The Relentless Weekly – Oct. 09, 2020

Good day & happy Friday, readers. Wanna know what’s been up in my neck of the woods? Here we go…

Reading: I’m currently listening to The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave. I asked for witchy book recommendations on Twitter, and Twitter delivered. I’m hoping to read at least one more witch themed book before spooky season is over.

Watching: I finished the latest season of Call the Midwife, I continue to watch Supernatural with Mike, and The Great British Baking Show is back! Hooray!

Then, of course, there were the recent Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. I watched them because I strive to be an informed citizen. Nowadays that feels like pouring bleach directly into my eyes. I was going to ask for your advice on how to find a balance, but forget it. I know I wouldn’t follow the advice. Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment? Let’s call it a glutton for information, that sounds better.

Celebrating: I’ve accepted a new gig! I’m looking forward to helping families again. I’ll share more details soon.

Inking: I decided to get a small tattoo tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg – a feminist icon, my personal hero, a notorious dissenter. May her memory be a revolution.

Wondering: How was your week? Are you enjoying the cooler weather? Are you reading something spooky? Did you watch the bonkers debates? Tell me all about it!

The Relentless Weekly – Oct. 02, 2020

It’s October! Time has certainly been wibbly wobbly this year, hasn’t it? It keeps passing, but feels stretched out and compressed all at once. Is this part of the new normal? It’s possible. For now, let’s see what I’ve been up to this week.

Cooking: I made this super yummy Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on Wednesday night. It was rainy and cold outside, the perfect day for soup! There are pickles in this recipe. At first I thought, eww? But it turns out that adding them adds a layer of deliciousness.

Listening: I’m currently listening to There There by Tommy Orange. I somehow missed it when it was first released, and I’m glad to have gotten to it now. I’ve made it a point to read more Indigenous authors for a number of reasons. One, it’s a way to honor my own heritage. Two, it is important.

“If you were fortunate enough to be born into a family whose ancestors directly benefited from genocide and/or slavery, maybe you think the more you don’t know, the more innocent you can stay, which is a good incentive to not find out, to not look too deep, to walk carefully around the sleeping tiger. Look no further than your last name. Follow it back and you might find your line paved with gold, or beset with traps.”
― Tommy Orange, There There

Posting: Here’s my September 2020 Wrap-Up. I read some great stuff, including 13 books by women!

You might have noticed that I’m not writing or posting reviews. I guess that’s just how this is going to go for now. Maybe forever? I’m doing what makes the most sense for me. Easy & breezy is the way I like it.

I hope you’ve had an enjoyable week. I hope you’ve read fantastic books. I hope you’ve made time to take care of yourself – even the boring stuff. I’d love to hear about it. You know where to find me.