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Sunday Matters: Wasn’t Bad At All

Sunday Matters

Every day has felt like a beautiful spring day this past week. It’s amazing how sunlight and blue skies immediately perk you up. That wind though. Still up to its tricks. However, gazing out the window while working has been made quite pleasant by the sunlight streaming through.

Speaking of work, I made it through and it wasn’t bad at all. Busy, but manageable. I’ve not been sleeping at all but my body and mind are constantly racing so I think that helped me catch-up so quickly. I was on fire. My daughter is not sleeping either. She was given an RX to try but it’s not working nor are any of the natural remedies (Melatonin, Magnesium, Valerian root, ZzzQuil, etc.) She is doing meditation too. If you have something to suggest, please do.

Right Now:

All that is going on right now is lounging. We had nothing scheduled for this weekend and it was nice to not have to leave the house or really do anything.

Later, my youth group will meet on Zoom again. We don’t have much of a choice even though everyone is tired of it. One out of three people in LA County have COVID so we remain virtual.

This Week:

Here’s where we really need your good thoughts, prayers, salt over the shoulder, whatever works. Two auditions this week. Hot weather and wind. Edison threatening (again) to shut the power off. We will prepare to have fully charged laptops and hotspots just in case but for singing on Zoom, the hard-wired ethernet cable is the best way to go so we hope the power remains on for Carnegie Mellon and Arizona. Please.

I also have a book club meeting on Zoom to discuss The Memory Police. I believe my daughter also has a master class to attend so power would be good.

Monday, campus is closed in honor of MLK day. I nearly forgot.

Reading:

The Overstory. It’s a long book, 500 pages or so. I may read Miss Benson’s Beetle at the same time.

Watching:

Believe it or not, I have been watching Maine Cabin Masters. It’s on the DIY network. They remodel these cabins in the middle of nowhere, often keeping the environment and sustainability in mind. It’s really amazing what they can do with these little cabins. Sometimes they are located on an island with no running water or an easy way to transport supplies. It’s fascinating.

Grateful for:

  • My son was offered another job to supplement the hours he is currently working so he will have two jobs. Two of my fave places (Williams Sonoma and REI).
  • The Otter Pup who was feeling out of sorts is now back to her normal, quirky self. I pulled a small burr out of her coat and voila! She is back in business. She also had a thorn stuck in her back. That dog loves to jump into bushes.

What’s new with you? Oh! The inauguration is this week. Praying for a smooth transition with zero drama.

Sunday Matters: Just Like That, and It’s Back to Reality

Sunday Matters

The return to work after a long vacation is always hard. I am just taking this day to chill before it all starts back up again. I am still working remotely so that makes it easier.

Right Now:

I am enjoying some coffee and some weekend news. It’s the only kind of news I can tolerate these days. Pet stories, entertainment news and food segments. Then, the Hub, pup and I will be off for an adventure so my daughter can complete her Baldwin Wallace audition without any distractions. The Otter Pup is known to photobomb you when on Zoom and if someone walks past the house she will bark. Not conducive to the audition process so she gets to go on an adventure with us.

Later today, youth group starts up again via Zoom and school starts back up again on Monday, remotely, so their brains will be occupied with that, I’m sure. I know it’s on my daughter’s mind.

This Week:

Work for me. School for the girl. That’s it and that’s enough. I’ve got to figure out some meal planning too. Trying to work more plant-based meals in. I have no issue with this but finding meals everyone will eat and ones that also do not have gluten can be challenging.

Reading:

The Overstory. Might take me awhile to read given that my current reading pace is that of a snail. Slow.

Watching:

We are finishing up Cobra Kai today, hopefully. Just one more episode. Not sure what we will watch after that. Bridgerton looks interesting to me but I can’t see the Hub watching it.

Also, I might have fallen into the Grey’s Anatomy hole. My daughter has been watching it recently and I can’t help but watch it with her. So much drama. I had to pull a palm tree out of my yard the other day and I had her pause it until I finished and then came back all covered in branches so I could see the ending.

Grateful for:

  • My son is all settled into his new place now. He still needs a few pieces of furniture but for the most part, he’s all set up.
  • This would never have come out of my mouth a year ago but I am grateful for physical activity. It’s the only thing that wears me down these days. Without it, my mind goes into spin mode.
  • This community. Readers are the best people.

I hope you are enjoying this weekend and if you are going back to work like I am on Monday, we will get through the week and be celebrating Friday in no time.