Chilling in The Chill Out Tent again

My Own Personal Sabbath #33

Almost every Sunday since mid-May 2020 with a few exceptions, I have been taking my own personal Sabbath, where I tune out of the news and social media and turn off my ringer and all notifications on my phone. Throughout the day and/or sometimes the next day, I share what I am reading, listening to or watching during my Sabbath.

Tomorrow, as I have been at the end of many months during 2020, I will be in The Chill Out Tent, which is a series of live streamed events from an imagined chillout space in a virtual festival. Or as the group organizers explain:

Sunsets in Ibiza, sheep watching in Scotland, little fluffy clouds in Arizona…

Turn on…stay in… chill out…

For me, it also fits in with my goal of tuning out of news and social media for the day and can make for good background music for my reading. Tomorrow, I have a few choices to read, but I’ll probably continue with the Inspector Montalbano series by Andrea Camilleri. I am up to No. 10, August Heat, and have No. 11, The Wings of the Sphinx, already on my Kindle ready to go when I’m finished with August Heat.


9:20 AM

I am writing this in a car wash, listening to a BBC Radio 4 podcast In Our Time. It was recommended to me by a fellow blogger and Sunday Saloner, Susan of the blog The Cue Card. This episode is on Marcus Aurelius.

Before I chill out this afternoon in the tent, I had to get out this morning to prepare for this afternoon. After this car wash, I am off to the grocery store for snacks for the party later. Also early this afternoon, I am going to grab a bottle of wine to quaff while chilling.

So until later, when I update you more…

11 AM

3 PM

After church, I went to the wine and spirits shoppe for wine and now I’m in the tent. I’m not reading as planned because the visuals are stunning here in the tent…and also the wine, let’s be honest. In addition to music, there also are videos to accompany the music.

9 PM

Finally reading, with Seamus on my lap. August Heat, the 10th Inspector Montalbano, by Andrea Camilleri. 

What are your plans for the weekend? Do they involve reading? If so, what are you reading? If not, what are you doing otherwise? I’m

20 thoughts on “Chilling in The Chill Out Tent again

  1. The Chill Out Tent sounds very interesting and a great idea! Love it and wish I had heard of it sooner. I’ll check it out next month if it’s still ON. I hope you had a good time this weekend and lots of good reading too.


  2. It’s now Tuesday. My car is ready so I am about to drive 40 miles to go get it. I love your sabbath posts. Here’s what I want to know. You set it up so nicely, your reading mood… with the music and all. Do you have bookshelves that you maintain in your home or are you strictly a library patron with your reads? I have bookshelves in three different places. One is review copies only, one is a mix of review copies or signed copies that I’ve already read and are saving for whatever reason and they are sprinkled with classics. My loft shelves house the keepers but I am weeding through those all the time.


    1. No bookshelves to choose from. The few books I own are mostly favorites of mine. I’m pretty much a library reader, although rarely the library where I work. Usually the books are from Overdrive/Libby at the Free Library of Philadelphia.


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