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Sunday Matters: It’s Time

Sunday Matters

How was Halloween for everyone? We noticed a marked difference in the amount of kids we saw but honestly, there was also a palpable need for normalcy so we handed out candy, safely, and not anywhere near as much as we normally do but 2020 is a bust and whatever we can do to make things somewhat enjoyable, without jeopardizing people’s health, we will do with the best intentions.

But guys, it’s time!! Election Day is almost here and I am ready for it. On election night, I may watch through spread hands, and chew every nail off my fingers but please God, please… let 2020 end well.

Right Now:

I would really like to go out for a good breakfast. The Girl sleeps in so probably won’t happen. Plus, the time change!

Later, a Zoom meeting with my youth group. Zoom fatigue is a thing. They spend hours on Zoom for school but we don’t have many options. The church is trying to stagger groups so that we can meet in person but meeting outside is not great as it’s chilly at night now.

This Week:

This week is all about the election because I can’t imagine us knowing anything until days later. I want to make a really good meal Tuesday night, mostly for distraction but hey, food is comforting and I know it shouldn’t be but I will take comfort where I can get it. Chinese food sounds really good at the moment but cooking it can be time consuming. Maybe takeout? Will probably be busy that night.

Reading:

I reviewed Don’t Look For Me and One By One last week. My reviews of Invisible Girl and Leave the World Behind post this week. I am finishing the last few pages of You Can’t Catch Me by Catherine McKenzie and then may dive into one of my review copies, The Sprawl by Jason Diamond and I am still working on  that King book, Lisey’s Story.

Watching:

The Haunting of Bly Manor has been pretty good.

Grateful for:

  • The sun. Not the blazing summer sun but the sun that’s been showing its face these past few days. It feel so good on the skin.
  • Succulents. I went to a new succulent nursery the other day and picked up two new plants for my garden. Some of those plants were $300 but my $15 plants are cute too.
  • Days off. I took last Friday off so my weekend was extended by a little bit. I cleaned the patio furniture, planted my new plants, read TWO books. It was glorious.

Okay everyone, tell me how you are spending Election Night. Watching? Not watching? Will there be food? Drink? Give me the details. I would like to enjoy a stiff cocktail while watching.

Sunday Matters: Heading Into Halloween

Sunday Matters

Day in and day out we do what we can to stay sane. I’ve started to walk again. The pup somehow knows it’s been awhile for me so she accommodates me by walking at a snail’s pace, sniffing every blade of grass she can. She is loving life.

The mornings have been very cool and misty. I’m sure in a few days we will hit warm temps again because our Halloweens are usually warm. Wouldn’t it be cool though if it was all foggy and atmospheric? Still not entirely sure how I will handle candy distribution this Halloween, but I purchased the candy so I’ve committed now.

Did you read the news about all the Charlie Brown TV specials this year? They won’t be aired this year. They will only appear on Apple TV. I don’t own them on DVD but even if I did, our player died and it’s very difficult to get a good one now. They are becoming obsolete. No Great Pumpkin this year. Of all the years to do this why 2020?

Right Now:

This weekend, my daughter has been doing “mock” auditions with this coaching team we signed up with. Two full days of her shooting all over the house so my husband and I have been trying to occupy ourselves elsewhere. Today, there is a parent meeting so I have to figure out which part of the house I can be in for that.

Later, my youth group is meeting for dessert at a local bakery, outside, distanced and with masks until they eat. It’s supposed to rain! Hope it doesn’t rain on us.

This Week:

I do not have much going on this week. I have a couple of reviews coming up for Do Not Look for Me and One By One. One was great, the other was a terrible disappointment. They will post this week.

I am taking Friday off as a personal day. Had to use it or lose it so I thought the day before Halloween would be a good day for it. I am envisioning hot apple cider and reading by the fire. We have to create fall here.

Reading:

I am zipping through Lisa Jewell’s Invisible Girl. I’ve read a few of her books before and I was anxious to get to this one but my mood and other reading commitments got in the way. I should be able to write the review sometime this week though as I am reading very quickly now.

Watching:

I did manage to watch Episode 1 of The Haunting of Bly Manor. It’s good. Everyone I know who has seen it says it’s not as good as Hill House but that’s okay. What I’ve seen so far is perfect for my mood at the moment.

Fear the Walking Dead was okay last week. As soon as they bring in the original characters it gets boring, fast. I am loving all the new characters though. I wish that show was more consistent.

Grateful for:

  • Cooler temps and warm blankets to cozy up with
  • Every day that brings this election closer to an end is a day I am grateful for
  • Hats. I was never a hat person because my head is really large but I’ve been wearing hats on my walks and I am digging them now. I don’t think I look all that great in them but whether it’s sun or mist I am hiding from, they work well.

Have a good week!! We are closer to the end of the election. Keep that in mind.