What I Am Reading
I just finished reading Home Before Dark by Riley Sager and This Book Is Anti-Racist: 20 Lessons on How to Wake Up, Take Action and Do the Work by Tiffany Jewell. Obviously both books are different genres but they were both great books to read. Home Before Dark was was spellbinding and kept me trying to figure out how it was all going to end and was a nice little escape from reality book. The other book I just finished was very timely, of course. I need to continue to learn. Right now my current book is a fun little read by Janet Evanovich – Hardcore Twenty Four. I can always count on this writer to give me a fun read that doesn’t require a lot of thinking and that is what I needed today.
What I Am Listening To
Podcasts and more podcasts. I do love a good podcast. If you haven’t checked out my friend Jean and her sister Laura’s podcast called OK Boomer you need to. I love it. They never let me down and I always come away with a chuckle or two. Plus getting to hear Laura play Beautiful Ohio on every podcast makes me smile from ear to ear. Another podcast I have not shared here before that I enjoy is StoryCorps. Always interesting and insightful this is a podcast that shares stories of people – everyday people who have great stories to tell. It is always a good one to listen to.
What I Am Baking and Cooking
Hmmm. Baking and cooking are my stress reducers. This week my very kind neighbor Elaine picked blueberries and gave me a bag of beautiful freshness so I had to make some muffins, right? They turned out so good – especially fresh out of the oven. Here is a link to the recipe in case you want to makes some of your own. Super simple and yummy.
Other Random Things
We have had bears and raccoons in our backyard lately again — seems they like our yard to wander through and I have been diligent about taking the hummingbird feeders in off the deck. Not so much with the bird feeders in the yard and that is the issue I am afraid so I may have to rethink that for awhile.
Things I Am Creating
More of Maksim
So tell me – what’s going on with you this week? I would love to read about it in the comments. Remember every comment made on any blog post this month means a 50 cent donation to our Comments for a Cause – National Association on Mental Illness – NAMI.