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Sunday Matters: Still Here

Sunday Matters

Like all of you, I am still here trying to maintain a sense of routine. The routine part hasn’t been all that difficult. Work takes up most of my day, then there’s the meal prepping. I have gotten really good at not wasting anything but my creative spark is fading now.

It’s Easter! Maybe not an Easter you’ve ever celebrated before but it’s kind of special, really. All of the commercial stuff has been left by the wayside and we are left to focus on the actual day. I’ve spent more time in the Bible the past 45 days that I ever have. It feels good.

Easter 2020

Right Now:

Our church has their Easter service online at the top of each hour, all day long. Our youth group is not formally meeting online so we can spend time with our families. However, I am very excited that Andrea Bocelli is streaming a concert from Italy on his YouTube channel at 10am PT. I can’t wait to tune in.

Later, a ham dinner courtesy of Honeybaked Ham. I tried to order online and all the meals were sold out so I visited the webpage for the closest store to me and they shipped me a meal!

This Week:

Work and book club (Zoom). I may attack a closet this week. My closet is just full of stuff I never wear. If it would stop raining, I’d tackle the outside sitting areas but it just keeps raining.

Reading:

I am reading Just Mercy for a discussion. I should have read it last week to prepare but I was having a hard time getting into the mood to read it.

After that, who knows what I’ll read. I want fast, riveting, suspenseful reads. Maybe, The Lying Game by Ruth Ware.

Watching:

For those who loved Tiger King, a new episode is being added soon. I have to say it was rather dull. I know a lot of people have been chatting it up and it’s a strange show for strange times. For sure. I was so bored by half of it though.

My husband has me watching car shows. Shows like Rust to Riches. It’s SO not me but I enjoy them. The craftsmanship that goes into each car, how they come to find the frames, and the business aspect of up-trading.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I can’t say I’ve tried any new products but I have tried every combination of food this past week that you can imagine. Getting creative with meals is a must in this new world we live in.

Grateful for:

  • Friends I’ve made through blogging and how they continue to reach out to me during this time.
  • As weird as some of our meals have been, we are eating. This pandemic has really bought to light how many in this country go without food daily.
  • As dreary as the rain is, it’s keeping people inside so that’s the silver lining there.

I’ve had a few friends this week share that they have loved ones who have been hit with the virus. I pray for them daily. I pray that their symptoms are mild. And even if you don’t believe in prayer, please let me know if you have anyone you are concerned about and I will still pray on my end. It can’t hurt, right?

I love you all and I hope you all stay healthy. Try not to let this get to you too much and if you need to talk, let me know.

Sunday Matters: COVID-19 Times

Sunday Matters

I almost didn’t have a post for you today because I totally forgot it was Sunday. I am still working from home but it’s been a really hard week and I am trying to just move forward and not dread it every time I open my inbox.

Right Now:

We are about to tune in for online church. Right afterward, I meet with my high school group on Zoom but it’s spring break for most of them and I think many will be MIA.

This Week:

My daughter has a dental appointment that is way overdue because the last two times her cleanings have been cancelled. No one has confirmed the appointment and I believe dental offices are still emergency services only so it may not happen this week either. The first time it was cancelled was due to her wisdom teeth being extracted and then cancelled again because of a conflict. I am guessing it won’t happen.

It’s spring break for  my daughter but she has a college class that is not on spring break so she will still have that. I will just be working and trying to read books in between.

My son is home! He returned from college because pretty much everyone left and his next term is totally online. I feel better knowing he is here.

The Otter Pup (Chloe) is extremely happy to have all her people home.

The Otter Pup

Reading:

I am starting Just Mercy for a book discussion. I am not in the mood for it right now but it was my book pick so I have to get it read.

Watching:

Unfortunately, The Tiger King has been on in my house. My son already watched it but wanted us to see it. It’s unremarkable. I don’t even think it’s that wild. Kind of boring, even. We are on episode 7.

The Walking Dead has been great.

We stalled a little on The Crown. We are about to finish season 2.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Not really anything.  I need to try to not let work get to me.

Grateful for:

  • My son finally being home

How are you all holding up? I had a pain on one side of my chest for about ten days, nothing else but it’s just now getting better. Not sure what it was but it was not fun. It made it hard to breathe so I was slightly alarmed.