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It's freaking August already! Of 2021.  Life I know how summer usually means a busy time for most people. It wasn't so much for me - my kids are still too little and we had some fun this summer but didn't brave outside a whole lot (maybe next year). And still, I am ready for summer to end. For one thing, stuff does slow down a little during rest of the year, and by stuff, I mean work mostly. And on the other hand, I'm ready for real school to start, so that I don't feel bad that my kids are wasting their brains, LOL.  I got to catchup with life this week and that means a great deal. There were a million things eating my brain all the time, distracting me from other things, so it was good to check off a bunch of things from my list. There's still more but for now, I'm in a good place (until it creeps up again of course).  This and next week, we are going to be busy with back-to-school stuff. Since my daughter is moving to the public school this year (first gr

The Sunday Salon: Life's Plan B (and a Facebook Page question for you)

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I haven't been in the mood to post today so instead, I wrote all the posts for the week. All they need now is some touch-up before the Publish button needs to be hit. Last week, we had some layoffs at week that resulted in one brutal and unproductive day. For the first time, the office was empty by 5pm. Everyone had had enough. My team lost a good colleague so the repercussions continued on for a while. I could not have more happily welcomed this weekend. I also wish it wasn't yet time to go back tomorrow.

The work drama eclipsed pretty much everything about this week. I started thinking about a Plan B should the husband or I get into a murky situation. Although every advice column in the world strongly recommends planning for a tragedy or a loss of income, it's unbearably hard to actually do it. Part of me doesn't want to do it because what if planning for it makes it happen. But the other half doesn't want to feel unsettled if anything disastrous happened. Now that we have a child as well, it feels all the more crucial that we are grounded and our options explored.

We were prepared for much of the week for a wet weekend, but so far it has mostly been dry and windy. After more than a week of dreary skies, we are ready for the upcoming sunny week. The highs are going to be in the 70s - very unseasonal but very welcome. For the second year in a row, the leaves haven't yet started turning and I think this year's Fall is going to be just as unremarkable as last year's.

I spent much of the weekend so far knitting - my hobby of choice for the weekends. This morning however, I got all my blog posts written for the week. I'll be posting for Trish's Inspiration on Mondays series tomorrow. I actually had this post written for last week before I learned that Inspiration on Mondays runs on first and third Mondays.

I've been lately thinking about whether I should set up a Facebook page for my blog. I know some of you have already gone that route - what have your thoughts been about it? I've been generally trying to reduce my usage of Facebook but since I still spend a few minutes a day on that time-sucker, I was hoping to spend that time in a better way. (It's totally okay to use Facebook for talking about books, right?) Do you hang out at your page a lot or is it more of another way of sharing your posts (more sharing, less talking)?

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