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Sunday Matters: Can We Just Get Through the Month?

Sunday Matters

You guys are the best. Everyone I’ve “met” here through blogging are true heroes in my book. No matter what is going on in my life, I always receive the best support and the nicest comments from y’all. I so appreciate you.

The end of the year continues to be rough in my house. I feel beaten and bruised from all of it. Too much scheduled, too much to plan for the coming academic year. Just, too much. We jump one hurdle only to see another one coming up.

School ends on June 6th but summer school starts on June 3rd. Who plans these things?

Right Now:

My health has improved. This is great news and the reason why I am now allowing myself a half cup of coffee on the weekends. All of my stomach ailments are still there but manageable. Just trying to really be careful about processed foods and generally, what I put in my body.

At this moment I am savoring this half cup of coffee.

This Week:

Thank goodness for long weekends. On Monday, we will be grilling up burgers and hot links and enjoying all the traditional sides. I used to make everything on my own but why make potato salad when your supermarket makes the best there is?

The rest of the week will be hectic because of finals. I can’t get this kid to study even if her life depended on it.

Reading:

I am finishing up The Invited. I had really hoped to have it reviewed by now but last week was brutal. I’ll get the review up this week.

For the long weekend, I wanted a really good book to speed through so I am going with No Exit!

Watching:

I haven’t had time to watch a darn thing. I’ve been a flipper lately. I just sit there flipping channels and catching pieces of things like Bridesmaids, or Castaway (the most depressing movie ever), or Toy Story, which I found delightful all over again. I sat for half an hour watching a documentary on Ted Bundy. That was fascinating.

New Things I’ve Tried:

The one thing I want to share is The Nothing is Wasted podcast. It’s about pain and how we deal with it. All kinds of pain and the trauma that goes with it. It is Christian based but the conversations are very thought-provoking. I’ve been totally absorbed on my drive home.

The Nothing is Wasted Podcast

Grateful for:

This platform. I don’t post all that often but having this platform to share my thoughts has been so valuable to me over the years. I am one of those “head-thinkers” where a lot of stuff spins around in my head 24/7 so it’s helpful to have a platform like this to get some of it out of my head.

Are you grilling-up anything special this weekend? See how I popped back to food?

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Sunday Matters: Summer Reading is Almost Here

Sunday Matters

This is the time of year where every student is hanging by a thread. They are tired, stressed and just over all of it but we aren’t quite done yet. We still have events to deal with like Senior Showcases and banquets for both choir and theatre and that last-minute push to get work turned in. Please give us strength.

Right Now:

Church this morning and then dinner prep later. I hope to sneak a few pages of reading in but also have high school ministry later so it won’t be much.

This Week:

  • Rehearsals for Little Shop begin this week.
  • Senior Showcase for theatre is this week. My daughter is not a senior but was asked to be in a senior directed piece for A Chorus Line.
  • My 25th wedding anniversary is this week.
  • Registration for summer classes is this week so the girl can get ahead for next year.

Reading:

At the moment I am reading The Invited by Jennifer McMahon. It’s pretty good. Grabbed me right away. It’s being dubbed a “ghost story with a twist” but I am liking the slow build.

Watching:

Not much. I really want to catch-up on movies that I should have seen prior to Endgame like, Black Panther and Thor Ragnarok. Not to mention Captain Marvel. But I saw a clip for Wine Country on Netflix and that looked interesting too.  I am so over Maya Rudolph but it still looks good.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried a darn thing but for some reason I am really into the smell of rosemary right now so I am searching for a good rosemary hand cream. I have rosemary all over my yard but the rosemary at the community garden here on campus has the most divine rosemary. I sweep my hands through the plants on the way out and it is like heaven.

Grateful for:

The whole concept of summer reading. I hardly ever stick to my list but the idea of it makes me so happy. I will be compiling a stack for that soon.

Name one book that will be on your summer reading list?