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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.

Whatnot – Week 16

The Neighborhood

Hello friends! The above photo is a quick shot I grabbed on my walk with the pup. If you look closely you can see her ears in the lower right corner. This photo doesn’t do this planter justice. It’s drought-tolerant and filled with fiery reds and oranges. We call this the “long” walk because it’s up a hill and longer than our normal walk around the neighborhood. Sometimes the pup is not in the mood for this walk but on this day, she was in her element and happily sniffing at everything.

As you might recall, my first vaccine appointment isn’t until 4/6 but my work has been encouraging employees to get it so I think pretty soon there will be discussions about returning to campus. I am a little nervous about it if I am being honest. I’ve been home for so long and with my daughter heading back to school on 3/29, I’m feeling a tad anxious.

The flip side to all of this is the ability to do some of the things I love again. We went to dinner as a family the other night. It was outside but with heat lamps and it was just nice to enjoy a meal in a normal way and not from the inside of a car. Although, I am the queen of car eating. Ha!

Movies will be nice again, too. We have a brand new theatre that finished construction right before the shutdown and it never had a chance to open. I hope it still will. Watching a movie on our big screen is fun, and I like not having to deal with talking people and cell phone users but for big blockbuster films only a theatre will do.

Remember how I mentioned towels last week and how I needed to shop for some? I didn’t but we bought new couches for the family room! They should arrive tomorrow! I’ve never purchased something so quickly. We walked in, they were what we wanted, they were on sale and then when they weren’t in stock we bought the floor model for a discount. Done.

Now, on the reading front. My review of Brat: An 80’s Story posted this past Monday. This Friday, I have a review posting for a book that I want everyone to read, The Beauty of What Remains.  I finished When the Stars Go Dark by Paula McLain so that review will be up soon too. What to read next? Possibly Outlawed by Anna North.

OutlawedThat’s all I have. I hope you are having a good week and that you have something really good to read.