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Sunday Matters: Are You Ready?

Sunday Matters

It’s hard to believe that another Christmas is now behind us. It came in like a steam roller. So many of us were exhausted and just not ready for it but here we are.

We had a wonderful Christmas. We spent time with family, we took a nice walk in the park, I made a really good prime rib dinner, and then we headed out to see Mary Poppins Returns which was charming and magical and a perfect movie to see on Christmas.

Are we ready for 2019?

Right Now:

I had to check my phone to make sure today was indeed Sunday and it is! Today we are hitting Knott’s Berry Farm. It was kind of a last-minute decision because it’s my son’s only day off but we are looking forward to spending the day together.

This Week:

The kids have their own plans for New Year’s Eve which feels weird. The Hub and I have been invited to a party nearby. We won’t stay late because The Otter Pup gets nervous when fireworks go off but it will be fun. I am going to bring Sloppy Joe Sliders.

At the end of the week, I’ve got to take my daughter for a consultation with the oral surgeon to have her wisdom teeth extracted. We have used this surgeon before with my son and he’s really good but trying to set a surgery date will be interesting with her schedule.

I return to work on Tuesday, 1/8. It will be a dark, dark day.

Reading:

Becoming by Michelle Obama. You’ve all heard it’s great and it is. I hope to get the review up before 2019 hits!

Watching:

I’ve been watching the Murphy Brown reboot. It’s pretty good. I recorded the entire season and I am almost done with it.

We watched Bird Box on Netflix. It’s based on the book of the same name. It’s different in some places but still possesses the same level of suspense as the book. Have you seen it?

I didn’t get to see all of the movies I wanted to see because our DVD player was not working right. And my TV, the old one that we have, will no longer work with Netflix at the end of January so we will be forced to get a whole new setup soon. Kind of exciting but also a big pain.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I was so over buying things that I haven’t really been able to try anything new. But we did hit a museum we haven’t been to before, the Hammer Museum. Unfortunately, part of it was under construction so we didn’t get to see much but hey, I can mark it off my list.

Grateful for:

I am grateful to have a little bit more time off. My vacation has gone by so fast and it took me so long to decompress. It’s really made me second-guess how I’ve been living thus far. Something has to change.

How did the holidays go for you? What’s your plan for NYE?

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Sunday Matters: A Quiet Time for Reflection (I Hope)

Sunday Matters

With Christmas just a couple of days away, I find myself taking cover and hiding from the hustle because my fuse has been very short and I don’t want to head into the holidays angry. I’ve had the past few days off to get stuff done and now I just want to transform into a slug.

Right Now:

Nothing. I am not doing anything because I am really worn-out and just need to sit. We have nothing planned for the day.

This Week:

We attended Christmas service last Thursday but on Christmas Eve we will make a short trip to say “Hi” to some friends who are working at the church that day and then head over to my MIL’s. My nephews are down and one of them has small kids so it ought to be fun. I’m bringing the mashed potatoes and boat loads of butter and cheese are a must.

Christmas Day I am cooking a Prime Rib roast with all the trimmings and then we are heading to the movies, probably to see the new Mary Poppins movie!

The Hub has off this week which is very rare and although we had hoped to head out-of-town we will be doing some day trips to places we’ve not been or to places we haven’t been to in a while.

Reading:

Finishing up Force of Nature. I had not planned to pick this one up but the book I wanted to read “fell” off my Kindle and I was left with nothing to read so I dove in.  I want to end the year with Michelle Obama though.

Watching:

Christmas movies and shows. So behind on them.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried any new products this week but this year I tried to tone down my Christmas spending and I’d say I was about 60% successful. I went to the mall for two small things and left, totally disgusted by what the holiday has become. I saw a lady at the PINK store who had wads of cash out in plain sight, and she was making a sale of over $1500. At an underwear store, people. I think it was admirable that she was paying cash but I seriously feared for her safety because it was clear to me that she had thousands more to spend.

Gosh, the majority of us do too much, spend too much and just fall apart at the end of the year. It’s not supposed to be like that at all. It doesn’t have to be. I’m hopeful.

Grateful for:

I am grateful for this time off. I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful.

What does this weekend look like for you? Are you doing okay? Do you need some encouragement?