The Relentless Weekly – Aug. 28, 2020

It’s time for another weekly round-up here on the blog. Ready? Let’s go!

Celebrating: Today is my paternal grandma’s 85th birthday! Happy birthday, Granny! She means the world to me, and has always been in my corner.

Reading: I’m listening to The Truths We Hold by Kamala Harris. It’s a well written political memoir (no deep dark secrets or gossip), and it reminds me of how inspiring she is. Recommended!

Cooking: I’ll be honest. We’re cooking anything that’s easy or that can be slapped on the grill. It’s hot, we’re busy, and I can’t be bothered lately. I’m very much looking forward to fall arriving. I need lower temps that are conducive to making soups, stews, and other hearty fare.

Posting: This week I shared a Get to Know Me Monday post about my quirky hands, and a passionate review of a beloved book of poetry by my youngest daughter. Check them out!

Sharing: I’m terrified of the dentist. I’m not talking about a little case of nerves. I’m talking shaking, crying, and sweating type of fear. The only way it could be worse is if the procedures took place at a great height, or if the dentist was a real live spider. BUT! I have discovered the glory of sedation dentistry! I spent 4 hours in a dental chair on Wednesday, but I was asleep! I had numerous procedures done in an afternoon, equivalent to about 10 separate appointments. I was sore and exhausted afterwards, but I’d never have gotten through it otherwise. This is a great option if you suffer from dental anxiety. #TheMoreYouKnow

Asking: Please read this thread from ACLU on Twitter asking for the immediate resignation of Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis and Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth. This thread includes phone numbers to call and an citizen complaint form that can be filled out.

Have a good weekend and a good week, everyone. Keep fighting the good fight.

The Relentless Weekly – Aug. 08, 2020

Can someone tell me how it’s already 8 days into August when May was only 2 weeks ago? I know I’m not the only one experiencing these weird time jumps, but it’s disconcerting isn’t it?

Here’s what I’ve been up to this week…

Posting: I shared the first post of a new series titled Get to Know Me Monday. In that first installment I gave some insight into my immediate family. It was quite nice to brag about my husband and kids. I recommend that you brag about your people too! My youngest daughter wrote a guest review about the poetry collection The Summer of Dead Birds. I hope you’ll give it a read.

Reading: I’ve just finished The Black Death: The World’s Most Devastating Plague by Dorsey Armstrong (The Great Courses) I certainly wouldn’t call it uplifting, but it is a fascinating and educational read. People did things they shouldn’t have. They traveled, gathered, and ignored warnings. Isn’t it distressing that it’s the same today during Covid-19? Even with the benefit of modern science folks still insist on going about their days without regard for anyone else. It’s been hundreds of years, but things are much the same. I recommend this book… if you can stand reading it during this time.

Planning: We’ve closed on the refinancing of our current home. This morning we’re off to sign the papers on a camper. This coming week we’ll be closing on lake property. Things are starting to happen in a head-dizzying way. We’re a little bit discombobulated I think. There’s a lot to do, a lot to figure out, and many plans to be made. It’s all very exciting!

Tell me about YOU! What are you reading? What are you cooking? Do you have news to share? I want to hear it all.