Good morning! Let’s gather around with our caffeinated beverages to chat about our weeks, our books, and our perspectives. Join our host at Bookishly Boisterous to see what others are sharing.
Today is one day closer to Election Day…and I have mixed feelings. Hope, combined with a bit of anxiety. But once it is over, if it ever really is, lol, we can move a little closer to normalcy. Then, of course, the Virus will still be looming and people around us might still be fighting the mask wearing and social distancing. Sigh.
- Meanwhile, I am reading. I discovered an HBO miniseries based on a book I own: a book I had started to read, but didn’t really like. (That was back in 2014). But I loved the first episode so much, that I thought I would give the book another try. The show, called The Undoing, stars Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant, among others.
- The book was published under the title You Should Have Known, by Jean Hanff Korelitz, and after my viewing of the series episode, I started reading it again. And I am still reading it! Actually enjoying it. Funny, that.
- With October almost over, November and December and those holidays previously known as Thanksgiving and Christmas will be ahead of us. Nothing will be the same as it was, of course, but perhaps we can create something new and hopeful?
- We can mourn the past…or we can try to forge ahead with something new that might even be fun.
- I celebrated my birthday last Sunday, and instead of visiting my daughter at her home, still off limits, she came for a visit here, socially distanced and masked, and brought Champagne for mimosas and two slices of cheesecake. Yum! We couldn’t eat together (because she had to remain masked), but I had my goodies in my apartment later.
- Then I received a cake in the community dining hall, from staff, and shared slices with other residents:
- New ways of celebrating can happen!
How has your week been shaping up? Are you looking forward to the holidays, in some form or other?