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Sunday Matters: Can We Stop Time For A Moment?

Sunday Matters

It doesn’t seem possible that July is coming to an end. Yesterday was my son’s 23rd birthday. In just a few weeks, my daughter and I will be in Missouri. This is crazy to me.

Right Now:

With us going to church on Thursday evenings and me not having youth group on Sunday morning, my Sundays are pretty laid back. I will be headed back to student ministry come August, just not in the same role I had before. I hope to focus more on students wanting to take the next step.

Today, I hope to go through my daughter’s room to see what needs to go, what stays, what can be donated because she will not be able to take much with her on the plane. I am hoping she can do this with me but she is also trying to fit “friend” time in before she leaves since she works all week long. Her closet still has tea sets in it, if you can believe it.

This Week:

Probably more of what I said above. It’s a daunting task to take a childhood bedroom apart. It will take some time, I think.

Meal planning. What’s that? I haven’t done it in so long but I am not a big fan of eating out all the time. I will be doing some planning this week. Simple meals. Maybe some sheet pan dinners but then the house gets so hot.

Reading:

My review of Count The Ways will be up this week. I need to read and review Damnation Spring but I also want to read The Paper Palace so I may read both at the same time. Can you read more than one book at a time? I can if they are different enough.

Damnation Spring

Watching:

My church did an At The Movies series which shared clips of movies and TV shows and used them for teaching a message. One of those nights we saw bits of The Queen’s Gambit. I had ZERO desire to see that show until we saw clips of it. Both my husband and I agreed that it looked really good so we may dive into that one.

Grateful for:

  • Naps. I’ve been a little tired lately and I’ve been taking short naps after reading and it’s been great getting some extra sleep hours in.
  • Clean floors. I am always so happy after mopping the floors. The pup doesn’t like it. She plays “hot lava” when I mop the floors by going to the highest point she can.

Tell me how you are! What are you reading, doing, watching, eating?

Sunday Matters: Minus One

Sunday Matters

There is something special about Sunday morning. It just seems easier and more laid back. Maybe that’s because I am still working from home so the Monday “scaries” don’t hit me like they used to. I have really gotten into a good routine from home. Hope I can make it work long term in some way.

We are minus one now. My son left last Thursday for Kansas and he begins work tomorrow but his car broke down in New Mexico. I will spare you the details. Not sure he is going to be able to start work as planned.  My advice to you, do not break down in a small town.

Right Now:

We have nothing at all planned for today. Trust me, there is plenty that HAS to be done but I am not feeling it. For example, we have to go through my daughter’s closet to get a feel for how much will need to be shipped to her when she’s away at college. We are really trying to keep it pared down. The idea of moving it all out over the summer is intimidating to me since we are so far away. We can only take so much with us on the plane. My son took her guitar for her (which she has shed tears over). He will be helping us with move in and he took her cold weather stuff but there is still a lot. Of course now the “helping us with move-in” might look different.

This Week:

My book club meets this week to discuss The Last Thing He Told Me. We are meeting at a restaurant and I am super excited. We will sit on the patio just to be safe.

Reading:

I am reading Count The Ways by Joyce Maynard. I don’t know if you follow her on social media but I just love her. I love her writing so much and if you follow her, then you’ve read her short, thoughtful pieces about her husband and her lovely home in Guatemala. I would love to attend one of her writing workshops in Guatemala some day.

Watching:

American Horror Stories (spin off) began on Hulu. We will probably give it a spin although I am partial to just wait for the next season of American Horror Story: Double Feature.

Grateful for:

  • Now that my son is out, I was able to put his room back in order. Honestly, it looked like a bomb went off in there. The garage is somewhat decent again too since he took some of that with him. A nice clean space makes me happy.

This is so random but I have been thinking about the fall already. Mostly because someone on Instagram posted a photo of the most delicious looking pot pie. First of all, I can’t do pie because of gluten. Second, I am vegetarian now and a vegetarian pie just doesn’t sound good at all. BUT, that pie made me think of all the yummy comfort food that goes with fall. I  know, let’s not rush it.