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Is It Time Yet?

Cat by the fireplace.

Today is my last day of work until January 9th and it could not have come soon enough. I feel like this cat, hot and bothered and just over it. I find myself staring into space which actually feels pretty good. I’ve never really done that before but I seem to be doing it a lot lately.

We don’t have any big holiday plans as a family besides the normal stuff but I am getting my reading stack together for the big end of the year push. SO many books that I want to get to. Why do I do this to myself? I guess because it’s kind of fun to put a stack together. It’s what we do, right? Plus, our yearly book club selection meeting always sneaks up on me so I’ve been putting ideas away for that too.

Just a few that recently came in:

Book Stack

Today it’s supposed to rain buckets. In reality we are expecting 2 inches but with the burn areas, 2 inches can cause loads of damage. We need the rain though.

Anyway, that’s it from me. When I get home, I am going to make spaghetti, light a candle and watch a few of the holiday shows I’ve got on the DVR. You?

Sunday Matters: Rest

Sunday Matters

I have been on vacation since the 19th and I can’t believe that one, precious week has already passed. Disneyland was a blast, Christmas Eve was enjoyable and Christmas dinner was very nice. I think I’ve gained at least five pounds.

With all the health stuff I’ve been dealing with, I’ve come to the conclusion that I work too much and don’t sleep nearly enough to function like a normal human being. I’ve been catching up on sleep and even with all the extra naps and sleeping in, I am still exhausted. That can’t be good.

So, I am taking it easy. Lots of couch potato activities that involve movie and TV watching. I am still going easy on the reading. I finished one book and wrote-up the review, but I may just take a break from reading for the rest of the year as I am worried about the eye thing coming back.

Right Now:

The church we attend is on ‘vacation’ this week so the service is online only. This is okay with me. I plan to sit here with my half cup of coffee and enjoy the service anyway. I’m itching to do something by the coast but our little road trip yesterday was a bust for a number of reasons. Not sure we’ll venture out today.

This Week:

No big plans this week. The Teen is attending a New Year’s Eve party with his girlfriend and we’ll most likely order in and hang out. One exciting thing that takes place at the end of this week is a visit from my uncle and cousin. I haven’t seen them in a really long time and she is bringing her darling baby boy with her.


I could not read Bag of Bones for the read along because of my darn eyes. I feel awful about that because I was really looking forward to joining in. I could not read the new Murakami either. I think I will save it for the beginning of the year.


I’ve been watching all sorts of things. Lots of Roseanne, Lucy and Seinfeld. Plenty of KCET programming like Huell Howser, too. We watched What About Bob? (Bill Murray) last night and Friday (Chris Tucker), the night before. Also managed to watch all of the holiday episodes of Adam 12 and Emergency! Not to mention all the holiday movies we watched which included It’s a Wonderful Life, a classic.

I have a bunch of movies recorded that I’d like to see like The Great Gatsby and American Hustle. I have to be in the right mood to see them, though.


I made tacos a few nights ago but haven’t cooked anything since. With all the eating we’ve managed to do, I am not in the mood for anything.

Grateful for:

I am glad for this time off, even if a good chunk of it is spent sleeping.

Happy Thought For the Week:

No work this week and I am looking forward to my uncle and cousin visiting.

What have you all been up to? I’ve been online a little bit, just to keep on top of the big stuff but I am still reducing my computer time so that my eyes can rest. How are you?