Tag Archives: Weekends

Sunday Matters: One Down

Sunday Matters

Did you all make it through Halloween okay? My neighborhood wasn’t into it this year but we had so many kids walking up to the house that I lost count. I asked them where they were from and most were from 20-30 miles away and came in a van pool or bus!

One major holiday down. Already.

Right Now:

Just sitting here pondering my life. The Girl made a club team for volleyball so even though her high school season just ended, we now enter club season. We were not anticipating this for a lot of reasons but here we are.

This Week:

I don’t have much going on this week. My usual stuff and nothing extra which is nice. I shall bask in the glory while I can.

Reading:

I finished and reviewed Little Fires Everywhere. It was so good. I also finished Lab Girl but need to review it. I am about to start Keep Her Safe by Sophie Hannah and The Ghost at the Table by Suzanne Berne.

Watching:

American Horror Story is all over the place but also kind of good. I can’t stop watching because it always pushes the boundaries and this season is no exception.

The Walking Dead is really getting on my nerves. The story has gone south but I am not ready to give up on it. I’ve given it too much time. WAY too much of my time to give up now.

I introduced my son to Some Like it Hot. I LOVE Marilyn Monroe’s “Sugar” and Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon are so funny.

Making:

I don’t feel like making anything and I am not in the mood for anything. Pretty soon, it will be time to buy the turkey but until then I can see myself eating cereal.

Grateful for:

Weekends. I  know I’ve mentioned them before but I don’t think I could live without them.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, what’s the one dish you look forward to?  Believe it or not, I love brussels sprouts. I roast them with balsamic vinegar, some bacon and at the end a little brown sugar and honey.

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Sunday Matters: Things Have Changed

Sunday Matters

The world of book blogging is so different these days. Interaction is as an all-time low and yet I plug on. My intent for this blog was to record my thoughts about the books I’ve read but the community aspect was a welcome bonus. I miss it. People are busy. Distractions are at an all-time high. I really need to be plugged-in or the world kind of takes over.

Anyway…

Right Now:

I am typing this with a sore arm. I got my flu shot yesterday. Hard to believe it’s that time of year but it is. Just sitting here, watching the news and sipping coffee.

Have you pulled your Halloween decorations out yet? This may happen soon for us. I’ve seen a few houses decorated even though it’s been warm this week.

This Week:

Monday and Tuesday is “fall break” here but I do not have the days off. The callback list for The Music Man posts late Tuesday.  There is a volleyball game Thursday and right after that a dress rehearsal for the choir concert which will be Friday and Saturday. I also have book club. Saturday is The Girl’s 14th birthday.

In addition to everything else, my son got a job performing at Six Flags for Fright Fest so every weekend he shows up for make-up and then works until 1 a.m. He’s 19 but I still worry about somebody punching him out from sheer terror. He, of course, thinks this is ridiculous even though he knows it happens. He learned this when he worked tech at last year’s Fright Fest. They also throw bricks, apparently.

Reading:

My Sleeping Beauties read along did not get the participation I had hoped for (#sleepingbeautiesRAL) but some of my fave people were able to join last-minute and I can’t tell you how happy that makes me! I am four chapters in and it’s pretty good so far. I just love a good King chunkster.

My book club meets this week too so I must also get to The Lathe of Heaven but it’s pretty short.

Watching:

AHS - Cult

American Horror Story is starting to get good.  Information has been revealed about some of the main characters and it’s interesting how it’s all coming together.

Fear the Walking Dead is still holding my attention but Madison is so annoying. She is the main character and from all the fan comments no one likes her, so why does she remain?

With today being the first day of October that means it’s time to come up with my horror movie viewing list. I always wait too long to watch and then before I know it, Halloween is over so this year I want to start early.

Making:

I made a taco bake one night. I also made a chicken stir fry. A pasta and sausage with cream sauce dish which is my absolute favorite thing. Pizza was in there somewhere. I really have a craving for seafood but no one eats it but me.

Grateful for:

Weekends when we can get away, even if only for a half day. Since The Girl’s actual birthday is filled with activities we took this past Saturday to celebrate and it was good.