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Sunday Matters: Can You Feel It?

Sunday Matters

Hello friends! Here in Southern California, summer can go on for a long, long, time. BUT, all of a sudden it feels like fall to me. The other day we had a freak downpour that came out of nowhere, a few gloomy mornings and it’s been getting dark early. Time to light those candles!

Yesterday we got our flu shots and then had a lovely dinner with friends. The last time we had dinner was right before the initial shutdown. I was still working and I remember how unsure we were about the future of the virus. It felt really good to spend time with them after so long.

Update: the girl is negative for COVID. 

Right Now:

In a little bit I will head to church for student ministry. I am having a blast in this new role I have. I get to spend a lot of time with ALL of the students and many of the leaders. It’s fun to see where these students go with their faith.

When I get home at 1:30pm, I plan to hang out on the couch with Hamnet.

This Week:

I am hosting my book club this week to discuss Hamnet. It came up on me fast. I think we will meet on my patio.

I had a  mammogram the other day and it came back suspect. This often happens with me so on Thursday I have to go to a hospital in the valley for additional testing. While there, I will meet up with a co-worker for lunch. I think it will be okay but positive thoughts and prayers are welcome.

Reading:

I finished and reviewed We Were Never Here. My library hold for My Heart is a Chainsaw hasn’t come in yet for RIP. Plus, my book club meeting came up fast so I will focus on finishing Hamnet and then hopefully by then my library hold will come in.

Watching:

American Horror Story: Double Feature is really good and Only Murders in the Building with Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez has been really fun on Hulu. It reminds me of old school Clue.

Grateful for:

  • My daughter’s negative COVID test. She missed the entire week of school. Still feels sick but hey, it’s not COVID.
  • My son finally got his car back from Kia! The dealership in Wichita called him to tell him it was there so he went to pick it up. I mailed his car registration sticker to him just the day before so now he has the car to put it on.
  • Time. I’ve been collecting things to donate and I’ve had the time to finally sort through it all. A lot of it came from my daughter’s discards. The pup thinks we did away with her LOL.

Have a wonderful Sunday and check in if you can!

Sunday Matters: Happy Birthday To Me!

Sunday Matters

Hello friends! It’s my birthday today! Normally I take an extra day off from work but this year the Labor Day holiday is my extra day. To celebrate, we puttered around Santa Barbara yesterday. Ate all the things. Being near the ocean makes me happy.

Right Now:

I am about the head to church to hang with the J High and High School students. I’ll be there until around 1pm. Then, the whole day is wide open.

My daughter went home with her roommate to Arkansas for the long weekend. It was nice of them to invite her. I am sure they will have a blast.

This Week:

Flu shots are available now. If you are so inclined, you might want to get one early to avoid the COVID booster clash that I am anticipating. I can go during the week but the hub can only go on the weekend so we will do the walk-in event on Saturday.

Nothing much going on this week but on Saturday night we are having dinner with two dear friends. The last time we had dinner was right before the big shutdown. Feels so surreal to think of that dinner. I was still at work and the dinner conversation was full of “what ifs”. As we all know, these last two years have been a big what if.

Reading:

I am reading Reese’s new pick We Were Never Here. Then, I want to read My Heart is a Chainsaw for RIP.

Watching:

American Horror Story: Double Feature is really good. I am recording The Walking Dead this season and will watch it all at once. I am just not motivated to watch it now but I want to see it through. I heard this is the last season after all.

Grateful for:

  • My daughter’s friends at MSU. They look to be the sweetest group of people.
  • That someone from Kia corporate finally called my son about his car. It’s been gone since 7/17 if you can believe it. I don’t want to get excited too soon because they have not reimbursed him for one cent as of yet.
  • Always so grateful for my little Otter Pup.

Have a wonderful Sunday and check in if you can!