Pete and Repeat…

…were sitting on a wall. Pete fell off. Who was left?

Pete and Repeat were sitting on a wall…

My Own Personal Sabbath #6 (Redux) of 2022

So, last weekend’s mostly digital sabbath didn’t go as well as planned, because of a combination of unforeseen circumstances (everyone is okay now), technical difficulties (stupid cell phones), and self-sabotage (stupid me 😉). So I’m calling a do-over starting late tomorrow afternoon to late Monday morning when I return to work. And my wife Kim is joining me.

This time the phone is literally going in the drawer with all notifications shut off and only phone calls allowed from immediate family. We’ll be listening to podcasts and music on Spotify through our Roku Streambar. I have a playlist of podcasts already set up:

The music is yet to be determined, but the movies we plan on watching are Oscar nominees for Best Picture:

  • Belfast
  • Drive My Car
  • Licorice Pizza

We already have watched:

  • CODA
  • Dune
  • King Richard
  • West Side Story

Out of those four, without having seen the other nominees yet, CODA would be the winner for me. Kim is split between Dune and CODA.

We don’t have Netflix so we won’t be watching Power of the Dog and Don’t Look Up, and we have no interest in Nightmare Alley even though it is available on HBO Max and Hulu, both of which we have.

And bonus, maybe we’ll watch Flee, maybe The Worst Person in the World, both up for Best International Feature. However, we might not watch them this weekend.

As for what we’ll be reading, I have a list of a few things that I am reading daily for Lent and just throughout the year:

  • Are We There Yet? Pilgrimage in the Season of Lent, a devotional from Forward Movement, a ministry of the Episcopal Church
  • Meditations from Washington National Cathedral, another devotional from Forward Movement
  • The Art of Living: The Classical Manual on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness by Epictetus, a new interpretation by Sharon Lebell
  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.

I also have others that either I already have started or want to start:

  • Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting through The Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Get Shorty by Elmore Leonard
  • Nuclear Jellyfish by Tim Dorsey.

Kim also said she’ll be doing some journaling and not sure what she’s reading.

So there’s our weekend…what about y’all? Whatchya up to this coming weekend?

10 thoughts on “Pete and Repeat…

  1. I used to be a film major and every year I am clueless about which film should win. I just don’t get out much and unless they appeal to my husband too, we don’t watch them at home either. You did really well with your Oscar viewing though.

    I started tracking my screen time when I hit my reading slump and Instagram Reels is what does me in. If I can stay away from that, then I don’t use my phone all that much.


    1. For some reason, your message was kicked to spam. I thought I approved it tonight. But for some reason, it’s not showing up. I’ll check in the morning. Dune won a lot of the technical awards as it should have.


  2. I’m in the middle of reconfiguring all my streaming services and, unfortunately, the cable subscription with HBO Max and Showtime was the first to go so I can’t watch the Best Picture nominees that are on HBO until I figure out the best way to re-subscribe. Packaged with my existing Prime or Hulu subscriptions? Packaged with Mom’s DISH service? Or another way? IDK.

    So, instead we binged The Dropout yesterday. It’s good, but not as good as Inventing Anna.

    As for today, Sunday, I need to meal plan and grocery shop.

    Hope your PS #6 is going great so far!


  3. The only movie on your list that we’ve seen is Dune. I liked it a lot, and I’d be happy if it won Best Picture.

    I’m trying to make sure I’ve got everything ready to go for Sunday Salon while I’m in France. I am going to try to blog using my iPad, and that has not always been successful. If you notice something is awry, I would be grateful if you let me know.


    1. I’ll drop you an e-mail if I see anything, but don’t worry (too much 🙂 ) about it. You’re on vacation. Relax. (I still don’t know why this original message was sent to spam – shrug emoji 🙂 .)


  4. I have not seen a single one of the nominated films! That feels so strange. My choices to watch soon are CODA, Belfast, and King Richard. Enjoy your weekend of disconnect.


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