The Teen had her choir concert and she sang a solo and played her ukulele for the first time in front of an audience. She did great!

Right Now:

We are getting ready to go to church and by getting ready I mean that I am in an upright position, drinking coffee and nibbling on buttered toast.

This Week:

This Tuesday I have to take my daughter for an x-ray. Something came up at her physical which I have been asking about for years but this new doc agreed that she needs to be seen so we go for that on Tuesday.

My work party is this week and my last day of work is Thursday. I will return to work on January 9th. It’s  good chunk of time. I am hoping that it’s nice and quiet.

Reading:

I am finishing up Commonwealth by Ann Patchett. It’s really good. I thought I’d finish it this past week but things came up. Things like my lack of attention.

Watching:

I’ve been lining up my movie viewing but haven’t actually sat down to watch anything. I spent a good two hours on the Turner website adding classics to my shopping cart. I guess I am in a classics mood.

However, I will be watching The Walking Dead’s mid-season finale tonight. I hope it has some action because besides the opener, the rest of the season has been rather slow.

Making:

I have no idea what to make this week but with all this stress eating I’ve been doing here and there, I feel absolutely polluted. I think there will be (or should be) a lot of greens on the menu this week.

Grateful for:

Today I am grateful for my little pup, The Otter Pup. She knows how to read me. She knows when I need a little friend to keep me company and she knows just when to be funny.  She’s going to be 7 soon if you can believe it. We just love her.