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Sunday Matters: So Far, So Good

Sunday Matters

A few things kicked off this week. School started for my daughter. And the high school ministry I volunteer for started up again as well.

So far, so good.

The beginning of the school year causes me a good deal of anxiety as I try to manage our competing schedules but once I get that all entered in, I feel much better. I haven’t managed to get them all entered yet.

Right Now:

My attempt at time management meant us going to church last Thursday so this morning I am lounging around like a debutante. So. Not. True. Nice thought though. No, I am tackling my planner in a big way. I do enjoy this part of it. A nice planner, some fun washi tape and a little bit of time.

Check out my new 2020 Passion Planner. Maybe I should have gone with an academic planner, only because it’s the school year that causes me grief but check it out. Isn’t she a beauty?

2020 Passion Planner

This Week:

I don’t really have much of anything going on this week. Just some volunteering and for work, our students return next week so there will be some running around trying to prepare for that but this should be a good catch-up week for me.

On Monday, the results of my daughter’s auditions should be known for the fall show and a theatre competition coming up. She’s also trying to nail down a piece for choir so my house will be filled with singing this week for sure.

My son leaves for college soon. He will have three roommates but each of them will have private rooms. He’s pretty excited.

Reading:

I am still reading City of Girls. I’ve not made much progress because the ‘Gram has been a bit of a distraction. I watch Instagram stories like they are TV shows. I am careful about who I follow so the ones I do follow are very uplifting, supportive types. I crave that positivity, to be honest. However, I am back in the saddle again and will finish this book this week.

I have a book discussion next week though and the book for that has not been started yet. We will be discussing Judas. I need to start it this week and hopefully I’ll be done in time.

Watching:

Instagram stories. See above. Seriously. The content has been so good lately.

Fear the Walking Dead DID return from a two week break. I thought they cancelled the show but nope. It’s back and it is horrible. This is almost becoming a thing with  me. Watching horrible shows, hoping with all hope that they get better. I could seriously write a better episode. Give me a chance. Watch me.

New Things I’ve Tried: 

Nothing.

Grateful for:

Today. I’m not feeling all that great so I’m glad to have a little down time.

I leave you with my daughter’s headshot from Little Shop of Horrors. She was Ronnette. Photo taken by Nancy’s Portraits.

Little Shop

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Sunday Matters: Wrapping It Up

Sunday Matters

Little Shop of Horrors comes to a close this afternoon. My daughter did really well. She’s done many shows but this one and the last one she did, Footloose, showed so much growth as a performer. We are so very proud of her. I will share pics once I have them.

Thank you for the good thoughts and prayers regarding her health during this show. She made it through.

Right Now:

Church, and then we are off to see the show again.

This Week:

We have a little break this week and then next week, classes start. I can’t believe she will be going into 11th grade.

This week, I am going to begin the writing project that I keep teasing. I don’t mean for it to be a tease. It’s more like I just keep procrastinating. I plan to start and then I don’t. It may not turn out to be anything. I will start on Tuesday with an outline. There. I’ve committed.

Reading:

I have been reading some great books lately. My review of The Friends We Keep will post this week. I loved it so much.

I just started City of Girls. It’s starting off very strong. I have high hopes for it.

Watching:

I haven’t been able to watch much this week with all of the rehearsals going on. I did watch the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Eddie Murphy. I’ve always loved Murphy. He was really low-key in the episode but mentioned that he is thinking about returning to stand-up. That would be awesome.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Do you guys have Ralph’s or Kroger’s where you are? They make the best Gluten Free frozen pizza on the planet and it’s so inexpensive. I add chopped veggies and sometimes extra cheese to make it really good but on its own, it’s pretty fabulous. It’s allowed me to enjoy pizza once again.

Grateful for:

So grateful that my daughter was able to perform as planned. As Bryan mentioned to me in a comment, my kids always seem to get sick before a show but with mandatory rehearsals, performers come to work sick as dogs and it spreads around. Plus, long nights, little sleep, stress and not eating right. It adds up. I try to build their immunity up beforehand but it doesn’t always work.

Keeping with the theatre theme, what is your favorite musical? I love Cabaret.