I pulled up this blog this morning and two things struck me immediately. First, that three week review cushion I had a few weeks ago has shrunk to nothing. Whew, a few weeks of reading slump will catch up to you fast!
And two, Blogger looks completely different now. To the point where I'm having a hard time figuring out how to use it. I'm not the world's leading expert on all things computer, but I've gotten pretty good about figuring out my way around things and I'm stumped. Even the HTML doesn't work the same way which shouldn't change at all. I'd seriously consider changing platforms (which, to be honest, I should have done years ago), but that seems too time consuming for something that is just a hobby. I'll give it a go for a bit but I'm confused as to why a platform that used to be so user friendly has chosen to become harder to use.
Last Week I:
Listened To: I finished If Beale Street Could Talk and started Ronan Farrow's Catch and Kill. If you don't think that rich, powerful people can get away with whatever they want, read this book.
Read: I finished Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy. If you haven't read it, read it. I'll say more in my review this week but, seriously, everyone should read this book if you want to know the truth about our justice system and racial inequality.
Made: We pulled a lot of leftovers out of the freezer this week (pulled pork, stuffed pasta shells), grilled some pork chops, and had a lot of salads. I did need to use up some apples so made some fried apples. Otherwise, I think the only thing we turned the oven on for this week was to make sweet potato cubes a couple of nights.
Enjoyed: Eating out on Friday! We did happy hour on the patio of a burger joint we like and I felt pretty safe out there. It felt good to be out.
This Week I’m:
Thinking About: Where my contributions go this week. Oh to be rich and feel like you really could make a financial difference!
Feeling: Like I need to find ways to calm my mind every night before I go to bed. I had the strangest dream I think I've ever had in my life the other night. It was scary and uncomfortable and I had to wake myself up from it and then lie awake for a while so that my brain was cleared before I went back to sleep so I didn't drop right back into it. Maybe some meditation and definitely no more books that make me angry or sad right before bed.
Looking forward to: Book club this week. It's possible that we'll be able to do a social distancing in-person meeting. Assuming it's not too hot which is a distinct possibility.
Question of the week: What's your best recommendation for a book that will capture my attention and take my mind off life's problems?