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Sunday Matters: Jinx the Cat is Coming for Christmas!

Sunday Matters

My daughter’s kitten has no one to care for her while my daughter is here so she is bringing Jinx with her. The Otter Pup is in for a surprise. I also can’t wait to see how Jinx does with the Christmas tree. 

Jinx the kitten!

Right Now:

I need some new ideas for breakfast. Tired of all of it but I gotta eat before heading out the door. In a bit I am off to student ministry to hang with the teens. It’s supposed to rain today which honestly, I welcome. It’s been cold here. We’ve had a freeze warning the past few days with the lows around 33. Crisp blue skies in the mornings though. 

This Week:

The Girl flies in on Friday. I begin my winter vacation on Friday as well. Saturday morning, dental appointments all around. The Girl will be working at the theatre here again beginning Saturday evening. That same evening we are going out with friends to see the Christmas lights. A lot of people decorated this year. Next Sunday is the student ministry Christmas party. Ugly sweaters all around. 


I may do something a little different for my vacation this year. I never finished the Harry Potter series. I stopped mid-point at book four. The bookmark is still there. I am thinking about reading the entire series over the break. Might be fun to do that and then watch the movies too. 


Christmas movies. The Family Stone, Four Christmases, Deck the Halls, and of course Christmas Vacation. A Christmas Story is also on the list as well as the new movie with Ralphie all grown up. 

Grateful for:

  • My upcoming time off. 
  • Faux fur bath robes. Sounds like an odd thing to be thankful for but I got myself the nicest one, from Walmart of all places. It’s pink and so, so soft and warm. I love it a little too much. 

What is your week looking like? 

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?