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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

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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