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I almost didn't make it here today! It's been an insanely busy week that's going to continue into today. Life This week has been a combination of busy at work and busy at home. The kids did not have school on Monday, which is also typically my busiest day at work. So when Monday ended, I felt as if I sucked at both life and work. The rest of the week was better - at least I was able to keep work and life separate.  This weekend just happens to be one of those when I have so much to do - thanks to the many tasks and chores deferred from previous days/weekends. We were getting quotes for some home improvement projects, had to start prepping rooms for my parents' arrival next month (mainly because I still haven't moved my daughter's online school materials out of the room from the Fall school year), and do lots of seasonal shopping. If it weren't going to be constantly raining this entire weekend, I would be prepping my garden beds as well, but now that needs t

Happy New Year! May the odds be ever in your favor, 2021

Happy New Year, dear readers and bloggers! I hope you achieve great things this year and have much to celebrate about. I doubt anyone will say that they miss 2020 - for almost all of us, this new year is already very different from every past year, and for some, it's much harder due to loss of a job or a friend/family member. 


If there's one big lesson I picked up last year, it is to expect the unexpected - sometimes go with the flow and at other times, adapt. If neither helps, then feel free to get lost in your favorite hobby. That won't solve the problems but may leave you in a state ready to tackle them with a fresh mind. There is no doubt that there are heavy expectations being placed on 2021. There's a vaccine, a new US President, and the hope of being able to walk out of your house without keeping your 6-foot distance. While all our problems aren't going to disappear this year, it's great to feel hopeful that some may. 

I'm ringing in the year with Barack Obama's A Promised Land, for Sheila's First Book of the Year. I've been saving this book for today and cannot wait to get lost in his lyrical writing. I welcomed last year with Michelle Obama's Becoming, so this is only fitting. 



I've been somewhat absent these past few weeks. Work's mostly to blame but also, I felt the need to ignore those to-do lists and just take it real easy. The holidays are after all meant for that. Our routines are changing again next week, with both kids going to school/preschool and I'll be trying to get most of my work done before the kids are home. So we'll see how it goes.

But until then, happy new year again, and have a great day! 

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