October 14th – 20th
Another Thanksgiving week has come and gone! That’s Canadian Thanksgiving for those loyal readers who might be confused. We do our Turkey day a little earlier to space out that holiday weight gain.
Not having small children of our own, we tend to drift wherever we’re directed when it comes to holiday meals. Sunday afternoon was a lovely early dinner with The Husbeast’s family, and Monday evening we picked up our friend Cee and descended on my parents’ home for another tasty turkey dinner. Yum!
The end of the week brought the death of my computer’s secondary monitor. It was making some weird noises for the past week, and finally gave up the ghost when I powered it off to do some software updates on my Mac. Looks like it may have blown an internal doodad on power-up. It was a hand-me-down from a friend, but it did a great job while I had it.
We replaced it with almost the exact same monitor, only newer. Go go LG.
Last week on the blog:
On Monday I talked about stripey socks and yarn for sensitive skin in Looking for the Perfect Pair
I shared Ten Extraordinary Book Titles on Tuesday and on Wednesday I let you in on some popular/famous books I don’t plan to read anytime soon.
On Thursday, I reviewed Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant.
Book review! I spent a week or two with Caitlin Doughty trapped on my phone as my personal death narrator. In other words, I listened to her Audible performance of Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs. My review lands on Monday.
I’m pretty sure there will also be another Top Ten Tuesday and Wednesday Weekly Blogging Challenge. If there isn’t, it means I messed up my auto-scheduler.
What I’m Up To:
I’ve started reading The Vine Witch by Luanne G Smith. So far, I’m enjoying it a lot! I’m also listening to The Killer Across the Table: Unlocking the Secrets of Serial Killers and Predators with the FBI’s Original Mindhunter by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. I’m not sure if I’ll be reviewing that book due to the graphic content. I’m a sucker for true crime. It’s sensitively narrated, but there’s a whole new dimension of weird considering Jonathan Groff (the performer) not only plays the John Douglas-inspired character on the Netflix show, Mindhunter…he also plays Kristoff in Disney’s Frozen.
With all the family socializing that’s been going on, I haven’t had a lot of time for playing with yarn. Even so, I’ve turned the heel on the Walk Like A Man Socks, and put another couple of rounds on the Phoenix blanket. It’s growing, a bit at a time.
No yarn this week, only books.
What have you been up to this week?