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Sunday Matters: A Quiet Time for Reflection (I Hope)

Sunday Matters

With Christmas just a couple of days away, I find myself taking cover and hiding from the hustle because my fuse has been very short and I don’t want to head into the holidays angry. I’ve had the past few days off to get stuff done and now I just want to transform into a slug.

Right Now:

Nothing. I am not doing anything because I am really worn-out and just need to sit. We have nothing planned for the day.

This Week:

We attended Christmas service last Thursday but on Christmas Eve we will make a short trip to say “Hi” to some friends who are working at the church that day and then head over to my MIL’s. My nephews are down and one of them has small kids so it ought to be fun. I’m bringing the mashed potatoes and boat loads of butter and cheese are a must.

Christmas Day I am cooking a Prime Rib roast with all the trimmings and then we are heading to the movies, probably to see the new Mary Poppins movie!

The Hub has off this week which is very rare and although we had hoped to head out-of-town we will be doing some day trips to places we’ve not been or to places we haven’t been to in a while.


Finishing up Force of Nature. I had not planned to pick this one up but the book I wanted to read “fell” off my Kindle and I was left with nothing to read so I dove in.  I want to end the year with Michelle Obama though.


Christmas movies and shows. So behind on them.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried any new products this week but this year I tried to tone down my Christmas spending and I’d say I was about 60% successful. I went to the mall for two small things and left, totally disgusted by what the holiday has become. I saw a lady at the PINK store who had wads of cash out in plain sight, and she was making a sale of over $1500. At an underwear store, people. I think it was admirable that she was paying cash but I seriously feared for her safety because it was clear to me that she had thousands more to spend.

Gosh, the majority of us do too much, spend too much and just fall apart at the end of the year. It’s not supposed to be like that at all. It doesn’t have to be. I’m hopeful.

Grateful for:

I am grateful for this time off. I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful.

What does this weekend look like for you? Are you doing okay? Do you need some encouragement?


A Case of the Wants

I like to live simply in that I don’t require much to be happy. I hardly buy anything. Ask my kids! But for three years I’ve wanted these shoes. Last year I almost bought them but then didn’t. This year I bought them but then the online retailer kicked my order out due to the new security features they implemented which made a shipping address, different from your billing address, a big no no. Hello! Porch pirates! No one ships to their homes anymore, do they?

Well, I finally bought them from a different store and I don’t care how much they cost or if they are practical. I really debated on the metallic or plain black but black is so boring. These scream summer to me!

Birkenstock – Arizona Silver Metallic

Also on my mind are painted kitchen cabinets. Mine are stained and dark and don’t work for me. I like something like this:

FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE: French Cottage Kitchen Inspiration

I am also beginning to realize that our loft may actually become mine again soon. It was taken over by my son but he’s been gone and when he returns I am guessing it won’t be for long as he has school to finish. I love a good reading nook.


I like how simple this room is. Not the colors so much. I can’t make up my mind if I like modern or more of a farmhouse style. I change my mind daily. But I can do something like this in my loft.

So lovely, do this in the den

I also want this bag by FEED. When you buy a bag, you buy school meals for hungry kids! This one provides 40 school meals.

Olive Go-To Bag Front View

I also want to take a trip to London but that will have to wait.

I am off today for Cesar Chavez day but I am spending some of it in the lab and radiology department. Wish me luck.