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Sunday Matters: Spring, Books, and Life

Sunday Matters

I love this time of the year. I feel hopeful and optimistic and it’s so beautiful outside! I really wish I had access to a window at work though. Or a skylight! Wouldn’t that be something? Everything is blooming and it’s gorgeous.

Right Now:

Even though my yard did not survive the drought, it’s still nice to sit here with the windows wide open, enjoying my cup of coffee. Fresh air really makes a difference.

In a little bit, we will head out for the day but first, breakfast. I am eating clean (trying to) so it won’t be the delicious bagel I am craving but it will be exactly what I need.

This Week:

Not much going on this week. There’s a dental appointment for my daughter which I have to take her to and then there is also one for my son and he will take himself. Still not used to that. There’s a rehearsal in there somewhere,  my life group meeting and something I haven’t done before, volunteering for homeless outreach.

Reading:

I finished The Lonely Hearts Hotel. It’s a sad little book but also not sad. That makes no sense but maybe the review will once I write it up. Next up: The Barrowfields.

Oh, and it’s not coming out until 9/26 but Stephen King and his son Owen have a book coming out, Sleeping Beauties! You can read about it here. I am almost certain I will host a read-along for it. It’s over 700 pages long! Yay!

Watching:

I tend to watch the same things each week unless a series ends so The Walking Dead and Bates Motel. I’ve worked a few episodes of Fixer Upper in too. That show is easy to watch while doing other things which makes it popular in my house.

Also, I am still fascinated by Hoarders. Every time I see that show all I can think is that I missed my calling. I LOVE to organize things!!

Making:

Eating clean makes meal prep rather easy but not very exciting. Last week I made my veggie bowls and this week will probably be protein and veggies, preferably roasted in some way. Roasted vegetables are so tasty!

Grateful for:

I briefly mentioned my life group above. For the longest time, I was interested in joining a life group but you all know me and know all that I am involved with so time was always an issue. But this winter I bit the bullet and signed up and I could not be happier. It was a ten week commitment and we are heading into week nine but I am hoping we become a permanent group. I am so grateful for this group of woman.

That’s it from me. What did you do this weekend? What’s the one thing you are looking forward to in the coming weeks?

Sunday Matters: Sunny Days

Sunday Matters

This past week was gorgeous. After all that rain, we were treated to warm days and blue skies. Our hills are so green! I haven’t seen hills this green in a very long time.

Right Now:

At the moment, I am downing a much-needed cup of coffee. I am really craving a bagel but gluten-free bagels are like bricks and should be avoided at all costs. So, here I sit, bagel-less.

This Week:

My daughter DID get a callback last week for Shrek. She tried out for Teen Fiona, The Ugly Duckling, Dorothy and Elf. She got called back for The Ugly Duckling. I know there are lots of fairy tale roles in the show and I am not familiar with what each of them do but that is what she got called back for and apparently that is what she wanted. I thought she wanted Teen Fiona but she is more excited about this. The final cast list posts late Tuesday.

This weekend my small group is doing a prayer experience. I’ve never participated in one but we will do it Saturday morning and then have brunch!

Reading:

I am reading The Lonely Hearts Hotel and Ulysses.  I am making progress in both. My motivation has increased because I’ve seen all these fabulous books I want to read so I need to get Ulysses read. It’s a book that baffles yet amuses. I’m not sure I will ever be able to explain part two but hey, pretty soon I will be able to mark it off my list and wear that badge of honor with pride.

Watching:

The same stuff. Bates Motel is in all-out crazy mode. So, so good.

Bates Motel

The Walking Dead is still simmering along but I hope it picks up soon. I’m beginning to think that killing off a main character HAS affected its ratings because it doesn’t seem to be doing so well and people have lost interest. Or, so it seems.

Making:

I’m in one of those moods where nothing sounds good. Nothing. After viewing Wil Wheaton’s food posts on Instagram, I’m beginning to think I need to try one of those mail order meal services but because of my food allergies, I hesitate. He’s been cooking up some amazing things though.

I just stumbled upon the online cookbook for Blue Apron. I may try it out this way first. I had to provide my email address for their weekly recipe mailing but all of their recipes look pretty good so I don’t mind. I need some inspiration.

Grateful for:

Books. I know! So obvious. The other day, I saw a book list that reminded me of my junior high reading days. The days where I spent hours at the library, holed up in a little reading cube, flipping the pages of Rebecca or Jamaica Inn. Those were the days. I want to read like that again!

What’s a favorite reading memory from your past?