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Sunday Matters: Every Weekend Should Be a Long Weekend

Sunday Matters

I love long weekends. I mean, I seriously love them and this weekend was my birthday weekend which made it even better!

Yesterday we visited The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.

Huntington Library

Japanese Garden

This place has beautiful gardens and stunning art pieces. I love to visit!

After the museum, we hit a fave pizza joint of mine, The Luggage Room in Pasadena. It used to be a train station’s luggage room so it’s really  kind of neat. Plus, they have the best gluten-free pizza with handmade crust!

The Luggage Room - Pizza

Everything was delicious and the day was perfect. We strolled Pasadena and then hit Vroman’s Bookstore, but I didn’t buy anything!

Right Now:

This past week was week two of my healthy eating plan and I’ve lost ten pounds. I’m happy about that and I feel pretty good.  Right now I am enjoying my half cup of coffee and then we are off to church.

Right after church, a friend and I are heading to lunch. It will be nice to have a little girl time! And then later, we are going to my MIL’s house for dinner. The middle school group is not meeting tonight so I have the evening off.

This Week:

Monday, Off. Yes!! We are going to BBQ turkey burgers and watch movies all day. I’ll sneak some reading in too. I need to write four reviews. I am so behind!

On Wednesday there is a get acquainted thing for the high school choir, and then I have to pull double duty by going to it and then going across town to drop paperwork off for Peter Pan.

Next Saturday is the big back to school middle school  church event and I am hoping there are enough new kids for me to finally be assigned a small group. It’s going to be an 80’s party. Should be fun.


Really trying to finish Villa America. It did not start off well and was so slow and now that I’ve gotten to the end of it, it’s almost like reading two different books.

Next up, King’s Finders Keepers. Finally.


Not much and I guess Fear the Walking Dead is not on tonight. I really feel like sitting down to a Doris Day marathon, I am in that kind of mood,


I am not making anything today but will be grilling those turkey burgers tomorrow and grilling up my lunches for the week. Probably fish again. Fish, brown rice and a vegetable seems to be working just fine for me so I will stick to that and just switch up the type of fish and vegetable,

Grateful for:

I really needed a good day yesterday and I am glad the day went off without a hitch. I’ve just been so stressed lately and all of the health stuff really brought me down but I feel refreshed today. It’s just so nice to have the extra day.

What are you doing today? Any road trips in progress? Reading anything good?


Sunday Matters: Small Changes

Sunday Matters

Yep. Coming to you a little late. Again. We’ve been having a heat wave and after church and an ice-cold Acai bowl, I spent a good hour looking for my prescription eye drops, prepping dinner and lunches for the week and the day slipped past me.

Clean Lunches

What you see above is the base for what I’ve been eating this past week and what I plan to eat this week. I have Tilapia and chicken to place and top. After a week of clean eating, I’ve lost seven pounds.

I don’t think it’s so much what I am eating, because  I often eat like this but it’s the fact that I’ve pretty much cut out salt. After my earlier meltdown, I’ve been focusing more on lowering the BP so since salt has always been my vice, I am kicking it out of my diet.

Right Now:

I just found those eye drops I was looking for. Whew. I thought I was losing my mind.

After this post, I hope to sit down and read for a bit. May not happen though until after dinner.

This Week:

This week is just going to be one of those weeks. I have something I am working on at work that might take a little bit of time,  and I have two Back to School nights to attend. I will be missing book club this week because of one of those nights but both kids will be performing so I’ve gotta go.


I am reading Villa America, a novelization of the Murphy family, who happened to be the subject for Tender is the Night. I am over 50% into it and it’s holding my attention but I am waiting to get past the war and into the meat of the book.


Later tonight we will be watching Fear the Walking Dead. I thought the pilot last week was great. Good acting, compelling story line and it’s set in Los Angeles. It’s the perfect kind of TV for me right now.


Tonight we are grilling chicken, corn and roasting little red potatoes. There will be La Brea Bakery rolls too.

Grateful for:

After my health outburst the other day, I’m grateful that there are some things that I can change. They may not fix the overall picture but there are still things I can do and I am grateful that I’ve got an opportunity to try.

What are you up to today? Anything fun?