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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.

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Sunday Matters: Can We Just Get Through the Month?

Sunday Matters

You guys are the best. Everyone I’ve “met” here through blogging are true heroes in my book. No matter what is going on in my life, I always receive the best support and the nicest comments from y’all. I so appreciate you.

The end of the year continues to be rough in my house. I feel beaten and bruised from all of it. Too much scheduled, too much to plan for the coming academic year. Just, too much. We jump one hurdle only to see another one coming up.

School ends on June 6th but summer school starts on June 3rd. Who plans these things?

Right Now:

My health has improved. This is great news and the reason why I am now allowing myself a half cup of coffee on the weekends. All of my stomach ailments are still there but manageable. Just trying to really be careful about processed foods and generally, what I put in my body.

At this moment I am savoring this half cup of coffee.

This Week:

Thank goodness for long weekends. On Monday, we will be grilling up burgers and hot links and enjoying all the traditional sides. I used to make everything on my own but why make potato salad when your supermarket makes the best there is?

The rest of the week will be hectic because of finals. I can’t get this kid to study even if her life depended on it.

Reading:

I am finishing up The Invited. I had really hoped to have it reviewed by now but last week was brutal. I’ll get the review up this week.

For the long weekend, I wanted a really good book to speed through so I am going with No Exit!

Watching:

I haven’t had time to watch a darn thing. I’ve been a flipper lately. I just sit there flipping channels and catching pieces of things like Bridesmaids, or Castaway (the most depressing movie ever), or Toy Story, which I found delightful all over again. I sat for half an hour watching a documentary on Ted Bundy. That was fascinating.

New Things I’ve Tried:

The one thing I want to share is The Nothing is Wasted podcast. It’s about pain and how we deal with it. All kinds of pain and the trauma that goes with it. It is Christian based but the conversations are very thought-provoking. I’ve been totally absorbed on my drive home.

The Nothing is Wasted Podcast

Grateful for:

This platform. I don’t post all that often but having this platform to share my thoughts has been so valuable to me over the years. I am one of those “head-thinkers” where a lot of stuff spins around in my head 24/7 so it’s helpful to have a platform like this to get some of it out of my head.

Are you grilling-up anything special this weekend? See how I popped back to food?