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Sunday Matters: All Things Summer

Sunday Matters

According to the calendar it’s not officially summer but when it gets hot here and the schools are out, I call it summer. What does “summer” bring to mind? For me:

  • Cold watermelon! My son does not like watermelon. Who is this kid?
  • Sun tea. I don’t do it often but when I do, it’s just so good. I need a good sun tea pitcher.
  • Pool days. We do not own a pool or have access to a community pool but when I am near a pool with a book in hand, I’m pretty happy.
  • Beach days. It’s not a beach day to me without a tuna salad sandwich. My newly vegetarian self has not found a good replacement for this. My friend’s mom used to make us the best tuna salad piled onto buttered whole grain bread. Served with Pringles.
  • BBQs/cookouts.
  • Big blockbuster movies. Will we have any this summer?
  • Summer reading, of course.

What do you think of when you hear the word summer?

Right Now:

After a chaotic college move-out for my son, where the bed flew off his car and ripped the roof rack off in the process, he did eventually make it here. Our mornings will be a little different now although I have no idea why since no one wakes up until after 11am these days. I wake at 5 a.m. ALL THE TIME which is an hour later than I used to when I went in to work.

This Week:

My book club meets this week in-person and outside.

We have dental appointments this Saturday. Cleanings. I don’t know if I ever mentioned it but my dentist is not close to us but I’ve been going to that office for 30+ years! Since it’s a drive, we schedule our cleanings on the weekend and go together. We usually grab lunch afterward.

Reading:

I must put my summer reading aside to get to Go Tell It On The Mountain which we are discussing for my club meeting this Wednesday.

Watching:

My son wants me to watch the Loki series on Disney Plus. He also has us watching Barry on Netflix. Still have one more episode of Marcella to watch on Netflix. In my opinion, it tanked towards the end and then I lost interest. We will finish it but I am not very motivated to do so.

Grateful for:

  • Friends who listen to me blather on about all of my worries and concerns. Truly, you are so valuable and I appreciate you.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a wonderful week!

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!