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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: 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.

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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.