The Relentless Weekly – Nov. 21, 2020

Well, hasn’t everything been something lately? Whew.

Writing: A whole lot of nothing! Ah, that’s not entirely accurate. I’ve written loads if we’re talking about college assignments (#GrandmaGoesToCollege), exasperated tweets about the shredded state of our democracy, or sternly worded letters to our elected officials. But no, I haven’t written here in a few weeks.

Reading: I recently finished The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer, another excellent nonfiction offering from him.

I wanted to dig right into Obama’s bio, but I’ve decided to put it off until Monika’s #ChunksterReadathon at the end of December. (Doesn’t that sound like fun!? Join in!)

As of now, I’m listening to With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. Great stuff so far. (Teen mom stories always speak to me.)

Working: After a long year of being sidelined I’m back to work! I’ve accepted a new position, and was delighted to do so. My brain is buzzing from stepping into a new office and learning new things. I admit that working full-time and going to school full-time is a challenge, but it’s one of the good ones.

Speaking of, I have to get a bunch of homework done today. I’d better sign off and get to it. I hope you’ve had a good week and that the one ahead is even better!

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!