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Sunday Matters: A Long, Much Needed Weekend

Sunday Matters

Good morning!! We woke to rain this morning. Granted, it’s not coming down at a steady rate but it’s cloudy and gloomy and everything is wet. That’s rain for us! I love it!

I alluded to some time off in one of my last posts. It’s the end of the year and I am in a “use it, or lose it” situation with my vacation time so I am taking Monday and Tuesday off and 11 more days between now and Christmas.  Then, between Winter break and January I am taking more time off. Yes!!

What do I have planned for these two  days? Well, I have to finish the Girl’s bedroom. It’s painted now. Also, the kids are on Fall break this Monday and Tuesday so we’ll hang out. The Girl turns twelve on Wednesday so there will be some celebrating for that.

Here’s a photo from the Dodger game we attended last night. We had field level seats and The Teen almost caught a foul ball.

Dodger Game

Right Now:

I really wanted to sleep in this morning but it wasn’t in the cards. I just could not sleep so now I am up sipping coffee and catching up on my reading.

This Week:

Monday and Tuesday, off. The final cast list for Peter Pan posts on Tuesday. Wednesday is The Girl’s birthday. Somewhere in between that I need to make a headboard for The Girl’s room.

Reading:

I joined three read alongs this month (Salem’s Lot, The Quick, Neverwhere). I’ll be using some of my time off to put a dent in those.

Watching:

Tonight is the last episode for Fear the Walking Dead. My prediction is that Nick will somehow end up with Rick and company on TWD. I was really liking all of the characters but the show took a turn and fizzled out, in my opinion.

Wednesday is American Horror Story: Hotel!! No Jessica Lange this year but the addition of Lady Gaga should be very interesting.

Making:

I haven’t a clue what to make for dinner tonight. The rain has me wanting something warm and cozy but it’s not cold out, really. What are you making? I need some ideas.

Grateful for:

I’ve been a bit anxious all week long. My health insurance premium is doubling, again for 2016 and it’s forced us to choose another plan. I’ve been anxious all week because of it. When you have an autoimmune disease, or any existing condition really, just the idea of changing doctors is a bit worrisome. I prayed on it and asked for a sign and got one so I turned the paperwork in and I am just very grateful to have this other option. It will save us nearly $300 a month and maybe we will get better care. That’s how I am choosing to look at it.

Okay. Fill me in. What are you all up today? I did a good job of catching up with blog posts last week but if I missed stopping by your blog or Facebook page, give me an update if you can.

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.

Painting

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.

Reading:

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.

Watching:

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.

Making:

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?