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Chicago, more renovation, and Squid Game | Weekly Snapshot

I think I can say that Fall is finally here. Or at least the crisp Fall air is finally here. The colors not so much. We still haven't gotten around to any Fall activities, and at this point, I'm not sure when or if we'll do them.  Renovation updates We are almost at the halfway point into our ground floor renovation. The flooring is almost done, cabinets are ready to be setup, appliances are here. It's exciting to be on the other side of the renovation when things are getting finished. There's still easily 2.5 weeks worth of work left in the kitchen, and another 2-2.5 weeks for the master bathroom, so mid-November is likely when we are done with the renovation. Assuming no delays.  Flooring coming along All of us are pretty exhausted at this point. Walking up and down the stairs to pick items from the makeshift pantry and then cook on the main floor gets old very fast. I have been able to work from home without issues and I'm grateful for that. I've set up m

Looking forward to the holidays | Weekly Snapshot

This coming week is a short week at work. One that I've been looking forward to for a while, if mainly to break the monotony of work + life at home and just have some life, movies, and fun. 


Currently

It looks like this week is going to be a very dull one in weather - cloudy, rainy sometimes, snowy towards the end of the week - very typical for winter but dull nevertheless. This is the season that has felt depressing to me ever since my first pregnancy - until then, I loved winter through and through. So, the extra restrictions that is the signature of 2020 is going to make this winter a dud. I think I'll just start planning for post-winter. 

We wanted to go visit family in Boston but eventually, like many others, decided against it. Maybe there will be a vaccine available soon, and we can slowly start claiming some normalcy back. I don't know how normal it will be though - it's still too early to know what post-vaccine is going to be like. 


Reading

I was right in picking up To All the Boys I've Ever Loved because I whipped through it and got over that election-slump that just never went away. It sounded like many of you got it too - couldn't read during election week, and couldn't read after it either. Sometimes you just need a fast-paced book, even if it's not something you would read usually. That said, I did enjoy this book enough that I'm already reading the sequel.



I'm also reading Michio Kaku's Future of the Mind. Inspired by the many nonfiction titles recommended this month via Nonfiction November, I decided to pick this book that's been on my wishlist for a long time. I was a little worried that it may be dry but nada - Michio Kaku writes beautiful prose and knows how to pull in science amateurs. 


Making

This weekend, I finally completed my daughter's hat. It took far longer than it should have - I kept having to rip it out after a few rows because it looked too small. It wasn't until my 3rd redo that I realized I was using the wrong needles. Ugh. I still need to wash it and weave in the ends, but at least, it's off the needles. Of course, my daughter will tell you there's more work to do because it doesn't yet have a topper but I say details. Maybe I'll have a photo for you next week or a link to the Rav project. For now, I'll move on to my cowl and my husband's hat.


Watching

Not a whole lot really. We are now on the fifth season of The Next Generation and I'm already sad that I'm close to the end. This has been a wonderful series so far. There's still the movies to watch so that's something to look forward to.

I also gave Emily in Paris a try and while that first episode was interesting, I found I didn't care enough to want to watch it further. This coming week, Hillbilly Elegy will be on Netflix and I probably will watch it.


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Happy Thanksgiving, to those who celebrate it! 


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


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