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Sunday Matters: Mother’s Day Edition

Sunday Matters

Happy Mother’s Day! Long ago, I gave up trying to do the “brunch” thing because it is just too darn crowded and you know how I do not like people. Kidding, sort of. I do not like crowds. So we combined my husband’s birthday with Mother’s Day and celebrated last night with the Avengers and dinner.

Right Now:

We are getting ready to head out the door to church and then? Nothing. Well, maybe a drive to the beach or to Ojai to visit one of my fave bookstores. I do not volunteer tonight as we have the night off. I am so excited to not have anything pressing to do!

This Week:

Guys, those two challenging weeks are behind me and in health news, my biopsy came back normal. I was seriously beginning to get freaked out but I am addressing the other issues with my doc and hope to be heading in the right direction soon.

That said, this should be a  good week. Not much going on. We have started to think about summer only because my daughter’s schedule is nuts (as you know) and she has to get all those credits in so we are waiting for the counselor to get back to us on how to handle her schedule for next year.

Reading:

I dove head first into The Female Persuasion and let me tell you, I am so into it. It’s reminding me a lot of The Interestings which I loved.  It’s a totally different story but that feeling of angst is the same.

Watching:

For TV, Fear the Walking Dead was rather boring  last weekend. I am hoping tonight’s show picks up the pace. The Roseanne reboot is still not impressing me.  Oh, and I mentioned the new Avengers movie. Ugh.

Making:

I made a real mess of the kitchen by making fried rice. In theory it sounded like the perfect thing and I have made it plenty of times before but for whatever reason I made a real mess this time. Too many chopped up veggies? Even the pup had rice on her head.

I don’t think I will be making much this week even though it’s the first time in a long while I’ve had the time to cook.

Grateful for:

That biopsy result.

If you are celebrating Mother’s Day today, let me know what you are doing! If not, let me know what you are doing anyway.

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Sunday Matters: A Day for Moms

Sunday Matters

To all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you are ridiculously spoiled today.

Right Now:

Coffee. Church. Driving. The Ocean. Food. Books. More ocean. Possibly more food. That is the plan for today but my daughter’s bus was in an accident last night on her way back from a choir festival at Disneyland. They are all fine but other cars were involved and she didn’t get home until very late so the plans might change. Thank God they weren’t hurt!

This Week:

Pretty much the same old stuff going on. My daughter is rehearsing for two shows which is a bit of an adjustment. My son is wrapping up the semester and managed to snag an internship with the city working in the Arts & Events division so he’s pretty happy about that.

Me? Nothing much to report. The weather is all over the place but it’s got me thinking about Christmas which means I’ve clearly lost my mind.

Oh, and the gophers are still a problem. Now that the grass is growing, we have lots of rabbits that are helping the gophers destroy it. We always had rabbits but when the grass died they went elsewhere. Now they are back. The Otter Pup watches them eat the grass all day long and is so bent out of shape by the time we get home.

Reading:

On Instagram I see gorgeously styled photos including books and food or books and a cocktail and I think, “Wow. I want to read that book” even though I have dozens of my own to read. Some are highly anticipated and yet, the book that someone else is reading always sounds better. FOMO (fear of missing out) is a real thing and I experience it daily when it comes to books.

So, what am I reading? The Thirst by Jo Nesbø and Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.

Watching:

We did manage to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and I thought it was equal to if not better than the first movie. This one had more heart, in my opinion.

Making:

I made breakfast for dinner one night but we were out literally every other night so I must admit that there were a few cereal nights and that was in addition to the waffle and bacon night so breakfast foods won out this past week. Today, I just plan to eat. No cooking and hopefully not grocery shopping.

Grateful for:

I’m a little sad today because I can’t help but think of my own mom which of course reminds me of everything else but I am glad to be hitting the road and not thinking about any of it, at least for a little while. Also very glad that my daughter and her friends were not hurt in that accident.

And for those of you not celebrating today, stay inside and watch a movie because the crowds are out in full force.