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Sunday Matters: Fall Feelings

sunday-matters (1)Hello, all. I’m not one to rush the seasons. I prefer to enjoy the season I am in but it really is beginning to feel like fall, even though it’s 97 degrees and humid. We don’t usually deal with humidity but it’s making the mornings a little gloomy, which to me, signals the coming of fall. PLUS, I saw a tweet for the R.I.P. Challenge and you know that is always the kickoff to fall for us readers.

Well, The Girl is back in Missouri now setting up her new pad. Our poor pup is so confused. All the comings and goings. She will sit outside her bedroom door for a couple of weeks waiting for her to come out. She still looks for my son now and then.

Right Now:

Coffee, then student ministry. It will be a busy day of training but we have some great leaders coming on board. It’s going to be a great season.


Still reading The Last Chairlift and Verity.


Still watching Sisyphus on Netflix. It’s Korean with subtitles but so, so interesting. A CEO who develops a time travel “uploader” finds himself in the past and the present as he looks for his brother who supposedly died but he keeps seeing him. All around. He also sees the people who have come and gone using his invention, not realizing that it actually came to fruition since it was only in its beginning stages in the present day.

Grateful for:

  • Publishers who are generous with their review copies. I recently received that new Irving but I just received Cormac McCarthy’s new releases too (The Passenger and Stella Maris.) I was so excited to open that package.
  • My daughter’s friends in Missouri. They are really special and are so good to her. Makes it easier for me to send her back!

Have a great Sunday!

Whatnot – 08/03/22

Missouri State

It’s happening. This Saturday The Girl flies back to Missouri to begin her sophomore year in the Musical Theatre program at Missouri State. She has a sweet four-bedroom apartment right across the street and will be sharing it with three of her classmates. They moved in this week so she has been feeling FOMO over not being a part of the move-in but her turn is coming up quickly. She is very excited about having a bathroom and a kitchen!

Tonight, student ministry has a team night so there will be yummy food, games and all sorts of fun for the team. I am really looking forward to getting together before our fall kickoff.

Still reading Irving’s The Last Chairlift. It’s so good. Because it’s so long, I will be reading Verity alongside it just so I can get some books reviewed soon. 

I thought Los Angeles was headed for another mask mandate but  our COVID numbers have gone down so that has been cancelled. However, California declared a state of emergency for Monkeypox now. Can we get through one pandemic without adding another? I know Governors declare a State of Emergency to gain access to federal funding but the numbers really have grown in this state. I am heading back to work on Tuesday but will I be sent back home to work in a month or two? We’ve been here before.

My son is doing well. He finally has some furniture but his couch was not shipped all together so he only has one part of it. The cat is very happy to have a fan now. Washington does not typically have AC so it’s been about 90 in the apartment and Root Beer has been very chatty about having to endure such heat.

Here she is enjoying the car’s AC:

Root Beer the cat enjoying the car's AC.

Now that we are in August I am hoping our temps don’t skyrocket to 110+. So far it’s been very nice. Only 97 or so with some humidity. All the students around here are preparing for Back to School. Most here start on August 9th. I do enjoy seeing all the back to school displays at the store but I won’t lie. It’s nice to not have to be shopping it after all those years doing so.

That’s all I have. I hope you all have a great, rest of the week. Do something fun this weekend. I have a leadership conference to attend on Saturday after dropping the kid off at the airport and then student ministry as usual but maybe I can fit something in after the conference.