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Sunday Matters: I Was a Very Unpleasant Person for a Whole 20 Minutes

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Why? You might ask. Well, because after bragging about my advanced review copy of Irving’s new book, The Last Chairlift, which comes out in October, I plopped myself down with it and noticed it was only two chapters! It’s nearly 1000 pages so I immediately had to rant to Diane about it. Her digital copy was complete so she talked me down from the ledge and had me download it again. I did so FIVE times and finally got a full copy. Phew! It sounds dramatic but you know how it is with highly anticipated books. I went through ALL the emotions.

Guess what! It’s my son’s 24th birthday today! Many of you have known him since he was The Boy. Time flies! I’m sure this is how he is spending it. He just recovered from COVID. He avoided it all this time but this new variant is a beast. Mild symptoms. Three days positive but now well for the baseball game he plans to attend today. Root Beer was a good little nurse.

Root Beer the Cat

Right Now:

Same old routine today. Student ministry until about 1pm and then whatever. I haven’t cooked anything in a long time. Maybe I will make a pot of something. Ha. It’s still warm here but comfort foods sound good to me.


Happily reading The Last Chairlift, which is good so far. I realize that picking up a chunkster that was not on my summer reading list will slow down my reading progress overall but you can’t ignore an Irving book when you’ve been graced with a review copy.


We are still watching the Korean zombie show, Sweet Home. We have one more episode in Season 1 to watch. I heard that they are working on another season so it will be interesting to see where the story goes. Out of ten episodes only the last three moved the plot along but now it’s really interesting.

I really want to see the movie Nope. I’ve shared how movie theater experiences usually leave me wanting. People on their cell phones, talkers, etc. They all drive me crazy. We may wait for the hype to die down a bit. A little bit of trivia. The town this movie is set in is supposed to be my town, Santa Clarita.

Nope movie poster.

Grateful for:

  • Good friends. It’s been a little hard to schedule things these days. Everyone’s calendars are back to being booked up but we still try.
  • My husband was gifted this men’s sunblock that is a clear gel and meant for balding men.  LOL. He immediately got rid of it and so I snatched it for myself. It’s made by Cremo and it’s great on my face! Not greasy. No smell. No shine.

Have a great Sunday! Enjoy every minute. Read something good, make something good, rest.

Whatnot – 10/27/21

Minimal fall decor. Good morning! How’s it going? I am still plugging along and doing okay but as the holidays approach it feels a little weird. Thanksgiving will be really strange for us this year without the kids here. Still looking forward to the time off though. 

Today is a full day of work and then the Halloween Party for student ministry is tonight. It is 80’s themed and will be a good time.

I reviewed The Stowaway this past Monday. It was quite enjoyable given that it’s a about a serial killer running amok on a ship. A killer who targets children, no less. That book put a little hiccup in my reading because once you fly through a book like that, you want to keep the train going and I picked up Dune. Hard stop. My plan was to read it “quickly” so I can then watch the movie. Most of you have told me to just watch the movie. I will continue on for a bit to see how it goes.

We are anxiously awaiting our turn for the booster shot. We are due in November. I believe the Moderna booster was just approved for the under 65 age bracket. Trying to get my daughter and son to schedule theirs. Have you gotten yours?

This Friday night we will watch the original Halloween movie and then Saturday night Halloween II. Last Friday we saw the new one, Halloween Kills. I liked it! It has some surprises in it but out of all the movies this one has the highest kill count. It was almost comical how many are killed in this one. Michael was not happy.

Do you have plans for this weekend? Any Halloween parties? We will hand out candy for Halloween and that’s about it. I bought less candy this year. If we run out, I will just turn the lights off. Thirty dollars for a bag of candy is a bit ridiculous. In pre-Covid years we would go through five giant bags. This year, I bought two.

Have a great rest of the week!