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Sunday Matters: It Was Just a Matter of Time

Sunday Matters

I think for most of us, we had two good weeks where things were looking up. Numbers were down and there was hope on the horizon. Those were a glorious two weeks.

If you look at the numbers now, they paint a picture of doom and gloom. It’s not surprising. I came to the conclusion earlier in the week that I am just going to continue doing what we’re doing and not to take any chances with our luck.

We all need to cross our fingers, (and pray) that we do not suffer another round of closures. This would be devastating for many reasons. I feel like we still have time to get a handle on it. Yes. California bars are now closed again and our beaches were closed for the holiday weekend. Our restaurants are now closed for dining in, again. But please, no more closures! Just do what you need to do.

Right Now:

I am looking up recipes for pasta salad. My youth group has an upcoming picnic and although I am bringing sandwiches I may also bring pasta salad. It will be outside, at a park with distancing in place. I fear that parks will be closed again soon so hopefully we can actually do this.

This Week:

Guys, hold your hats but my daughter is taking her senior pics this week. They can’t do the cap and gown pic because they are loaned clothing items and COVID rules won’t allow it so she will have to go back for that shot in the spring.

I cleaned up my patio area and now it’s a glorious spot to sit in the morning with my Bible study or current read.


I finished The Last Flight and the review posts this Tuesday. I also finished Emma in the Night. That review should post this week as well. Both, enjoyable, quick reads.

I think I will read Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine next which is a title on my Summer Reading List.


I think everyone and their brother watched Hamilton on Disney +.  this weekend. SO enjoyable. That is the one good thing about this pandemic, all the theatre that has been streaming for free. I’ve seen some great theatre.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I started this Bible reading plan for July. Some friends are reading it with me.

Grateful for:

  • Kettle corn (perfect snack)
  • Long weekends
  • Perfectly cooked corn on the cob
  • Breezy, sunny days

Hang in there, my friends! It’s about to get difficult again but we will be okay.

Sunday Matters: And So It Goes

Sunday Matters

This weekend we moved my son back to San Luis Obispo to begin his new job. He loves that town and is happy to be back with friends but the couch surfing until his rented room is ready has me concerned. He’s young so hopefully, resilient.

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Photo: SF Chronicle

Right Now:

It’s Father’s Day so we hope to celebrate with a meal out but it will probably be enjoyed in the car. I am not that comfortable with public spaces after my hair appointment last week. Some protocols were overlooked. I will leave it at that.

This Week:

It’s a busy week. For real. My daughter has a dance assessment on Wednesday in preparation for pre-screens. Also on Wednesday is a “team night” for student ministry. It will be on Zoom.

Daughter has a dental appointment on Thursday. It’s been rescheduled three times. I have book club this same night and she also has a Tap class. I think my book club is meeting in person. Have to confirm.

My husband and I have dental appointments on Saturday.

See what I mean about a busy week? It’s like going from zero to sixty. I didn’t mean to have all these things scheduled for this week it just worked out that way.


I picked up The Dutch House by Ann Patchett for my book discussion. I didn’t realize how fast that meeting was coming up so I had to put down my other book. The Dutch House is quite readable. I fell right into it.


You all won’t believe it but I finally watched The Princess Bride. For years people have been trying to get me to watch it. I was really stressed out one day and decided to watch half on my lunch break and watch the other half the following day. It was cute, funny, amusing… don’t quite get the cult following it has but I think it’s one of those films that grows on you over time. Inigo Montoya was my favorite character followed by the giant. Forget his name.

Still haven’t settled on a crime show to watch but I saw a Coben subtitled series called The Woods. It’s Polish but all of the other Coben shows have been so good, so I think we’ll check it out on Netflix soon.

Grateful for:

  • The fact that I do not live in Tulsa
  • My son getting a job but sad that he won’t be with us over the summer and for his birthday
  • Reading! If only I could focus. I posted my summer list this past week of what I plan to read so check it out if you haven’t

What will you be doing for July 4th? Sadly, our city decided to go ahead with the big fireworks extravaganza even though our numbers continue to go up. Plus, our pup is not a fan although she is just fine as long as we are home and we do plan to stay home. We’ll cook something I’m sure and maybe watch Jaws. Okay, maybe not as the DVD player just died.