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I almost didn't make it here today! It's been an insanely busy week that's going to continue into today. Life This week has been a combination of busy at work and busy at home. The kids did not have school on Monday, which is also typically my busiest day at work. So when Monday ended, I felt as if I sucked at both life and work. The rest of the week was better - at least I was able to keep work and life separate.  This weekend just happens to be one of those when I have so much to do - thanks to the many tasks and chores deferred from previous days/weekends. We were getting quotes for some home improvement projects, had to start prepping rooms for my parents' arrival next month (mainly because I still haven't moved my daughter's online school materials out of the room from the Fall school year), and do lots of seasonal shopping. If it weren't going to be constantly raining this entire weekend, I would be prepping my garden beds as well, but now that needs t

Lots of plants and planning for a birthday | Weekly Snapshot

Hello readers and bloggers! Has this past week been any different for you from weeks past? 

Last week

Not a whole lot has happened here this past week. Looks like we are getting used to our routines without needing to do something different to spice up the days. Which is unfortunate, because I did prefer it when there was something new or different each week. 

Last Sunday, we spent a lot of time at a local nursery. We were looking for some bigger houseplants and came home with some new friends (pictures below). We were worried that our little one may go poking at them (because he enjoys poking at anything) and he did make a stab at the peace lily a couple of times but stopped quickly when he realized it was causing me too much distress. Phew.

The car trunk after we picked up the plants from the nursery

The tall Ficus near the aquarium and the Peace Lily in our living room

On the left is the Devil's Ivy (Pothos) which is a favorite of the husband. And then we also got this other plant that I'm sure is a common plant but I can't recall the name. Do you know?

Looking Ahead

After couple of months, this is a week I'm happily looking forward to. There's a long weekend at the end of this week - which, pre-virus era meant start of summer activities or at least a long weekend to enjoy. This time, it's going to be mainly a celebration of one less day to hole out in the temporary (long term?) office room. In addition, I'm also taking half day off on Tuesday as the boy will turn two and we are going to be baking a cake. Yes - that's actually a huge deal here as I rarely venture past basic cookies and muffins. Do I decorate those? Ha, you're kidding me. So we'll see if the cake we bake and decorate for the boy is even worth sharing - I sure hope it is. I know he wouldn't mind but I would hate to ruin a special day. We do still need to put up birthday decorations. When there's no party to plan for, it's very hard to get into decoration mode. Thankfully his big sister keeps reminding us so we do a little each day.

Watching

We continued watching House Hunters and Property Brothers, though by now not as much as in the previous week. What I'd really like to watch is something to do with interior decoration but can't find a good show. Do you have any favorites?

Reading

I didn't spend as much time with Homegoing this week as I hoped to but am at the halfway point and hope to make some great strides this week. That's always the hope, isn't it? I do still love this book and actually don't mind that each chapter focuses on a new character. Yaa Gyasi has executed that concept so well that it flows richly into the fabric of the story. I desperately want to find out how these two family lines fare in the end.


I'm way behind where I want to be in my reading by now. That doesn't really bother me but it would be nice to read a few fast-paced reads. I've been seeing Notes from a Public Typewriter around and it's well-liked. I haven't made the commitment to read it yet but may cave in soon.

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How has your Sunday been so far?

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

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