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Sunday Matters: Football and Food

Sunday Matters

Even though today is a big day for football, I still have student ministry so I have food cooking away in the Crock Pot for later. I’ve recently gotten into football after getting looped into a football pool. I don’t bet real money but it’s made watching more enjoyable. We may even have a guest if my son arrives home from Kansas in time. We are keeping the food simple. Tacos, chips, guacamole, dips.

Right Now:

Enjoying some coffee and granola before heading out.

This Week:

Monday is Valentine’s Day but we have nothing planned. It will probably be more of the same, take-out and some Netflix. Perfectly fine by me.

Reading:

Just starting The School for Good Mothers. REALLY hoping it sparks something in me because reading has been so hard lately.

Watching:

We have been sucked into Korean programming of late. The show we are watching now is All of Us Are Dead. A Korean zombie show on Netflix. If you doubt Koreans and their ability to pull off a zombie movie check out Train to Busan. One of my all time faves.

Grateful for:

  • That my son can spend some time at home while he figures out his next move.
  • That I am finally feeling better and can enjoy the weekend.

Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Sunday Matters: Football Game or the Time We Ate All Day Long?

Sunday Matters

Good morning! Who is watching the Super Bowl today? I will watch for the commercials. I hope they are really funny this year. We all need a little bit of humor.

Right Now:

Coffee drinking is in progress. I am also assembling veggie enchiladas for our game watching feast. I will serve it with rice and black beans, chips and seven layered dip.

This Week:

On Thursday I have an appointment to get a different vaccine, my second shingles shot. It’s a good thing I set a reminder to book the appointment because four months went by fast. I’ll run over on my lunch break and check that off my list.

There could be more audition stuff going on this week but at the moment I am not sure. There are these things called “walk-ins” where certain schools open up a block of time to allow last minute walk-ins. It’s a good way to open up your possibilities. We are adding four schools for walk-ins.

At the end of this week my church is doing a Galentines event for youth group. It sounds fun. My availability is unknown at this moment since it will depend on what I noted above. I believe it’s outside. Have to check on that.

Have I told you that my son decided to apply to grad school? He has submitted a few applications so far. He will graduate this summer with a B.A. but wants to continue on in Arts Administration so he can pursue his dream of opening community art centers in underprivileged neighborhoods.

Reading:

My eyes are begging me to take a break. Reading, reading, reading, but besides my eyes, it feels good. This week my reviews for Are We There Yet? and Klara and the Sun will post. I finished The Night Tiger so I will get that review up soon.

Next up is Murakami’s latest, First Person Singular, and this one that one of my students lent me:

The Distant Dead

Watching:

We started to watch Schitt’s Creek, finally! We are done with Season One and it’s great. It’s funny and crazy and well-written. My husband watches it with me and we both love how quickly the episodes fly by. We say we are going to watch an episode and then before we know it we’ve watched three. We should get through these seasons quickly.

Grateful for:

  • Bookish friends who let me borrow books. Thank you!
  • Streaming services. I know they can get out of hand if you have  many but the few we have are just too fun and used plenty. So many good things to watch.
  • Independent bookstores. It’s more than just supporting a local business for me. It’s the whole experience. The booksellers talk books and LOVE books. So different from the big box stores. Plus, bookstore cats and dogs. LOVE. One near me even has a wine bar! It was brand new when the pandemic hit so it hasn’t been tested out yet but… a wine bar!
Vroman's Wine Bar
Vroman’s Wine Bar
Photo Credit: The Occidental

I will leave you with this. Seems like more people are being vaccinated for COVID now instead of tested for it. I think that is a good sign.