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Sunday Matters: Minus One

Sunday Matters

There is something special about Sunday morning. It just seems easier and more laid back. Maybe that’s because I am still working from home so the Monday “scaries” don’t hit me like they used to. I have really gotten into a good routine from home. Hope I can make it work long term in some way.

We are minus one now. My son left last Thursday for Kansas and he begins work tomorrow but his car broke down in New Mexico. I will spare you the details. Not sure he is going to be able to start work as planned.  My advice to you, do not break down in a small town.

Right Now:

We have nothing at all planned for today. Trust me, there is plenty that HAS to be done but I am not feeling it. For example, we have to go through my daughter’s closet to get a feel for how much will need to be shipped to her when she’s away at college. We are really trying to keep it pared down. The idea of moving it all out over the summer is intimidating to me since we are so far away. We can only take so much with us on the plane. My son took her guitar for her (which she has shed tears over). He will be helping us with move in and he took her cold weather stuff but there is still a lot. Of course now the “helping us with move-in” might look different.

This Week:

My book club meets this week to discuss The Last Thing He Told Me. We are meeting at a restaurant and I am super excited. We will sit on the patio just to be safe.

Reading:

I am reading Count The Ways by Joyce Maynard. I don’t know if you follow her on social media but I just love her. I love her writing so much and if you follow her, then you’ve read her short, thoughtful pieces about her husband and her lovely home in Guatemala. I would love to attend one of her writing workshops in Guatemala some day.

Watching:

American Horror Stories (spin off) began on Hulu. We will probably give it a spin although I am partial to just wait for the next season of American Horror Story: Double Feature.

Grateful for:

  • Now that my son is out, I was able to put his room back in order. Honestly, it looked like a bomb went off in there. The garage is somewhat decent again too since he took some of that with him. A nice clean space makes me happy.

This is so random but I have been thinking about the fall already. Mostly because someone on Instagram posted a photo of the most delicious looking pot pie. First of all, I can’t do pie because of gluten. Second, I am vegetarian now and a vegetarian pie just doesn’t sound good at all. BUT, that pie made me think of all the yummy comfort food that goes with fall. I  know, let’s not rush it.

Sunday Matters: Summer Is In Full Swing

Sunday Matters

Good morning! I took this past Thursday off for my daughter’s online college registration and it threw me off. Totally forgot what day it was. She ended up not needing me at all but it was nice to take a day off. I have Monday off too because I have a lot of vacation time to use up before the end of the year. Needless to say I am typing up this post right now and that’s why it’s late today.

It was 106 here yesterday so the Hub, the Pup, and I took off for the harbor. We had a nice lunch seaside and discovered at 11 years of age that the pup likes cod. Plus, she used all her puppy manners with the other dogs too. I think she was just happy to be on a long walk in cooler weather. It was only 72 degrees there.

Right Now:

I am enjoying some coffee with this coconut whipped cream that my son likes. It’s pretty darn good. We are watching the Branson space launch newscast right now. If only these millionaires could use their wealth for the homeless.

Later, hopefully, a trip to one of my fave indie bookstores and then tacos for my son. He has requested tacos before he leaves this Thursday.

This Week:

With tomorrow off, my son and I are heading to a NEW indie bookstore I learned about recently. We will grab lunch too. We wanted to hit the botanical garden but that is not enjoyable when it’s 105 degrees out.

This coming Saturday my own dental office got my daughter a Saturday appointment so she can get a visit in before she leaves for school. Her own dentist doesn’t have flexible appointments so it’s time to switch. That term Adulting keeps coming to mind.

Reading:

I am finishing up Shoulder Season. I think Count The Ways by Joyce Maynard will be next.

Watching:

I finished Ryan Murphy’s Hollywood on Netflix. It was really good. Looking forward to American Horror Stories which starts on 7/15 and then of course the actual American Horror Story: Double Feature which begins later this year.

Grateful for:

  • I am feeling pretty good after yesterday’s pleasant visit to the harbor. It was a really nice day and the pup was in heaven. I think we need to take more road trips to the harbor/beach. I’ve not been to the beach once this summer. So grateful for that pleasant day.

How are you all doing? I am getting a little nervous about the Delta variant. More cases discovered in California. Of course, I am worried about how it will impact the college move-in process. Hopefully, not at all. The university sent an email saying vaccination or a negative test will be required for check-in. We are fully vaccinated so we are good there.