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Sunday Matters: Well, That Was Nice

Sunday Matters

Summer was just a blip on my radar this year and practically non-existent. I did manage to read three books on my summer list of four (so far) which is pretty good for me.

Because summer was compromised by a busy schedule, after a leadership conference yesterday we had planned to hit the beach but my son wasn’t feeling well and my daughter had to work on an audition she has this week so my husband and I went but it was a complete bust. Two beaches, completely crowded due to the fair and a beer festival so we came right back.

Right Now:

I didn’t sleep well last night. I’ve had this feeling of dread lately. Not anxiety really but I was tossing and turning all night long. This coffee I am drinking now better do its job. Don’t have much planned today.

Later, I’ll be visiting with some from student ministry as we tour our new building but that’s it. Our building was supposed to be open by now but it’s been delayed.

This Week:

On Monday, I volunteer for outreach. School starts for my daughter on Tuesday. The rest of the week is pretty open.

Reading:

I posted my review of The Friends We Keep. It was very good. I loved it.

Currently reading City of Girls. I am enjoying this one very much. It is about a young girl and the “the-a-tre” said in the most snooty voice possible.

Watching:

I haven’t picked up any new shows. I have just been flipping channels. A little too distracted to zero in on any one show. Fear the Walking Dead has been on a break which is weird. Maybe the creators realize the show is going nowhere.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t been using any one product long enough to share them here but I’ve been using a vitamin C serum along with a retinol oil to resurface my skin and after six weeks of it I am finally noticing a difference. My issue was dullness. I’m sure my health concerns of late didn’t help but it’s turning around.

Grateful for:

I am feeling hints of fall! I love it when fall rounds the corner. For California, we’ve had mild summer so far. We typically have very warm temps for September but I am hoping we skip it.

My question for you this week, do you meal plan? Or do you just make what sounds good? I am spending way too much on groceries these days and need to simplify.

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Sunday Matters: Wrapping It Up

Sunday Matters

Little Shop of Horrors comes to a close this afternoon. My daughter did really well. She’s done many shows but this one and the last one she did, Footloose, showed so much growth as a performer. We are so very proud of her. I will share pics once I have them.

Thank you for the good thoughts and prayers regarding her health during this show. She made it through.

Right Now:

Church, and then we are off to see the show again.

This Week:

We have a little break this week and then next week, classes start. I can’t believe she will be going into 11th grade.

This week, I am going to begin the writing project that I keep teasing. I don’t mean for it to be a tease. It’s more like I just keep procrastinating. I plan to start and then I don’t. It may not turn out to be anything. I will start on Tuesday with an outline. There. I’ve committed.

Reading:

I have been reading some great books lately. My review of The Friends We Keep will post this week. I loved it so much.

I just started City of Girls. It’s starting off very strong. I have high hopes for it.

Watching:

I haven’t been able to watch much this week with all of the rehearsals going on. I did watch the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Eddie Murphy. I’ve always loved Murphy. He was really low-key in the episode but mentioned that he is thinking about returning to stand-up. That would be awesome.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Do you guys have Ralph’s or Kroger’s where you are? They make the best Gluten Free frozen pizza on the planet and it’s so inexpensive. I add chopped veggies and sometimes extra cheese to make it really good but on its own, it’s pretty fabulous. It’s allowed me to enjoy pizza once again.

Grateful for:

So grateful that my daughter was able to perform as planned. As Bryan mentioned to me in a comment, my kids always seem to get sick before a show but with mandatory rehearsals, performers come to work sick as dogs and it spreads around. Plus, long nights, little sleep, stress and not eating right. It adds up. I try to build their immunity up beforehand but it doesn’t always work.

Keeping with the theatre theme, what is your favorite musical? I love Cabaret.