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Sunday Matters: Birthday Week Starts Now

Sunday Matters

Hello , friends! This week is my birthday week! I’ve always loved my birthday week because it includes Labor Day. This year, I did not request my actual birthday off, Thursday. I normally do but it seemed weird to be off Monday, come back for two days, be off again and then come back again. I should have just taken both Thursday and Friday off.

Right Now:

No plans today besides a little volunteering later.

This Week:

On Monday, we are staying in town but going to my in-law’s house for ribs! I volunteer Monday nights but since it’s a holiday there is no outreach that night. During they day, I hope to hit the used book store by my house. They are having a big sale.

Reading:

I have been reading City of Girls for what feels like forever but only because I’ve been reading it in-between other books. I am finishing it this weekend or else!

Also, who is ready for the R.I.P. Challenge?

Watching:

I watched the movie I, Tonya last night. It was actually, very good. Excellent performances by Margot Robbie and Allison Janney.

Tonight, Fear the Walking Dead, and in a few weeks I will be ready for a new season American Horror Story.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I tried that Rao’s jarred pasta sauce that everyone raves about but it was really, just a good quality sauce. Not worth the price which averages $10-$12  per jar in California. If you can’t make homemade sauce, I highly recommend the Arrabiata sauce from Trader Joe’s instead.

Grateful for:

Three-day weekends. Love them because they allow for one day of errands, one day of fun and one day of rest. Yesterday we hit Santa Barbara for the day. The weather was perfect.

What are you all doing this weekend?

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Sunday Matters: Nearing the Finish Line

Sunday Matters

I know that “I” am not the one taking summer school classes but every day I am reminded that these classes are in progress and it just doesn’t feel like summer at all right now. THREE more days for one class. A few more weeks for the other and fall registration is August 2nd so there will just be a couple of weeks to decompress.

Right Now:

We attended church on Thursday so maybe a trip to the bookstore is in order and then a trip to find some cool wine glasses.

This Week:

I decided to sandwich my July 4th holiday with a day off before, and a day off after, therefore making my one day off a glorious five days off. I want to do all the things. We don’t head anywhere for fireworks because of our pup. She is fine with them as long as we are home but my daughter is going to the beach with a friend. Not sure what my son is doing. We will just hang here and cook something good.

For those other days, I plan to use at least one of them to declutter my house. I know! I am a freak but this calms me and I can’t relax when my house is in a disarray. For the other days, no big plans but I just want to get out and do things.

Reading:

Earlier this week I posted my plans for summer reading. If I read those books this summer I will be happy. Plus, I am reading The Scent Keeper right now. It’s slow-going but not because of the book. Just a little sidetracked with home stuff and yes, that school stuff and keeping my daughter on track.

Watching:

What will you be watching on July 4th? Movies? I will for sure be watching Stranger Things! I am so excited to finally have some good TV to sink my teeth into.

Unfortunately, the Bachelorette was on the other day and I made the mistake of watching an episode. I’m not hooked, and will not watch again but that one episode was like a crazy train.

Fear the Walking Dead is a snooze fest.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve never used facial moisturizers religiously because of naturally oily skin but the elasticity of my skin is just not there anymore. I’ve been trying new things here and there and this moisturizer is one of them. Weleda’s Skin Food has quite a following. Go ahead. Google it.

It has made my skin so dewy. Plus, it smells fresh like herbs and yes, maybe it’s a smidge medicinal but let me tell you, a tiny dab makes my skin feel so good and my hands… like new. Can be used all over. Have you heard of it?

Grateful for:

I had a dental appointment yesterday and I am grateful for the clean bill of health. I’ve been spending more time on my teeth and it’s a good thing.

What are you up to today? What summery thing will you be doing this week? Concerts in the Park opens on Saturday with a Spice Girls tribute band but we are going to a BBQ at my in-law’s house.