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Sunday Matters: Time

Sunday Matters

This week has been great. No rushing around! For once, my calendar was wide open and it felt so good. Reading, cuddles with the pup, watching Broadway performances that my daughter wanted me to see on YouTube. Pleasant.

Winter Formal was yesterday so maybe I will have a pic to share later. I don’t know about you moms with teens but my teen is very choosy about which photos she allows me to share.

Right Now:

I am getting ready to head out for high school ministry. I have it in my head to cook breakfast today but we’ll see if it happens. Usually I just grab a piece of toast with peanut butter but don’t you love a good breakfast?

This Week:

My daughter starts a college class this Monday (Sign Language) so that she can hopefully attend a summer theater intensive in NY/NJ this summer. Since she chose not to do The Little Mermaid, she has evenings to attend this class which counts for two years of language. My son took the class when he was in high school and said it was pretty decent.

High School ministry has a Galentine’s event that I will try to attend this Thursday. On Valentine’s Day, my daughter’s choir will be doing singing telegrams but The Hub and I will most likely order in because going out on THE day, a Friday no less, will be impossible.

On Saturday, we hope to meet the boy in Santa Barbara for a meal and to catch-up a little. Santa Barbara is about 1.5 hours for each of us so it’s the middle ground and a great place to meet. We are looking forward to it.

Reading:

I finished Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman. I should have the review up this week. I enjoyed it a lot but I could not shake the feeling that I’ve read the story before. Every time I turned the page I got a sense of deja vu.

I am combing through all my review copies and library books to see what my next read will be. I want to keep up this reading pace so it needs to be something super compelling.  Suggestions?

Watching:

I noticed that Center Stage is back on Netflix. Have you seen that gem? My daughter and I are going to watch it again soon but tonight we will sit on the couch and watch all the Oscar fanfare.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I’ve been supplementing my food with organic, plant-based protein powders mixed into almond milk. Nutritionally, I am a little deficient. I can tell from the low energy so hopefully a little nutritional boost will do me good.

Grateful for:

  • The YouVersion Bible app. I am in this app daily.
  • Smart TV’s and the ability to cast content from my phone to them.
  • The opportunity to share books with others. I am not a big purchaser of books but lately, I’ve been picking up used copies so I can share them with others.

That’s all I’ve got. How have you all been doing? The political news I’ve been forced to endure (I am on social media for work) has been too much. I wish I could completely remove it from my life. From the comments I’ve seen from some of you I think you feel the same way.

Sunday Matters: Will You Watch?

Sunday Matters

I am not into football all that much but I do enjoy the Super Bowl. No big parties for us. I will make food and we will camp out on the couch and enjoy it. I love the commercials although there haven’t been any great ones in recent years. I also enjoy the half time show.

Right Now:

I’ve got student ministry this morning but then it’s Super Bowl time. While I’m there I will let my Crock Pot work its magic. Chili and simple finger foods. Gotta work some veggies in too.

This Week:

My daughter decided NOT to do The Little Mermaid. i was kind of shell-shocked by the decision but proud of her too. She realizes she has too much on her plate and wants to zero in on some things she’s put aside lately. Plus, she is still in Godspell so theatre is still there just not TWO shows at the same time.

We don’t really have anything going on this week. Even my volunteer gig at Outreach was cancelled for Monday so I have that night to myself. It feels odd but good to have time off. I know many of you have known me for so long and know how I struggle with balance so this is huge.

Reading:

I finished The Woman in the Window and will have the review up this week.

I am still deciding on my next read but it could be What Rose Forgot. I am on a roll with quick, suspenseful reads so I want to keep up the pace and choose accordingly.

Watching:

Maybe now that I have some time I will be able to watch a few movies. I’ve not been able to watch much.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I tried this awhile back but forgot to mention it. Those Del Taco Beyond Meat tacos? Not. A. Fan. Weird, mushy texture. Like paste. Very weird aftertaste. Like way too much taco seasoning but full of chemicals. I don’t eat a lot of meat so I am all for meat substitutes but this version didn’t work for me.

Grateful for:

Real tacos with lots of cheese and hot sauce. Haha. I’m kidding. Well, not really. Who doesn’t love a good taco?

Will you be watching the Super Bowl? If so, what are you making?