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Sunday Matters: Still Recovering

Sunday Matters

I am not even going to blame it on age but my fifteen hours at Disneyland last week (a perfect day in every way) is still affecting me this weekend. However, there are little signs here and there that I had some sort of allergic reaction to something. My lips peeling off my face is one sign. It always takes me so long to get whatever the offender is out of my system.

Right Now:

I’m cautiously optimistic that the day will be a good one. Coffee, helps in that regard.

This Week:

Fun stuff this week. My division’s work party is on Monday. I need to find a White Elephant gift for that. My union’s Christmas party is on Wednesday and that’s always fun and the university’s party is coming up as well but I am not sure I’ll be going to that one because it’s after hours and after waking at 4 a.m., let’s face it, staying after hours probably won’t happen.

Reading:

I started Becoming by Michelle Obama.

Becoming

Watching:

Have you seen The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix? It has Kurt Russell in it and it’s so much fun. Do yourself a favor and catch it if you can.

The Christmas Chronicles

New Things I’ve Tried:

I like to cook but when I can find high quality, ready-made items, I tend to go that route and it just makes it easier for everyone.  My latest fave is Trader Joe’s Bolognese jarred sauce, not the one in the freezer section. It’s so good and tastes like I made it from scratch.

Grateful for:

The rain. Guys, we had solid rain for two days. It’s not good for the burned landscape because any amount of water almost always causes mudslides but we are still in a drought too. I wish we did a better job of capturing the water though. So much of it runs off.

My question for you, do you know what book you will end the year with? I am bouncing all over the place on this one.

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Sunday Matters: Hello December

Sunday Matters

Did everyone survive Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday? I’ve never received so many emails. It was really annoying. In fact, it turned me off. Just too much stuff and my house is already full of stuff. Enough, already.

Right Now:

Yesterday we went to Disneyland and spent the entire day there. My legs feel like they are broken from so much walking but we love going. My son is still missing Disney so much. He sees it in an entirely new light now and it’s just magical.

This Week:

I have some fun stuff this week. I have book club on Thursday. We will discuss Sourdough by Robin Sloan. Remember Mr. Penumbra? Same author.

I also have a work Christmas party on Friday. I don’t have a good ugly sweater for it. Not sure what I’ll do about that.

Reading:

After Sourdough I am not sure what I’ll pick up. I am behind with my reading goals for the year. So much so that I just changed my goal on Goodreads. Yep, you can do that. So technically I now have three more books to read in December which is doable.

What should I read? I have King’s Elevation. I also have a non-fiction book I’ve been wanting to read, If You Only Knew by Jamie Ivey. Ivey writes this podcast I’ve been listening to, The Happy Hour. Her book looks pretty good.

Watching:

I started The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix. Holy cheeses. I watched the first episode while in my car, in the dark. I am not jumpy. Jump scares don’t really bother me but the visuals in this one. CREEPY and terrifying. NOTHING like the book it’s supposedly based on.

New Things I’ve Tried:

Disneyland has really upped their game in the gluten-free department. We tried a new restaurant yesterday and they had an allergy menu and made me a delicious pulled-pork sandwich from it. It was nice to have the same thing my family was having and not be left out.

Grateful for:

I’m grateful for the awesome day we had yesterday. Beautiful, cool, weather and the crowds were not bad at all.

Today I have the hit the market and later I am volunteering but I will be recovering in-between. Fifteen hours at Disney did me in.

What are you up to today?