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Sunday Matters: Limits

Sunday Matters

It’s getting harder with each passing day to not be angry about what is going on in our country. Can’t we all be decent to one another? Every. Single. Day. There is something. I am exhausted. Are you? When it gets to be too much, I take a break from it but then I wake up and it begins all over again. I think I’ve hit my limit.

How are you coping? I’d like to say with confidence that we will all get through this and come out on the other side better for it. I have my doubts, though.

Right Now:

My Sundays have been pretty much the same since we shut down. It tends to be an errand day but I think I need to rethink that. Now that youth group meets in the evening if I take the day to do errands I feel as if the day has gotten away from me.

This Week:

On Monday my daughter is going to school to take her ID photo. They are shooting for an October return. The date has already changed once. It would be nice for her, as a senior, to have a little bit of a senior year to remember in a traditional sense but I can’t see them going back that soon.

She was supposed to have a choir concert this week. Not happening of course although they are doing something virtually that might be totally unrelated. I hear a lot of singing.

College applications are still in process. Filming equipment is all over my house. Looks like a set for Big Brother.

Reading:

I finished Kindred for a discussion. I also finished Heart-Shaped Box for R.I.P.

I am so close to finishing The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James. I am reading it for R.I.P. and it’s so, so good. I’m reading it along with Don’t Look For Me. I couldn’t decide which to read first so I decided to read them both.

Watching:

Ratched. Yep, that would be Nurse Ratched to you. It’s not getting good reviews at all. Visually, it’s stunning. I will reserve judgment until I am further in.

Grateful for:

Bev Cooks Chicken and Mushrooms
Photo Credit: Bev Cooks Blog
  • The Braised Chicken with Mushrooms and Shallots meal above. It was easy and delicious and decadent. I served it over mashed potatoes. I added some white wine to the cooking broth. I needed a change of pace because I am so over cooking.
  • My daughter received another college acceptance (academically) but still has to submit the pre-screen for her audition.
  • New planners!! I ordered a new Passion Planner for 2021. Here’s to a better year!

All the political nastiness in the world has forced me to re-evaluate my friend groups on social media. It’s depressing. To remain sane, it has to be done though so I am taking some of the weekend to deal with that.

I hope you all have a good week. Cook something extra special, buy a new fall candle, go Marie Kondo on a closet to start the season anew. I will do the same.

Sunday Matters: The Heat Can Go Away Now

Sunday Matters

We had some lovely weather between May and July but last week we hit (116) and more of the same this week along with the fires have made the air quality absolute muck. Look at that sky. What color IS it?

Right Now:

I’ve got nothing huge planned today. We will typically pile into the car and just drive somewhere. Anywhere. I spend the entire week at home working so a change of scenery is usually in order but we have driven everywhere and driving far away doesn’t make sense if you can’t do much when you get there. I am dying to go to a museum but they are all closed right now.

This Week:

I don’t have anything scheduled for this week and I am going to just sit back and enjoy it. Yes, I have work but after this week all the appointments that this time of year brings with it, are beginning to make an appearance on the calendar again. Speaking of which, it’s time to consider planners for 2021 but I don’t see that Passion Planner has any coming out! I hope they do. Usually by now they make a big cover reveal announcement but I’ve seen nothing. I sent them a message but so far, no reply.

Reading:

I finished and reviewed The End of the Day by Bill Clegg. It was not a win for me. However, I am currently reading The Vanishing Half and loving it. That completes my summer reading list!

Soon, hopefully, the RIP Challenge will begin and then I joined this September read-along so there is something to look forward to.

Watching:

I’ve not been watching much TV but I did watch some of the Democratic National Convention and it left me feeling hopeful.

The one thing I have been watching is baseball! Me! My husband has been glued to the set because he missed sports so much and since it’s been on in the background, I have been getting into it. I will sit there with my book but I understand the game a lot more now. I also catch myself counting how many times they touch their face. I can’t help it.

Grateful for:

  • Dolly Parton announced a new Christmas album that is coming out in October! I am so there for it. I love Dolly.
  • Hallmark Christmas shows. I guess I have been watching something. I had some recorded from last year because I discovered them so late but they are truly, wonderful to watch during a pandemic. So warm and inviting.

Have you shifted to a fall mindset yet? Our weather prevents it but as soon as school starts, I always think of fall. I don’t go out often but when I do, I see fall everywhere in the stores. I like it.