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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.


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!


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?

Memorial Day Weekend

It’s always nice to have some time off. Yesterday my husband and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary by seeing Wicked at the Pantages in Hollywood, Ca. It was fantastic! I had no idea that it was so funny and the sets were really beautiful. We left the kids with Grandma but after my son found out about us going..we promised to take him for this 10th birthday. He is in his 5th theater production for a local community theater and I know he will love Wicked. He is really looking forward to it. I am also thinking about picking up the novel as the play was based on the book.

Today we made the infamous Trump turkey burger recipe that was featured on Oprah. My MIL made it and said it was pretty good so I made it today. It was yummy! I would add a bit more salt and do not cook it any longer than it says in the recipe or the burger will be dry. I sort of fell off the vegan wagon. Don’t tell.

Tomorrow, we are going to the cemetery to place flowers on Momo and Papa’s grave. He served in the army and Momo just died very recently so it will be our first trip over since her death. We will be thinking of them this holiday.

Have a good one.