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Sunday Matters: The Upside Down

Sunday Matters

If you watched Stranger Things, then you know what the Upside Down is, but here, I am using it to describe how I feel at the current moment. I am here, but not quite here. Living my life but sometimes navigating what feels like some alternate reality. You ever feel as if you are watching yourself in a movie or something? No? Just me? Okay, now I feel like a big weirdo. Carry on.

Right Now:

We had too much stuff going on to attend church this past Thursday so we will be heading out for that soon. And then, we will be shopping for a new TV! Ours works perfectly but it is so old and will no longer work with Netflix as of the end of the month so we gotta get a new one.

This Week:

This week and next is OZ, OZ, OZ. The Wizard of Oz is always a fun show to do because of the flying. So much flying, that a professional fly team is used. Flying performers make it super interesting backstage. My daughter is Aunt Em. She’s pretty excited about the tornado scene.

Oz

Reading:

I am hoping that The Dreamers comes in from the library today. Many of you are reading it now and it looks like something I would enjoy.

Watching:

It’s not out yet but it’s slated for Netflix soon. I seriously thought, and maybe still think, this is a joke but it’s listed on IMDb. Guys, Space Force is coming, by the makers of The Office. Yes, THAT Space Force, the United States Space Force that is the proposed new branch of the Armed Forces. I am dying.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I do not like to take photos of myself and I really do not like to share videos of myself but in an attempt to be more relatable, I’ve started to post Instagram stories every couple of days. I don’t know how people look natural on there but I’m trying and my eyes tend to look in all the wrong places but hey, maybe I’ll get better. If you choose to see the train wreck in action and don’t already follow me there, you can find me there as TiBookChatter.

Grateful for:

I am grateful for all the people who make me laugh. Many of you have become my close friends and now that we’ve gotten to know each other, the sense of humor (both yours and mine) seems to be popping out all over. I love, love, love it when something funny gets posted somewhere and three people share the very same post with me. Guys, you get me. Thank you.

My question for you. Do you guys like to be on camera? Even with all the filters and bling, I still don’t know how to look like a normal person on camera. Plus, I talk so slow and I don’t talk like that normally.

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Sunday Matters: I Made It

Sunday Matters

The first week back to work after a long break is dreadful. After the initial shock wears off, it’s not THAT bad but I’m already tired even though I’ve cut out social media after 7 p.m. and implemented a new bedtime of 9 p.m. when I can get it.

Right Now:

Nothing. We are all taking it easy. My daughter starts classes again tomorrow so we will stay home today and just huddle together for comfort. I exaggerate but not by much.

This Week:

We have one more sane week before production week for Oz begins. It will not be that bad but we have to check the schedule every day because the call times for each day are different and you cannot miss anything during production week. Also, auditions for the high school musical (Grease) are supposed to happen this week.

Reading:

Finishing up my #FirstBook, Stretched Too Thin by Jessica N. Turner. I wanted to select fiction for my first book of the year but this book is a necessary read for me. It’s “in my face” and making me uncomfortable because it forces me to look at how I’ve been doing too much. Like I said, a necessary read.

Watching:

Finished Murphy Brown. I may have already mentioned that last week. Still working our way through The Haunting of Hill House. Watching Marie Kondo and her tidying in bits here and there. I am also getting into The Office.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I was listening to The Happy Hour the other day and a gal by the name of Tara-Leigh Cobble was on. She is the founder of D-Group and the creator of The Bible Recap podcast. I’ve been doing pretty well with my hunting and pecking away at the Bible, but she mentioned a chronological reading plan where you read the entire Bible in a year, but in chronological order. Takes about 15 minutes a day to read the scripture (or have it read to you through the app), and to listen to the 6-7 minute podcast discussion for that day. Fifteen minutes total. Not bad, right?

The Bible Recap Podcast

Podcasts are my jam these days. I cannot tolerate news radio in the car but want something more stimulating than the same song playlist over and over. I find myself looking forward to my commute (crazy) when I know I have something good to listen to.

Grateful for:

Time to reflect. Although I was back at work this week, my tidying efforts continue to pay off. Coming home to a tidy, uncluttered space gives me a chance to decompress from the day and reflect on what other changes need to be made. I keep saying I am going to write a post about that. I will soon.

My question to you, is there something you’ve been wanting to do or try that you’ve been talking yourself out of?

I have two. I have wanted to write a book for so long but I always thought that book would be a novel. Now, I am feeling that it will be more of an inspirational type book. Not quite sure. I also feel led to lead some sort of women’s group outside of my life group.

Have a great week!