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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.

Sunday Matters: So Far, So Good

Sunday Matters

A few things kicked off this week. School started for my daughter. And the high school ministry I volunteer for started up again as well.

So far, so good.

The beginning of the school year causes me a good deal of anxiety as I try to manage our competing schedules but once I get that all entered in, I feel much better. I haven’t managed to get them all entered yet.

Right Now:

My attempt at time management meant us going to church last Thursday so this morning I am lounging around like a debutante. So. Not. True. Nice thought though. No, I am tackling my planner in a big way. I do enjoy this part of it. A nice planner, some fun washi tape and a little bit of time.

Check out my new 2020 Passion Planner. Maybe I should have gone with an academic planner, only because it’s the school year that causes me grief but check it out. Isn’t she a beauty?

2020 Passion Planner

This Week:

I don’t really have much of anything going on this week. Just some volunteering and for work, our students return next week so there will be some running around trying to prepare for that but this should be a good catch-up week for me.

On Monday, the results of my daughter’s auditions should be known for the fall show and a theatre competition coming up. She’s also trying to nail down a piece for choir so my house will be filled with singing this week for sure.

My son leaves for college soon. He will have three roommates but each of them will have private rooms. He’s pretty excited.


I am still reading City of Girls. I’ve not made much progress because the ‘Gram has been a bit of a distraction. I watch Instagram stories like they are TV shows. I am careful about who I follow so the ones I do follow are very uplifting, supportive types. I crave that positivity, to be honest. However, I am back in the saddle again and will finish this book this week.

I have a book discussion next week though and the book for that has not been started yet. We will be discussing Judas. I need to start it this week and hopefully I’ll be done in time.


Instagram stories. See above. Seriously. The content has been so good lately.

Fear the Walking Dead DID return from a two week break. I thought they cancelled the show but nope. It’s back and it is horrible. This is almost becoming a thing with  me. Watching horrible shows, hoping with all hope that they get better. I could seriously write a better episode. Give me a chance. Watch me.

New Things I’ve Tried: 


Grateful for:

Today. I’m not feeling all that great so I’m glad to have a little down time.

I leave you with my daughter’s headshot from Little Shop of Horrors. She was Ronnette. Photo taken by Nancy’s Portraits.

Little Shop