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Sunday Matters: Enjoying the Last Bit of Summer

Sunday Matters

With school just around the corner, I am trying my best to get every last drop out of summer that I can. I really want to get a road trip in but with the Teen’s work schedule it may not happen.

Right Now:

I am enjoying my first cup of coffee and then we are heading off to church.

This Week:

The Girl register’s for 8th grade this week and I offered to take her and her friend to the movies right after. They want to see a horror movie! I am not entirely on board with that one. We’ll see.

I also have book club this week. We’ll be discussing The Book of Aron. In a lot of ways it was a tough book to read but I felt it was written with a light hand in some places which made it a quick read.

Reading:

I am almost done with Sweetbitter. It’s a very accurate behind the scenes depiction of restaurant life, but I’m not loving it at the moment.

Watching:

I finally finished last season’s Fear the Walking Dead. It starts up again in August. I still have American Horror Story and Bates Motel to catch-up on. I watched the movie Stage Door which was pretty good. I’d like to get one more movie in before I return to work tomorrow.

Making:

I am going to make Spaghetti and Turkey meatballs in the Crock Pot today. IF, I can get them assembled before we take off for church.

Grateful for:

Quiet time. I really crave quiet moments and this past week I’ve had several.

That’s it from me, tell me about your weekend or your upcoming week.

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.

Reading:

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.

Watching:

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.

Making:

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?