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Sunday Matters: Christmas Miracle

Sunday Matters

Christmas update in a bulleted list:

  • 12/23 at 10:15am. Edison shut the power down to prevent brush fires due to the high winds and dry conditions. I had just stocked two refrigerators and a freezer.
  • 12/23 in the evening, we were told not to expect power until late Christmas day. We got coolers out and packed up what we could, including my Christmas Miracle rib roast that the nice butcher cut specifically for me.
  • 12/24, Christmas Eve, we had a rough morning. It was cold and we were not in the mood for much. We tried to play some games but no one was in the mood and phones were dead too by this point. We hit McDs for breakfast. Had to get propane in the event that the Christmas meal would be cooked by BBQ.
  • 12/24, late afternoon, power was restored. We quickly heated the house and watched three movies to cheer us up. I cannot tell you how happy I was to have power again. So happy that I forgot about that Icelandic tradition of reading on Christmas Eve.
  • 12/25, Christmas was great and we were able to have breakfast and dinner as planned. All the food was okay and safe to eat since we packed it so well in the coolers.

Right Now:

Enjoying coffee and the morning news. Trying to figure out what we will do today.

This Week:

One day this week we will head up the coast to visit with my son. That will be good. It’s a nice drive and he is going to take us to a park he likes to visit. The Otter Pup will be on cloud nine as she misses him a lot. Every time he calls she always looks around trying to find him.

Reading:

I will be reading The Overstory for my official first book of 2021. However, since I finished Pride and Prejudice I did dip into my book club book for late January, The Memory Police.

Watching:

I finally watched Meet Me in St. Louis. THE sweetest, most charming movie ever. I highly recommend it.

Grateful for:

  • Need I say it? Electricity.
  • Although I was in a bad mood about all the food possibly spoiling, I was also reminded how lucky we are to have two refrigerators and a freezer full of food. Definitely something I am grateful for.
  • That will we be able to see my son this week even if only for the day.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and that you all remain healthy and well.

Sunday Matters: Doing Alright

Sunday Matters

There’s a lot I could say about our current numbers here in LA County but I will refrain. You’ve all seen the news. It’s not looking great. We are following the recommendations as much as possible. We go out for walks and let me tell you, they are much needed. I’ve never craved sunlight before but these days, it’s all I want. We are doing alright. I told my dentist this past weekend when he asked how we were that we are still employed and healthy. What more could we want?

Right Now:

By the time you read this, my daughter’s audition with PACE University in New York will be in full swing. The three of us, the Hub, the pup and myself will be out and about trying to keep active without running into people. The weather is warm and is supposed to stay that way through most of this week. Should be easy to spend more time outside.

My youth group is on break so my evening is free!! Time for a Christmas movie. Maybe Christmas with the Kranks.

This Week:

Christmas is this week and we still don’t know what we will be doing. We normally go to my In-Law’s place for Christmas Eve but that of course has been called off.

Christmas day my son is off work but if we drive up to see him, nothing will be open so that would be hard meal wise. We will probably just stay home and then drive-up after Christmas to see him for the day. It’s a beach town so a fish taco on the beach is really all we need, you know?

Reading:

You will all be so proud of me!! I am almost done with Pride and Prejudice. It’s like my white whale. Years and years it’s taunted me and no matter how many times I tried to read it, it did not work for me. This time, it’s clicking. Pandemic reading? The need for something lighter? Who knows, but it’s happening! I just need to finish it and review it before the end of the year and I can check that puppy off my list.

Pride and Prejudice

A funny little aside. I was reading it in the park as you can see above. It was beautiful and golden out and everything was so perfect. Then, a bird pooped on my book. Bird poo on my book is so 2020. How fitting. Do not zoom in on my hand as I currently have  HAG hands since I do not have access to my fancy hand cream.

Watching:

We have been creeping our way through my Christmas movie list. Friday night we watched Deck the Halls. We have seen it before but this time I fell asleep pretty early on. Last night we watch Love Actually. Who doesn’t love that Hugh Grant dance scene?

Grateful for:

  • As you get older, you appreciate a good dental visit. No issues this past Saturday.
  • I’ve gotten a lot of “business” out of the way this past week so I am finally in a place to begin enjoying my time off. For a good vacation, you really need a vacation BEFORE the vacation to do all the required things just so you can relax.
  • The vaccine. I’ve heard from many nurse friends and a few teachers that they’ve gotten the vaccine this past week. This is really good news.

That’s it from me. I hope you are all having fun choosing your first book of the year. I’ve chosen mine and will be posting about it soon. Take care of yourselves!! Don’t chance it if you don’t need to go out. We are all getting tired of being at home but make it cozy and pleasant and try to enjoy this forced downtime.