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Sunday Matters: Not Terribly Productive

Sunday Matters

As a book blogger, reading feels especially good when it’s productive. But it also feels good when you just enjoy what you are reading without a thought as to when you will finish a book, or even when it will get reviewed. I say this because Dune has sent me to the sidelines with my reading productivity, but the enjoyment factor is way up. This meant no reviews this past week and that’s okay.

Right Now:

Almost time for me to head to student ministry. We are in a series on James and it’s so good. All about finding joy in the struggle. It’s hard to do, especially for young people but it’s an important topic to discuss.

This Week:

As luck would have it, healthcare workers are striking so my medical appointments have been a challenge. I did see the specialist and the physical therapist and have started everything they recommended to me, including the use of a cane. I have tripped on the cane twice. Lordy. The cane is surprisingly helpful though.

I have book club this week and will be reading the club’s pick as soon as I get home today. Hey, at least the details of it will remain fresh in my mind.

Reading:

My club’s pick is This Tender Land. After this book, I need to take some time to figure out my next read. I was approved for some really great reads lately but they don’t come out until 2022 so my dilemma is, read them now? Wait? I tend to want to read them now. Especially the new Stewart O’Nan!

Ocean State

Watching:

We have been dipping in and out of La Brea. It is like a cross between Land of the Lost and Lost. It’s sometimes very good and sometimes a little silly. We are on episode four and not sure about it.

Grateful for:

  • As weird as it will be to not have the kids here for Thanksgiving, I am grateful that we can do whatever the heck we want. I might cook. We might go out! I’ve never done that for Thanksgiving.
  • Naps. I have really mastered the cat nap.

That’s all I have. Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Sunday Matters: Rest and Recharge

Sunday Matters

It’s funny to consider Sunday my “rest” day because it’s actually a very busy day for me but volunteering and working with students gives me life. Then, when I get home I usually crash on the couch for a much needed nap while watching something silly on TV. That, or reading. Depends on how much sleep I got the night before.

Right Now:

Coffee. Toast. A little weekend news. That’s about the only kind of news I can handle these days. Then, off to church I go.

This Week:

I finally get to see the orthopedist on Monday! Three long weeks of waiting and 9 weeks total with this knee injury. I’ve been very good and have been off of it but every now and then my knee bobbles a little and then flares up again with bruising and the like. It’s weird how it bruises just from it being strained.

I don’t have anything else on the calendar for this week. The Hub and I need to take a decent road trip this weekend though because last weekend we tried and everywhere we went was a bust. Too crowded or closed. Food, meh. It was almost comical.

Reading:

I hope to finish Dune today and have the review posted this week. I love a good chunkster of a book but Dune is not a book to rush through so it’s slowed my reading down a little.

Watching:

We finished American Horror Story Double Feature. The second half was all about aliens and it showed promise but then tanked. Was not happy with how it ended at all.

On to Squid Game.

Grateful for:

  • As aggravating as my son’s car issues have been, that darn car did what it was supposed to do and took the impact of that deer. It’s a mess but he isn’t, and that is what matters.
  • Soup weather!! This is a joke because it’s been 85 this week but it FEELS like soup weather.

That’s all I have. Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!