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Sunday Matters: The Sun Will Come Out

Sunday Matters

The title of this post has nothing to do with the weather but everything to do with Annie, the musical. By this evening, the first week of shows will be behind us and then we are on to week two. It took a bit of juggling to get through this past week. Plus, Godspell auditions were happening at the same time. My daughter pulled it off though and was amazing as Grace Farrell.

Right Now:

Letting my daughter sleep in while I prep for high school ministry which meets later this morning.

I am not going to bother with meal prepping until production week is over, but I really need to spend some time planning for it. Did I tell you that Macbeth was cancelled? The shooting caused it to be rescheduled and now, due to a cast member moving out of state the show was nixed. I am kind of happy about it. Three weeks of shows is just too much along with school.

This Week:

This week should be easier. First off, no school or work or shows on Monday. REST. Only one mandatory rehearsal for Thursday. I have a haircut appointment for Tuesday and a high school ministry housewarming party to celebrate our new building on Wednesday. Then, shows. I am working backstage for a few of them.

Reading:

By the time you read this, I will probably be done with Big Little Lies. I am seriously late to the party with this one! I don’t know why I put it off but with the TV show and all, I just figured it was too fluffy for me but I was wrong. It’s not intellectually deep for sure but it’s juicy and good! Just the type of book I am loving right now.

Watching:

I would love to start watching Big Little Lies but I don’t have HBO.  It’s not like I have much time to watch anything these days but someday.

New Things I’ve Tried:

This week we have all been on auto-pilot so I haven’t had the chance to try anything new.

Grateful for:

No work or school on Monday due to the MLK holiday. Rest is desperately needed.

Are you starting to think about the Oscars and the Super Bowl? They are coming up and I must say, the nom list for the Oscars is pretty interesting. Lots of competition. I’ve missed the Oscars for the past few years due to high school ministry but since we meet in the morning now I am really excited to be able to watch it again.

Sunday Matters: Reading Frenzy

Sunday Matters

I’m not big on reading goals but last year’s modest goal was missed by half. FAIL! This year, I am just working my way through all my review copies and so far, so good. I am about to begin book four of the year. I am also sprinkling in buzzy reads to keep my interest up.

Right Now:

My first week back was pretty good. By the end of the week I was grumpy and my body hurt from sitting all day long. It’s like my body forgot how to do that. But a lot of people were out so I was able to return without a fuss. Nice and quiet. That said, this mama is tired this morning. I am volunteering in a bit but the rest of the day is mine.

Also, my daughter had her first behind-the-wheel driving lesson this morning!

This Week:

Ladies and gents, we have hit production week #1 for Annie. Each show, we get better at handling it. This time, because of my daughter’s role, she needs to be at the theatre so early that it conflicts with school. This presents a problem for the obvious reason but also because she still isn’t driving on her own. We will get through it. The managing of meals, transportation and the like need to be handled day by day or it’s too overwhelming for her and I to figure out.

Reading:

I am about to pick book #5 of the year. It will probably be this one, The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson.

The Other Mrs. Miller

Watching:

I haven’t been able to watch anything.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I am not big into makeup but the one thing I must have is mascara and I don’t like to pay a lot of money for it. The last brand I had, Lash Paradise made my lashes so clumpy. The wand was totally lame and did nothing to separate,  just added huge clumps to my lashes.

So, the other day in desperation I picked up a cheap, Cover Girl brand (Clump Crusher) and so far, it’s pretty darn good. I love the wand. No raccoon eyes.

Grateful for:

Bright blue skies.
Crisp mornings.
Page-turning reads.

How is your weekend going?