The Relentless Weekly – 07/31/2020

It’s the last Friday of July! Let’s get right to my weekly wrap-up.

Cooking: I’ve mentioned before that I use Home Chef (for 2 of our meals each week). There are times when we enjoy a recipe enough to try to recreate it. This week I made my own version of Turkey Tinga Tacos that were to die for! Seriously delicious and seriously easy. In other food news, today we’ll receive our monthly delivery of ice cream from eCreamery. I gave Mike a subscription for Father’s Day, and he’s loving it. I mean, who wouldn’t? It’s ice cream!

Listening: My current audio is Tell the Wolves I’m Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. (Wow!) I’m very much looking forward to listening to Michelle Obama’s new podcast as well. I miss her voice of compassion and kindness. I need that again. We probably all do.

Posting: This week I posted my July Wrap-Up, and my youngest daughter wrote a Women Loving Women guest post for me. I hope you’ll check them out!

Reading: I’ve discovered Maisie Dobbs! I’ve never been tempted to pick up a mystery series before. I saw that the first book was available through my library so I picked it up on a whim. These whims of mine can be rewarding! I read the first two and promptly got on the hold list for the third. I hope I don’t have to wait forever. I’m not a patient woman.

Other Stuff: There are many things going on in the world, and in my personal life. Many of those things aren’t good. They aren’t good at all. But right now I am going to focus on the wonderful.

Foster, my beautiful, brilliant, bragworthy grandson turned 2 years old this week! He’s simply the best human ever made. (Have I explained yet that he is a GENIUS? Perhaps in a future post.) One of the presents we gave him was a toy UPS truck so he could see what Grandpa is driving around in all day. It’s cuter than cute.

A thing I’ve been sitting on, for silly superstitious reasons, is that we’re closing on a piece of lake property soon. I grew up on a lake, and getting back to that was something we’ve talked about for years and years. It’s been a sort of dream, and if I’m being honest I didn’t think it was something we’d be able to make happen. Let me give full credit here to my husband Mike. He has worked so hard for this family of ours. I could go on and on. Maybe I will, one day.

Thanks for reading about my week. It’s been one for the books. (Pun kinda intended?)

Relentless Weekly – June 24, 2020

We’ve arrived at another weekend. Here in Wisconsin it’ll be another steamy one. Thank goddess for air conditioning and icy cold cocktails. (Made in the safety of my own kitchen because I’m not a selfish boob who hangs out in bars during a global pandemic, thank you very much!)

Here’s what has been happening in my neck of the woods –

Eating: I baked a lovely garlic parmesan salmon last night. Tonight I’ll turn the leftovers into a crust-less salmon quiche. I’m trying to steer clear of carbs. It’s the smart thing to do when one has PCOS. Also, I ordered some sugar free caramels from Tom & Jenny’s because I love myself.

Listening: My current audiobook is Dee Brown’s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. Reading books that challenge and inform is my jam. I’m not sure how I made it through all of my 46 years without reading this particular book. I’m remedying that now.

I’m on the hunt for a fun podcast, so if you have any recommendations drop them in the comments please!

Watching: Last Tango in Halifax is the latest British comedy/drama series to steal my heart. Hooray for Netflix!

Other Stuff: We are getting closer and closer to a lifelong dream of ours. I want to talk about it here, but I’m afraid I’ll jinx the process! Hmm, let’s just say that it rhymes with… MAKE BROPERTY?

I hope you all have a weekend to write home about. Read a lovely book, take a long walk, stay socially distant, and wear a mask!