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The renovation finally | Weekly Snapshot

I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

Is it Friday yet?

Guess who's still here? Yep, me! Me!

Just barely, though, because some virus has upended our lives this week.

Monday, the babe started sporting a cold. I say 'sporting' because she was laughing through it. It was quite a sight - her nose would be dripping and she didn't care. How did humans go from there to getting stressed over every small thing?

By Wednesday however, that nose was still oozing stuff while both the husband and I started feeling under the weather. I called in sick both yesterday and today hoping to recover soon from whatever this thing is. Have you seen that ad where a mom/dad asks their kid for a sick leave? And then the ad ends with the tagline that says parents don't take sick leaves. Yes, that was my life for past two days. Sure, I was home from work but still watching the baby through my headache. By bedtime, I was cranky, sore, annoyed, pissed, and feeling every pain in between.

This morning, the babe woke up happy even though she still had a cold. I, on the other hand, was mad that I am still sick.

This week wasn't all misery though. My Chatterbox arrived on Tuesday and I finished one amazing book (Eleanor) on Wednesday. Despite being sick yesterday, I tried to work out a todo/planner/calendar approach to posting reviews and I think I may have found just the right thing. I drafted two reviews between last night and this morning and even had one post scheduled. And hey, I posted this too. Maybe people are just more productive when they are sick. And maybe the above is why I am still sick.

How have you guys been doing?