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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


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.