My Own Personal Sabbath #39

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, sometimes the day before, and/or sometimes the next day, I share what I am reading, listening to or watching during my Sabbath.

After working Saturday, I was off from Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. What follows is what I read, watched, and listened to over those few days.


The day began with journaling, then I finished The Dance of The Seagull, the 15th in the Inspector Montalbano series, by Andrea Camilleri. I’ve been making my way slowly through the series this year and have enjoyed every single one.

In the early afternoon, I read the first 69 pages of What is Grass: Walt Whitman in My Life by Mark Doty. I am planning to finish it over the next three Sundays, as it is split into four parts.

After a long nap, I ended the day and night by watching the original Bourne trilogy of movies starring Matt Damon. I wasn’t sure I’d seen all three so I decided to watch all three. After watching them, I think I had seen the first and third but, for some reason, not the second. I loved all three of them and made me fall in love with this song:


Kim and I bingewatched, and enjoyed, this on Peacock:


We watched, loved, and highly recommend, this on Hulu:

We also listened to a little bit of Broken by Jenny Lawson, which we have been listening to a little at a time.

So, what have you been reading, watching, listening to or doing lately?

9 thoughts on “My Own Personal Sabbath #39

  1. My husband and son enjoy the Bourne movies.

    I was trying to think of something I’ve been watching and forgot about Queer Eye. I watched it long ago with the original group but my son got me hooked on this new group and season. It’s more community focused instead of just one one person’s makeover. I am liking the feel good aspect of it.


  2. We’ve been hosting our son and his family since the end of June, and I’ve hardly been online. It looks like they are now making plans to move into their new place in the next two weeks, so I see some light ahead.


  3. I have watched the first episode of High on the Hog: How African American food transformed America. It’s super interesting so far and I am not even a foodie. I like the way the history of enslavement is tied to culture and food in the US.


  4. Last week, I finished Schitt’s Creek. I was late to the party, but at least I finally got to experience the characters, the story, and the fashion. I love the Rose family and have been having a difficult time trying to figure out what to watch next because I love them so much. I also finished all fifteen seasons of Criminal Minds. I am amazed at how much I loved the series. It never grew old, and I think the storytelling grew stronger as the series progressed.

    I’ve been tackling my Apple iTunes music, getting rid of songs I no longer want or ones I got because I downloaded an entire album before listening to all the songs. It is slow-going, but I figure a little progress a day is better than none. I want to start getting back into audiobooks. I was hesitant to do so at work, but I tried it today and had no problems listening and working. With the new Stephen King coming soon and not having listened to anything in a year, I have a lot on my TBL!


    1. We loved Schitt’s Creek. And while Kim’s not a fan, I am, of Criminal Minds. I’m in Season 14. I was glad when Hulu got the final seasons. She doesn’t get it, but I think what I like is how the group responds to the worst of humanity throughout the series.


      1. Most definitely. They found a way to celebrate life and find happiness in spite of or because of what they dealt with on a daily basis. Plus, I liked how the characters matured over the years. Especially Reid.


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