Sunday (Evening) Post

Here it is Christmas Day evening, and I am so full of good food, I can hardly strike the keys! Quickly, because I need a nap, here is my look at the week back.

What I finished last week:  Nothing!  I was gifted several new books and have been reading in little bits and pieces on the four (or so) books I have going that I am “right in the middle” of things.

What I watched last week: Movie: The Big Fish. I watched this on my DVD player that hooks up to my laptop which arrived by FedEx yesterday (one day service, yet!), Christmas Eve.  While my husband was watching football (His team won by a hair.), I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will recommend it to my spouse as well.  Everything Tim Burton has a “hand in” is always magical, and this film is no exception.

TV: Two episodes of “Scorpion”, which still keeps me on the edge of my chair, holding my breath–so many twists and turns!  Two Christmas specials: Dolly Parton’s “Circle of Love” and “I Want a Dog for Christmas” Charlie Brown special.( We got to know Snoopy’s brothers). The “Timeless” episode where the team gets involved with Bonnie and Clyde and the sub-plots thicken. “People of Earth” a weird, quirky, thirty minute sit com which has a strange abduction premise and many (often in inappropriate language) zingers and laugh-out-loud-one-liners. The season finale of “Grey’s Anatomy” and a few more “mindless TV” shows.  I learned that it’s easy to bake, cook, and clean while “watching” TV.

I think Christmas night calls for no more food and enough reading to keep me from nodding off before eight o’clock.


Author: Rae Longest

This year marks my fiftieth year in AAUW (American Association of University Women). The Alvin chapter was begun in 1947, and as a new, green teacher to Alvin Independent School District, I joined in 1968. In the 80's we began a book group to share our love of reading, books,and fellowship with other women and girls who loved the same. We resurrected the group on-line in September of 2015. Eventually Powerful Women Readers folded as an on-line book club, but I kept the title and turned it into a blog. (See "Introduction,"first blog). This is my first experience at blogging or publishing anything and is becomes more fun with each blog posted. I am currently teaching as an adjunct at The University of Houston Clear Lake. This makes my 28th year there after three years at Alvin Community College and an almost-twenty year career as a classroom teacher with Alvin Independent School District. Reading and writing are "in my blood" just like teaching is. I hope you enjoy the blog.

8 thoughts on “Sunday (Evening) Post”

    1. The accurate word choice describe my Christmas would be “great.” Not everyone gets to have Christmas dinner with a 101 year old friend and about 35 members of her extended family. And she ate well and didn’t fall asleep–what a trooper!


  1. Glad to see that you had a lovely Christmas, Rae. Have to say that mine exceeded ALL my expectations and turned into a wonderful, healing time:). Thank you for your thoughts and prayers – I’m sure they helped!

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    1. You and yours have a permanent place on my (paper–ha ha) prayer list. God knows our needs and addresses them when others intercede for us. I am always thankful for healing and am receiving some today for physical relief from pain–best kind of healing!

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