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Sunday Matters: Everything is Good

Sunday Matters

The Girl is back from Hawaii. She had a great time and declared immediately upon landing that she wants to travel more.

Us? We are pretty good. It was a return to normal as far as our schedules go but we eased into it okay.

Right Now:

I recently finished The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce and the feel-good feeling I had upon turning that last page has stayed with me. More so because I keep listening to the playlist the publisher put together on Spotify. I am just sitting here happy with my coffee and playlist.

This Week:

This week should be pretty good. No extra appointments just the normal stuff.

Reading:

Right after finishing The Music Shop I picked up Sunburn by Laura Lippman. What a book! It was impossible to put down once I started it so I should have the review up very soon. Next up, The Flight Attendant and that TheMystery.doc book everyone is talking about.

Watching:

The Walking Dead season finale is tonight and right after it is the season premier of Fear the Walking Dead. As soon as I get home from volunteering I am gonna throw myself in front of the TV and hopefully watch both although it will be a pretty late night for me.

Making:

Let’s see. What am I making? I plan to make some Spanish rice for life group this Tuesday. I need to BBQ some salmon for lunches. I’ve got a craving for the kind of pasta sauce (gravy) that simmers all day long. Half of my family is Italian so that is where I get it from. I want thick sauce with loopy noodles. Sometimes I can find really good quality gluten-free pasta so maybe I will get lucky.

Grateful for:

Feel-good reads. I don’t care for sappy novels but the kinds of books that leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy? Who doesn’t want to feel that way?

Share with me a book that you consider to be a real feel-good novel.

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Sunday Matters: Where Do I Start?

Sunday Matters

Hello, March. Funny how you crept up on me.

The weekend has been good. Yesterday, I had breakfast with a friend I haven’t seen for 34 years!! Unbelievable! It was so good to see her again . We talked as if no time had passed.

Today, I come to you worn out and tired. My iron levels are rock bottom again and I have little energy for anything. I am just wiped out but it’s not really something I can control even with rest. I don’t absorb iron so I will have to talk to the doc again about it.

Right Now:

Hey, I’m awake and upright. I call that a win.

This Week:

The final cast list for Oliver posts on Tuesday. We have a volleyball tournament on Saturday to go to and in between those two all the normal stuff I am involved in.

However, no matter how busy I am,  I will make an effort to be a little more cautious about my food choices this week. Ever since we returned to the house I have been eating pseudo meals. On their own, they are healthy but piled on top of one another we are talking major calories and a lot of sugar. Protein bars and yogurt, trail mix, lots of toast with avocado. Too much. I am so over it and coupled with the low iron I feel like sludge.

Reading:

I started Future Home of the Living God. Not sure how I feel about it yet. It’s starting off very slow for me.

Watching:

I am not able to watch the Oscars tonight because I will be with the high school ministry. I may be able to watch some of the red carpet action beforehand but hopefully I’ll make it back in time for The Walking Dead. I’ll record it but if I am too late coming back I can’t stay up to watch the entire show. I wake up way too early.

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Oh! I saw a trailer for this movie and I am dying. What a cast! I need to see it.

Making:

I should just take this category out. No time to cook.

Grateful for:

My tax lady. It’s a funny thing to say but she makes our life so easy by taking care of it all for us and now she does my son’s too so we are super grateful to have her.

Do you watch the Oscars? I miss the old, Hollywood glamour. It’s just not like it used to be.