It’s Monday (October 26, 2020)

The gusty winds roamed the Bay Area last night, rattling and shaking outdoor things with abandon. It felt like a suitable end to a week that has had me struggling to find the right words to convey all my feelings.

My grandmother passed away in Singapore last week, her funeral was on Sunday. I wrote about some of my memories of her and thought about her as we finally made it through the week.

Some other things we did…

7yo’s craft in Chinese. It’s a bowl of longevity noodles and the ingredients he would want in it. He later had to write a paragraph about that.



S – Koji Suzuki


Game of Thrones

Also, with the family, Long Way Up which has Ewan MacGregor and Charley Boorman back together again, this time on electric motorcycles, and the rest of the team in electric trucks, travelling up South America.


Still listening to Braiding Sweetgrass. I need to hurry! It’s due back soon and I can’t renew it as someone has a hold on it! Gulp. I am now at 73%.

Eating and drinking:

I had toast and tea for breakfast. It’s a nice chilly morning, so I’m going to make more tea.


The husband’s birthday is this weekend so I’ve been thinking of what to cook. Steak maybe? A risotto with scallops? Both?

But for sure I will be making Black Forest cake.

Last week:

I read:

Lumberjanes Volumes 10 to 12

Heavy Vinyl Vol 1 to 2

The Boy in the Suitcase (Nina Borg #1) by Lene Kaaberbol

I posted:

Mama (1929 to 2020)

The Girl and the Ghost by Hanna Alkaf

Library Loot (October 21 to 27)

Halloween #TopTenTuesday

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date


  1. So much to love about the craft… the design, the Chinese, the love of healthy food. Although life is sad, with your grandmother passing away, it is lovely to have positive things to post about.

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  2. Risotto with scallops sounds delicious! I’m about to get some yummy chocolate cake from my mother, which I am very very excited about and have done nothing to deserve. (But I’m going to take it anyway.) So I strenuously endorse your black forest cake plans.

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