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Sunday Matters: In a Good Place

Sunday Matters

Some of you know from my comments on Facebook, that I’ve not been feeling all that great. Lupus is a real challenge because for the most part, you look okay. I think I look like crud but people tell me I look okay. On the inside though, you feel like you are dying. Not all the time, but sometimes. That was me this week.

I can’t ignore how I feel because it affects everything that I do but I am going to try to focus on the good. I have good days. I can still walk. Pain is not really my issue. I have supportive family and friends to cheer me up when I am really not feeling well and I have my books. I think that puts me in a pretty good place!

Yesterday we went to the A Cappella Festival to hear The Teen compete against other schools. They walked away with $2500 and a plaque. I thought they did really well. It was held at my alma mater. It was like going back in time. The place hasn’t changed all that much. Kind of neat to see The Teen perform on the same stage I did years ago.

The Teen (middle) and a couple of his friends while on break. If you look closely, The Girl can be seen on the lower left. She appears to be thinking something. Hmmm.

A Cappella Festival 2015

Right Now:

A quick breakfast and a good cup of coffee and we are off to church. Nothing else planned for the day except volunteering at church later today.

This Week:

The Teen is preparing for his audition/performance for The Jerry Herman awards. He gets to perform in the ensemble for sure, but since he was nominated for the Best Actor category, he has to audition at the end of this month. Headshots need to be taken. Resume has been drafted. Songs have been chosen. It’s a very exciting time!

The 21st is our 21st wedding anniversary! No big plans. An evening spent at home, with take-out, sounds perfectly fine to me.

On the 22nd I see my Lupus doc. Cue intimidating music. I’ve seen some of my test results online and as I suspected, they are not good.


I tore through We All Looked Up by  Tommy Wallach.  Mixed feelings over this one. I said I was starting A Little Life last week and I did, but not until very late in the week so I am just now getting into it. It’s the type of book that sucks you in quickly.


I am watching season four of Mad Men. It’s not as riveting as the previous seasons but I am still loving it.

Bates Motel ended the season with a little craziness. If you watch that show you know that Norma Bates and Norman are all kinds of crazy but I really don’t know where next season will go.

Finally saw the new Avengers movie. It was entertaining. I didn’t like it as much as the first one. Also sat down to see Into the Woods. Yawn. That one really didn’t do it for me but The Girl loved it.


Haven’t a clue what to make. Since I am at church until 1 p.m. and then go back around 4 p.m., I really need to know what I’m making before Sunday so I can have the stuff prepped and ready to go. What are you guys making? Give me some ideas.

Grateful for:

Memorial Day weekend! Hey, it’s an extra day and I want to say it falls early this year. The 25th? Yep.

Sunday Matters: The Day in Which Moms are Queen for a Day

Sunday Matters

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. We all deserve a much-needed break today, don’t we? I know I do after the week I’ve had.

I moved on Friday Yep! I moved twenty plus years of stuff into a tiny office space. I had a cube before. A large cube but it was in a two person office with a door so it felt pretty private. Now I am out in the open and right by a main door. Fun!

Here is a photo. See my windows? The windows to the reception/copy room area? Behind that chair, are two more workstations and a slew of bookshelves. No room for my stuff!

New office space

Right Now:

No big plans this Mother’s Day. Church, of course and then? Who knows? I am too tired to do much and The Teen is exhausted from all of his late nights on stage. Maybe take-out? I don’t know. I kind of want to hit The Last Bookstore in Downtown.  Click on that link and I promise your jaw will drop to the floor.

This Week:

Unpacking. Ugh. Oh, how I hate it.

Got to go in for some blood work later this week because I am not feeling that great. Well, that’s not entirely true. I have to go in every four months anyway to monitor the Lupus but I know that my results will not be good this time around.


Just starting A Little Life. Everyone says this book will devastate me! Why am I so eager to read it then? I haven’t a clue. I guess to see what all the fuss is about. I am also reading Strays, a YA novel.  You know how some YA novels can be rather juvenile? This one is not. It’s quite good.


Mad Men. I am into season four now. That Don Draper. Can’t decide if I like him or not.

Bates Motel! I believe the season finale is this Monday. It has been so weird and good.


I made tacos this week, twice. Chicken stir-fry one night. Haven’t a clue what we’ll have today.

Grateful for:

Okay, so The Teen wrapped Dirty Rotten Scoundrels last night but he gets to reprise the role one more time. This is the news I’ve been teasing you with.

The Teen on stage.

He gets to perform at the Jerry Herman Awards! This is a big, big deal!! I am so proud of him. Ruprecht lives!

I am grateful that he has this opportunity. I don’t even want to say anymore about it because I feel like I will jinx it so that’s all I will say for now.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!