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Here we are - almost at the halfway point of the year. I still remember starting the year with so many plans, and then came a vicious virus to stump everyone. I'm reaching that point where I'm beginning to miss the life that was, while also feeling very unsure about the life that will be.

Last WeekJust another week around here - many more to come, I guess. Last week, a few of the places we frequented pre-virus have reached out saying that they are reopening. While I'm glad they don't need to shutter their doors anymore, we are still opting to stay home as much as possible. There are going to be people outside who can't avoid it, so if we can afford the luxury (or curse, however you want to call it) of staying indoors, then we'll take it. One of the places that reopened is our gym. It's the one place where I can't imagine what social distancing will be like but they are running only half-class sizes for now. Since the lockdown started, the time I spend on…

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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