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Sunday Matters: Another Year Older

Sunday Matters

Yesterday was my birthday! To celebrate, we took a trip to the Central Coast which also happens to be where my son is. It’s a quick visit since he has to work too but it’s still nice to get away and see his new pad. He starts school soon so the timing is good.

Due to the Labor Day holiday it’s very crowded, as you can imagine and we are doing our best to social distance. The last time we were here was Father’s Day and it was packed then too. I’d like to come when it’s not packed.

Right Now:

We are going to grab some coffee and breakfast and then it’s back to the grind. Actually, youth group starts up again tonight on Zoom. We changed our meeting time to evenings so we shall see how it goes.

This Week:

I am off on Monday for Labor Day and I added Tuesday as a vacation day to extend my birthday weekend. I have nothing planned.

But… my daughter DID pass her driving test so thank you for the good wishes. She will be practicing some more and applying for jobs this week.

Reading:

The R.I.P Challenge is officially underway!! If you’d like to see what I plan to read check out my short list. I think the first book I will read for that is Heart-Shaped Box since it’s been on my list for years.

I am also still reading What Alice Forgot. It’s not pulling me in like her other books.

Watching:

My husband got me into a car restoration show. I call it Rust Bros because that is what’s on the intro but I guess it’s really called Rust Valley Restorers on Netflix. It is a fascinating show with some really interesting people. Even if you are not into cars, which I am not, I can appreciate the hunt for the right part… or the sentimental restoration of a beloved car. It’s a really good show.

Grateful for:

  • That my daughter passed her driving test!
  • My short trip to the Central Coast

Let me know how you are doing. We are all in this together and we need to continue to support one another. It’s a trying time for sure.

Sunday Matters: Organizing

Sunday Matters

If you are reading this then you are still around! That is something to celebrate. So many bloggers have disappeared from my feed reader. I know many are taking breaks and I have seen some on social media but there’s not a lot of posting going on. We finally have all the time in the world to read and yet some of us can’t. I am finally over that hump but it took all of March and April for me to wrap my brain around this pandemic of ours and settle down enough to read.

Right Now:

I am about to watch church online and then I am going to tackle the beast I call my loft. It’s hardly mine! The kids took it over since the day we moved in. My books are there but as you can tell from the piles there are plenty of other things there too. Stacks and piles. You can’t see the other side but there is a couch and TV and the pup’s fave spot to sleep when the sun is out.

I really need to take everything off and put it back in some organized way. Yes, that is a Christmas box you see. I have no idea where it came from.

This Week:

Tomorrow my daughter has her driving test for her license. Please think good thoughts, pray, whatever. It was very difficult to get this test scheduled due to the backlog of appointments they had from their closure earlier this year.

From the 3rd through the 8th I am on vacation. I had to take some time since I have so many vacation hours on the books but it’s also my birthday on Saturday so there’s that!

Reading:

I finished and reviewed The Vanishing Half. It was really good and lives up to all the hype. That completes my summer reading list! A first.

I am now reading What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. Moriarty has become my fave author during this pandemic. This is now the third book I’ve read and I have another one ready to go.

Also, the R.I.P Challenge is back!! Read more about it here, and check out my reading list.

RIPXV

Watching:

Hoarders. Are you surprised? Still fascinated with that show.

I am looking forward to some shows this fall but with all the delays from COVID I am not even sure when they are on. I set the DVR to record them so whenever they air, I should catch them.

Grateful for:

  • Plants. They are really making me happy during this pandemic.
  • Easy meals that don’t cost a lot to make.
  • Whole cream added to my coffee. Just a dash but oh so good. This is in addition to my regular creamer. I am a creamer girl!