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Whatnot – 08/03/22

Missouri State

It’s happening. This Saturday The Girl flies back to Missouri to begin her sophomore year in the Musical Theatre program at Missouri State. She has a sweet four-bedroom apartment right across the street and will be sharing it with three of her classmates. They moved in this week so she has been feeling FOMO over not being a part of the move-in but her turn is coming up quickly. She is very excited about having a bathroom and a kitchen!

Tonight, student ministry has a team night so there will be yummy food, games and all sorts of fun for the team. I am really looking forward to getting together before our fall kickoff.

Still reading Irving’s The Last Chairlift. It’s so good. Because it’s so long, I will be reading Verity alongside it just so I can get some books reviewed soon. 

I thought Los Angeles was headed for another mask mandate but  our COVID numbers have gone down so that has been cancelled. However, California declared a state of emergency for Monkeypox now. Can we get through one pandemic without adding another? I know Governors declare a State of Emergency to gain access to federal funding but the numbers really have grown in this state. I am heading back to work on Tuesday but will I be sent back home to work in a month or two? We’ve been here before.

My son is doing well. He finally has some furniture but his couch was not shipped all together so he only has one part of it. The cat is very happy to have a fan now. Washington does not typically have AC so it’s been about 90 in the apartment and Root Beer has been very chatty about having to endure such heat.

Here she is enjoying the car’s AC:

Root Beer the cat enjoying the car's AC.

Now that we are in August I am hoping our temps don’t skyrocket to 110+. So far it’s been very nice. Only 97 or so with some humidity. All the students around here are preparing for Back to School. Most here start on August 9th. I do enjoy seeing all the back to school displays at the store but I won’t lie. It’s nice to not have to be shopping it after all those years doing so.

That’s all I have. I hope you all have a great, rest of the week. Do something fun this weekend. I have a leadership conference to attend on Saturday after dropping the kid off at the airport and then student ministry as usual but maybe I can fit something in after the conference.

Whatnot – 07/27/22

Seal BeachI finally got to the beach last Saturday. It was great. The weather was cool but still sunny. We walked the pier, the town, had a great fajita lunch and then ice cream. Of course! On the drive home I stopped at one of my fave Indie bookstore, The Book Jewel. I visited the bookstore cat, Paiges although she had just woken from a nap and wasn’t social. Ha. I bought a copy of Verity. I have heard so much buzz about that book. I have to see what all the fuss is about. 

Although LA is headed for another mask mandate, everything is ramped up again as far as activities and calendar appointments. I will admit, I feel a little overwhelmed when I have more than a few things on the calendar these days. Since I have been sharing my car with my daughter over the summer I have to plan accordingly too because some days I am without a car so that limits when I can do things. I’ve been trying to schedule some coffee dates and the soonest I can schedule is September. That seems wrong.

On another note, with all the comings and goings of my kids, the garage is a war zone. I put a sun umbrella out there the other day and a huge wall of their crap came tumbling down on top of me. Needless to say I will be spending time out there this week getting rid of stuff. And you know what? All the Halloween stores have already put signage up so I am feeling the fall push to organize. I mean, I can’t even get to my fall decorations at this point.

I mentioned that I was in a cooking mood the other day. Well, nope, that didn’t happen. It just seemed like too much effort to go to the market and buy stuff. Easier to eat a yogurt bowl or a bowl of cereal.

I don’t have big plans for the rest of the week. I have to work on a writing project that I have and of course I will be reading more of Irving’s The Last Chairlift.

Are you hyped for fall already or do you wish things would slow down a little? I love fall but I feel like I missed summer so fall can hold off a bit.