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A library haul after months | Notes from my Reading

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. 

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Hitting milestones and losing help | Five on Friday

  1. This week, we crossed a big milestone with Shreya. We started her on solids. For the past few weeks, she has been overly interested in my food and what I do with it. So now, whenever we seat her on her high chair, she is more than excited to be the one going to eat all that food. Suddenly, she feels like an adult, sitting in a chair, eating out of a bowl with a spoon. (Of course, I am the one holding the bowl and the spoon.)



  2. I initially wrote a very different point here but things changed couple of hours later. Shreya's nanny quit yesterday. She asked for her paycheck in advance on Wednesday (and we paid her), and then she left a letter in our diaper table yesterday saying she quit. So in addition to leaving us without another option at short notice, she has also taken our money. So much drama! I mentioned before that Shreya has not been warming up to her. Her babysitter would put her down in her crib to cry, not going to her until some time has passed. At one point, I had to tell her that the baby is crying and she said that she is trying to "teach her" something. Really, 5-month olds? Every baby book I had read says to run to the baby when they cry not keep them waiting, unless of course you are doing the CIO method, which I was completely against. The husband and I have taken the day off to figure out what to do next. Have any of you been in a situation like this? I am frustrated.

  3. On Saturday, we headed out for our library's grand opening. They just moved to a new location which is bigger and closer to my house. We went shortly after the ribbon cutting so the place was jam-packed with people. I haven't had a chance to head back there yet but I loved what I saw of the place. They have separate playrooms for kids, some quiet reading rooms, and several other conveniences. Obviously, I am in love and cannot wait to go back.

  4. I am beginning to realize that I have too many hobbies. How do you make time for those when you have a kid? I guess you don't and just wait until you have time for those. Which is the mode I am in right now. Obviously I am blogging and I manage to find pockets of time when I can read. I generally have grand schemes for what I will do when the baby goes to sleep at 7 pm. And then I usually pass out right next to her.

  5. I have been reading Girl Waits With Gun since the end of last year. And I love this book! But I wish I could read faster. The first book I started this year, however, is Train to Pakistan. I made a promise to myself that the first book I start each month will be from my own shelves. Hopefully, that will make me read more of my books that have been collecting dust here.


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