Tag Archives: Weekends

Sunday Matters: Looking Forward

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Is this what people do as they age? Marvel at how fast time passes? We are halfway through May, headed towards Memorial Day weekend and JUNE! Blows my mind. I’m looking forward to the new Top Gun movie. It looks so good! Getting very excited for my daughter’s return on 5/19 as well. Also looking forward to summer reading on the patio and morning coffee dates. I suppose I should start compiling my summer reading list. I did pretty well last year

Right Now:

Student ministry is meeting today and we only have a few more regular meetings until we hit summer programming and camp! Yes, I am going to camp this year! I am grabbing some last minute coffee, getting my bag together and I am out the door until later this afternoon.

Reading:

My current read is Nan Rossiter’s new one, A Good Measure. It came out April 12th and Nan has offered me a copy to giveaway so look for that review soon. I am enjoying it a lot. So much so that I find myself rationing it out so I am taking my time with it.

A Good Measure

Watching:

We started Ozark Season 3. I think we are seven episodes in and I’ve been successfully avoiding Season 4 spoilers so far. It’s very good but if I had seen this show before my daughter moved to the Ozarks for school I am not sure I would have backed that idea.

Grateful for:

  • The opportunity to grow in my student ministry efforts. We have an amazing team of people who encourage growth and learning in all aspects of the ministry and it’s been so rewarding.
  • Much needed afternoon naps. I was never a nap person before but they are my new favorite thing.

Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!

Sunday Matters: Happy Mother’s Day and an Explanation of Where I’ve Been

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Some of you noticed the lack of activity here and I just wanted to check-in to let you all know what’s been going on. My daughter is wrapping up her first year of college but she came down with some weird stomach thing which resulted in some internal bleeding. We have good insurance but it’s been a real challenge getting her care out of state. Two ER trips, bloodwork, and a CT scan and they still don’t know what’s wrong so now she has a Gastro appointment here in California for when she returns home. Send good vibes and prayers that she can finish out the semester and manage the move-out process.

Dealing with that kept me occupied and affected my desire to read. Plus, my son is now settled in Everett, WA! His job is going well and he loves his apartment and downtown area. Root Beer the cat has been a little moody. She is loving the floor to ceiling windows and the walks through the botanical gardens. His move and my daughter’s situation just overwhelmed me a little. I seriously cannot handle as much as I used to pre-COVID shutdown.

Right Now:

Student ministry is still meeting today even though it’s Mother’s Day! I suspect it will be a low attendance day as many of the students told me last week that they’d be celebrating Mom, as they should. My kids won’t be here so I will just celebrate myself. LOL! I already bought some books for myself last week (How High We Go in the Dark, and The Swimmers). To all the moms out there, Happy Mother’s Day!

How High We Go in the Dark  The Swimmers

Reading:

My current read is Nan Rossiter’s new one, A Good Measure. It came out April 12th and Nan has offered me a copy to giveaway so look for that review soon. I got a little sidetracked with everything going on.

A Good Measure

Watching:

We finished Ozark Season 2 and we just started Season 3. I have mixed feelings about the show. Without spoilers, I will say that it’s hard to feel empathy for people who are clearly heading into trouble by choice. I
have some favorite characters though.

Grateful for:

  • So grateful that my son is all settled and comfortable. I miss that cat something fierce though.
  • Grateful that my daughter will be getting medical treatment soon.

Have a wonderful Sunday and great week!