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Sunday Matters: It’s All About the Food

Sunday Matters

This year I’ve been more interested in football because The Hub convinced me to be part of a pool. I have no idea what I am doing. Ever. But it does  make the game a little more exciting. I would be lying if I didn’t admit that for me, the Super Bowl is more about the food, and what I plan to read before and after the half time show. We are not having people over so the food will be simple but it’s still fun to cook up a menu.

Right Now:

This year, I have student ministry before the game. Some years it’s been cancelled but not this year. I will be done by 1pm. If I plan ahead for the food, it can be cooking while I am out and I’ll be home well before kick-off.

This Week:

I have all sorts of things going on this week:

  • 1st appt with my new Rheumatologist is Monday
  • 3 meetings
  • Book club on Wednesday
  • A fun event that I plan to drop by for, just for a few minutes on Friday
  • Dinner at an old school Hollywood restaurant at the end of the week with the in-laws.


I scored a review copy of The Cabinet of Dr. Leng by Preston and Child. I love Agent Pendergast! This is #21 in the series. I’ve read many, but not all, but this one sounds really good and I think I can read it fairly quickly at 416 pages.


  • Still not watching much. Too distracted.

Grateful for:

  • Friends who read with me.
  • Fun lunches with colleagues. Breaks up my week.
  • FaceTime with the kids and kitties.

What are you looking forward to this week?

Whatnot – 02/08/23

HollyYou guys! Look what comes out on my birthday this year! Holly by Stephen King! Yes, THAT Holly. Holly Gibney, one of King’s most resourceful and likable characters. I cannot wait for September 5th! I clearly need to take that day off so I can make my Labor Day weekend extra long. 

In other news, I’ve been in a weird place. After my bloodwork came back positive for numerous autoimmune disorders, I was feeling pretty lousy and sorry for myself. But now, I feel motivated to take better care of myself. I really do not take good care of myself. I’m not making any bold statements here but I am trying to focus on health and rest. We’ll see what role medication plays when I see my new Rheumatologist on 2/13. 

I blew through two books recently, both reviews will be posted soon: Exiles by Jane Harper and The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani. Both were quite enjoyable. That leaves me with my book club pick Black Cake which we will discuss next week. I am only a few chapters in so far but it’s also very good. February is going to be a good reading month. 

You might remember how my husband is NOT a reader, well, we’ve established a new routine in the evenings and it’s so nice and relaxing. I set my diffuser up with some lavender and then we both sit and read. He is working on a Bible in a Year plan and I will either read my Bible stuff or whatever else I have going if my Bible plans are all caught up. It’s been so nice! We do this before bed. Even the pup likes it. 

It has been so pretty here. Cool mornings and evenings but bright blue skies and sun. I am historically low again on Vitamin D so trying to get a little sun each day. I will most likely be prescribed a high dose supplement again but trying to get some natural D in before then. 

Do you have plans for the Super Bowl? We do not at this moment. We will probably stay home and enjoy some chili and hot dogs. I am not that into who is playing but my church is a huge fan of KC. Don’t hit me but I think Phil will win. If you added one finger food to chili and hotdogs, what would you add? I feel like I need something else. I still have student ministry on Sunday but will be out by 1pm. 

That’s it from me. I hope you are all doing well. I know some of you are battling health issues too and many of you are still trying to get your homes situated after all the weather damage. Hang in there. I am thinking of you and praying for you too.