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Whatnot – Week 20

The ocean and rocks.
Beach shot taken by my son. San Luis Obispo, probably Pismo.

Good morning! The photo you see on the left is a shot that my son took. I suspect it’s Pismo Beach. I snagged it for my phone’s wallpaper. You can see why he enjoys living there. He has beaches very close to him and he will often head there for some dinner and a nice walk. I’ve been missing the beach lately. It’s not far from me, about a 75 minute drive but I do not like sand. Ha. I prefer to hang out on a pier, enjoy a nice meal and catch the views that way.

I was hoping this past weekend to drive to the coast but errands got in the way. Fun errands. I was looking for more plant pots and a couple more plants for the house. What I totally forgot to get was a flower bowl thingy for the front porch. I wanted to add a little color there as it’s all green plants at the moment. I totally forgot though!

How has your mood been lately? I have not seen it written anywhere but I’ve been very weepy ever since I got my first shot. I see no mention anywhere of side effects involving mood but I never get weepy. It’s totally bizarre and not a welcome feeling. As everything blooms here the last thing you want to feel is like a dark cloud is hanging over you. Each day it lessens which makes me think it’s vaccine related. So strange.

In my other post I asked for some TV show suggestions and you guys really came through. I have a nice list to choose from now. Stephen King spoke of THEM on Amazon Prime and said it was terrifying. He says a lot of things and endorses a lot of shows and books so I don’t always take his word for it but let me tell you, this show is pretty wild and very scary in the way the movie Get Out was scary. My husband and I are fully into it and the weird music, sometimes a high pitched violin sound, has been affecting my dog. There is a story line with the dog so I’ve Googled all over to see if that was intentional. No mention of that anywhere but my pup can’t be in the same room while we watch it or we have to turn it down when music kicks in. Be warned.

I am reading The Green Mile for a read-along. I’ve read it before but remember nothing about it. I am using the reading schedule provided but I may push through it just to be done. It doesn’t fit in well with my other reading. Do you read more than one book at a time? I always have at least two going, sometimes three.

Speaking of which, I need to pick my next read. I would like to read The Push but it hasn’t come in for me yet. Northern Spy just came in for me and it’s Reese’s current club pick. Looks good. Is anyone reading it now?

Sunday Matters: Decisions

Sunday Matters

It occurs to me that this title might lead you to think that a college decision is enclosed. It is not. Soon, though. My “decision” reference has to do with my reading choices. I gotta keep this reading train going by picking just the right read or it will all come to a screeching halt. It’s a fine balance between review copies, what I already own and what I have on my Kindle. Oh, and I cannot forget mood. That seems to change hourly.

The reason for all my decision talk is that I picked up The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue and could.not.get.through.it. I gave up. I read all the wonderful reviews and I respect all of your opinions but what the heck? It dragged so. I read enough of it to consider it read but I won’t do a formal review of it here because it’s not fair to review a book that you haven’t finished. However, I could not go on and pulled the trigger. That left me in a ditch with my reading for a day because it’s a longish read and I didn’t have the next one lined up so I stared at walls and got all worked up.

Right Now:

I have since found something else to read. Noted, below.

This morning I have big church and then little church, youth group. After that we will take the pup for a long walk. She is not a fan of afternoon walks because it cuts into her nap time but when the morning activities interfere it’s better than nothing and I still like to get a walk in.

This Week:

Fun stuff this week! I have an online book club meeting. I think everyone in my club is now vaccinated except for me (counting the days until 4/6) so maybe we can meet in-person soon.

I am also having lunch with a friend this week!

We see my son this weekend in Solvang. That will be fun. The pup has never been. We will try to grab that photo of her in a wooden shoe.

Reading:

I picked up The New Neighbors when my other booked didn’t work out.

The New Neighbors

Watching:

My son kept trying to get me to watch WandaVision and by episode four, it clicked. I have to say, it’s a very clever show but you have to give it some time.

We finished Schitt’s Creek and the documentary of their final table read. What a great show. I will miss it a lot but I have to agree with Dan Levy, I am glad it closed on a high note. It easily could have gone on for another season but it was perfect where it ended.

The Walking Dead. I wish the showrunners would turn the show over to the fans. I have all sorts of plot lines that would bring the viewers back. It’s falling apart.

As for movies, we watched Knives Out. Really enjoyed that one. We will watch Midway soon and the new Godzilla vs. Kong movie when it comes out on HBO Max.

Grateful for:

  • Daylight Savings didn’t do a number on me like it normally does. Maybe because I am not commuting for work. The transition was just fine.
  • The time we will spend with our son this week. My son and daughter will have lots to discuss because she has made her decision but I am not allowed to say until she announces it herself. My son’s grad school decision is close too.
  • New couches. We got our new couches delivered for our family room. We love them. The pup approves.

Movie theatres have opened in LA County at 25% capacity but ours have not and I fear they may never. I don’t think they took the hit all that well. What is one movie you are looking forward to seeing in the theatre soon? All I can think about is the new Bond movie. I love those movies.