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Sunday Matters: The End of the Road

Sunday Matters

It felt like it took a really long time to get to today but we are finally here. The last day of high school was last week and tonight, we are all heading down to see The Teen compete for Best Actor at The Jerry Herman Awards.

Jerry Herman logo.

After a full day of rehearsal yesterday, he came home with a sore throat! WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN?? He just went down for more rehearsal and will be there all day until the awards start. It’s going to be a long, long day for him. Positive thoughts and prayers, please.

Later this morning we have The Girl’s end of the season track party which happens to be a swim party and it’s seriously cold here (54 degrees). We’ll see how that goes!

Then, we head down to Hollywood to see the awards show. Can’t wait.

Right Now:

I’ve had two cups of coffee but in all honesty, need like 5 to get going this morning.

This Week:

This week is all about end of the year stuff. The Girl has a choir concert on Tuesday and The Teen graduates on Wednesday and then on Friday, The Teen has his Senior Showcase for Theatre so one more performance to go!


I am very close to finishing Father’s Day by Simon Van Booy. I’ve read his short story collections before but this one is a novel and has a very different feel to it. I am enjoying it.


My mind has been all over the place so right now I am watching whatever sounds good. I managed to see snippets of The Truman Show lat night. I’ve seen it before but had forgotten how good it is. I’ve also watched Lolita and several episodes of The Wonder Years.


We grilled steaks last night and they were fabulous. I’ve been to the market three times this week and still have nothing to make for the week. That’s how distracted I am.

Grateful for:

Fun people. My quality of life has improved so much just because of the people I choose to hang out with. Hanging out with fun people, people who make you laugh is really the best thing ever. No matter how tough a day or week is, if you can laugh at the end of it then all is good.

What’s going on with you?

Drowning. Not Really.

ARC List
Advanced review copy list.

What you see above is my current review list and the publishing dates for each book. As you can see, I am a tad behind. It happens when you get overwhelmed with stuff and then take days, literally days weeks to mourn the loss of time but then you face facts and get down to business.

So, I’m sticking this here even though my spreadsheet has been staring me in the face for awhile. It’s not too bad. Right?  This is just my review copy list. This doesn’t include my book club book for June (Fates and Furies) or the ones I’ve started and stopped numerous times because other duties have called.  I just need to buckle down and get them read.

That said, reading is a priority from here on out. It should have been the entire time. It’s what grounds me and without it I get a little crazy. Plus, these are all books that I asked for. Clamored for, really. I am just excited to finally get to them!

Anyone else in the same boat?