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Sunday Matters: Change Is In The Air

Sunday Matters

I really love this time of the year. It helps that I have a lot of time off scheduled, but the change in the weather, holiday meal planning, and everything else that goes along with this time of the year, makes me happy.

The museum job that my son was supposed to be offered fell through. Due to increased restrictions, they aren’t reopening after all. This is disappointing on many levels but it almost guaranteed he would be home for Thanksgiving since they aren’t open on holidays. Now? We have no idea. If he gets a job between now and then it may not work out.

Right Now:

I am trying really hard to focus on health. This weird pain I had and the ultrasound that followed has prompted an in-person appointment to discuss results. They were very vague and either didn’t want to discuss it on the phone or the nurse who called me didn’t know. The soonest appointment, December 8th.

That said, I’ve been meal planning and walking a ton more. Just trying to focus on me for once. Trying to get more sleep too even if that means a mid-afternoon nap. Although, I must tell you that the election results helped tremendously in the sleep department.

Later, my youth group is meeting at the church for the first time in a long time but outside, for a worship night. I plan to claim my space with my mask on. Hopefully it won’t be too cold.

This Week:

More college audition invites have come in for my daughter. This is good. You aren’t invited to audition unless you pass their video pre-screens so this is good.


I kind of gave up on reading this week. I thought my focus would be better since most of the election was behind us but turns out, I was too pre-occupied with life in general. The only book I am reading at the moment is the one for book club this week, An American Marriage.


I haven’t picked up any new shows. Again, kind of distracted. If you have any to recommend, I’d be interested in hearing about them.

Grateful for:

  • A cozy, heated home. It’s been brisk. I am already wearing sweatpants and socks and could live like this indefinitely.
  • Lunch or coffee dates with friends. Done safely, of course.
  • The Tiny library that my neighbor has down the street. I don’t get much from it as I have way too many books of my own but on my walks I bring at least 2-3 of my own to put in there and I get excited to see them fly off the shelf.

Tell me how you are doing.

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

So much to be thankful for this year. Truly, we are blessed. My son is home from college through Saturday and heads back on Sunday. My daughter was able to relax a little this past week and if you’ve read my other posts you’ll know why I chose to call that out. The Hub is off for a couple of days.

Today, is all about us being together, and eating. Not going to sugar-coat it. I am making all the traditional dishes and a couple of new ones. Somehow, we have four pies and it’s just the four of us and the pup.

There will be movie and parade watching. Also, we got hit with a cold spell and snow is expected. Snow. Probably not at our elevation although it’s possible. Wouldn’t that be great? I know what we won’t be doing…shopping. We will eat and lounge around and be lazy and then maybe eat some more. I am on Weight Watchers now and I am down fifteen pounds since I started so it won’t be a total free-for-all but I plan to indulge and track it.

Whatever you are doing today, I hope you enjoy it and that you know how much I appreciate you. Book blogging has changed but the friendships I’ve made here have endured the test of time and I am grateful.