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Sunday Matters: It’s Happening

Sunday Matters

Against my will, my vacation is nearing its end. I return to the office on Tuesday and it’s not going to be pretty. No need to sugarcoat it. The day will be long and arduous and hopefully everyone will leave me alone for a little while.

Right Now:

Just making the most of the days I have left by not doing anything.

This Week:

If I can just get through the week, I should be good. I don’t have anything else scheduled except for a short get-together on Saturday.

Reading:

I’m still pondering what my first book of the year will be. I ordered two good ones but they are taking so long to get here.

Watching:

I’m jumping between Murphy Brown, The Haunting of Hill House, and Tidying Up with Marie Kondo. I am on a cleaning kick that I do not want to end.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I actually got this months ago but haven’t really had the opportunity to use it until my vacation. My MacBook crapped out. As you know, they are pricey. For what I use a laptop for, I didn’t see the point in shelling out a lot of cash right before Christmas so I got an Acer Chromebook. It’s super thin, has a compact 14 inch screen, and gives me three days of battery life when used off and on. Everything I do is web-based or in the Cloud so it just made sense. For less than $250, why the heck not?

My New Chromebook

Grateful for:

These last two days of vacation. So glad I took the extra days.

My question for you today has to do with music. If you could select one song to head into the new year with, what would it be? I learned of this guy from his appearance at the Rose Parade. He used to be homeless but now his unique sound is going viral.

Here’s Lemonade by Alex Boye. Give it a listen. I guarantee you’ll smile.

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Sunday Matters: IT and Other Things

Sunday Matters

I love how Stephen King’s IT is getting so much attention now with the new movie and all but I can’t tell you how many people are not aware of the book!! Even the news anchors are like, “What is the deal with the balloon? Can someone tell us what it means?” GOODNESS. Please read the book! I do plan to see the movie but I have to see it with the right people.

IT

Right Now:

Do I even need to say it? Yep. Still no AC. I am getting used to being a sweaty mess though and the threat of Irma, for so many people I know, has been distracting me. I can’t complain about temperature when so many fear for their safety right now. Perspective.

In a little while we will hit church and then later I’ll be back there to hang with the high schoolers.

This Week:

Music Man rehearsals start on Monday. The Girl has been busy with volleyball and all the other stuff she is doing but I can tell she’s ready for rehearsals again. That girl is always singing and kicking her legs around.

The Boy, The Lad, Evan… he is in limbo waiting for stuff to happen. Applications for things are in,  his community arts proposal presentation is coming up, school is in full swing but he did not get into one of the classes he needs so now he has a huge gap in his schedule.

Me? I am feeling a little antsy lately. I feel as if I need to be doing something different. A creative “something” is missing from my life. Or, I haven’t found my true purpose. Or, I want to ditch it all and head for the beach. Yeah, definitely that.

Reading:

I’ve been reading all sorts of stuff in an attempt to catch-up. I finished and reviewed A Stranger in the House. I finished Lincoln in the Bardo and need to write the review. I am almost done with My Absolute Darling and I am about to begin Bird Box and Into the Water.

Plus, I am posting a read-along announcement on Monday for the new King book. Look for it! 

Watching:

For #RIPII I watched The Conjuring. A really good, scary ghost story.

I watched Episode #1 of American Horror Story: Cult and it was very good and also extremely disturbing. Clowns people!! Trump too. It’s so cringy!

I believe Fear the Walking Dead starts up again tonight. There is also a preview for the new season of The Walking Dead which I plan to at least record for later.

Making:

I really need to figure out what I am doing wrong. I don’t have a lot of time to plan meals but when I go shopping it’s always a very expensive trip and I often don’t even have enough to make three meals. I don’t mind the cooking but the shopping really  makes me unhappy. I feel like I need to strip it all down to the basics. Protein, veggie, carb. It’s boring but you should see the stuff that ends up in my cart!! Aged Gouda, which I promptly forget about and then have to throw away. Or fancy bread that the kids don’t eat fast enough before it turns moldy.

Grateful for:

The return of my fall TV shows. With everything going on in the world, there is absolutely nothing wrong with crashing on the couch while watching some good TV.

What’s your one guilty pleasure right now?