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Sunday Matters: The Week Got Away From Me

Sunday Matters

Good morning and Happy Mother’s Day to those who celebrate it. It’s so early this year and as each year passes, it become less of a thing for me. Once you hit a certain age, a nice meal, a trip to the bookstore and maybe even a nap constitutes an excellent day. We did that yesterday because I have church activities today.

Right Now:

I have to start the day with a strong cup of coffee. I don’t drink much coffee but that first cup is always good. Not sure if I will actually attend the big service today at church. It will be crowded. I may opt to watch online but I will head in for youth group after it.

This Week:

My daughter gets shot #2 tomorrow!

I don’t have much else going on. There is a fall preview with one of the publishing houses which I plan to attend on Wednesday. I made up my summer book list which I will post soon. It’s for 20 Books of Summer although I am doing the 10 book option.


My reading hit a wall after my second shot. I thought I’d rest and read but that splitting headache prevented that from happening. The same books I mentioned last week are still waiting for me. I will get to them eventually. Those are Dear Edward and The Invisible Husband of Frick Island. I still have to review Rules of Civility too!


Couldn’t watch much either. I don’t experience headaches too often so when they hit I can’t read or watch anything. Just sit in a dark room. The pup stayed with me and even skipped her meals for me. She is just too sweet. She even checked my temp at one point, the same way I check hers, by booping her nose. She had a very concerned look on her face after booping mine.

Grateful for:

  • It’s goes without saying but I will say it anyway. So grateful to be done with shot #2. I heard that Moderna is testing their booster now.

Keeping this short. Have a wonderful day!

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.


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.


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.