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Brain Dump Friday


Nope. Not a new feature. Just me, rambling on about random things. You guys are like, “So? What’s new?”

I’ve been busy at work and it’s the kind of work that drains my brain. Normally, I have a little bit of time between things to recharge, but that hasn’t been the case this week, which has resulted in me looking rather confused and lost. I mean, I have to add lipstick just to look alive. Yep, one of those weeks.

It’s Friday though and I am so darn happy to finally see it! In an attempt to clear the air, I am going to share what’s been on my mind lately. Ready?

  • The Teen is looking at colleges. They are looking at him.
  • Peter Pan auditions/rehearsals start next week.
  • Reviews. I just gotta write them. So behind.
  • This heat and this crazy weather. Think End of Days.
  • Healthy eating  is not hard. Healthy thinking? Hard.
  • My house needs some attention.
  • Finished Villa America. That ending. Hmmm.
  • Why did L ‘Oréal discontinue Smooth & Shine Creme? My hair is a disaster without it.
  • I feel like reading a classic, but which one?

Okay. I feel a little better now. What about you? How are you doing? What plans do you have for the weekend? I have a Back to School kick-off to attend for the middle schoolers at church. It’s an 80s party! I am so there.

Sunday Matters: Every Weekend Should Be a Long Weekend

Sunday Matters

I love long weekends. I mean, I seriously love them and this weekend was my birthday weekend which made it even better!

Yesterday we visited The Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens.

Huntington Library

Japanese Garden

This place has beautiful gardens and stunning art pieces. I love to visit!

After the museum, we hit a fave pizza joint of mine, The Luggage Room in Pasadena. It used to be a train station’s luggage room so it’s really  kind of neat. Plus, they have the best gluten-free pizza with handmade crust!

The Luggage Room - Pizza

Everything was delicious and the day was perfect. We strolled Pasadena and then hit Vroman’s Bookstore, but I didn’t buy anything!

Right Now:

This past week was week two of my healthy eating plan and I’ve lost ten pounds. I’m happy about that and I feel pretty good.  Right now I am enjoying my half cup of coffee and then we are off to church.

Right after church, a friend and I are heading to lunch. It will be nice to have a little girl time! And then later, we are going to my MIL’s house for dinner. The middle school group is not meeting tonight so I have the evening off.

This Week:

Monday, Off. Yes!! We are going to BBQ turkey burgers and watch movies all day. I’ll sneak some reading in too. I need to write four reviews. I am so behind!

On Wednesday there is a get acquainted thing for the high school choir, and then I have to pull double duty by going to it and then going across town to drop paperwork off for Peter Pan.

Next Saturday is the big back to school middle school  church event and I am hoping there are enough new kids for me to finally be assigned a small group. It’s going to be an 80’s party. Should be fun.


Really trying to finish Villa America. It did not start off well and was so slow and now that I’ve gotten to the end of it, it’s almost like reading two different books.

Next up, King’s Finders Keepers. Finally.


Not much and I guess Fear the Walking Dead is not on tonight. I really feel like sitting down to a Doris Day marathon, I am in that kind of mood,


I am not making anything today but will be grilling those turkey burgers tomorrow and grilling up my lunches for the week. Probably fish again. Fish, brown rice and a vegetable seems to be working just fine for me so I will stick to that and just switch up the type of fish and vegetable,

Grateful for:

I really needed a good day yesterday and I am glad the day went off without a hitch. I’ve just been so stressed lately and all of the health stuff really brought me down but I feel refreshed today. It’s just so nice to have the extra day.

What are you doing today? Any road trips in progress? Reading anything good?