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Sunday Matters: All The Feels

Sunday Matters

This time of the year I experience all the feels. One moment the anticipation of Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas really excites me, but then the next moment I feel a little bit of dread. Mostly, over the commercial aspect of such holidays but really, isn’t that all on us? I mean, if I choose not to buy into it, then it won’t happen, right?

Because I really love this time of the year. We had another 90 degree day this past week but I feel a little chill in the air when I get in the car in the morning and I’ve started to think about my menu for Halloween night.

Right Now:

Last Sunday I spent as much time on the couch at possible. I am trying to get this rest thing down. Today, I plan to attempt this again. I am just not the type of person to be idle for long. It’s hard. Very hard to not clean a closet of do laundry while I am ‘resting” but the four hours of sleep that I average per night, is not enough.

This Week:

There is a  theatre showcase this week and a competition this weekend. The kids are doing great. My daughter’s voice between festival rehearsals, Macbeth and Annie has been tested. She needs a weekend of vocal rest but it’s not possible. Hope she gets a few days of rest before the competition.

Reading:

I am reading This is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel. It’s about a boy named Claude who decides at age five that he wants to be a girl. It’s really making me think about what I would do in such a situation. These parents support him so he becomes Poppy but then at age ten decides that maybe a boy is who she needs to be. It’s blowing my mind.

Watching:

American Horror Story. So good this season. The Walking Dead. So far, not all that dramatic but pretty good. My son is wanting me to check out The Good Place.

Also, I saw El Camino, the movie sequel that picked up where Breaking Bad left off and it was very good.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I was listening to my podcast this week and came across two new singers I’ve not heard before. Ben Rector and David Crowder. I am really enjoying their music. Here’s a sample:


Grateful for:

Perspective. I was having a totally crappy day last Monday. I was stressed and tired and just not happy but on my way to volunteer at Outreach. I don’t like to be in that kind of mood when I volunteer but God always seems to know what I need. He put me before those people. Those people who need the most basic things. A hot meal, a clean pair of socks, a person to maybe sit with them for five minutes just to ask how they are. I left there with a heavy heart but a full one too.

What are your plans for Halloween? I have the candy. I was thinking about making Sloppy Joes and maybe having some of my daughter’s friends over. It’s a school night but you know.

Sunday Matters: Reading Again, and It Feels Good

Sunday Matters

I’ve been catching up on my blog reading and it seems like many of you were reading at a snail’s pace like me. I don’t know what it is about the summer/fall transition that does that to me but it certainly does. Anyway, I’ve picked myself up and dove right into King’s latest. He is always good medicine.

Right Now:

Taking it easy today. I am volunteering later but my plan is to remain on the couch until the last possible second. I just want to watch old episodes of Roseanne, or Seinfeld or possible some animal or travel shows. Mindless stuff.

This Week:

My daughter has a theatre showcase on Tuesday night and the big competition of the same scenes will be on Saturday. It’s an all day event. Very fun. I hope they do well. My daughter is in the musical category. The scene is hush hush so I can’t tell you much about it other than it’s good. It’s at a high school not too far away this year but I am working it so will spend the day there along with The Hub and some of my fave parents. I just love these kids.

Reading:

King, King, King. The Institute, specifically.

Watching:

American Horror Story has been so good this season. The 80s and the plot twists have me dancing a jig.

The Walking Dead started up again with a very interesting opener. Seems promising.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I don’t know if I mentioned it in my last post but I joined Weight Watchers again. It’s not new to me at all. I hit goal twice on it but as some of you know the program seems to change every couple of years which always infuriated me in the past but this year’s program with all these zero point foods has me rethinking it. I’ve already lost ten pounds and it’s been three weeks. ZERO cravings, too.

The part that IS new besides the program, is the fact that I am actually investing in my health. I am a walking nightmare although you probably would not think that if you saw me in real life. At least I hope not.

Grateful for:

Great books. Always grateful for great reads but now that I’m choosing to be part of the blogging community again (hehe), the books are staring me in the face and once again I am excited about reading them.

Do you dress up for Halloween? If so, what will you be? I don’t dress but I like to wear festive things like hats or crowns or special shirts. Sometimes face makeup.