My Week

Weekly Recap 10.12.2020

What I read:

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess (Updated and Revised) Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood Into the Wilderness: A Novel

This week I read all of the books in the Into the Wilderness series by Sara Donati, Born a Crime by Trevor Noah, and 7 by Jen Hatmaker. 

Ben (age 8) has been enjoying Stink Moody and the Zombie Walk, Rush Revere, and My Side of the Mountain.

What I watched: We have been watching The Blacklist and past episodes of The Simpsons

Things I am loving lately:

The weather – While it did rain this week, the temperatures have been much cooler in our area which is always welcomed in North Alabama. 

Twinings of London Jasmine Green Tea Bags, 25 Count (Pack of 1)

Twinings Jasmine Green tea – This is my go to tea to have with my afternoon snack

Peanut butter and apples – My preferred afternoon snack (lots of PB!)

Ian Morgan Cron’s Typology podcast 

Something I accomplished this week:

Every season I try to go through everything in my house and declutter where necessary so that is what I have been up to lately. This week, we put up some toys that Ben has outgrown and converted a unused desk into a drawing station for Ben. 

Something I learned:

I read a lot about apartheid this week and was properly horrified that it lasted as long as it did and that people put up with it at all. So many things are completely senseless in the world and racism is one of them in my book. 

Who I am voting for in the election (in case you are curious):

After reading Pope Francis’ encyclical, Brothers All, I am even more convinced that choosing the write-in option on the ballot is the right thing to do if I want to vote my conscience. For the 2020 presidential election, I will be writing in John Bel Edwards for president. No he is not technically running for president, but he is a citizen and is the right age so there you go. He is Louisiana’s pro-life Democrat governor. I admire him for standing up for his beliefs and hope that one day he might actually choose to run for president officially. 

Best things I saw on social media:

This looks so much like our cat, Marya, that I just had to share it. She is so grumpy!

Likewise, this cat has the same curiosity, but horrific judgement, that our cat, Sonya does. 

Image may contain: text that says 'I remember asking my teachers when I would ever need the math they were teaching me. Not one, not a single one of them, said I would need it to teach to my son during a plague.'

I actually plan on using this argument the next time my kids complain about math (which is a daily occurrence at our house)

How did your week go?

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