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Sunday Matters: Jinx the Cat is Coming for Christmas!

Sunday Matters

My daughter’s kitten has no one to care for her while my daughter is here so she is bringing Jinx with her. The Otter Pup is in for a surprise. I also can’t wait to see how Jinx does with the Christmas tree. 

Jinx the kitten!

Right Now:

I need some new ideas for breakfast. Tired of all of it but I gotta eat before heading out the door. In a bit I am off to student ministry to hang with the teens. It’s supposed to rain today which honestly, I welcome. It’s been cold here. We’ve had a freeze warning the past few days with the lows around 33. Crisp blue skies in the mornings though. 

This Week:

The Girl flies in on Friday. I begin my winter vacation on Friday as well. Saturday morning, dental appointments all around. The Girl will be working at the theatre here again beginning Saturday evening. That same evening we are going out with friends to see the Christmas lights. A lot of people decorated this year. Next Sunday is the student ministry Christmas party. Ugly sweaters all around. 


I may do something a little different for my vacation this year. I never finished the Harry Potter series. I stopped mid-point at book four. The bookmark is still there. I am thinking about reading the entire series over the break. Might be fun to do that and then watch the movies too. 


Christmas movies. The Family Stone, Four Christmases, Deck the Halls, and of course Christmas Vacation. A Christmas Story is also on the list as well as the new movie with Ralphie all grown up. 

Grateful for:

  • My upcoming time off. 
  • Faux fur bath robes. Sounds like an odd thing to be thankful for but I got myself the nicest one, from Walmart of all places. It’s pink and so, so soft and warm. I love it a little too much. 

What is your week looking like? 

Whatnot – 11/30/22

Emma as Puck in Dreamland 2022

Our trip to Missouri was great! We got to see Emma as Puck in Dreamland, which is a modern take on Midsummer Night’s Dream but with aliens! It was such a fun musical with super fun costumes. The only hiccup is that Emma ate some janky Chinese food the night before so the day of the show, she was battling food poisoning. We weren’t sure if her understudy would have to go on. Instead, we forced her to go back to her apartment to rest, armed with Imodium and Dramamine. The extra rest did the trick and she was great. 

It was a super fast trip. We maybe spent two hours with her. The next day we left for California. My God was it cold. It was 20 degrees most nights but no snow. My face was frozen. That Monday, Emma flew to Seattle to spend Thanksgiving with her brother and we had a simple  meal with just the two of us. You’ll all be happy to know that the Otter Pup did very well with one of her favorite people watching her. We’ve never left her overnight anywhere so it was a first.

I am reading Murakami’s new book, Novelist as a Vocation. But guys, I didn’t love the new King book, Fairy Tale. I still have to write the review but I found it to be very similar to two Murakami books, Windup Bird and Killing Commendatore. I was so into that first 30% of the story but then it took a drastic turn into fantasy. I suppose I knew about the fantastical elements but I was not a fan.

Although my scans showed some calcification of one kidney, the doc says it’s not a stone. So what is it? He seems unconcerned. The knees continue to improve! I can walk half a mile now and have taken the pup for walks regularly.

With December just around the corner, I have some volunteer gigs I signed up for that should be a lot of fun. One is a snow day at church and the other is working a Christmas service in kid’s ministry.

Two things I need to do. Get Emma’s flight home for Christmas break and shop for our club’s book exchange dinner which is coming up on 12/7.

How are you?