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Sunday Matters: Someone is About to Turn 21

Sunday Matters

It’s super hard to believe but this guy, the boy, the lad, the college kid, is turning 21 this Wednesday. In September he moves away to college to complete his B.A. He is counting down the days. I know you are all wondering how I am possibly old enough to have a child this age. Right? You are wondering?

Evan
Evan while doing the Disney College Program at Typhoon Lagoon.

Right Now:

Trying to decide how we will spend the day. Yesterday we did the dreaded back-to-school shopping. Crowds and I do not mix. So today, I feel like I need a little break. Maybe some time outside.

This Week:

My son is heading out of town to celebrate his birthday with friends but we will be celebrating on Saturday with a nice dinner out. I hope to grab pics.

Nothing this week except rehearsals for Little Shop. Now that I freed my Tuesdays up, I need to start doing what I have been trying to do for so long. Write a book.

Reading:

I finished The Summer Demands by Deborah Shapiro and really loved it. I will get the review posted soon.

I also finished and reviewed I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

Now that I finished those two I am back to The Scent Keeper.

Watching:

I stumbled upon Drunk History and I love it. It’s especially funny after I did all that history reading to help my daughter with her class. Somehow I never pictured Lincoln as a nerd. Who knew?

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve tried a few new things this week but I can’t remember what they were. Seriously.

Grateful for:

Great smelling candles. It’s kind of a dumb thing to list but I love candles. They really cheer me up and it doesn’t matter what season I am in because there is a candle for every season. My fave are the Capri Blue Volcano candles from Anthropologie.

My question for you this week? Were you a backpack kind of kid or a binder kind of kid? I always had a backpack but my daughter likes binders but the stuff flies everywhere.

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Sunday Matters: House Stuff

Sunday Matters

When I find myself with a little time, I typically use it to work on some aspect of the house. With two of us working full-time and so much of our time spent driving my daughter all over town, the house gets neglected. I sometimes wonder if this only happens to me. I have no trouble doing the laundry because that can be done in-between things but the little piles of junk that magically appear really drive me nuts. So, the rest of this month is going to be dedicated to taking care of that and getting things in order.

Right Now:

We are just making the most of our time off and soaking up this last day before we head back to work tomorrow. No big plans. Just rest.

This Week:

Since I took a few days off last week, I imagine my work week will be full. Maybe not. I don’t have anything else going on this week. Just running my daughter to rehearsal for Little Shop and really, that’s about it.

Reading:

I really need to finish my current book so I can begin my next book, I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.

Watching:

Stranger Things! I am not all the way through the season yet so no spoilers but finally there is something good to watch.

Fear the Walking Dead. It’s not great but I guess I am a loyal viewer because I keep watching.

New Things I’ve Tried:

At my local grocery store they were selling these pineapple chicken sausages and I used them to make a stir fry and just served it with rice. Super easy and delicious. What I really liked is that each sausage came in its own perforated package which made it easy to take just a couple out. I don’t know if you have them near you but they were great.

Grateful for:

Extra days off. Just a couple of extra days and I feel so refreshed.

What’s your plan for the week?