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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 …

Cooking a lot and Reading a lot | Weekly Snapshot

It's been a very busy Sunday so far, all things considering. The husband and I have been cooking up a storm this morning to belatedly celebrate the occasion of Vishu (originally on Apr 14). We're all gloriously spent and definitely ate a lot, so we're feeling like we deserve every minute of rest for the remainder of today. 

Last week

I think I said this the week before and the week before, and probably the one before that as well, but my weeks are all flowing into each other and I've lost count how long it's been since the stay-home has started. Ohio Governor is talking about very slowly opening up the state even though anyone able to work remote will need to continue doing that for a good long time. So we'll see how this goes. 

I know summer's still some time away but by now, ideally we should have applied for any summer camp options we are considering for the kids. I haven't done that yet. It's very hard trying to imagine what June or July may look like so I'm delaying that planning.

Looking Ahead

Other than a major announcement at work, I don't have anything on the horizon for this week. We're continuing doing whatever we have been so far. 

Watching

I've finally finished watching The Mentalist. I've not started watching anything new yet and am hoping to keep it that way for some time so I can, ahem, maybe read a book or two. Besides, I tend to have a long hangover after finishing up a good book or TV show and need to ride that out. The Mentalist had its faults but at the end of the day, I loved the show and enjoyed every minute of it. It has also awakened my long dormant interest in crime books so I've been looking for some good ones.

Reading

I didn't read much this week, mainly due to watching The Mentalist almost every night. But after finishing the show, I started reading a few books, almost in parallel. Not sure which will stick but will keep at this list for now. While browsing through the library catalog couple of weeks ago, I started noticing some of the Harry Bosch books. The first in the series - The Black Echo - had a few weeks' waiting list, so I had joined the line right away. It just came through yesterday so I've been reading it since then. 



I also started reading Wherever You Go, There You Are. It's a book on meditations and I know it came highly recommended somewhere, but I can't recall where. I also started reading a few pages of Wool but because of too many reads in progress, I put that one aside and tossed it to the husband. He has been enjoying it a lot. Maybe I'll come back to it.

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