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Sunday Matters: Easter Happiness

Sunday Matters

Do you remember Easter 2020? What a dark time that was! Andrea Bocelli had that concert which was live from the Duomo di Milano. It was so beautiful but it was eerie how deserted the streets were there, as they were here. I’ve included the link for it above. I remember watching it and thinking how he didn’t look well and many weeks later it was revealed that he sang while battling COVID. What a time that was.

Right Now:

Everyone is back at church now and can enjoy Easter services in person! We actually attended Easter service last night because I feared that the crowds would be too large today.

Today, we just want to take a long walk, put the food on to cook and have a nice dinner. It should be very relaxing.

This Week:

Nothing else matters this week except my first COVID vaccine appointment for this Tuesday! Finally!! I plan to go there, running and waving my arms all around in anticipation. I can’t tell you how happy I am that the day is finally here. My husband received shot #1 last Thursday. No reactions at all. In fact, his arm wasn’t even sore.

If some of you are having trouble finding an appointment, select Walmarts and Sam’s Clubs are now offering appointments as well. This is good since most everyone will be eligible come 4/15.

Reading:

I finished We Begin At The End. What a book! My review posts tomorrow. Don’t miss it. The book is just too good.

I am currently reading Vera by Carol Edgarian. If I want to stay on track with my reading and posting, I need to finish this baby by Tuesday.

Vera

Watching:

While browsing Netflix I came across a series called The Sinner. It’s a detective show featuring Bill Pullman. The first season is way out there and contains a lot of sex and triggering violence. About halfway through we were going to give it up because some of the scenes are very disturbing but at the same time, the story is so twisty and strange that you cannot for the life of you figure out why this young mother hauls off and kills someone on a public beach. Maybe the other seasons are less intense but we stuck with it and the ending was very good.

I heard on the news that Knives Out will have sequels, at least two and Netflix has picked up the rights to them. I really enjoyed the first movie and Daniel Craig has agreed to stay on.

Grateful for:

  • Bug repellent. Last year we had a horrible time with baby mosquitoes. This year, we’ve had hardly any rain but they are already out and already attacking.
  • Science. Need I say more?

What are your plans today?

Whatnot – Week 18

suburbia-my-neighborhood

Last week my What Not post included a piece on suburbia and how it fascinates me. I told you all about the cul-de-sac at the end of my street and how they opened it up to gain access to the main road. The photo above was taken at the end of my street where the cul-de-sac was. There is now a long road heading down to that main road there. Look at all of the homes they built! Sadly, there are many developments like this one all over our city.

In other news, my reading continues on but the changes with WordPress have caused me to stumble a little when scheduling my posts. I am going to take some time today to figure it all out. I spent a long, long time editing my Sunday post last weekend because the new WP editor turned all my images into giant sized ones regardless of their original size. Fun! Totally not.

As you saw from my previous post, my daughter made her college decision. Still waiting on my son’s decision. Acceptances have been coming in but the offers aren’t quite what’s needed. Still so many decisions to be made all around. 

My daughter went back to school on Monday. She will be there two days a week for classes, one day for rehearsal and then the rest online. Next week is spring break for her so the timing is interesting. I suppose they wanted to test things out. If anyone travels out of California for break they have been asked to quarantine but it won’t happen. Everything appears to be open here at full capacity which is not how it’s supposed to be. I won’t lie, it feels good to see these businesses open and making up for lost time but I sure don’t want to slide backward again. 

What are your plans for Easter? I will cook a meal for Sunday but we will probably hit Saturday’s Easter service. It’s not the same as going on Easter but the crowds will be huge for Easter. No one is coming over, obviously but tomorrow my husband gets his first shot so that’s a step in the right direction. 

I will end with this question. The weather is showing signs of summer here. Does your reading tastes change with the weather? If so, what are you moving towards now? Mine don’t really but I didn’t read at all this past weekend and I think it’s because it was just so nice out and I spent a lot of time outside. However, I am reading a really good book right now, We Begin At The End by Chris Whitaker. I hope to finish it today so I can get the review posted next week.