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Sunday Matters: A Father’s Day Adventure

Sunday Matters

A rather funny title for this post because these days, an adventure means that we simply left the house. Progress. Usually we spend too much time running around so the fact that things have slowed down is really a good thing. So, what do we have planned for today?

Right Now:

Church! This morning’s service is special in that we have former Dodger Darryl Strawberry in attendance. We had planned to attend in person but now I am having trouble getting everyone to go. Maybe we’ll go. Maybe we’ll watch online. Still not sure.

After that, we will grab lunch or a late breakfast and head off to the Petersen Automotive Museum. Guys and cars. What can I say?

Not sure what we will do after that. Tacos were mentioned.

This Week:

This is the week before my daughter and I leave for camp. There may be some prep stuff involved with that and then at the end of the week there is a “volunteer thank you” at my church which should be fun.

Nothing else!

Reading:

I am so proud of myself. I promised to get through my review copies and I’ve been doing great with that. I just finished Wintering by Peter Geye. Quite good.  Before that I finished Firefly Summer by Nan Rossiter. Also, very good. Reviews coming soon.

I just started The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler and I am kind of loving it.

Big read along news:

The Fireman Read Along

A group of us will tackle this beast in July. Who is with us? The Fireman by Joe Hill is a chunk of a book so if you plan to read it, then why not read it with us?

Watching:

I’ve been channel flipping lately. I’ve seen bits of Jaws, Seinfeld, a documentary about a missing ship, way, way too much news and I was very sad when I saw Babar listed in the U-verse guide only to find out that I do not get the channel.

Making:

I made some crazy good dip this week for chips. I made Grilled Chicken salads one night, pasta another night and breakfast for dinner. My creativity is tapped out though. Dinner has become this boring meal.  The kids are out of school and they are eating later in the day which messes me up for dinner. I cook it and then no one wants to eat it.

Grateful for:

Quiet evenings. It’s been nice to just come home and do nothing.

What’s your Sunday looking like? Your week? Any special trips? Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!

Sunday Matters: The End of the Road

Sunday Matters

It felt like it took a really long time to get to today but we are finally here. The last day of high school was last week and tonight, we are all heading down to see The Teen compete for Best Actor at The Jerry Herman Awards.

Jerry Herman logo.

After a full day of rehearsal yesterday, he came home with a sore throat! WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?? He just went down for more rehearsal and will be there all day until the awards start. It’s going to be a long, long day for him. Positive thoughts and prayers, please.

Later this morning we have The Girl’s end of the season track party which happens to be a swim party and it’s seriously cold here (54 degrees). We’ll see how that goes!

Then, we head down to Hollywood to see the awards show. Can’t wait.

Right Now:

I’ve had two cups of coffee but in all honesty, need like 5 to get going this morning.

This Week:

This week is all about end of the year stuff. The Girl has a choir concert on Tuesday and The Teen graduates on Wednesday and then on Friday, The Teen has his Senior Showcase for Theatre so one more performance to go!

Reading:

I am very close to finishing Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy. I’ve read his short story collections before but this one is a novel and has a very different feel to it. I am enjoying it.

Watching:

My mind has been all over the place so right now I am watching whatever sounds good. I managed to see snippets of The Truman Show lat night. I’ve seen it before but had forgotten how good it is. I’ve also watched Lolita and several episodes of The Wonder Years.

Making:

We grilled steaks last night and they were fabulous. I’ve been to the market three times this week and still have nothing to make for the week. That’s how distracted I am.

Grateful for:

Fun people. My quality of life has improved so much just because of the people I choose to hang out with. Hanging out with fun people, people who make you laugh is really the best thing ever. No matter how tough a day or week is, if you can laugh at the end of it then all is good.

What’s going on with you?