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Sunday Matters: Blur

Sunday Matters

I’ve hit a wall. I am so tired of looking at every corner of this house. The weather has been nice and I could take some of my work outside but just five minutes outside and I am attacked by bugs. Not a lot of bugs out there but they find me. I have blood that they apparently like. My days are all blurred together.

Right Now:

In a little bit, I will try to connect with my youth group but my connection is not great right now.

This Week:

I would like to put together a summer reading list even though I am horrible at reading from a list. I just like the idea of summer reading. Plus, things are opening up again which means we will be launched into all things summer soon enough.

Hello, Memorial Day! Almost here. Came up so fast. You have to BBQ something on Memorial Day, right? What’s your go-to meal for the day? Hot dogs? Burgers? Something more complex? I always enjoy a good burger. Not sure what we will have because it will mean a last minute trip to the market and who knows what is available? Meat has been iffy and when you can find it you are sometimes limited to only one package which doesn’t always work for a family.

Reading:

I am reading this book for a discussion.

Make Your Home Among Strangers

Watching:

We started the second season of Broadchurch and I am liking it even more than the first season. I recorded the new Pet Sematary and the second chapter of IT, which I haven’t seen yet. I suppose I should give them a look being a King fan.

New Things I’ve Tried:

It’s not new but it has to happen these days. Unfollow, Unfriend, and Block have become necessary on Facebook and have been used heavily this past week. This pandemic is unpleasant enough already. Why deal with ridiculous comments from people I thought I knew?

Grateful for:

  • Short road trips even if we stay in the car the entire time
  • Family meal offerings from local restaurants
  • That the little used bookstore by my house opened for curbside service!

There is a lot that it still unknown but here we are, at the end of May (almost) and we never thought we’d make it. We did it!! I hope you all remain well and that those of you who were not feeling great are feeling better now.

Sunday Matters: One Day More

Sunday Matters

One day more
Another day, another destiny
~Les Mis

Right Now:

This week has been a particularly bad news week. The nastiness of the world seems to be coming at me from all directions. I seriously need to stop watching and listening because with each headline I just get angry.

First off, the Ahmaud Arbery shooting in Georgia. To think that you can kill someone and be roaming free for months afterward. That is ridiculous in and of itself.

Second, that ridiculous conspiracy video floating around that has turned some of my friends into fools. I won’t even name the video because it’s gotten too much press as it is. Have people lost their minds?

All that aside, today is Mother’s Day and although it’s not like any other Mother’s Day, it’s still a day to celebrate. We will hop in the car, drive somewhere to get food, eat in the car or maybe outside, get back in the car and come home. I am hoping for some grilled fish tacos and maybe a view of the ocean.

This Week:

My daughter’s dental appointment was rescheduled again. This will be the fourth time. I am fine with it. I was getting anxiety just thinking about it.

There is a online tap dance class this week for daughter. There is a sign language presentation due and then the final and I think that’s it. My daughter will be glad to have that class behind her.

My son is interviewing to be a Liberal Arts Ambassador for Cal Poly this Saturday (Zoom). This will be really good for him so I hope he gets it. He is still working with transfer students for his department. They offered him a little money to reach out to them since they can’t tour the campus right now. That seems to be going well. And he also got offered a voice-over gig.

My work is still plugging along. No mention yet of us returning anytime soon. Summer classes will be online. Fall classes are still being discussed. I can’t imagine us going back before July but things can change so quickly.

Reading:

I finally finished Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. It’s a great book and I will have the review posted soon but it was so difficult to read with all the racism surfacing everywhere I look. It is a book that will make you angry.

Watching:

We finished Paranoid on Netflix. It was just okay. Short, only eight episodes and I liked the characters a lot. The plot was a little thin. The big reveal, not very surprising.

We had a horror movie night on Friday. We watched Hereditary and got pizza. My son and daughter had already seen it but my husband and I had not. What a horrifying movie. Good, but will definitely creep you out.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve tried a few new wines but none I feel compelled to recommend. Of the ones recommended to me by some of you last week, I’ve not tried them yet. It’s so hard to get things delivered these days. It takes weeks to get anything. I ordered blue light glasses for my daughter because all the online school work is taking its toll but they haven’t gotten here and that was over four weeks ago.

Grateful for:

  • Fake tanning cream. It’s hovered between 95-100 degrees this week which means I am wearing shorts and my legs were Edward Cullen white! Three days of cream and I am looking alive again.

For those of you celebrating Mom’s Day today, I hope you have a fabulous day, can enjoy some good food and maybe a little time to yourself. That sounds weird because all we are doing right now is having time to ourselves but you know what I mean. QUALITY time.

That’s it from hot, sunny, California. Tell me what is going on with you.