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Sunday Matters: Getting Back on the Horse

Sunday Matters

My reading tanked these past few weeks. From the looks of it, the same thing happened to many of you as well. But, I am back in the saddle again thanks to my book club read, The Testaments. It has been on my list for ages but did I really want to read it now? With all this chaos going on around us? Yes. Yes, I did. I am not going to lie, I keep thinking about the Supreme Court confirmation process while reading it. That whole People of Praise thing is just too much.

Right Now:

Sundays are a lot more pleasant now that I do my errands on a different day. I just want to be lazy on Sundays. Give me a huge cup of coffee and some toast and I am good. Add an online church service, a relaxing Spotify playlist like this one, and a good book and that is all I need.

This Week:

I have a book discussion this week for The Testaments, a college preview to attend for the University of Arizona, and although I was hoping to have an ultrasound for this weird pain I’ve been having, (turns out it’s not a kidney infection), the darn appointment isn’t until November 10th! They were thinking appendicitis or this cyst I have been dealing with, but November 10th? I guess I will know before then if it’s appendicitis. Goodness.

Reading:

I am going to try to squeeze another R.I.P. book in before the end of the month. I really need to read two but you know, that distraction thing is strong. It will be Lisey’s Story by King.  I don’t think it’s noted as one of his best which is why I’ve not read it, but HE thinks it’s one of his best books. That makes me want to read it.

Watching:

Fear the Walking Dead started up again and let me tell you, it was good. I was going to give up on it once I knew of a certain character’s fate but once again it has looped me in.

Grateful for:

  • Ballot Trax (Where’s My Ballot). Ballot has been counted!
  • My little sidekick, the Otter Pup. She has been so sweet during this pandemic. Follows me everywhere. Sometimes just gazes at me lovingly.
  • A quiet house. The only thing I liked about my work commute was the solitude in my car. In the early morning hours, I enjoy the same solitude just sitting here with my coffee.

Have you voted? If you are waiting to vote in person, check to see if your area has early poll voting because I think there will be very large crowds on election day.

Other than that, what’s new?

Sunday Matters: We Survived The Week!

Sunday Matters

This week was full of breaking news every ten minutes. I cannot wait for this election to be over. We already voted so the onslaught of mail and robocalls are too much. They should have mailed that stuff earlier given how early people are voting this year.

Also, I jumped on here to see a new WordPress platform. So far, not bad.

Right Now:

I am taking it easy. I mentioned in my last post that I wasn’t feeling well and that was due to a surprise kidney infection! Of course I waited some time before going in. I didn’t want to be exposed to COVID but after horrible back pain I went in. I also got a shingles shot while there and my arm is still giving me fits. That is quite a shot.

This Week:

I don’t see much on the calendar. I have a leadership conference to attend virtually on Saturday but it conflicts with one other item so my plan is  to participate as much as I can.

I will probably buy some Halloween candy soon. I will hand it out from afar and from my driveway. We usually have a huge turnout which requires me to buy six of those jumbo Sam’s Club / Costco bags but this year I am going to buy two and when we run out, that’s it. First, trick-or-treating was cancelled and then my city said it could happen with safety measures in place. I don’t have faith that my neighborhood will comply AT ALL. So, short and sweet will be the goal.

Reading:

Nothing. My reading has been tabled this week by the President’s antics. The book that I am about 10% into is Don’t Look For Me by Wendy Walker and I hope to get back to it this week because it’s very good.

Watching:

The final episode of The Walking Dead from last season was pretty good so now Fear the Walking Dead is back. I just want to see what happened to Morgan. He was left for dead in the season finale. Then, I am done with it. The writing hasn’t been good and they just keep stringing the fans along with mediocre content.

Grateful for:

  • I am grateful that the end of the election is near.
  • I am very grateful for access to antibiotics.
  • I am grateful that the end of this week was cool and foggy. Nice change of pace and has me wanting to bring out the Crock Pot.

How are you doing? Did you vote yet? Are you watching the news or have given it up? What are you doing to stay sane?

Housekeeping note: I have been posting on blogs but many of your blogs pop me out when I submit so I have no idea if you are seeing my comments or not. If you haven’t heard from me recently, let me know.