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It's the Island Life | Weekly Snapshot

By the time this post is published, we will all be back home, but right this moment, as I type this up, we are enjoying our last day at Daufuskie, a secluded island near Hilton Head, SC and Savannah, GA. We were lucky to score a cottage (without having to break the bank) with front-row access to the beach, something that has always been on my bucket list and that I was thrilled to cross off.  This week has been very refreshing and just what I needed - a getaway, a break from it all, a retreat with family with no thoughts of work, to-do lists, and chores getting in the way. The island sure runs on its own time. The streetlights aren't turned ON at night to avoid attracting turtles too far from their ideal nesting place. There's the alligator crossing time at night when they go from pond to pond visiting friends (and hence tourists are advised to stay home when it's dark). There are very few cars - instead the preferred mode of transportation is via golf carts, which can go o

Finally reading some great books | Weekly Snapshot

One more week down, again a very busy week in work but thankfully with far less worries. 


My last couple of months were very busy with work, since I started a new project. While there's more coming up over the next few weeks, I am also hoping that maybe I have passed the point where it stops being a part of every waking moment and allow me to be able to read without interrupting thoughts fluttering around in my head. We'll see. 

We got enough snow yesterday for the kids to be able to play and make a snow man. All the snow melted by noon but we are getting more overnight so hopefully there's more snow fun to be had. 


After not being able to stay with a book long enough to be pulled into it for the past couple of weeks, I was desperately looking for a book that was both a fast read and also one that I would love. That was a high bar to meet even under the best of circumstances, but luckily, yesterday morning, I found just the book. I devoured Meichi Ng's Barely Functional Adult in two sittings yesterday and the feeling at the end was one of huge relief because now I can get back to reading other books. The best part was I didn't check the news at all yesterday until it was late evening, so I'm feeling hopeful that I can read more books and less news for the next couple of days at least. 

I started reading Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race. Haven't gotten too far with it yet. Still need to return to Black Buck.


Since my last update, we completed watching the second and third seasons of Star Trek Discovery. We did several marathon runs this week - I blame the show, ending every episode in a cliffhanger. By last night, both the husband and I were fatigued by the amount of TV we have watched. Is that even a thing? For now, I am not planning to pick up any new shows. Maybe after a week or two, we may watch DS9 but I need a break from the screens right now. 

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