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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. 

Some of these are books to rea…

Did You Turn Your Clocks Forward? | Weekly Snapshot

Did your clocks spring forward today? Since I cannot let a year go by without going on the record and saying how much I don't like this system, I'll try again. I find it disruptive at best and unproductive at worst. I get the economical and agricultural benefits, but when you have little kids or pets, time is a very abstract concept. Body clock is what's followed most of the time.

So as in the past few years, we are expecting lots of sleepy mornings and morning rush battles at home while we try to get the kids out of bed before they are physically ready to. It's hard enough keeping that routine going without the complication of an hour shift, it's going to be harder with that one hour loss.


Last Week

Last week has been a big blur for the most part. I seem to have bitten off more than I can chew, both personally and at work - the more I do, the more my to-do list just seems to increase. We'll see what I do to get over it but this weekend has been very refreshing so far and that always helps.

Last night, we got together with a few of our neighbors for a potluck dinner. This is always fun, and since the last year, we've been trying to meet up at someone's house every few months. The kids had lots of fun as well but were also very tired, which meant the boy slept right after dinner while the girl was cranky that playtime was over.

Currently

Nothing much on the agenda today so I'm hoping to pay some attention to my house and clear up the clutter that seems to constantly pile up. I'm expecting to be somewhat tired today, what with last night's dinner and meetup and the time shift this morning, but the good thing about that may be that we'll call it a night earlier than usual.

Looking ahead

We don't have a lot going on this week, but I'm sure something will come up as the week progresses. There are couple of deadlines this week at my daughter's preschool and I'm hoping not to make them last minute affairs, as I've been doing lately.

Reading

With the week I had, I'm not surprised I didn't get much read last week. I'm briefly putting down Up The Down Staircase for now. As good as the book is, I need something of a faster pacing or with potential of emotional involvement if I'm going to read more often. I finished Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Dear Ijeawele, which I loved.


   


I'm not quite sure what I will read next but I have a few good books downloaded from my library's Overdrive account. The one I'm particularly eyeing is Judy Blume's Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret.

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How are you planning to observe / celebrate International Women's Day? What amazing books will you recommend?

Linking with The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.

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