Happy new year everyone! It’s the first Monday of the year and I still have a week off from my office job. Too bad that we’re still on lockdown, which drastically reduces our options to do some of the things we love to do, like thrift shopping and going to museums. But we’re making the best of it and I really needed some time off from work, so I could focus on some of my personal stuff!
Monday Musings are weekly blogs written by me (Jeffrey) and they’re all about what’s keeping me busy (and Bren too, of course). They’re also about my plans for the week and what I’m hoping to write blogs about! These column blogs are posted on both this blog and my personal blog (JeffreyDebris.com). I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I love writing them! 🙂
Last Saturday Bren and I launched this brand new blog The Green Dream and yesterday we announced that The Book Dragon’s Nook will eventually merge with this new blog later this year. We’re going to try and look for a way to move all of our previous reviews to the new blog as well, so they won’t be lost once The Book Dragon’s Nook will be closed later in May of this year. This new blog is all about our greener living lifestyle and we are going to share lots and lots of articles here about sustainability, vegan recipes, tips for keeping and maintaining plants, low/zero waste living and much, much more! 🙂
I’ll also be working on the logo for this blog and making further changes to the look and feel, because we just started and thought we’d just brush everything up on the go. Sometimes you just got to start and just make things better as you go. 😉
Journaling our way through 2022
This week my focus will be on writing a lot of new blogs. Bren and I have gotten ourselves a bunch of new journals to write in and I think it’s fun to share our journals and journaling habits. I’m a big fan of journaling and writing in my diary. It’s a good way to reflect and practice gratefulness. So, later this week you can expect a blog about journaling with some helpful tips on how to approach this mindful practice!
Currently reading and playing
I started this year finishing my read of Star Wars: The High Republic – A Test of Courage, a children’s book set in the new High Republic era. It was a fun read and my review for it will be online later this week on my own blog and The Book Dragon’s Nook. My next book is Earthshot, which is all about sustainability and the challenges we face this decade in our fight against climate change.
Last week Bren and I bought Tetris Effect Connected for the Nintendo Switch (which is the greenest console out there, by the way, more on that later this month!) and it’s a really good Tetris game. We’ve enjoyed playing the game in cooperative mode and I’ve also played some of the Journey and other modes. It really is a game that has a lot to offer. The game is not perfect, though. For instance it’s impossible to turn off all of the visual effects that can be bad for people who can’t handle strobe effects. Overall the entire game is a bit trippy, especially with the visuals set to their defaults. You can expect a full review of the game soon!
Hope you all had a great new years eve and wishing you all a great week!