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Sunday Matters: Nearing the Finish Line

Sunday Matters

I know that “I” am not the one taking summer school classes but every day I am reminded that these classes are in progress and it just doesn’t feel like summer at all right now. THREE more days for one class. A few more weeks for the other and fall registration is August 2nd so there will just be a couple of weeks to decompress.

Right Now:

We attended church on Thursday so maybe a trip to the bookstore is in order and then a trip to find some cool wine glasses.

This Week:

I decided to sandwich my July 4th holiday with a day off before, and a day off after, therefore making my one day off a glorious five days off. I want to do all the things. We don’t head anywhere for fireworks because of our pup. She is fine with them as long as we are home but my daughter is going to the beach with a friend. Not sure what my son is doing. We will just hang here and cook something good.

For those other days, I plan to use at least one of them to declutter my house. I know! I am a freak but this calms me and I can’t relax when my house is in a disarray. For the other days, no big plans but I just want to get out and do things.

Reading:

Earlier this week I posted my plans for summer reading. If I read those books this summer I will be happy. Plus, I am reading The Scent Keeper right now. It’s slow-going but not because of the book. Just a little sidetracked with home stuff and yes, that school stuff and keeping my daughter on track.

Watching:

What will you be watching on July 4th? Movies? I will for sure be watching Stranger Things! I am so excited to finally have some good TV to sink my teeth into.

Unfortunately, the Bachelorette was on the other day and I made the mistake of watching an episode. I’m not hooked, and will not watch again but that one episode was like a crazy train.

Fear the Walking Dead is a snooze fest.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve never used facial moisturizers religiously because of naturally oily skin but the elasticity of my skin is just not there anymore. I’ve been trying new things here and there and this moisturizer is one of them. Weleda’s Skin Food has quite a following. Go ahead. Google it.

It has made my skin so dewy. Plus, it smells fresh like herbs and yes, maybe it’s a smidge medicinal but let me tell you, a tiny dab makes my skin feel so good and my hands… like new. Can be used all over. Have you heard of it?

Grateful for:

I had a dental appointment yesterday and I am grateful for the clean bill of health. I’ve been spending more time on my teeth and it’s a good thing.

What are you up to today? What summery thing will you be doing this week? Concerts in the Park opens on Saturday with a Spice Girls tribute band but we are going to a BBQ at my in-law’s house.

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Sunday Matters: I’m Back!

Sunday Matters

I actually came back earlier this week but you know how it is. You come home to laundry, no groceries in the fridge, and piles of mail to go through. And yes, my family was home.

My group and I had a fabulous week though. I spent a lot of hours outdoors and it was so good to just sit outside and be. This was an early morning shot of the lake. It was so peaceful in the morning.

Hume Lake
Hume Lake
Hume Lake
Another shot of Hume Lake.

A few highlights:

  • I didn’t die (always a plus but lots of people were injured during activities)
  • Somehow my average of 3.0 hours of sleep per night did not affect me at ALL. I had lots of pep.
  • The girls taught me how to play Mafia and it was super fun.
  • Although I didn’t get the gluten free meal plan, I had plenty to eat and didn’t have any reactions. Huge win.
  • So many wonderful conversations in the cabin.
  • Even when our bus broke down and something ran across my foot, I could see the humor in it.
  • There is nothing quite like bonding in a cabin with 10 other people.
  • Sink time or mirror time is like a Hunger Game’s battle when there are 10 other ladies in the cabin. What would it take to hang another mirror up??

Right Now:

We are about to head out to church. In the summer, our church does At The Movies and it’s so much fun. They show a clip of a movie and then tie it to the teaching. They make popcorn too! Last week we saw The Sandlot. Not sure what today’s movie is but our pastor said to bring tissues.

This Week:

Praise Jesus because my daughter’s one summer class is almost done. Just ten more days. She still has the other class to deal with but it will be easier for her when she only has the one class. It’s been a challenge to cram a semester into 5 weeks.

Also, she was cast as one of the Doo Wop girls in Little Shop (Ronette), She got a callback for Audrey, huge accomplishment but it would have been a lot with her two classes. She is very happy with Ronette.

Reading:

I finished Pachinko for book club. I will get the review up soon. I just started (for real this time) The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister. I just love her books.

I didn’t get much reading done at the lake. When I had time I spent it just gazing out at the water or sneaking a shake in. They have the best shakes there.

Watching:

I keep watching Beachfront Bargain Hunt because one day we want to live by a body of water. Could be Oregon. Could be somewhere else.

But, the new season of Stranger Things is just around the corner! I cannot wait! My entire family plans to watch the entire season over July 4th weekend. That is when it comes out, right?

Fear the Walking Dead started up again and as usual, the story is all over the place. Pick a direction for these characters and go with it!

New Things I’ve Tried:

At my club meeting this past week, we were served a Korean meal to go along with Pachinko, and part of that meal was this delicious Korean drink. It’s kind like flavored vodka but made of rice. It’s potent and so yummy.

Grateful for:

I am so grateful for our awesome camp experience. I was so worried about my health when I left but all was good in that department and I seem to be good right now although still sore. All that hill climbing to the cabin and back! Wow. My legs hate me right now. Still.

So what did I miss? A week without internet or my phone and nothing much seems to have happened. Fill me in.