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Sunday Matters: What’s Your Big Summer Read?

Sunday Matters

All I can think about these days is what my big summer read will be. I like to pick a challenging book for the summer because I seem to have more time to read but I can’t really zero in on a good one .  Seveneves? What else is out there? I’m blanking.

Right Now:

Today, my day starts and ends with church . First, we will attend the service. Then, I am attending a mandatory camp meeting as both a parent and group leader. My daughter and I have never attended camp so we are pretty excited.

This Week:

The only thing I have going on this week, is a dental  appointment. That’s it! I really need to do some stuff around the house. I said that last week and some of it got done but not much. I plan to make more of an effort this week. My closets are a mess and my drawers are kind of a mess too, as is the garage. The last time I cleaned the garage I broke my foot so I must be more careful this time.


After a slump ( I guess it was a slump) reading has been going really well. Amazingly well. I’ve been plowing through my review pile and reviews are scheduled and everything. I feel so accomplished.

The only sad thing, is that with all my reading I managed to drop my Kindle and it is now no more. It was an old Kindle but a great one and included 3G which you have to pay extra for now. Anyway, after much thought I went with another basic model. I was reading Wintering by Peter Geye when I dropped the darn thing. I got the new one yesterday but it won’t let me transfer my review copies and my library books are no more. Sadness.

In the mean time, I’ve read two actual books, My Last Continent by Midge Raymond and Firefly Summer by Nan Rossiter.


I haven’t been in the mood for TV but I feel like watching some 80’s flicks. Oh, and the Tony Awards. HUGE in my house, as you can imagine. The Teen is very excited for tonight’s show.


It was a good week for cooking. Tonight? We may pick up Chinese take-out so we can just kick back and watch the Tony Awards. I will be working at the church until right before they start so there won’t be time to cook much.

Grateful for:

So grateful that the beach is just a short road trip away. We hit Santa Barbara yesterday and I’ve never eaten so much food. It was all so good though and even though it was overcast and raining (rain? really?) none of us cared. We hit the zoo, did a little shopping and just roamed around town.

What are your plans for today?

It’s Friday and I am Packing…Still

Happy Friday! This has been a long, long week. Why does it feel so long? Could it be, the impending office move and my need to pack boxes when I still don’t even know where I am going? Could be.

Today, I packed up my Murakami collection. Let me tell you, that hurt a little bit. I’ve been gazing at those titles and news articles for some time now. They were just above eye level and while working, I would occasionally raise my gaze to say hi. See that picture below? Trish sent me that article. Thanks, Trish.


And then, there are photos like this one:

The Kids

I have been working here a really long time! Going on twenty-one years to be exact. I am going to miss this space for many reasons. I still don’t know the exact location of where I will be, but I know the area and it’s sterile. Very sterile and… lacking character. I don’t think I will be able to display my things like I did here. I am going to have to have a renegade shelf for my prized possessions.

Going through all of this stuff makes for dusty work so I am a weepy sneezy mess. I am not a keeper of things but some things, because of my line of work require me to hang onto stuff longer than say the average employee. If it were up to me, I’d dump half of it.

But, it’s Friday and I am having lunch with a work bud which improves the day quite a bit. Tonight The Teen has his last driving lesson on the freeway! Give me strength.

Tomorrow we have a track meet at a high school far away. The Girl chose to drop an event so that we can get home at a decent hour so she is only doing high jump, long jump and 4×100 relay. The Teen and his girlfriend have a date at the zoo and then later the Observatory but that is on the opposite side of  where we will be for track so we are trying to figure out how to get them there and back.

I think the read-a-thon is this weekend, right? Maybe I can get some reading in at the meet but I doubt it. If you are participating in the read-a-thon, what are you planning to read? If I can get any reading in, I want to finish Blood on Snow and The Children’s Crusade.

Oh! I just remembered that the LA Festival of Books is this weekend. I sometimes go but the venue just doesn’t do it for me. I probably won’t go this weekend since I am totally booked Saturday,  but I will take a look to see which authors I’ll be missing. Any of you going?