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Sunday Matters: Life in a Nutshell

Sunday Matters

The kids returned to school last week and we all survived. I was very nervous about the first day of junior high but according to The Girl it was a piece of cake. She is looking forward to her choir activities and Peter Pan which starts rehearsing in September.

Senior year for The Teen is going to be a fun one. He will be directing a show this year which he has not done before and then hopefully get a part in the musical come spring. Between choir and theater he will be busy.

Right Now:

Since I am late with this post, I’ve already been to church, had a smoothie and now I am tidying up around the house before I head back to church for the middle school group.

This Week:

Work will be busy but I have several appointments scheduled this week as well so I will be in and out of work all week long. So be it. I am not going to stress over it.

I am going to try to paint at least one wall in The Girl’s room this week. I never got to it this past Saturday because we did end up at the concert at the park and it was sooooo hot! It is 108 right now and only 2pm.

Reading:

I finished Nantucket by Nan Rossiter. The review will be written up soon. I also finished Atlas Shrugged!! I feel so accomplished. Right now I am reading Days of Awe by Lauren Fox. Very compelling so far.

Watching:

Nothing. Not a darn thing. Well, sometimes a show called Fixer Upper. I am gearing up for Fear the Walking Dead though, which if I am not mistaken, starts next weekend.

Making:

We are grilling steaks tonight! HUGE steaks and will have them with fresh corn, baked potatoes and garlic toast for the rest of the family.

Grateful for:

My Bible app. I’m not going to get all religious on you but I’ve been wanting to read the Bible more and have not been all that successful so I signed up for some reading plans through my Bible app. Some of the plans are short, like 7 days…some are even shorter. Anyway, I browse plans, sign-up and then it sends me reminders to read the assigned reading.

It’s funny, because I set my reminders for certain times of the day but the app seems to send them whenever it wants and nearly every time I get one I am stressing over something or angry about something so it’s a good reminder to chill out and not get all wrapped-up in stuff I can’t control.

That’s it from me. What are you up to? Reading anything wonderful that I need to know about?

Sunday Matters: Ideas & Stuff

Sunday Matters

This week went pretty well. The Teen is now a licensed driver. I finally got my new glasses adjusted correctly so that I can actually wear them, and I’ve been a reading fool.

We’ve also made progress on The Girl’s beach inspired bedroom. This is the photo we are using for inspiration:

Beach Bedroom

So far we’ve purchased those lights, a quilt set and sheets. She’s going with more of an aqua color. We picked up paint for her dresser and we have some wall hangings. Her walls will be an aqua color but the border that she had before is a real pain to remove! It’s taking a long time to get it all off.  I still need to make that head board but we know the plan so it’s all coming together.

I also love all the beachy stuff I keep finding on Pinterest:

No Wake Zone

Beach House Rules

She is going to love this room when it’s done and I am going to be so jealous!!

Right Now:

Just sitting here with my coffee and more avocado toast. About to head out to church and then back for volunteering later.

This Week:

Nothing big going on this week. No appointments or anything.  I will probably work on The Girl’s dresser and uh, maybe my closet. I know. Someday, I will get to my closet. It’s not unorganized but just full of stuff I no longer want to wear and as long as the stuff is there, I just keep wearing it.

Reading:

I finished The Last Pilot by Benjamin Johncock. I’m working on the review now but I think a lot of people will be reading this book.  I am halfway through with Summerlong by Dean Bakopoulos. Also, very good. In addition to these, I am done with Part I of Atlas Shrugged for the #AtlasRAL. It’s quite the entertaining read. Big ideas. Interesting characters.  So far, I like it.

I had planned to start Nantucket by Nan Rossiter last week but I had too many reading deadlines and that’s one I want to savor, so I am carving out time for it later this week.

Watching:

I had to watch Can’t Buy Me Love after hearing about Amanda Peterson’s passing. She was so young!

The Comic Con teaser for The Walking Dead is INSANE. If you haven’t seen it, click here and be sure to watch all the way till the end. I cannot wait for it to start in October but its spin-off series, Fear The Walking Dead begins in August. I will for sure be tuning in to see how they deal with a Los Angeles setting.

Making:

It wasn’t  a big cooking week and since I am volunteering later today, not sure I will have time to throw something together. We hit a Mexican restaurant last night for enchiladas and it was delish! Kind of feeling like a salad today. We’ll see how we all feel later.

Grateful for:

Bookish friends. I love to read books with you all! It’s so fun to chat about books with people who love books just as much as I do. Reading your emails, checking out your blogs and following you guys on the various social media platforms really gets me through the week. Thank you!