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Sunday Matters: Letting it All Go

Sunday Matters

Hello, friends. I am trying so hard to get back into a routine of reading and posting but the process is like walking through sludge and it’s seriously frustrating because this is THE best time of the year as far as reading goes. So many great books and the weather is cooperating for once with nice cool evenings.

I really considered why I was having such a hard time and I’ve determined that my eyes are just overworked from all this computer work I’ve been doing lately. At the end of the year my eyes give out. It’s happened before but dare I say it, I think I need the type of glasses that OLDER people get, split RX. I was putting it off but I can’t anymore. I can’t see worth a darn at work. The computer screen is as far away from me as I can push it and it’s a blur. So, I made the appointment.

I feel old.  But I am going to let it all go and stop being so vain about it and just get the damn glasses.

Right Now:

At this moment I am  enjoying my coffee but I think we are going to grab lunch at this steak place we like because Monday is The Girl’s birthday!

This Week:

One orthodontist appointment and rehearsals for various things. Oh, and an update, my daughter got the role of Grace in Annie! She tried out for Hannigan and Grace. Hannigan was her first choice initially but in practicing for Grace the role really grew on her.


I’m not reading anything to brag about right now. I will be starting This is How it Always Is by Laurie Frankel for a book discussion I have later this month. And nope, I haven’t gotten to the King book because of how strained my eyes are at the moment.


American Horror Story this season has been epic so far. It’s paying tribute to all the slasher movies from the 80s and it’s seriously just what the doctor ordered for my distracted mind.

Also, Fear the Walking Dead ended the season on a high note. It suddenly got good! Tonight, The new season of The Walking Dead premieres so hopefully it, too, will be good.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Have you guys ever used Coconut Aminos in cooking? It’s a soy sauce alternative but to me, it’s tastes quite different but in a very good way. I have Celiac so I can’t use soy sauce but someone on Instagram used Coconut Aminos on salmon and now I am hooked. It’s sweet but savory too. Apparently it has amino acids in it which provides some health benefits. You can get it almost anywhere now.

Grateful for:

I just got all of my holiday vacation requests approved. I can’t tell you how relieved this makes me feel. We just got re-organized, AGAIN and I wasn’t so sure my time would be approved this time around. So, so, glad that it was.

My question for you this week? How are you celebrating October? I see so many great posts about the month of October. Seems like so many look forward to this time of the year and I know for me, it’s a fave of mine as well. I want all the things: fluffy blankets, new fall candles, Crock Pot meals, soups, and all the Halloween movies I can jam in. What about you?

Sunday Matters: Move-In

Sunday Matters

This week’s post is all about my son’s move-in to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, so please excuse the change in format and the fact that I am posting this so late!

He moved in yesterday. We took two cars and made the three hour drive up. It was the hottest day and he lives at the very top of campus. The drop-off was a ways away from where we needed to be so it was a bit of a hike to get his stuff in. Plus, sooooo many trips to Target I can’t even tell you.

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a beautiful campus with a really nice downtown area. This first shot is us leaving town. I caught them at a stop light. My daughter rode with him and I went up with The Hub.

On the way up.
On the way up.

When we grabbed lunch after drop off, we walked around the downtown area and this stream runs right through town. I wanted to take more town pics but it was so hot and my daughter and I were not dressed for it. No one was in the mood.

Downtown San Luis Obispo
Downtown San Luis Obispo.

This campus has a lot of housing. His building is for transfer students and it’s at the top of the hill. Parking is not near by and us being able to drive only one car in, complicated things a little. You can see his building below.

Housing complex.
His housing complex at the top of the hill!

Finally, we got to his apartment, which he is sharing with three others. All private rooms but it was a wreck with all of them dropping off at the same time so no pics of the inside quite yet. Here he is in front of the Performing Arts Center which is appropriate given his Arts Management emphasis.

The Boy.
The Boy, a junior now, in front of the PAC.

This is all I have for today. We are all so exhausted and my daughter came down with a cold so she’s resting and I am making her soup for later.

My son is at orientation all day long and hasn’t been able to check in really and I have to head out to volunteer but I hope he gets settled in soon and that my daughter’s cold takes a hike because she has two auditions this week (Wednesday and Thursday).

Have a great week.