…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:
- Drive My Car
- Licorice Pizza
We already have watched:
- 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?