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Sunday Matters: What Day Is It?

Sunday Matters

Christmas has come and gone. It went quickly didn’t it? How was your Christmas? Ours was probably the best Christmas we’ve had in a really long time. It was simple. No stress. No expectations really of how it should be.

We had a nice Christmas Eve dinner at my mother-in-law’s house and got to visit with family that we haven’t seen for awhile. Christmas day we had breakfast, opened gifts and then watched movies until it was time for dinner.

We went to a fave restaurant for Christmas dinner. This year, it was really crowded so maybe next year we’ll try a different place. After dinner, we saw The Force Awakens. No spoilers here but just go see it.

Right Now:

Our church is closed today for the holiday break so I am watching the service online, which is on demand all day long if you care to check it out. I’ve already had two cups of coffee and I am slowly, slowly getting ready for the day.

The Teen is going to a museum today with his friend.  Not sure what we’ll do. I feel tempted to venture out because we’ve been inside for a bit but will I? Probably not.

I am also working on my “one word” resolution for the year. I have a word but it’s not quite right. I’ve been doing some journaling and worksheets that another blogger shared with me to come up with my one word. I am getting closer but I am not there yet.

This Week:

The Hub is back to work on Monday but I am still off with the kids. Not sure what we are doing for New Year’s Eve. We are not the partying types but The Teen indicated that there is nothing for teens to do so we may end up with some of his friends over here.  I am thinking Chinese take-out and corny 80s movies. Sounds like a rip-roaring time to me.


I am going to finish Norwegian by Night this week and call it the last book of the year.


I watched nearly every Christmas movie that I wanted to watch. I am also really into old TV shows right now. Lots of Emergency! and CHiPs and Bob Newhart.


I am thinking of making spaghetti tonight. Maybe some meatballs to go with it.

Grateful for:

I woke to the news of the tornadoes in Texas so I am just so grateful for the roof over my head and I will be praying for all those affected by this recent wave of tornadoes and for all the lives lost.

Merry Christmas!


It’s Christmas Eve and hopefully by now, those of you who celebrate Christmas have settled into the joys of the season. It can certainly be a crazy time for many of us and for some of us, a sad time too.

I’ve been praying for many of you. Those of you who have lost family this year, those of you recovering from surgery or those scheduled for surgery in the near future, those of you who have babies coming any moment! You are all in my thoughts.

Tonight we are going to  my MIL’s house. I am cooking up a big pot of collard greens to go with the ham and it will be a nice, quiet evening. Tomorrow, breakfast at home then dinner out and then…The Force Awakens.

The Hub is at work but will be home early. The kids are still sleeping. I am drinking coffee, writing up this post and catching up on the news with the Otter Pup sleeping on my lap. The Christmas lights are twinkling and I am about to light some candles because, well, why not?

Merry Christmas to you all!