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Despite so much going on over here between work, house projects, yard work, and just daily living challenges in this pandemic era, I've been able to squeeze in time to read as well, which I'm thankful for, because the news has been abysmal these past few weeks for various reasons and I'm continually worrying about where humanity is headed, even more so than I did before.

A library haul after months...My biggest highlight in books this past week was that the library opened for holds pickup. I'd been checking their website every week to find if next week was going to be the week it opened. So when the notice finally came through last week, I was beyond thrilled. I was also very unsure what books to request from the library since I had gotten very used to reading online. Still, I had a few requested when they called me to schedule a one-hour window for pickup. I did request a ton of books after that though, so I expect a bigger bag this week. 

Some of these are books to rea…

The Sunday Salon -- Mar 07, 2010

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Spring has finally arrived in Blacksburg, and it feels really good to wake up every morning to the the bright light streaming in through the blinds! It also means no more sleeping-ins, since sunrise = wake-up time for me. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to shedding all those heavy jackets, and not having to fight the winds anymore. It's also Spring break at my university this whole week, so I say Spring arrived at the right time. It's funny because (the first day of last year's spring break also brought us our worst snow of last winter.) Not so, this time, luckily!

I don't have many plans for this week, I still have work to do at my lab, but I hope to take it lightly. Doesn't help that next week is probably going to be one of my busiest weeks this semester, so I want to try relieve my loads. Probably do a bit of Spring cleaning out here, there's a huge to-do list (been growing for months), so I plan to take some time off this week and focus on that.

I've been reading quite a bit this weekend, after 5 days of no reading. It feels good to drown into a good book, and not worry about life for a while. So I've been on a brief hiatus so far as blogging is concerned, but I'll be getting back to it from tomorrow.

I did get a few awards over the past week, but I'm not passing on any this time, since I've passed a lot of awards lately and it's a bit hard finding new blogs to pass them on to.

 

I received the One Lovely Blog award from Tweezle @ Just One More Paragraph! Thanks so much, Tweezle!! :)


 

Thanks Alayne @ The Crowded Leaf for the Beautiful Blogger Award! :)


 

Julie @ Turning the Pages passed me this one! Thanks Julie!! :) 


That's it for now! Have a delightful Sunday, everyone! Am off to do some more reading before I get started on some boring Sunday chores.

Happy Reading and Happy Blogging!

Comments

bermudaonion said…
Even though spring has sprung in the 'Burg, that doesn't mean old man winter won't make another appearance. My son is home this week, enjoying catching up on his sleep. Congratulations on your awards!
Congrats on all your awards --well deserved, and we are all smiling about the weather. the hub and I took a 45 min walk this morning; it felt great! Just a fleece shirt and thin vest.
Ash said…
Congrats on your awards! I totally agree that spring has arrived at just the right time.
Congratulations on the awards; they are well-deserved. Spring break sounds pretty good right now, but we have to wait until March 27!
spring is in the air over here, too. it's supposed to be 58 balmy degrees tomorrow--seeing will be believing.

i'm so tired of the cold and all the snow. cheers to summertime and reading books by the pool (or in my case, the beach).
Athira said…
Kathy, I know. :( 2 days so far, it's warm, I hope if winter comes back, it will be briefly!

Diane, it definitely sounds great. It is so pleasant outside!

Ash, totally, yep!

Helen, thank you! I will envy your spring break when Mar 27th comes. :)

nat, yeah, the winter has been so tiring, I'm so happy to see the sun!

Juju, thanks! :)