Tag Archives: Holidays

Whatnot – 11/16/22

Thanksgiving centerpiece.Here we are. A week away from Thanksgiving. I pulled out my Thanksgiving notebook so I could plan the meal, but once again, it will just be the two of us. After my daughter’s show wraps, she will hop on a plane to Seattle and spend Thanksgiving with her brother. They spent last Thanksgiving together too but in Kansas City. We thought about making reservations and we’ve been invited to a couple of meals but I just love an easy, going, Thanksgiving. I won’t be making
ALL the things, just the tried and true, must have dishes. It will still be nice. Plus, the pup loves to smell the turkey cooking. 

My book club meets tonight to discuss The Essex Serpent. I was way behind on reading it because I got sucked in by the new King book but I ended up reading the club book in one sitting so I am ready for the discussion. I am still reading King but will add Murakami’s new book, Novelist as a Vocation.

My scans from last week showed a potential kidney stone but the doc hasn’t called me about it so maybe it’s a watch and see. I do not want surgery again and will avoid it like the plague. In other health news, the knees are getting better.

This past weekend we were out and about and the holiday rush is in full swing. We hit one of my favorite indie bookstores but I left empty handed. I had two books on my list and they didn’t have either one in the store. I can easily order them online but it’s not the same as buying books in person. Everyone else seemed to be buying up the store. I don’t like the craziness of the holidays but it was good to see all of the stores doing well again.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving? The Sunday after Thanksgiving student ministry is having a Turkey Bowl with flag football. I will be on the sidelines cheering them on.

Sunday Matters: Long Weekends Are the Best

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I am off on Monday for Memorial Day so this is a long weekend for me and I love it. I spent this past week selecting books for my summer reading list and I think I have it, even though I only selected ten books. I am going to write it up and share it later this week.

How are you? It’s been a rough news week for sure. You can’t help but go through all of the emotions, anger, sadness, frustration, etc. And yet, we’ve seen it so many times. My heart is with those families. This weekend we get to spend time with our loved ones but not everyone can do that so we will just quietly exist and appreciate what we have.

Right Now:

Student ministry is meeting today but I am taking the day off. I’ve got my books lined up on my Kindle and one physical copy to tote around and I just want to be a slug.

Update on my daughter. She had her procedure last Tuesday. It didn’t reveal anything serious but we also didn’t get much of an answer on how to handle her issue going forward. The hospital was ramped up for COVID again so I wasn’t allowed in and the doc did not leave specific notes. We need to talk to him together, I think.


My review of A Good Measure posted last Monday. I had some trouble with the giveaway entry form so if you stopped by and wanted to enter for a chance to win a copy, try it again. It should be fixed now.

My current read is Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance by Alison Espach. I read the first page and fell right into the story. I cannot put it down.

Notes on Your Sudden Disappearance


We finished Ozark. What a show. I think we may pick up another Korean show but it has to be something that my husband and I can watch together. Still deciding.

Grateful for:

  • That procedure being behind us and nothing serious coming up in the results.
  • This extra day off.

Have a wonderful Sunday!