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Sunday Matters: Someone is About to Turn 21

Sunday Matters

It’s super hard to believe but this guy, the boy, the lad, the college kid, is turning 21 this Wednesday. In September he moves away to college to complete his B.A. He is counting down the days. I know you are all wondering how I am possibly old enough to have a child this age. Right? You are wondering?

Evan while doing the Disney College Program at Typhoon Lagoon.

Right Now:

Trying to decide how we will spend the day. Yesterday we did the dreaded back-to-school shopping. Crowds and I do not mix. So today, I feel like I need a little break. Maybe some time outside.

This Week:

My son is heading out of town to celebrate his birthday with friends but we will be celebrating on Saturday with a nice dinner out. I hope to grab pics.

Nothing this week except rehearsals for Little Shop. Now that I freed my Tuesdays up, I need to start doing what I have been trying to do for so long. Write a book.


I finished The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro and really loved it. I will get the review posted soon.

I also finished and reviewed I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

Now that I finished those two I am back to The Scent Keeper.


I stumbled upon Drunk History and I love it. It’s especially funny after I did all that history reading to help my daughter with her class. Somehow I never pictured Lincoln as a nerd. Who knew?

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve tried a few new things this week but I can’t remember what they were. Seriously.

Grateful for:

Great smelling candles. It’s kind of a dumb thing to list but I love candles. They really cheer me up and it doesn’t matter what season I am in because there is a candle for every season. My fave are the Capri Blue Volcano candles from Anthropologie.

My question for you this week? Were you a backpack kind of kid or a binder kind of kid? I always had a backpack but my daughter likes binders but the stuff flies everywhere.


Review: Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

Tomorrow There Will Be Sun

Tomorrow There Will Be Sun 
By Dana Reinhardt
Pamela Dorman Books, 9780525557968, March 2019, 288pp.

The Short of It:

Vacation Lit is a thing and I am a sucker for it.

The Rest of It:

Two families arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a once-in-a-lifetime vacation. Jenna has organized the trip to celebrate her husband’s fiftieth birthday–she’s been looking forward to it for months. She’s sure everything is going to be just perfect–and the margarita refills delivered by the house staff certainly don’t hurt, either. What could go wrong? – Indiebound

A lot, but not in the way you expect. I imagined a kidnapping or a murder or some psychotic episode but this vacation goes wrong in the way many vacations go wrong; small, subtle clues that all is not what you pictured and that life is about to get challenging. Annoying, perfect friends, a husband who spends too much time working even while on vacation, teens who go off to do their own thing only to leave their parents worrying about their whereabouts. And then in the midst of it all, a full staff of servants who become reluctant witnesses to it all falling apart.

I love vacation lit. I don’t travel much so when an author takes me to another country through her writing and keeps me turning those pages, then I consider it a win. I was entertained and the story was realistic in what could happen on a vacation like this one. I felt as if I got to know the characters pretty well and the pace felt right. If you enjoy vacation lit, give Tomorrow There Will Be Sun a try.

Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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