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Sunday Matters: A Quiet Time for Reflection (I Hope)

Sunday Matters

With Christmas just a couple of days away, I find myself taking cover and hiding from the hustle because my fuse has been very short and I don’t want to head into the holidays angry. I’ve had the past few days off to get stuff done and now I just want to transform into a slug.

Right Now:

Nothing. I am not doing anything because I am really worn-out and just need to sit. We have nothing planned for the day.

This Week:

We attended Christmas service last Thursday but on Christmas Eve we will make a short trip to say “Hi” to some friends who are working at the church that day and then head over to my MIL’s. My nephews are down and one of them has small kids so it ought to be fun. I’m bringing the mashed potatoes and boat loads of butter and cheese are a must.

Christmas Day I am cooking a Prime Rib roast with all the trimmings and then we are heading to the movies, probably to see the new Mary Poppins movie!

The Hub has off this week which is very rare and although we had hoped to head out-of-town we will be doing some day trips to places we’ve not been or to places we haven’t been to in a while.

Reading:

Finishing up Force of Nature. I had not planned to pick this one up but the book I wanted to read “fell” off my Kindle and I was left with nothing to read so I dove in.  I want to end the year with Michelle Obama though.

Watching:

Christmas movies and shows. So behind on them.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I haven’t tried any new products this week but this year I tried to tone down my Christmas spending and I’d say I was about 60% successful. I went to the mall for two small things and left, totally disgusted by what the holiday has become. I saw a lady at the PINK store who had wads of cash out in plain sight, and she was making a sale of over $1500. At an underwear store, people. I think it was admirable that she was paying cash but I seriously feared for her safety because it was clear to me that she had thousands more to spend.

Gosh, the majority of us do too much, spend too much and just fall apart at the end of the year. It’s not supposed to be like that at all. It doesn’t have to be. I’m hopeful.

Grateful for:

I am grateful for this time off. I can’t even begin to tell you how grateful.

What does this weekend look like for you? Are you doing okay? Do you need some encouragement?

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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.