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Sunday Matters: I Made It

sunday-matters (1)Hello, friends. I missed posting all this week because the return to office for those two days wiped me out! It’s just two days. Very doable but for whatever reason I was camped out on the couch each evening unable to move. It was nice to see my colleagues and the campus looks great. Not a lot of students yet as the fall semester hasn’t started yet. Overall, it was a successful return. I am spending some time personalizing my space again. I need some art work and more plants.

The kids are doing well. My daughter STILL hasn’t moved into her apartment as she has been staying with a friend and taking a road trip. School hasn’t started yet but I’d like for her to settle in so she is ready for the semester start.

My son is thriving in Everett, WA. It’s close enough to Seattle but also has its own downtown scene. He’s been enjoying the concerts in the park, or actually, on the waterfront I think. Root Beer has furniture to lounge on now and some cool fans to keep her comfortable.

Here she is enjoying furniture:

Root Beer enjoying the new couch.

Here’s The Otter Pup when she realized I was going to the office:


Right Now:

Enjoying some coffee. Lots of it, because today will be very busy for student ministry. We start groups again today and we have lots of wonderful new leaders. I have to sub for a few groups and shadow some others. It will be a very exciting, fast-paced day.


Still reading The Last Chairlift. I am also reading Verity. I honestly knew nothing about Verity when I picked it up except that everyone seems to have an opinion about it and that it’s pretty popular. I’m not sure what I thought it would be, but it’s compelling and hard to put down although not something I typically read. When I review it I will have to include a note on content as I have some young readers and this is definitely not for them.


Still watching Sisyphus. It’s very good but 16 episodes in the first season is a lot and because it has subtitles I have to pay attention while watching or I am left in the cold. I can’t do other things while watching so our viewing pace has slowed a little. We are only on episode 7.


Grateful for:

  • Plants. I brought one plant back to the office so far and what a difference it makes. I had a lot before the shutdown but rescuing them during the shutdown when I realized they would not survive, was like something out of Mission Impossible.
  • My Coffee Mate Italian Sweet Cream creamer has been sold out everywhere. I’ve looked for it for months and tried others but the other day I went into a market I never go to and hit the mother load. I am stocked up for awhile now.

Have a great Sunday! After 2pm you can find me crashed out taking a nap.

Sunday Matters: Fall Feelings

sunday-matters (1)Hello, all. I’m not one to rush the seasons. I prefer to enjoy the season I am in but it really is beginning to feel like fall, even though it’s 97 degrees and humid. We don’t usually deal with humidity but it’s making the mornings a little gloomy, which to me, signals the coming of fall. PLUS, I saw a tweet for the R.I.P. Challenge and you know that is always the kickoff to fall for us readers.

Well, The Girl is back in Missouri now setting up her new pad. Our poor pup is so confused. All the comings and goings. She will sit outside her bedroom door for a couple of weeks waiting for her to come out. She still looks for my son now and then.

Right Now:

Coffee, then student ministry. It will be a busy day of training but we have some great leaders coming on board. It’s going to be a great season.


Still reading The Last Chairlift and Verity.


Still watching Sisyphus on Netflix. It’s Korean with subtitles but so, so interesting. A CEO who develops a time travel “uploader” finds himself in the past and the present as he looks for his brother who supposedly died but he keeps seeing him. All around. He also sees the people who have come and gone using his invention, not realizing that it actually came to fruition since it was only in its beginning stages in the present day.

Grateful for:

  • Publishers who are generous with their review copies. I recently received that new Irving but I just received Cormac McCarthy’s new releases too (The Passenger and Stella Maris.) I was so excited to open that package.
  • My daughter’s friends in Missouri. They are really special and are so good to her. Makes it easier for me to send her back!

Have a great Sunday!