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Sunday Matters: Everything is Good

Sunday Matters

The Girl is back from Hawaii. She had a great time and declared immediately upon landing that she wants to travel more.

Us? We are pretty good. It was a return to normal as far as our schedules go but we eased into it okay.

Right Now:

I recently finished The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce and the feel-good feeling I had upon turning that last page has stayed with me. More so because I keep listening to the playlist the publisher put together on Spotify. I am just sitting here happy with my coffee and playlist.

This Week:

This week should be pretty good. No extra appointments just the normal stuff.

Reading:

Right after finishing The Music Shop I picked up Sunburn by Laura Lippman. What a book! It was impossible to put down once I started it so I should have the review up very soon. Next up, The Flight Attendant and that TheMystery.doc book everyone is talking about.

Watching:

The Walking Dead season finale is tonight and right after it is the season premier of Fear the Walking Dead. As soon as I get home from volunteering I am gonna throw myself in front of the TV and hopefully watch both although it will be a pretty late night for me.

Making:

Let’s see. What am I making? I plan to make some Spanish rice for life group this Tuesday. I need to BBQ some salmon for lunches. I’ve got a craving for the kind of pasta sauce (gravy) that simmers all day long. Half of my family is Italian so that is where I get it from. I want thick sauce with loopy noodles. Sometimes I can find really good quality gluten-free pasta so maybe I will get lucky.

Grateful for:

Feel-good reads. I don’t care for sappy novels but the kinds of books that leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy? Who doesn’t want to feel that way?

Share with me a book that you consider to be a real feel-good novel.

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Sunday Matters: So This is What Relaxation Is

Sunday Matters

The Girl has been in Hawaii all week with her choir and I have been a lady of leisure. No frantic trips back and forth across town. No worrying about what to make for dinner. No packing lunches, last minute laundry requests, or checking her volleyball bag to make sure that she does in fact have her knee pads and her dance shoes for later.

But, I miss her. I go into her room now and then and breathe in the cloud of VS Pink body spray she left behind. The Otter Pup gets asphyxiated if she stays in there too long.

Right Now:

Just sitting here gazing at my bookshelf that needs to be organized.

This Week:

I somehow managed to book two appointments this week. One trip to the orthodontist and a sports physical for The Girl so she can sign up for volleyball summer camp.

Reading:

I read and reviewed Hillbilly Elegy. What a book. My club had plenty to say about it. It’s a great book to discuss.

I am finishing up The Music Shop. What a sweet read. Rachel Joyce also wrote The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry which I loved so I was excited to finally pick this one up. My review should post this week.

Watching:

We saw A Quiet Place this weekend.  So much suspense! It’s fun to see these kinds of movies in a full theatre.

I gave the Roseanne re-boot another try the other day. This week’s episode was slightly better but not great. It’s disappointing.

The Walking Dead has two more episodes and that’s it for the season. Hard to believe it went by so fast. It’s getting good again but I still question some of the choices being made.

Making:

I haven’t cooked a thing but I am craving seafood and steak.

Grateful for:

Music. As I’ve been reading The Music Shop, I’ve been adding all of the songs mentioned to a playlist I created on Spotify. Do you ever do this? As a whole, it’s a ragtag collection of songs but I love to listen to the song as the main character talks about it. I do this for Murakami books too because he always references music in his novels.

That’s it from me. What is new with you?