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Sunday Matters: Working for the Weekend

Sunday Matters

I feel as if I work all week just to get to the weekend. I would love for them to be a little longer but I’ll take what I can get! This weekend was pretty good. Not a lot going on. I got to browse the bookstore. I got to eat some yummy food. Oh, and I had a moment to put the house in order. I cannot stand when things pile up.

Right Now:

Just sitting here with my coffee. I should be writing out bills but who the heck wants to do that? No one.

This Week:

The beginning of the week will be the same old stuff but this weekend I am attending a leader retreat. I wasn’t able to attend last year’s event so this will be my first time. Because of my neck injury, which is finally healing, I won’t be able to do the crazy stuff like obstacle courses, swinging on ropes, etc. I am secretly glad about that.

Reading:

This is the part that is supposed to change weekly but hey, I did finish a book. Mark the calendar!! I really want to pick up the Murakami I have but I have a book in front of it. Maybe I will pick it up anyway.

Watching:

Same stuff. I need some new shows. I did watch another episode of Black Mirror. That show is depressing as hell. If you need a pick-me-up do not watch that show but if you want to sit there staring at the screen with your mouth hanging open, and don’t care how you feel afterward, then go ahead and watch it.

Making:

Not making it yet but I saw a picture of BBQ’s brisket so now I want brisket. Brisket and mashed potatoes and maple carrots? Yes. Please.

Grateful for:

I’ve been watching my food intake and the Noom app has been a real help. Easy to use. Free. Keeps me honest. I’m grateful to have it with me at all times. Much easier than writing it out which would get boring fast.

That is all I have. What are you doing this weekend?

Sunday Matters: Spring, Books, and Life

Sunday Matters

I love this time of the year. I feel hopeful and optimistic and it’s so beautiful outside! I really wish I had access to a window at work though. Or a skylight! Wouldn’t that be something? Everything is blooming and it’s gorgeous.

Right Now:

Even though my yard did not survive the drought, it’s still nice to sit here with the windows wide open, enjoying my cup of coffee. Fresh air really makes a difference.

In a little bit, we will head out for the day but first, breakfast. I am eating clean (trying to) so it won’t be the delicious bagel I am craving but it will be exactly what I need.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. There’s a dental appointment for my daughter which I have to take her to and then there is also one for my son and he will take himself. Still not used to that. There’s a rehearsal in there somewhere,  my life group meeting and something I haven’t done before, volunteering for homeless outreach.

Reading:

I finished The Lonely Hearts Hotel. It’s a sad little book but also not sad. That makes no sense but maybe the review will once I write it up. Next up: The Barrowfields.

Oh, and it’s not coming out until 9/26 but Stephen King and his son Owen have a book coming out, Sleeping Beauties! You can read about it here. I am almost certain I will host a read-along for it. It’s over 700 pages long! Yay!

Watching:

I tend to watch the same things each week unless a series ends so The Walking Dead and Bates Motel. I’ve worked a few episodes of Fixer Upper in too. That show is easy to watch while doing other things which makes it popular in my house.

Also, I am still fascinated by Hoarders. Every time I see that show all I can think is that I missed my calling. I LOVE to organize things!!

Making:

Eating clean makes meal prep rather easy but not very exciting. Last week I made my veggie bowls and this week will probably be protein and veggies, preferably roasted in some way. Roasted vegetables are so tasty!

Grateful for:

I briefly mentioned my life group above. For the longest time, I was interested in joining a life group but you all know me and know all that I am involved with so time was always an issue. But this winter I bit the bullet and signed up and I could not be happier. It was a ten week commitment and we are heading into week nine but I am hoping we become a permanent group. I am so grateful for this group of woman.

That’s it from me. What did you do this weekend? What’s the one thing you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?