Happy Sunday! Sunday Salon is hosted by Deb at ReaderBuzz. Check out her post and the links to see what other bloggers have been up to in the last week.
How’s the weather?
We enjoyed a cool week to end October and begin November–the kind of cozy weather that required an extra blanket on the bed for a couple of nights.
The next few days are expected to be unseasonably warm — going over 80 degrees on Wednesday, but that should be the end of the hot weather for the season.
What are you reading?
The main character in the World War II novel that I’m writing is a fan of Wonder Woman, so I get to read the original comics from the early 1940s. In many stories, she saves America from the World War II enemies. I’m more intrigued, though when she goes after a milk conglomerate that is putting children at risk by manipulating milk prices and when she takes on a department store for not paying the counter girls a living wage. Go, Wonder Woman!
What are you watching?
The newest season of the Great British Baking Show on Netflix was the perfect stress-reducing series for me this week. I’m all caught up, now, so I’ll have to wait until Friday for a new episode. It’s hard to believe that for most of my life that’s how I watched TV.
While I’m waiting, I started the Great British Baking Show: Juniors. I’m finding it a little harder to watch 9-year-olds under that kind of pressure. But the judges are genuinely kind, and the kids are amazingly talented. The regular show for adults is famous for how contestants help each other present their best bakes. That cooperation is even more evident in this show.
What are you doing?
My week started with an abscessed tooth. There was some initial hope that it would be fixed with a root canal, but a visit to an endontist determined that the tooth is cracked too deeply to be saved. I have an appointment on Thursday for an extraction and a consultation for what comes next. Thus, the need for stress-reducing TV.
Last week, I talked about going on blood pressure medicine. This week has been a weird one, then, with both stress and worrying about stress. Yeah.
What are you writing?
My British Isles Friday post was about the memoir Enchantment by Katherine May. I’m advocating it as a book to read if you want to find some enchantment in your holiday season. I think it’s also been helpful this week as a reminder that selecting my focus and being attentive to that choice is a stress-reducer.
I chose to focus on research this week in my novel-writing, so that’s been fun. Mostly, I’ve been reading 1943 newspapers to get a feel for the times as well as the aforementioned Wonder Woman comics.
How are you this fine Sunday?