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Sunday Matters: October Means So Many Things

Sunday Matters


Right Now:

It’s October so the Halloween stuff is up. It’s still so warm but if we wait for it to get cooler, it will never go up.

Plus, we’ve gotten two earthquake alerts that covers the next week. It’s making me a little nervous since it mentions the possibility of a 7.0 or greater. Small chance, but the 6+ we experienced years ago was so strong that you could not stand up.

I sure hope if it does happen, that it is not a big one. 

This Week:

The final cast list for Joseph will be posted on Tuesday. I DREAD the final cast list because the fall show is always posted during my daughter’s birthday week and it can really make or break the week for her.  Please cross your fingers. Pray. Think good thoughts.Oh, pray about that earthquake too while you’re at it.

Speaking of birthdays, The Girl will be thirteen this Friday!  She wants to go to a local Japanese restaurant for dinner, go shopping the next day, have a nice lunch and then see Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.  She has not read the book, nor have I. Should be fun.


The R.I.P Challenge started in September but my books were not available so now that it’s October, I can finally start my R.I.P read which is Summer of Night by Dan Simmons. It’s starting to get creepy and it’s reminding me of Stranger Things.  It’s on a lot of horror book lists and I’ve been wanting to read it for years. It’s part of a series which I just learned recently.


This new season of American Horror Story is pretty good but it’s off to a slow start (IMO). I am not a fan of witchcraft and right now it’s looking a little witchy but it has a big spooky house and plenty of unknowns so I have high hopes.

It’s October so that means it’s time to pull out my scary movie list! I need to start my movie watching this weekend because last year and the year before, I didn’t get to my faves. My faves being Halloween I and II ala Jamie Lee Curtis.


Spaghetti and meatballs for tonight.

Grateful for:

All of my books. I’ve been reading some really good ones. Sounds kind of frivolous but reading keeps me grounded.

What’s up with you?


The Sunday Salon: Gorgeous Weather

Sunday Salon

It’s a gorgeous day!! The sky is a bright blue, not a cloud to be seen and the sunlight is working its magic. The Girl took all the Halloween stuff out and put it up yesterday. I think there are only five houses in the neighborhood that put anything up this year. Now, I just need to get the candy!

It’s been a busy week but it’s over now. The Teen took the PSAT, The Girl got to cheer at the high school game, they both had rehearsals for both Annie and the drama competition next week in Temecula. Not to mention doctor’s appointments and flu shots and the Title 1 meeting I had to attend. Mid-week, something bit me and my entire body itched and burned (which is weird) for two days!! Yes, it might have been the flu shot but more likely, the bug bite. I have no idea really but I never want to experience it again.

To all of you who gave me some insight into Title 1, you were all correct and in our case, the program does not follow her into middle school. Our school is a target-based Title 1 participant which means that the students who need addition help, had to be determined within the first 30 days of school. To err on the safe side, she was added to the program. This means she gets one-on-one math assistance four times a week. A good thing, right?

What am I reading?

Along with other books, including our read along book, Something Wicked This Way Comes, I started this one:



It is really good so far. After just a few pages, I was hooked.

What am I cooking?

The dreaded question. At the moment, I am making lemon scones but later? Who knows? I sort of want The Hub to pick-up some stuff from the Mexican market (rotisserie chickens, fresh tortillas, etc.).  I haven’t told him this yet.

What am I watching?

Tonight, The Walking Dead. Today? I have a number of movies to choose from. Moonrise Kingdom? Notting Hill? The Abyss? I need to catch-up with some of the newer releases but when I have time, I tend to want to re-visit my favorite movies. Did you know that they already posted ABCs 25 Days of Christmas schedule? I am almost in the mood to pull out Christmas Vacation.

No one wants to hit church with me today. I took a look at one of the online services to see what I’d be missing and it looks like our normal pastor is not there today. Not sure if I will attend by myself. I do like to go as often as I can. I feel as if it prepares me for the week but I like people to go with me too. The Girl got home late from a birthday party last night and we were up past midnight waiting for The Teen to return from Fright Fest so we are all exhausted.

I know many of you feel the same way today! I saw a lot of read-a-thon posts yesterday. I hope you all had fun. What do you all have planned for today?