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Sunday Matters: Getting Busy Again

Sunday Matters

We are heading into busy again. Are you surprised? Lots of stuff coming up although we did manage to get through those choir concerts last week just fine. I think we are all getting better at handling production weeks around here.

Right Now:

We didn’t go to church on Thursday because I went to urgent care to get a TB test so I can be a theatre volunteer. This also involves buckets of paperwork, training, fingerprints, background check and $85 from me. I’ve been volunteering for theatre for YEARS but new admins mean that policies are now enforced. For a working parent, this is rough. Go here to drop this off. Go there. Go to the district to turn it all in.

All this to say that since we could not go to church on Thursday, we are going this morning.

This Week:

Volunteering at Outreach on Monday. Life group on Tuesday. Wednesday is a theatre showcase. Thursday is Back to School night and then this weekend is a theatre festival. Oh, and I work every day, of course.

Reading:

I started this:

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

It’s slow-going so far.

Watching:

My son brought up the movie Our Idiot Brother on Netflix and we all kind of fell into it. I expected it to be really dumb but it’s not. It’s funny and sweet and surprisingly entertaining. It’s old. From 2011 but I had missed it when it first came out. It stars Paul Rudd but also has Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks.

New Things I’ve Tried:

At the conference I attended for work, my breakfast options were not fabulous so I opted for bars for a quick fix. I had not tried this brand before but it was very good and very filling. I was not hungry for lunch after eating one and no sugar dip afterward. They come in lots of flavors. I tried the Almond Bliss one below and it was delicious.

One Bar

Grateful for:

Books in the mail. This does not require explanation but just the sight of a package on my door step makes me so happy after a rough day.

What is your favorite thing right now? 

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Sunday Matters: Change in Routine

Sunday Matters

This past week has been pretty good. We had one heck of a rain storm on Tuesday complete with thunder and lightning . If only California had a way to capture all that water. Come summer all that green will be brown and ready for wildfire season. I dread it.

Right Now:

I went to church on Thursday so my morning is wide open. I have a work conference on Monday and Tuesday so in a little while I will probably pack my bag for that.

This Week:

Monday and Tuesday I will be at an Assistive Technology Conference. Tuesday night I have my life group but I don’t think I will make it back in time. I also have to miss outreach. Other than that, the week is pretty normal.

Reading:

I am reading White Elephant by  Julie Langsdorf. So far, so good.

White Elephant

I’m hearing more and more about Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.  I don’t know, it just sounds like my jam. Maybe I should buy it for my trip.

Daisy Jones & The Six

Watching:

We are back to watching The Haunting of Hill House. I’m not sure how many episodes we have left but we are about seven episodes in. That Bent Neck Lady. Ohhhhh she is a baddie. I am at the point where I know who she is but still.

We finally watched Book Club last week. I love Diane Keaton. I love Candice Bergen. I actually love all of the ladies in this movie. It has Andy Garcia too. Um, hello! It was light and funny and sweet.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I feel dumb. I’ve had weird eyebrows for a while now. With the low iron and well, AGE, my eyebrows were so sparse. PLUS, what the hell? Gray hairs in your eyebrows? Was not prepared for that. That made me look like an albino rat. Anyway, I tried a brow pencil for the first time this week and now I look so awake. My daughter uses one all the time, even with her lush brows but I caved and bought a cheap one thinking I’d try it and now I see why people use them.

Grateful for:

The people I volunteer with. All of them. Serving is rewarding but it is also fun when you have good, fun people around you.

If you could volunteer anywhere, where would it be? I took a spiritual gifts quiz and it said that I have gifts in all areas which means I try a lot of different things. It also means, I’m busy.