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Sunday Matters: Minus One

Sunday Matters

There is something special about Sunday morning. It just seems easier and more laid back. Maybe that’s because I am still working from home so the Monday “scaries” don’t hit me like they used to. I have really gotten into a good routine from home. Hope I can make it work long term in some way.

We are minus one now. My son left last Thursday for Kansas and he begins work tomorrow but his car broke down in New Mexico. I will spare you the details. Not sure he is going to be able to start work as planned.  My advice to you, do not break down in a small town.

Right Now:

We have nothing at all planned for today. Trust me, there is plenty that HAS to be done but I am not feeling it. For example, we have to go through my daughter’s closet to get a feel for how much will need to be shipped to her when she’s away at college. We are really trying to keep it pared down. The idea of moving it all out over the summer is intimidating to me since we are so far away. We can only take so much with us on the plane. My son took her guitar for her (which she has shed tears over). He will be helping us with move in and he took her cold weather stuff but there is still a lot. Of course now the “helping us with move-in” might look different.

This Week:

My book club meets this week to discuss The Last Thing He Told Me. We are meeting at a restaurant and I am super excited. We will sit on the patio just to be safe.


I am reading Count The Ways by Joyce Maynard. I don’t know if you follow her on social media but I just love her. I love her writing so much and if you follow her, then you’ve read her short, thoughtful pieces about her husband and her lovely home in Guatemala. I would love to attend one of her writing workshops in Guatemala some day.


American Horror Stories (spin off) began on Hulu. We will probably give it a spin although I am partial to just wait for the next season of American Horror Story: Double Feature.

Grateful for:

  • Now that my son is out, I was able to put his room back in order. Honestly, it looked like a bomb went off in there. The garage is somewhat decent again too since he took some of that with him. A nice clean space makes me happy.

This is so random but I have been thinking about the fall already. Mostly because someone on Instagram posted a photo of the most delicious looking pot pie. First of all, I can’t do pie because of gluten. Second, I am vegetarian now and a vegetarian pie just doesn’t sound good at all. BUT, that pie made me think of all the yummy comfort food that goes with fall. I  know, let’s not rush it.

Whatnot – 07/14/21

flowersGood morning. This week is chugging along nicely. I took Monday off which was very nice. I took a little stroll around some of my old teen haunts, hit a bookstore, had a nice lunch which included a super greens salad with sunflower seeds. I love seeds on a salad. The flowers at left were seen on my walkabout. It’s been hot and a little humid but not totally unpleasant. These flowers seemed to love it. 

The pup and I took a little break from walking. Shorter walks since it was so hot but with the recent cloud cover we ramped back up again. She is the happiest little pup when she gets a long walk in. I do better with some activity under my belt as well. I never thought those words would come out of my mouth but these days it’s true. 

The last 10% of Shoulder Season is taking me a little bit of time to get through. I hope to have the review up this Friday so there’s my motivation. It’s interesting and good but not riveting and there are so many books catching my eye. 

My house is in a bit of a shambles. The boy is packing here and there for his departure to Kansas on Thursday but he’s taking some of my daughter’s things for her college move-in and that stuff is all over the place and not fully decided on yet. I like to have things in order so I am a little discombobulated at the moment. For example, there is a cast iron skillet on top of my dryer and it’s been there for a week. 

Is the summer panning out to be the summer you expected? Besides the heat, it doesn’t really feel like summer to me.