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Hello everyone on a very wet day, at least in Southwest Ohio! We are expecting so much rain this week that I'm feeling happy on behalf of our garden. It's going to make stepping outside a little challenging though but there will be plenty of dry breaks with beautiful cool weather, so that should help. 

Life last weekCouple of weeks back, we had a Covid-19 scare. A consultant who visited my husband's office the same day my husband was in office (he usually works from home) got diagnosed with Covid-19 couple of days later. Many who were in the office that day got tested. My husband thankfully drew a negative but a few others got positive results. We've overall been extremely careful when outside - always wearing masks, often sanitizing hands and frequently touched surfaces, and doing the same routine once we reach home. That said, it's always sad and scary to hear about someone close or nearby having tested positive. Sometime last year, when the flu season was in full…

Books, Games, and Projects | Weekly Snapshot

Do you somedays feel like you suddenly have time for all the hobbies and projects that have been on your wishlist for years? Yeah, I've been feeling it. Whether I'm actually indulging them is a different thing. Since I feel like I now have too much time, I'm putting off doing some of them.

Life last week

Honestly nothing much has been happening lately. We are enjoying the beautiful weather outside, our rose bushes are in bloom, and our vegetable plants are growing in their vegetable bed. Work's still chugging along, the kids are growing, my father-in-law is still unable to travel back to India, two months past his original return date (though we are very glad to have him with us), and we are sorely missing all the fun things we could be doing outside. 

It's unseasonably colder this weekend but still wonderful to be outside. Last week, the husband started an early morning jog and I joined him towards the later part of the week. Since the stay-home started, I've put on more pounds than I want to find out, so I desperately need to get into some healthy eating and movement habits. My challenge has always been a lack of uninterrupted time but early morning is a beautiful time to be getting out and about, so I'm hoping it will stick. Of course, it has now been interrupted by the weekend, but looking forward to it this week.

Yesterday, we cleaned the walkway near our deck, where grass and weeds have been slowly taking over. After removing the grass and mulching the area, it looks as good as new. Encouraged now by the ease of the project, I'm eyeing a couple of areas in our backyard where I'm hoping to remove grass and grow some gardens. I'll probably wait until early Fall to do this - I need to think this through anyways.

Looking forward to

Nothing still. I've been both reading a lot and taking care of my town in Township. I think I ought to slow down either or both, so I can take care of several life things that need attending. It's hard though - it isn't often that I'm reading a lot so I almost don't want to lose the momentum. I could stop the game but ha, that won't be happening either.

I really want to tackle couple of rooms upstairs where paper clutter has been taking hold. One of them is where I work and since it was never designed as an office room, treating it as one is getting harder day by day. I'm not sure how long the remote work will continue so I'm debating the merits of doing anything only for the work expectations to change. When we bought this house, we decided to use what could have been the office room as a playroom instead so that the kids have a place to play. Besides, both the husband and I prefer lounging with our laptops (when we aren't working).

Reading

Last week, I finished the March graphic novels and all I can say is Read it! Sadly, there were several times, I had the sense that some of the things still haven't changed. As someone in the book said (in the 60s), it's hard to believe the various injustices and discriminations that continue to happen.



Right now, I am in between two books. I came across Suzanne Collins' The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes while browsing through the Costco book stacks. Although I wasn't in a hurry to read it since learning that it is about Snow in his youth, I couldn't pass up the book when it was right in front of me. I'm about 100 pages in and it's not a pageturner like the other Hunger Games books. Or maybe I'm just much older now. 

I've been picking up If I Had Your Face whenever I am looking to read something on my phone. I'm still not very sure where this is going but reading about the lives of the different girls in this book is ... interesting. It feels almost like watching a soap opera actually but without a very compelling plot. Yet.

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Over the last three months, what one new habit or hobby or interest have you taken up that you didn't have time for in the past? 

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

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