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Whatnot – 11/17/21

Root Beer the cat. It occurred to me that I have not introduced you to my son’s cat. This is a cat that he befriended in the small Kansas town he lives in. Her name is Root Beer. She was completely feral and not giving him the time of day but now she comes inside for visits when the temps drop below 30 degrees. She also has a shelter that my son built out of an Igloo cooler but she prefers to step inside the house for a visit and some time with her catnip toys. Isn’t she sweet? She comes to the slider and waits for him to notice her. She is partially deaf so her meows are interesting. He is low on funds with the car situation being such an ongoing pain but soon he will get her spayed and vaxxed.

I have been feeling a little antsy again. Not anxious really but antsy like I have a lot to do when I really do not. Today I will decide on our Empty Nest Thanksgiving meal. My husband suggested we go to the local Chinese restaurant, which is really good and open that day but Chinese food on Thanksgiving? Nope. I will still cook, something.

Also, I got a message from Delta. My daughter’s return flight has already changed due to scheduling issues on their end. Please pray that this change and potentially others do not impact her in a huge way. It’s ridiculous that they have her flying to Atlanta first which is the opposite direction but I know, it’s their hub so blah blah.

Tonight my book club meets to discuss This Tender Land. I really enjoyed this one. It should be a good discussion. It will be good to get out too. I am tired of staring at these walls.

Hey, I got my booster! 24-hours later I was a bit out of it but then the very next day I was fine. For the sake of transparency, I suggest scheduling yours for when you don’t have much going on. That way you can just take care of yourself and not have to power through it. I was sore all over and had a low grade fever. Not bad but didn’t want to do much.

Some of us in student ministry are having a Friendsgiving! It’s this Sunday evening. I am making a tray of gluten-free caramelized onion cornbread stuffing to take along. It’s a Tyler Florence recipe which I will also make vegetarian. It’s yummy!

Have a great rest of the week!

Sunday Matters: Here We Go

Sunday Matters

For those who celebrated, Thanksgiving is now behind us. I have cooked the meal so many times that it’s second nature but I was not feeling it once the meal was ready. Does that happen to you? My appetite completely vanished. We had high winds and Edison kept texting me saying our power could go out. Luckily, it did not but it was a little nerve-wracking. 

My son came for Thanksgiving but had to leave that night because he had some school projects to finish. We had a good time watching movies though. Overall, it was a really good time but it did feel different. 

Saturday we put the tree and lights up. We decorated sparsely since much of our home is being used for virtual auditions but it’s fine this year. Everything seems like it’s taking a lot of effort and we are heading into another shutdown so simple is fine and will have to do. 

Right Now:

Not doing much. I have youth group on Zoom later and nothing planned before then. All sorts of online deals still happening but I am not in the mood to buy anything. I am always tempted by the books though. Like I need more. Ha. Here we go, right into the Christmas season. 

This Week:

My daughter’s Juilliard audition is this weekend. Good thoughts and/or prayers appreciated. 

I return to work on Wednesday, remotely. Why do vacations go by so quickly? I don’t have long to go before I am off again though. Gotta use that vacation time up. 


I am reading Parable of the Sower. It’s very good. 


We watched all sorts of movies these last few days and a few episodes of Season 3 of The Crown. Bohemian Rhapsody, was quite good. 

Grateful for:

  • That my son was able to spend the day with us.
  • This time off I’ve had. I really needed it. Extra naps and no schedule made for a nice week. 
  • Walks with the pup continue to be the highlight of my day. 

I wrote this post from my phone because I dismantled my workstation so we could use the dining room for dinner the other night. This picture of our tree should be above but I can’t fix it on my phone. 

Hope you had a great weekend. What’s new with you?