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Sunday Matters: All Good

Sunday Matters

Sunday snuck up on me. As you saw from an earlier post, graduation is almost complete. One down, another to go.

This past Thursday my son surprised us with another visit. He is good as not telling you what his plans are. He likes to just come through the door. The only thing is that the pup can tell he is coming even from a block away which is pretty impressive since she has never seen or heard his new car. He walked in, we hit the market and got stuff to grill plant-based burgers. He had stopped for fresh strawberries so we made strawberry shortcake too.

Right Now:

He came, he went. He will be headed back to San Luis Obispo today to finish up school and to gather up some more of his things. Not sure if this will be the last trip or not. His car is smaller now. We may have to drive up at some point to grab the rest.

Nothing else planned for the day besides a long walk which will have to be timed for optimal weather (it’s getting pretty hot) and my son’s departure.

This Week:

My daughter starts her camp training this week. Grad ceremony for #2 at the end of this week. Some work items I need to work on in preparation for the fall semester. Yes, I am starting early because I will be moving my daughter to Missouri during the most critical time for my campus. Hoping to get as much set as possible before I go. I don’t have anyone to back me up.

Reading:

10 Books of Summer 2021 and #VentureForth is in full swing. I am glad to have a list of books I want to get to because I was just approved for some really good ones and now I need to figure out a way to get them all read. Recently approved for: Damnation Spring by Ash Davidson, The Guide by Peter Heller, Taste by Stanley Tucci, and The Family Plot by Megan Collins. See what I mean? It’s a good problem to have.

This weekend I am picking up again with Summer Darlings.

Summer Darlings

Watching:

My son introduced us to Barry on HBO Max. It has Bill Hader and Henry Winkler. It’s quite funny and clever.

Grateful for:

  • We finally have a move-in date for my daughter. I have secured a hotel room for the week in Missouri. Need to check out the rental car situation. If I can get a rental, because there is a nationwide shortage, then I will book a flight. If not, then we will drive. I’ve padded move-in by a few days on each side to allow for travel and shopping.
  • Plants. I am eternally grateful for all of my new plant friends that I picked up during the shutdown. They have given me great joy and are thriving! I’ve split them into multiple pots now because they are doing so well. I had a horrible track record with plants before this so this is really something. This photo is an example of how my home is covered in plants now.

plants

Enjoy your weekend!

Sunday Matters: Long Weekends Never Get Old

Sunday Matters

Good Sunday morning to you! Are you enjoying your weekend? I really love a long weekend even when I have nothing planned. Just the idea of an extra day off, for those of us who are lucky enough to get one, perks me right up.

Right Now:

My Sundays look a little different now that youth group has come to a close for my seniors. I am still pondering my next step. My plan at the moment is to get my daughter up so we can head to breakfast. Breakfast out, is my favorite thing.

This Week:

The only thing that  matters this week is high school graduation on Tuesday, June 1st! It’s in-person! It’s an evening ceremony and then we plan to have dinner with my daughter’s friend’s family. It will be late, after 9:30pm probably but who cares? Let’s celebrate!

Reading:

I loaded up my Kindle to begin 10 Books of Summer 2021. There’s also #VentureForth which reminds us of the summer reading programs that we all loved growing up! I just love the idea of summer reading. When I was a kid, one of the libraries I visited regularly had reading tunnels in the children’s section. The tunnels had glass on one side looking out into a tree lined green space as as you sat in the tunnel to read, you had this lovely natural light to keep you company. I spent so many hours in the tunnel with my stack of Nancy Drew books.

Venture Forth Summer Reading

I finished People We Meet On Vacation this past Friday but didn’t finish it in time to get the review posted. It was one of those books that I wasn’t sure about until about 25% in. However, I did enjoy it quite a bit. Full review soon.

This weekend I am spending time with Summer Darlings.

Summer Darlings

Watching:

Not a thing.

Grateful for:

  • Short road trips. Being at home for work is so nice but I often feel cooped up by the end of the week. Sometimes we don’t even have a plan we just get in the car.
  • You know me, I do not like to rush anything but I am glad that high school is behind us, or will be after Tuesday. It was a rough two years for my daughter and her friends. Just getting up was a chore. Being online for hours on end was a total drag and caused all sorts of issues like migraines, neck strain, etc. Missouri State will be fully open come fall. She is very excited.

No matter what you have planned, I hope you enjoy it.