We turned the clocks back last night, as one does to commemorate the first weekend in November. Yay for an extra hour in the weekend.
This has been a fairly quiet weekend. The Girl went to her Sibshop group yesterday and afterwards we had lunch at Hello Bistro (love their salads and fries!) then spent the rest of the day at the library. I had all good intentions to go to church this morning but woke up with a sinus headache. Perhaps the weather is being a trigger. We had an intense thunderstorm last night and there’s another one underway as I write this — highly unusual for Pittsburgh at this time of year — so because of that and the headache, this might be a short post.
October was a pretty good reading month. I read four books, three of which were on audio.
Bored and Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Productive and Creative Self, by Manoush Zamorodi.
Listeners of Zamorodi’s “Note to Self” podcast are likely familiar with the five day challenge she hosted to help reduce the amount of time we spend with our phones. This book is an extension of that.
Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, by Rebecca Solnit
How history shows us that hope is always possible, even in the most difficult times.
What Happened, by Hillary Rodham Clinton
Reflections on the 2016 presidential campaign by the woman who should be sitting in the White House right now.
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates
A collection of powerfully insightful essays written by Coates during each of the eight years of Obama’s presidency.
Coincidentally, all the books I read in October were all nonfiction, a nice warm up for participating in Nonfiction November. I’m also enjoying discovering new blogs as part of NaBloPoMo.
Made a delicious minestrone soup in the Instant Pot tonight. I love soup on Sundays and having leftovers to freeze or take for lunch.
Heading to bed now and hoping this headache goes away soon.