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Whatnot – 08/03/22

Missouri State

It’s happening. This Saturday The Girl flies back to Missouri to begin her sophomore year in the Musical Theatre program at Missouri State. She has a sweet four-bedroom apartment right across the street and will be sharing it with three of her classmates. They moved in this week so she has been feeling FOMO over not being a part of the move-in but her turn is coming up quickly. She is very excited about having a bathroom and a kitchen!

Tonight, student ministry has a team night so there will be yummy food, games and all sorts of fun for the team. I am really looking forward to getting together before our fall kickoff.

Still reading Irving’s The Last Chairlift. It’s so good. Because it’s so long, I will be reading Verity alongside it just so I can get some books reviewed soon. 

I thought Los Angeles was headed for another mask mandate but  our COVID numbers have gone down so that has been cancelled. However, California declared a state of emergency for Monkeypox now. Can we get through one pandemic without adding another? I know Governors declare a State of Emergency to gain access to federal funding but the numbers really have grown in this state. I am heading back to work on Tuesday but will I be sent back home to work in a month or two? We’ve been here before.

My son is doing well. He finally has some furniture but his couch was not shipped all together so he only has one part of it. The cat is very happy to have a fan now. Washington does not typically have AC so it’s been about 90 in the apartment and Root Beer has been very chatty about having to endure such heat.

Here she is enjoying the car’s AC:

Root Beer the cat enjoying the car's AC.

Now that we are in August I am hoping our temps don’t skyrocket to 110+. So far it’s been very nice. Only 97 or so with some humidity. All the students around here are preparing for Back to School. Most here start on August 9th. I do enjoy seeing all the back to school displays at the store but I won’t lie. It’s nice to not have to be shopping it after all those years doing so.

That’s all I have. I hope you all have a great, rest of the week. Do something fun this weekend. I have a leadership conference to attend on Saturday after dropping the kid off at the airport and then student ministry as usual but maybe I can fit something in after the conference.

Whatnot – 07/13/22

Root Beer in her stroller.It’s been a minute since giving you a Root Beer update so here she is in all her glory. Every day my son takes her for a stroll around Everett, WA. They particularly like the waterfront and since it doesn’t get dark until nearly 9pm they have plenty of time to roam the neighborhood and that is what they do. 

It dawned on me what I have not been to the beach once this summer. Not yet. My husband doesn’t really enjoy it and gets bored easily. I could lie there all day watching the people go by, reading chapters here and there and munching on Pringles. He has an outreach committment this Saturday and I may just go by myself or see if the Girl isn’t working so she can tag along.

I am still reading Beartown. I should have finished it this past weekend but a long afternoon nap interfered with those plans and I was A okay with it.

I finally reviewed It All Comes Down to This if you’re interested.

We have a house guest arriving Thursday so I shall take some time to tidy up. The house was absolutely wrecked when I got back from camp. I’ve never seen so much junk mail all over the house! Piles everywhere depending on who got the mail that day. I need to take some time to put things back in order.

Have a great week and tell me what you are planning for the weekend. If I can sneak away to the beach I think I will.