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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

Wrapping up January | Weekly Snapshot

Last week went much better than I dared hope it would be. I managed to catch some parts of the Presidential Inauguration and the evening program, and just the realization that the administration is really, truly, definitively changing has just sunk in, I think. I haven't spent more than about 5 minutes each day on the news (didn't feel the need to) and I hope to keep it that way for as long as possible.



Life

Yep, another busy work week. I know I hoped for a lighter work week, but who am I kidding. Work has been a different kind of busy each week this whole month and it will be nothing different this coming week. I just hope to figure out how to get my lunch hour freed up and use it to recharge. Not much happened in life this week - kids are loving being back at school, and I am loving my uninterrupted time, something that was only a luxury for much of last year. 


Reading

Even if life was busy this week, I did read quite a bit. I'm slowly reading So You Want To Talk About Race but I had started and finished All Systems Red by Martha Wells this week. It didn't quite live up to its hype but I did like it enough to want to continue with the series.



Just yesterday, I started reading Syed Masood's The Bad Muslim Discount (to be published on Feb 2). I'm not sure what to expect yet but so far, I am enjoying it tremendously. 


Watching

After months of watching Star Trek TNG and then Discovery, this week has been very quiet in TV for me. That first evening felt very weird but I survived. Though last evening, I started watching DS9. I may be resuming that same routine again with this show but the quiet week did feel good. Friday night, we watched Ratatouille with the kids and I had forgotten how lovely this movie was.


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Is it just me or does it feel like January is whizzing by?


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