The Relentless Weekly – Oct. 23, 2020

Welcome to Friday, and welcome to another weekly update. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

Reading: This week I finished The Exiles by Christina Baker Kline and The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson.

Cooking: I whipped up this chicken fajita casserole this week. Cheesy, quick, and low-carb, yum!

Listening: Fruit of the Drunken Tree by Ingrid Rojas Contreras is my current listen. Look at that gorgeous cover — zowie.

Watching: Aren’t you so glad that The Great British Bake Off is back on Netflix? What a sweet palate cleanser it is. My only complaint is that this show makes me crave cake constantly! An episode drops every Friday morning, so I know what I’ll be watching later today!

Voting: We mailed in our ballots late last week. Hooray! I keep reading statistics about how many millions of people have already voted — amazing. I did watch the final debate last night. It was less awful than the first, but I wouldn’t call it a pleasant evening of television.

Snowing: Yup. We had a wintery storm here in Wisconsin over the last couple of days. It’s only October, but it’s time to start swiping my husband’s warm socks. I know that some of you are still suffering from extreme heat and probably can’t imagine.

I hope your week has been lovely, and that you’ll tell me all about it. Have a phenomenal weekend as well!

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.