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Sunday Matters: Reading Again, and It Feels Good

Sunday Matters

I’ve been catching up on my blog reading and it seems like many of you were reading at a snail’s pace like me. I don’t know what it is about the summer/fall transition that does that to me but it certainly does. Anyway, I’ve picked myself up and dove right into King’s latest. He is always good medicine.

Right Now:

Taking it easy today. I am volunteering later but my plan is to remain on the couch until the last possible second. I just want to watch old episodes of Roseanne, or Seinfeld or possible some animal or travel shows. Mindless stuff.

This Week:

My daughter has a theatre showcase on Tuesday night and the big competition of the same scenes will be on Saturday. It’s an all day event. Very fun. I hope they do well. My daughter is in the musical category. The scene is hush hush so I can’t tell you much about it other than it’s good. It’s at a high school not too far away this year but I am working it so will spend the day there along with The Hub and some of my fave parents. I just love these kids.

Reading:

King, King, King. The Institute, specifically.

Watching:

American Horror Story has been so good this season. The 80s and the plot twists have me dancing a jig.

The Walking Dead started up again with a very interesting opener. Seems promising.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I don’t know if I mentioned it in my last post but I joined Weight Watchers again. It’s not new to me at all. I hit goal twice on it but as some of you know the program seems to change every couple of years which always infuriated me in the past but this year’s program with all these zero point foods has me rethinking it. I’ve already lost ten pounds and it’s been three weeks. ZERO cravings, too.

The part that IS new besides the program, is the fact that I am actually investing in my health. I am a walking nightmare although you probably would not think that if you saw me in real life. At least I hope not.

Grateful for:

Great books. Always grateful for great reads but now that I’m choosing to be part of the blogging community again (hehe), the books are staring me in the face and once again I am excited about reading them.

Do you dress up for Halloween? If so, what will you be? I don’t dress but I like to wear festive things like hats or crowns or special shirts. Sometimes face makeup.

Sunday Matters: Birthday Week Starts Now

Sunday Matters

Hello , friends! This week is my birthday week! I’ve always loved my birthday week because it includes Labor Day. This year, I did not request my actual birthday off, Thursday. I normally do but it seemed weird to be off Monday, come back for two days, be off again and then come back again. I should have just taken both Thursday and Friday off.

Right Now:

No plans today besides a little volunteering later.

This Week:

On Monday, we are staying in town but going to my in-law’s house for ribs! I volunteer Monday nights but since it’s a holiday there is no outreach that night. During they day, I hope to hit the used book store by my house. They are having a big sale.

Reading:

I have been reading City of Girls for what feels like forever but only because I’ve been reading it in-between other books. I am finishing it this weekend or else!

Also, who is ready for the R.I.P. Challenge?

Watching:

I watched the movie I, Tonya last night. It was actually, very good. Excellent performances by Margot Robbie and Allison Janney.

Tonight, Fear the Walking Dead, and in a few weeks I will be ready for a new season American Horror Story.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I tried that Rao’s jarred pasta sauce that everyone raves about but it was really, just a good quality sauce. Not worth the price which averages $10-$12  per jar in California. If you can’t make homemade sauce, I highly recommend the Arrabiata sauce from Trader Joe’s instead.

Grateful for:

Three-day weekends. Love them because they allow for one day of errands, one day of fun and one day of rest. Yesterday we hit Santa Barbara for the day. The weather was perfect.

What are you all doing this weekend?