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Sunday Matters: Happy Mother’s Day and an Explanation of Where I’ve Been

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Some of you noticed the lack of activity here and I just wanted to check-in to let you all know what’s been going on. My daughter is wrapping up her first year of college but she came down with some weird stomach thing which resulted in some internal bleeding. We have good insurance but it’s been a real challenge getting her care out of state. Two ER trips, bloodwork, and a CT scan and they still don’t know what’s wrong so now she has a Gastro appointment here in California for when she returns home. Send good vibes and prayers that she can finish out the semester and manage the move-out process.

Dealing with that kept me occupied and affected my desire to read. Plus, my son is now settled in Everett, WA! His job is going well and he loves his apartment and downtown area. Root Beer the cat has been a little moody. She is loving the floor to ceiling windows and the walks through the botanical gardens. His move and my daughter’s situation just overwhelmed me a little. I seriously cannot handle as much as I used to pre-COVID shutdown.

Right Now:

Student ministry is still meeting today even though it’s Mother’s Day! I suspect it will be a low attendance day as many of the students told me last week that they’d be celebrating Mom, as they should. My kids won’t be here so I will just celebrate myself. LOL! I already bought some books for myself last week (How High We Go in the Dark, and The Swimmers). To all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

How High We Go in the Dark  The Swimmers


My current read is Nan Rossiter’s new one, A Good Measure. It came out April 12th and Nan has offered me a copy to giveaway so look for that review soon. I got a little sidetracked with everything going on.

A Good Measure


We finished Ozark Season 2 and we just started Season 3. I have mixed feelings about the show. Without spoilers, I will say that it’s hard to feel empathy for people who are clearly heading into trouble by choice. I
have some favorite characters though.

Grateful for:

  • So grateful that my son is all settled and comfortable. I miss that cat something fierce though.
  • Grateful that my daughter will be getting medical treatment soon.

Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Sunday Matters: And Just Like That, Christmas Is Over and 2022 is Here

Sunday Matters

The holidays sneak up on us every year but this year it seemed to come and go so quickly. That’s what happens when you only see your kids for a short while and everything hangs on that visit. I am so glad that they could both be here for a little while.

My son was with us for a week but left on Christmas Eve to return to his cat Root Beer and his AmeriCorps gig. Good timing because his little town in Kansas has been below 10 degrees for their high and although Root Beer was feral, it’s too cold for her. Luckily while he was gone the temps were mild.

Right Now:

Student ministry is breaking until January 9th so I have my Sunday mornings to lounge around and be lazy.

This Week:

I have off until 1/10 so I have one last week to enjoy. My daughter leaves on 1/16 so she has some time to hang out as well. All I have this week is book club and I just remembered it. I suppose I should read the book, Migrations.



I will be reading the above for book club but I selected my first book of the year as well so I will be piggy-backing this one with that one. More to come on that.


I sipped the Squid Game Kool-Aid and now I am hooked.

Grateful for:

  • A nice warm house to cozy up in. It’s been so cold here.
  • My time off. I do love this time of the year.

Have a wonderful Sunday and great week! Happy New Year!