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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!

Sunday Matters: Decisions

Sunday Matters

It occurs to me that this title might lead you to think that a college decision is enclosed. It is not. Soon, though. My “decision” reference has to do with my reading choices. I gotta keep this reading train going by picking just the right read or it will all come to a screeching halt. It’s a fine balance between review copies, what I already own and what I have on my Kindle. Oh, and I cannot forget mood. That seems to change hourly.

The reason for all my decision talk is that I picked up The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and could.not.get.through.it. I gave up. I read all the wonderful reviews and I respect all of your opinions but what the heck? It dragged so. I read enough of it to consider it read but I won’t do a formal review of it here because it’s not fair to review a book that you haven’t finished. However, I could not go on and pulled the trigger. That left me in a ditch with my reading for a day because it’s a longish read and I didn’t have the next one lined up so I stared at walls and got all worked up.

Right Now:

I have since found something else to read. Noted, below.

This morning I have big church and then little church, youth group. After that we will take the pup for a long walk. She is not a fan of afternoon walks because it cuts into her nap time but when the morning activities interfere it’s better than nothing and I still like to get a walk in.

This Week:

Fun stuff this week! I have an online book club meeting. I think everyone in my club is now vaccinated except for me (counting the days until 4/6) so maybe we can meet in-person soon.

I am also having lunch with a friend this week!

We see my son this weekend in Solvang. That will be fun. The pup has never been. We will try to grab that photo of her in a wooden shoe.


I picked up The New Neighbors when my other booked didn’t work out.

The New Neighbors


My son kept trying to get me to watch WandaVision and by episode four, it clicked. I have to say, it’s a very clever show but you have to give it some time.

We finished Schitt’s Creek and the documentary of their final table read. What a great show. I will miss it a lot but I have to agree with Dan Levy, I am glad it closed on a high note. It easily could have gone on for another season but it was perfect where it ended.

The Walking Dead. I wish the showrunners would turn the show over to the fans. I have all sorts of plot lines that would bring the viewers back. It’s falling apart.

As for movies, we watched Knives Out. Really enjoyed that one. We will watch Midway soon and the new Godzilla vs. Kong movie when it comes out on HBO Max.

Grateful for:

  • Daylight Savings didn’t do a number on me like it normally does. Maybe because I am not commuting for work. The transition was just fine.
  • The time we will spend with our son this week. My son and daughter will have lots to discuss because she has made her decision but I am not allowed to say until she announces it herself. My son’s grad school decision is close too.
  • New couches. We got our new couches delivered for our family room. We love them. The pup approves.

Movie theatres have opened in LA County at 25% capacity but ours have not and I fear they may never. I don’t think they took the hit all that well. What is one movie you are looking forward to seeing in the theatre soon? All I can think about is the new Bond movie. I love those movies.