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The renovation finally | Weekly Snapshot

I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

Finally reading some great books | Weekly Snapshot

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



Life

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. 


Reading

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.


Watching

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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