This Week – Listening

Fave Pic FOKI7319 On Tuesday, Gage and I visited one of the Cleveland Metroparks that was new to us.  It was much needed to calm the chaos.

Highlights of the Week  We went to the Cruise the Zoo last weekend and had a good time.  It was nice to have someplace safe to go as a family.  The animals were sometimes so far away that you only saw glimpses but driving at 2 mph through the zoo with other family with kids hanging out of windows or popping out of sunroofs was a great thing to see.

Unfortunately, Cleveland, like many other cities, got wrecked last weekend.  It was devastating to see.  I watched the peaceful protest for a bit online and thought everything looked great. Everyone was respectful and there was no need for police presence.  I checked back later in the day to find that after that group had started the walk around downtown, others showed up and started the violence and destruction of property.  Cleveland was on curfew until Wednesday morning.  Jason went into his downtown office for the first time since March on Wednesday and called the place a ghost town.  Thankfully, there have been many smaller protests all over the suburbs here this week and they’ve all been peaceful.   I’m listening and reading and trying to come up with some personal goals to make myself more of an active ally.

Books finished Who Was Davy Crockett? by Gail Herman read with Gage.

Reviewed (I’m so behind on reviews!) A Conspiracy in Belgravia A Conspiracy in Belgravia

Currently reading The Ask and the Answer (Chaos Walking, … loving it.

In the mail The Rose Garden

Movies Ckfilm.jpg Steve McQueen gambling his way through life.  A young girl holds a surfboard at the beach. A section of her board is missing as if been bitten by a shark Watched this true life inspirational movie with Gage.

My 5 word May movie reviews

TV Jason and I watched a few episodes of Poster for Netflix series Space Force.png and liked it for a few laughs.

Plans for the weekend  Although we’ve got a few things happening next week I don’t think we have anything set in stone for the weekend.  How about you?

16 thoughts on “This Week – Listening

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I love her so I’ve resisted getting the last few of the backlist so that I’d always have a few new ones to read in an emergency. It feels like the perfect time for it 🙂

  1. Mary says:

    Cleveland sounds very much like my metro area.
    The Rose Garden was my first Kearsley (I think, ha).
    I’m getting my hair cut and colored Sunday morning – the first available appointment when I called two weeks ago. I’m ridiculously excited 😀

  2. kaysreadinglife says:

    What a great picture of the trail through the woods! Would love to walk through that area. I know I keep complaining, but it’s getting awfully warm here and the early morning humidity makes my walks not quite as fun as they were. You know, I’ve never read a book by Kearsley. Not sure why that is. I think I own more than one.

    As we all have much to think about, pray about, and ponder in upcoming days, I hope we’ll be open minded to consider the messages we send through our actions. Rough week, but we can all play a part in making things better.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I LOVE Kearsley. I know I need to read more for enlightenment these days but Kearsley is such a comfort read for me and I need that too.
      Walks are hard when it gets too hot and sticky. We’ve had great weather for walking so far, but keep in mind it was snowing here a month ago 🙂

  3. Literary Feline says:

    Cruising the zoo sounds like such fun! I wish there was something like that here. Of course, we don’t have a zoo in town, but I’d drive out to one in a neighboring city if we could do something like that.

    Our protests have been mostly peaceful as well. After the curfew, some smaller groups of people did do a little vandalism and broke windows on three shops. I think there were seven arrests. I heard that while the police were distracted by the protest, a group of people decided to loot a Target a few miles away. The same thing happened a couple days later with when a Lowe’s was hit during a peaceful protest. Of course these thieves were labeled violent protesters when they really weren’t part of the protests at all . . .

    I am so glad you are enjoyin the Chaos Walking Trilogy. I loved those books. I hope you enjoy your current reads and new books! I echo other sentiments about Kearsley. She’s great.

    Our plans this weekend aren’t all that exciting, I’m afraid. We are celebrating my husband’s birthday and Mouse has dance rehearsals and classes via Zoom. I am hoping I can talk my husband into helping me dye my hair this weekend. I know there is talk about hair salons opening up again soon, but I don’t want to wait any longer–and I’m not sure I’ll be ready to venture to the hair salon when they do re-open . . . At least not right away. Wish us luck!

    I hope you have a great weekend and upcoming week, Stacy.

  4. Gluten Free A-Z says:

    Nature is so calming right now. I bought a lot of pretty plants and flowers for my deck where we are pretty much hanging out and reading in the late afternoons The photo of the trees is so peaceful I was feeling hopeful about the pandemic. We were using it as a time to relax, reflect, and enjoy the very simple things in life. The new problems have added some heaviness and sadness to an already difficult time.

  5. Diane says:

    All of the protests in the smaller cities and towns here were peaceful but, the state capitals in RI and MA did see some violence, probably at the hands of some fringe groups but, I don’t know that for a fact.

    Every time is see or hear the words “space force” I smile and cringe at the same time LOL

  6. Deb Nance at Readerbuzz says:

    That park looks like a lovely place to walk. We participated in an online seminar on the impact of trees and outdoor spaces on people’s health. It was astonishing to see how many positive things can come from being outdoors. The drive-thru zoo is a great idea, too.

    We had lots of the Who Was books at my school library, and they were all very popular. I remember being fascinated with a series of biographies when I was young. I still love to read about people who do important work in the world.

    I read a fascinating book last week on forgiveness. It was oddly comforting. I’m reading a strange combination of comfort reads along with stories of times of human struggle. We are on the lookout for good comedies, so we may take a look at Space Force.

  7. Vicki says:

    I love your photos! I love walking paths like that, especially when they run next to a river. Cruise the Zoo sounds like a fun thing to do. There were rumors of people planning protests in the town I live in but I haven’t heard of any actually happening. I just don’t understand this world right now.

  8. Athira says:

    My husband was watching the pilot of Space Force this past week so I caught snippets of it. It was certainly funny but I’m not sure I’ll be watching it.

    I hope the Cincinnati Zoo opens for a cruise as well. We usually go to the zoo many times a year – obviously it’s been some time since our last, so we have been missing it.

    • stacybuckeye says:

      I’m not sure that we’ll be watching a lot of Space Force, but I bet we’ll pull it up here and there when we need a laugh. I think the zoos can open this month, but don’t know the parameters or how it’s going to work. Gage is at Zoom Lego Camp in his room right now. It’s better than nothing 🙂

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