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Sunday Matters: Time for Reflection

Sunday Matters

I almost didn’t post today but as it turns out, I have a few minutes to reflect on the week so while the Green Bay game plays on in the background, I am sitting here typing away.

Did you have a good week? Mine was pretty good. I feel like I accomplished a lot. Every to-do item on my list was checked off by Friday and that was a nice way to end the week.

And, I finally started painting The Girl’s room. It’s halfway done! Progress. The paint color is Tahitian Breeze by Behr. I love vaulted ceilings but painting them is a bit of a challenge. Honestly, my legs are sore from going up and down that ladder.


Right Now:

Green Bay is playing so The Hub is glued to the TV. We just finished dinner (chili and cornbread) and there’s plenty for leftovers throughout the week. After this, I have to get my stuff ready for the week and then I will settle down to watch some TV.

This Week:

This is audition week for Peter Pan. Tuesday and Wednesday will be exciting days. The Girl is trying out for a Lost Boy (Curly) and Tiger Lily’s friend Talking Rain or Whispering Leaves, I can’t remember which.  She’s been dancing and singing all over the house.


I am about halfway through with Finders Keepers by Stephen King. It’s good but there’s something about it that isn’t sitting right with me.

I just started The Boys in the Boat for book club. I have about a week and a half to read it. October is sneaking up on me. I hope I finish it in time because it was my club pick.


On Friday night The Girl and I hunkered down with Sleepless in Seattle. I’ve seen it soooo many times but I love it. I also managed to slip in The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles!! Then, tonight, it’s Fear the Walking Dead. I hope the Green Bay game ends by the time it starts or there will be words. JK.


Chili. Turkey chili which was delicious but it was 105 degrees when I left church this evening so it’s not quite chili weather. Still, it was quite good.

Grateful for:

I’ve been challenged a lot lately both at work and in my personal life. At first, I experience a tiny moment of pure fear. You know the type I am talking about. The type where you spend fifteen minutes hyperventilating and panicking about not knowing enough. But then something happens and I kick it into gear and all seems right with the world. I have learned SO MUCH these past six months. I feel blessed to have been given the opportunity to rise and succeed. It’s  a very good feeling.

What are you grateful for this week?

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?