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Sunday Matters: A Little Foggy but Happy

Sunday Matters

Last week was pretty good. I did a little reading, some journaling and made a few home cooked meals. It felt good to just BE. I’m the type that flits around when I don’t have something to do but I didn’t do that this past week and it felt great.

Right Now:

No amount of coffee can help the fog I’m in but I shall drink it anyway. Muscle relaxers, pain relievers and allergy meds do not mix but I am being told to take them together and although I space them out, they space ME out. You could ask me to do anything right now and I’d happily say yes to it. As soon as I resemble a functioning human being, I will venture out into the world and begin my day.

This Week:

Hopefully there will be a callback for my daughter this week. My son is auditioning for a Justice League character on Tuesday. I’ve got a couple of appointments but nothing big. Should be a good week.

Reading:

Ulysses. I will be reading it for a long, long time. However, I did decide to read other books with it so right now I am finishing up A Man Called Ove and then I have to take a look at my review copy list to see what’s next.

Murakami released his newest book in Japan. It’s called “Kishidancho Goroshi” (Killing Commendatore) and it’s a big one. It seems VERY unfair that I have to wait for the translation to hit the US but I shall wait. I have no choice! In Japan it’s in two volumes so I hope when it comes to the US it will be one, massive book. I cannot wait! If anyone knows when it will hit the US, please let me know.

Watching:

Bates Motel started up again and it’s good.

Everyone knows I am watching The Walking Dead so that’s not news but the spiked walker from last week was very cool.

I really want to see Arrival.

Yes, I will watch the Oscars once I get home but if it runs into The Walking Dead I’ll have to change the channel.

Making:

My son asked for salad. SALAD. So, I’ve gotta make salad.

I’m not in the mood for much these days. All those meds kill my appetite but veggie or burrito bowls sound good. Maybe I will make some for the week.

Grateful for:

Opportunities. I get a little nervous when someone presents me with an opportunity to do something good that might be a little out of my comfort zone but lately, I’ve just been saying yes and it feels pretty good.

Maybe it’s the meds!

What are you up to? What unputdownable book are you reading? I know it’s not Ulysses.

Sunday Matters: Uh, Hello

Sunday Matters

It’s so easy for the week to slip past me. Especially while reading Ulysses. I’ve been MIA this week because Ulysses requires all of my attention and that means other books do not get read. The struggle is real.

Right Now:

My Sunday schedule is pretty much the same. We go to church, I go into panic mode over not having shopped for the week and then I head back to church to hang with the middle-schoolers. But every Sunday manages to be different which keeps it interesting.

This Week:

Not much happening this week besides Shrek auditions. I’ve filled my daughter up with all the home remedies for sickness because she always, ALWAYS gets sick for auditions. She started to sneeze on Thursday. I refuse to let the sickness in so she has had every home remedy you can think of.

She is not a fan of me right now. Who gags on honey? She does.

Reading:

I’m still reading Ulysses for the read-along. It’s a bit of a slog and I took an unintended three-day break from it so now I am feeling a bit behind.

This is what I really want to read:

Lincoln in the Bardo

Everyone is reading Lincoln in the Bardo and I feel SO left out.  It sounds fascinating. Abraham Lincoln, a ghost and strange happenings. Fabulous.

Watching:

Oh man. Bates Motel. I just finished  watching the episodes from last season. What a show. The new season begins this week and it looks absolutely crazy. Norman. Such a piece of work he is.

The Walking Dead is on tonight and I am hoping it has a little more pep than last week’s mid-season opener which was a real yawn-fest. I still managed to talk about it no less than 12 times this past week though.

Making:

I feel like grilling. I also feel like making up some casseroles but my kids are not fans of casseroles.

Grateful for:

Camaraderie. It’s feels good to get together with people and just BE. No pressure. No facades.

How are you all doing? California had a monster storm. It was named Lucifer. It lived up to its name.