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Family Time and Changes Galore | Weekly Snapshot

There has been so much going on over here and so much changing soon. I wish I could say I was reading a lot, but it's feeling like a luxury at the moment. 

Family visitLast week, we had my husband's brother and his wife drive down from Boston and stay with us for the week. It had been months since we enjoyed anyone's close companionship for that long so we all enjoyed the time together. We were very sad to say our goodbyes. I hope we can all return to the pre-March era soon. 
While they were here, we celebrated the girl's birthday. (I feel like I have been talking about birthdays on this blog for the past many weeks but we are done for the year! Next birthday is in March.) My daughter had wanted a unicorn cake, and that's exactly what we got, so that made her day. For her birthday present, we wanted to take her to a store and get her a bike but stock is incredibly low. Last week, she had just mastered riding a bike (no training wheels, she went straight from balance …

It's Already February | Weekly Snapshot

Happy February! Can you believe 2020 is already a month old? So far, this year has been off to a good start. Other than the fact that there has been been illness after another sweeping through our home and many homes in the area, it's been mostly positive.


Currently

I'm late getting this post up today - between a work emergency yesterday and a mild vertigo recurrence last night, I called it an early night. Although the vertigo isn't fully gone yet, it's manageable as long as I can stay put without moving around much. The girl has just gone for her swimming class and the boy is serenading to nursery rhymes, so I'm stopping by real quick before the day gets busy again.

Looking ahead

February means Valentine's Day projects at my daughter's preschool and President's Day weekend. It's been a long winter so far - other than a trip to Boston at the end of November, we haven't traveled outside our town. With the kids just coming out of cold/cough/flu/some annoying illness #3 since the start of winter, we aren't making any travel plans that require any kind of advance reservations or payments. So, assuming we're all healthy and able, we may make a small road trip out of that long weekend. Not sure where yet but it will likely be very short notice.

This week, I don't have much going on and I hope it stays that way so that I can focus my energy on internal projects or do more reading than in previous weeks.

Reading

I'm continuing book hopping trying to find the right book or books that I'll come back to after one reading session. Although My Brilliant Friend was a good read, I just didn't feel up to coming back to it the next day so I've put it aside for now. I know I'll be reading it again once I've got a good reading spree going. This week, I started reading Ali Wong's Dear Girls. It was just the kind of book (fast-paced essays with a hilarious take on personal events) I was looking for. It won't make my favorite books list but it's definitely engaging and fun to read. I laughed at way too many passages - this lady sure isn't afraid of sharing the most private details (and by that, I'm referring to body humor).

Last night, while browsing through hoopla, I came across Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin. A few months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, teenager Claudette refused to do the same. However, due to various circumstances, her story would not on be the face of the Civil Rights movement and it was going to years before she would get any recognition for her brave actions.

  

Watching

Nothing new here - The Mentalist continues to keep me occupied most nights before my eyes shut. I did read more this week than watch TV so that's a welcome change.

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