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Sunday Matters: One Day More

Sunday Matters

One day more
Another day, another destiny
~Les Mis

Right Now:

This week has been a particularly bad news week. The nastiness of the world seems to be coming at me from all directions. I seriously need to stop watching and listening because with each headline I just get angry.

First off, the Ahmaud Arbery shooting in Georgia. To think that you can kill someone and be roaming free for months afterward. That is ridiculous in and of itself.

Second, that ridiculous conspiracy video floating around that has turned some of my friends into fools. I won’t even name the video because it’s gotten too much press as it is. Have people lost their minds?

All that aside, today is Mother’s Day and although it’s not like any other Mother’s Day, it’s still a day to celebrate. We will hop in the car, drive somewhere to get food, eat in the car or maybe outside, get back in the car and come home. I am hoping for some grilled fish tacos and maybe a view of the ocean.

This Week:

My daughter’s dental appointment was rescheduled again. This will be the fourth time. I am fine with it. I was getting anxiety just thinking about it.

There is a online tap dance class this week for daughter. There is a sign language presentation due and then the final and I think that’s it. My daughter will be glad to have that class behind her.

My son is interviewing to be a Liberal Arts Ambassador for Cal Poly this Saturday (Zoom). This will be really good for him so I hope he gets it. He is still working with transfer students for his department. They offered him a little money to reach out to them since they can’t tour the campus right now. That seems to be going well. And he also got offered a voice-over gig.

My work is still plugging along. No mention yet of us returning anytime soon. Summer classes will be online. Fall classes are still being discussed. I can’t imagine us going back before July but things can change so quickly.

Reading:

I finally finished Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult. It’s a great book and I will have the review posted soon but it was so difficult to read with all the racism surfacing everywhere I look. It is a book that will make you angry.

Watching:

We finished Paranoid on Netflix. It was just okay. Short, only eight episodes and I liked the characters a lot. The plot was a little thin. The big reveal, not very surprising.

We had a horror movie night on Friday. We watched Hereditary and got pizza. My son and daughter had already seen it but my husband and I had not. What a horrifying movie. Good, but will definitely creep you out.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve tried a few new wines but none I feel compelled to recommend. Of the ones recommended to me by some of you last week, I’ve not tried them yet. It’s so hard to get things delivered these days. It takes weeks to get anything. I ordered blue light glasses for my daughter because all the online school work is taking its toll but they haven’t gotten here and that was over four weeks ago.

Grateful for:

  • Fake tanning cream. It’s hovered between 95-100 degrees this week which means I am wearing shorts and my legs were Edward Cullen white! Three days of cream and I am looking alive again.

For those of you celebrating Mom’s Day today, I hope you have a fabulous day, can enjoy some good food and maybe a little time to yourself. That sounds weird because all we are doing right now is having time to ourselves but you know what I mean. QUALITY time.

That’s it from hot, sunny, California. Tell me what is going on with you.

Sunday Matters: Another Show Down & Mother’s Day

Sunday Matters

I feel like one of my kids is always in a show. But today, Footloose is over and The Girl is exhausted. It was an excellent run.  It also happens to be Mother’s Day! Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there.

Right Now:

We have tickets to see Falsettos this afternoon. I’m very excited to see it. Afterward, we are hitting this famous taco stand because sitting in an actual restaurant is nearly impossible on Mother’s Day but tacos in the car happen to be very enjoyable.

This Week:

The Girl has her Spring Concert this week. I am working one of the performances but taking a break for the other.

Still trying to figure out my health issues. Some tests show some strangeness and I am still waiting for one other to come back. I’m getting frustrated.

This week I also have a book discussion and a life group meeting and I also signed up to bring a friend who just had surgery a meal. I need to stay organized but it will all get done.

Reading:

I finished The Wife Between Us. Very enjoyable and just what I am in the mood for these days.

I am now reading White Tears.
Also reading Letters to the Church which is fascinating.

Watching:

I am back to watching Hoarders but I don’t think there are any new ones because it seems like I’ve seen them all. I need some good shows to watch.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Let me tell you, Walmart has upped their grocery game. I’ve been using online ordering / pick-up for awhile now and it’s wonderful but their selection of food has really improved. I get organic and gluten free stuff at such a good price. I picked up these trail snacks for less than $3 and they are comparable to what I see elsewhere for twice the cost if not more. So many flavors. Cute individual servings.

Grateful for:

Lately, being able to turn a bad day into a teaching moment. I’ve not always been able to do that.

What new thing are you loving right now?