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Sunday Matters: First Sign of Fall

Sunday Matters

School started for The Girl and she’s already two volleyball games into the season. The other day I detected the first sign of fall weather-wise. It was a lovely 90 degree day and the quality of light was warmer than usual. It made me want to pull out all my fall decor.  Fall makes me happy. Very happy.

Right Now:

Enjoying a slice of toast with avocado and that Everything But the Bagel seasoning they sell at Trader Joe’s. In a bit we are off for church and then later the high school ministry kicks-off a new season so I’ll be back for that. Hope the girls in my group show up.

This Week:

We have two games. One is an away game and one is at home. I get to work the snack bar for the home game. Other than the normal school stuff not much going on.

Reading:

I just finished The Cabin at the End of the World. Very interesting read. For my next read, I am torn between what I need to read (my book club book) and one of the books on my review list. There are just so many good books out right now. I try to read two at a time but that hasn’t worked well for me this summer.

Watching:

Fear the Walking Dead started again last week and it was a decent episode but now it appears that the creators aren’t quite sure what to do with certain high-profile cast members.  Are they staying? Leaving? What? But the ones that annoy the heck out of me seem to live on no matter what.

Making:

I made tacos the other night which was actually enough for two nights. I like when leftovers are actually used. Today, no time to make anything since I am heading out again later and of course I’ve not gone shopping for anything. Poor planning on my part.

Grateful for:

So grateful for that tiny touch of fall I detected. I know it’s a long way off for us but one can dream.

Having you started to think about fall or are you still hanging on to summer?

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Sunday Matters: Sore Loser

Sunday Matters

Guys, I am feeling rather sad about not being approved for a galley of Murakami’s newest book, Killing Commendatore, due to hit shelves this October. I’ve been waiting so long for the translation and you all know how much I love Murakami. I am dying. I even tried to appeal it, only to be declined again. No reason. Just declined.

What’s funny is that I always buy the book anyway. Sometimes more than one copy. One to read, one to keep untouched. But I seriously wanted to sink my teeth into that 700+ page galley. I am so sad. And yes, I was selected as a Murakami ambassador once but nope… didn’t help me at all.

Look. At. It.

Killing Commendatore

Right Now:

Moving on, because I kind of have to even though I am bitter inside. Today is my last day off from student ministry so we have church this morning and then nothing.

This Week:

School starts for The Girl on Thursday. She has two volleyball games this week and one of them is before school even starts. We also have a cast party for Oliver, which we probably cannot attend due to her game. There is also a choir thing that she won’t be able to attend. In the middle of all of this is an orthodontist appointment. Sounds like a lot but not really since we can’t do most of it.

Reading:

I finished Baby Teeth. What a book. It’s not prize-winning literature but it’s riveting. I just started Bring Me Back and I am seriously almost done with it. I love these quick, suspenseful reads.

Watching:

While the kids saw the musical Waitress in Hollywood yesterday, the Hub and I saw Mission Impossible: Fallout. I enjoyed it. It was a good action movie.

I should know this but I think Fear the Walking Dead starts up again tonight. If so, I plan to watch it.

Making:

This past week I made some Korean Turkey Bowls. I was supposed to use beef but I went with turkey and it was easy and super good. I subbed gluten-free soy sauce but it was easy to adapt and the leftovers were even better. We also had pizza one night, pork chops on another. Tonight I am craving take-out. Maybe Thai?

Grateful for:

The Girl handled registration by herself and I didn’t have to brave the hot weather to do it with her. She even got her schedule straightened out. She is now a 10th grader!

What are you up to today? Doing anything fun? Cooking anything good?