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I don't know about you guys but this has been one of the longest weeks ever. With schools closed and work moved to home, this has been a new way of living. When the changes and shutdowns came just before last weekend, there was no time to really process the information. Within days, life had changed. And then on Monday, I reported to work, from my home, with kids also at home. It was when Friday finally rolled along that I felt the gravity of the situation, how we'll be rarely getting out for weeks, if not for months. How schools were likely going to be closed for months. How work still had to be done remotely or worse, there was no work to do anymore due to layoffs or a shutdown. How there was not going to be any dining in restaurants for months.


That was a very sobering thought. I didn't sleep until 1.30am that night.

How are you all doing? What are some of your tips to keep your sanity on while we get through this very difficult time? Some of you are in places that are …

The Sunday Salon: Spring cleaning and Spring decor

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Good morning, Saloners! Not too early in the morning now, but I'm just sitting with my tall cup of tea and breakfast to start my day. The husband left early this morning to attend a training in Dallas, and he won't be back until next week Sunday. Both the dog and I are missing him already - the dog probably more because she doesn't know why her pack member left her, lol.

I've sort of tasked myself to do some Spring cleaning and Spring decor this week. We finally bought bookshelves and a new desk for myself for our office room. It's been sidelined for a long time and finally I managed to get some great deals this week. I'm now penning down ideas to decorate this room and the master bedroom so I expect more shopping on the cards this week.

It has been a very busy at work this week that I had to put in some overtime to get things completed. We are fast approaching our big date for releasing the product we've been working on for three years now. It's a very exciting time for us and that's partly the reason why I have been overclocking this week. So not a big deal, but I definitely hope to stick to my salaried hours this week. Moreover, we are expecting some wet and icy weather tonight and tomorrow morning, This coming after a brief spell of what summer could be like is a little torturing. People were actually outside in shorts and tanks yesterday and the icecream parlors were seeing a lot of customers. Now tomorrow, they're going to be back in gray jackets.

Rest of the day today, I'm hoping to browse around Pinterest and Etsy, and when I'm bored, read the very delightful Frangipani by CĂ©lestine Hitiura Vaite, set in Tahiti. I've also been knitting a lacy shawl for Spring that's going slow, so I may spend some more time on it.

Comments

Vasilly said…
Your decorating and spring cleaning is coming at a perfect time. Good luck with your product release.
Laurie C said…
Sundays go by so fast! Hope you get your reading in during the week, with all that cleaning and decorating!
Diane D said…
I really love Frangipani as Bread Fruit as well. enjoy and have fun with your spring house projects will the hub is gone.
Kim Ukura said…
I hope you enjoy your time alone and have a good time decorating. I really want a new desk and bookshelves, but I'm waiting until the next time we move to make that investment... just settling with what I have for now.
Ti Reed said…
I need a new bookshelf for an area in my living room. There isn't one there currently but I was thinking of a low, long one for behind the soft.


The weather here was glorious this past weekend but my twelve hours at the track meet, sitting and working in full sun was too much for me! I am still recovering but I didn't get burned which is odd because I always do.
Sam_TinyLibrary said…
Good luck with your cleaning/decorating, spring time always makes me want to do that too!
Looking forward to your thoughts on Frangipani, I've wanted to read it for a while.
Lisa Sheppard said…
Interesting to see that you were reading "Frangipani" since I just finished "The Frangipani Hotel." Never even heard that word before and suddenly there are two books out with it in the title.

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