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Sunday Matters: Happily Reading

Sunday Matters

This year has been a really good year for reading. I haven’t read that many books but there are several that I’ve loved and really enjoyed. I think maybe it has to do with my more casual approach to reading. I finish a book and pick up whatever sounds good. Sounds so easy and yet I’ve never really done that before.

Anyway, it’s been a good week for reading too, except there are no quiet places to read on campus. We are in week 3 of classes and all of my reading spots are occupied by students. It must be funny to watch me try to find a place. Turn a corner… nope. Turn another corner, nope. Go upstairs, nope. It’s going to be awhile before things settle down in that area.

Right Now:

It’s been a pretty relaxing weekend overall. Not much planned. A little cleaning. A little organizing. Church. Stuff like that. I have to mend a few tops for The Girl. I do not sew. I know how to use a hot glue gun (ask Teen) but these jobs require a needle and thread so if I get right on it I will be sewing later.

This Week:

Rehearsals start for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat on Monday. Audition prep is on Wednesday. The Girl isn’t sure what she wants to audition for as of yet. The Teen inquired about one role but scheduling for him is pretty crazy right now.

Reading:

I finished After the Parade by Lori Ostlund.  I really loved it. I am in the mood to start one of my R.I.P Challenge reads but the one I wanted to start expired on my Kindle. Poor timing.

Watching:

Oh my word. American Horror Story – Hotel. I am all caught-up and it was way over-the-top. Totally watchable and disturbing in a “can’t look away” type of way but how did that even make it on TV?? It’s always been graphic but the Mature rating might have been a little too light for the content.

Making:

In my mind, it feels like fall and I am in the mood for a really good seasonal drink but it is still warm here so maybe some iced cider?

Iced Cider

Definitely too warm for chili and soup even though I could eat soup 24/7. I have no idea what to make this week. This is becoming a thing with me.

Grateful for:

Reconnecting with friends.

It’s Monday. Feels Like a Monday, Too.

Descanso Gardens

I hope all of the moms out there had a lovely Mother’s Day. Mine was pretty good, minus the end-of-the-day meltdown involving a train and plant.  It was a “are you kidding?” moment, for sure.

For lunch, I was craving a cheeseburger so that is what I had. Simple and good and exactly what I wanted. Then, we headed to Descanso Gardens. It was cloudy but nice and then we picked up taco fixings for dinner. I can’t complain.  I love to spend time outside. It clears my head and just gives me a much needed break.

Today though, I am seriously dragging. I’ve not been well for weeks and I struggle just to get through the day. What a bore. I am so ready for something different.

I am going to grab a cup of coffee and pray that its restorative properties are enough to sustain me because it’s Monday and not Friday and a girl’s gotta make the best of it. Right?