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Sunday Matters: A Glimpse of Spring

Sunday Matters

As of this morning, The Music Man is done. We battled illness during its run but The Girl did well even though she wasn’t feeling good for most of it.

Right Now:

I am lounging people. LOUNGING. It’s Super Bowl Sunday and even though I have zero interest in the teams that are playing,  I love all the other stuff that goes with it. Plus,  I have the night off from student ministry which makes it pretty nice.

Some have asked for an update so here you go. My son is good. He’s putting his hours in and exploring Disney World during his off hours. He’s making new friends and he seems to be eating okay. So far, so good.

This Week:

Nothing out of the ordinary this week. Same old stuff. The weather has been unseasonably warm. I mean, it really feels like spring. It’s kind of nice. It makes me think of summer reading.

Reading:

Speaking of reading. I am reading Nomadland for a non-fiction club. The idea of living modestly is appealing to me. I know some people are forced to live in vans or RVs because they can’t make rent but some people do it by choice, refusing to work themselves to death just to live in traditional housing. I’ve read articles where young people are living this way so they can go to where the work is. Interesting.

I have some review books to get to but I am looking for something really juicy to read. Not juicy like a bodice ripper but a good, psychological thriller would be great. Any suggestions?

Watching:

I keep talking about all these shows I want to watch and it  never happens. When I have down time, I am either reading or just hanging on the couch staring off into space.

Making:

Nothing fancy. I tried cauliflower pizza the other day. Interesting texture. Of course, today is a big food day with the Super Bowl and all. We have been invited to a friend’s house to watch the game and with me being gluten-free and my daughter being a vegetarian, we will be bringing some things to the party as well. Plus, they have a new puppy. Enough said.

By the way, The Girl wants mozzarella sticks:

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Photo credit: The Food Network

Grateful for:

People with a sense of humor. Gosh, I love to laugh and I love to make people laugh too. I am grateful for all the people who make me laugh.

So, do you have a juicy reading recommendation for me? The kind of book that makes you forget to eat? I want one of those.

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Sunday Matters: Family Time & A Little Football Too

Sunday Matters

It was a pretty good week but didn’t it feel long? By the time Friday hit I was ready to dive into bed and sleep for a very long time.

Right Now:

My food shopping is done and I am just sitting here enjoying that first cup of coffee. There is nothing like that first cup  of coffee, is there?

This Week:

I have a lot of short appointments nearly every night this week. Not big things. I thought about cramming them all into one night but that stresses me out when things go over so I decided to spread them out.

On the blog front, I hope to have a few reviews posted. Also, I need to make some time to go through my review copies so I can figure out which ones need to be read right away. I don’t usually have more than a couple at a time but because everything is looking so good this year, I have about eight I need to read at the moment.

My son starts a new semester this week and managed to get the classes he needs even with his late registration date. Hope the week goes smoothly for him. I always loved my first day of school.

Reading:

The Ulysses read along is in full swing.  We are using the hashtag #ulyssesRAL2017 to chat about the book. It’s not nearly as dense as I thought it would be but I am only about 100 pages in.

I am also reading My Husband’s Wife. What a title! It’s not starting off as I expected it to. In fact, my preconceived notions on what it’s about may be entirely wrong.

Watching:

One more weekend and The Walking Dead will be back. In the meantime, I’m not in much of a TV mood besides watching The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I can’t believe she’s gone! I used to spend my college years staying up late, watching reruns of her show while doing homework.

We will also be watching the Super Bowl as a family. I’m not a fan of the two teams playing but it will be fun to stay at home and not worry about going anywhere. Food will be made. Commercials will be watched. We’ll get the Puppy Bowl in there somewhere. Just being together as a family means so much to me these days.

Making:

For game day you just have to have chili. Today’s will be of the ground turkey variety. I am also going to make some queso dip and serve it with warm chips. There will be hot dogs and who knows what else. I bought up the store.

Grateful for:

My “one word” this year.  It’s already working for me in big ways.