Tag Archives: Summer

Sunday Matters: And So It Goes

Sunday Matters

This weekend we moved my son back to San Luis Obispo to begin his new job. He loves that town and is happy to be back with friends but the couch surfing until his rented room is ready has me concerned. He’s young so hopefully, resilient.

San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Photo: SF Chronicle

Right Now:

It’s Father’s Day so we hope to celebrate with a meal out but it will probably be enjoyed in the car. I am not that comfortable with public spaces after my hair appointment last week. Some protocols were overlooked. I will leave it at that.

This Week:

It’s a busy week. For real. My daughter has a dance assessment on Wednesday in preparation for pre-screens. Also on Wednesday is a “team night” for student ministry. It will be on Zoom.

Daughter has a dental appointment on Thursday. It’s been rescheduled three times. I have book club this same night and she also has a Tap class. I think my book club is meeting in person. Have to confirm.

My husband and I have dental appointments on Saturday.

See what I mean about a busy week? It’s like going from zero to sixty. I didn’t mean to have all these things scheduled for this week it just worked out that way.


I picked up The Dutch House by Ann Patchett for my book discussion. I didn’t realize how fast that meeting was coming up so I had to put down my other book. The Dutch House is quite readable. I fell right into it.


You all won’t believe it but I finally watched The Princess Bride. For years people have been trying to get me to watch it. I was really stressed out one day and decided to watch half on my lunch break and watch the other half the following day. It was cute, funny, amusing… don’t quite get the cult following it has but I think it’s one of those films that grows on you over time. Inigo Montoya was my favorite character followed by the giant. Forget his name.

Still haven’t settled on a crime show to watch but I saw a Coben subtitled series called The Woods. It’s Polish but all of the other Coben shows have been so good, so I think we’ll check it out on Netflix soon.

Grateful for:

  • The fact that I do not live in Tulsa
  • My son getting a job but sad that he won’t be with us over the summer and for his birthday
  • Reading! If only I could focus. I posted my summer list this past week of what I plan to read so check it out if you haven’t

What will you be doing for July 4th? Sadly, our city decided to go ahead with the big fireworks extravaganza even though our numbers continue to go up. Plus, our pup is not a fan although she is just fine as long as we are home and we do plan to stay home. We’ll cook something I’m sure and maybe watch Jaws. Okay, maybe not as the DVD player just died.

Summertime Reading

Summertime Reading

This is what I hope to read this summer. Some books are older, some kind of new, some haven’t come out yet. If I read any of these this summer I will be happy. Reading is such a challenge right now!

The Guest List by Lucy Foley

The End of the Day by Bill Clegg

The Safe Place by Anna Downes

The Second Home by Christina Clancy

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

The Boy from the Woods by Harlan Coben

The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett

Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty

There are a few others I may toss in depending on mood but I am happy with this list. It’s a good mix of old and new.

What will you be reading this summer?