The Relentless Weekly – Oct. 16, 2020

Welcome to my weekly update! Let get at it.

Reading: I continue to read/listen to books with creepy themes. (Don’t you just adore an eerie October?) The last few books were The Institute by Stephen King (strange children!), Rust & Stardust by T. Greenwood (fictional retelling of the story that inspired Lolita), and The Mercies by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (witches!).

Watching: I’ve started Hinterland. It’s a drama series set in Wales, and it’s quite foreboding. You can see that I’m really sticking to a sinister theme this month.

Loving: The best part of the week was having an overnight visit from our favorite (and only) 2 year old grandson. He’s my favorite person to spend time with. I admit to a certain amount of bias, but he really is the sweetest and smartest. Hearing him say “love you, Grandma!” sends me into space. It’s incredible.

Dreading: It’s time to close up the camper until next year. I am going to miss hanging at the lake! This will be the first time we have to pack up and winterize. Let’s hope we can figure out a way to keep the mice out until spring. Damn things are sneaky.

Sharing: My friend Monika has written a fantastic post that you’ll want to read. Click on the graphic below:

Tell me a bit about your week! What are you reading? What are you watching? I could use some cooking inspiration, what have you been making lately?

Remember to keep those masks up and your social interactions down. Also, VOTE.

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!