Weekly Roundup

Good morning! I don’t have much to report this week, because my life was consumed by work. The last two weeks of September and first week of October are always one of the busiest times of the year for my job. The week was one long blur of crunch time. I used an old favorite photo as the main image for this post, because I didn’t take any photos this week. The leaves are nowhere near that colorful…yet!

I didn’t sleep much on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, so I was happy to sleep in this weekend and catch up on my personal to-do list. It was a cloudy weekend, which worked out perfectly. Yesterday, I did some comfort reading, watched lots of Home Town on HGTV (like every other burnt-out millennial, I want to restore historic houses in quaint towns, apparently), and started working on painting and re-covering my journal in marbled paper. It’s been a cozy weekend.

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Normally, I love winter (minus the slush puddles at every corner of the city), but this year is going to be different. I’m worried about the pandemic & flu season. I’m worried about not being able to go for pleasant walks, or go to cozy bars for popcorn and drinks. This is a really great article about how Norwegians cope with the lack of sunlight. Looks like it’s all about mindset, so time to start prepping for lots and lots and lots of cozy nights.

The Cold War, art, propaganda, and the CIA.

A complete list of Reese Witherspoon’s book club recommendations. After devouring Big Little Lies, I added a ton of these to my GoodReads “Want to Read” list.

I want to try all of these non-boring quinoa recipes.

Speaking of non-boring: 21 Non-Boring Ways to Celebrate Halloween During a Pandemic. This list is a bit over-the-top, but it’s cute. I’m all set this year because I don’t particularly enjoy Halloween parties — I’d much rather take a walk at night through crunchy leaves, do a tarot reading, and tell ghost stories.

Also: the CDC ranked popular Halloween activities by safety level.

This week was the 185th Anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe and Virginia Clemm.

Do People Really Miss Flying This Much? People are taking flights to nowhere?!

Tips for organizing your fridge. I, too, dream of having a perfectly color-coordinated and not-that-practical fridge.

Thanks for reading!

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