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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

It's all about the painting | Weekly Snapshot

This has been one busy month so far but the end is in sight!


Last week continued to be as busy as the previous two weeks. I've been seeing colors everywhere I look, no thanks to all the hours spent looking at Sherwin Williams paint palettes, especially in its gray and blue shades. I feel like you can quiz me on their whites, neutrals, and blues, and I'll probably score extremely high. There was one night that I went to sleep debating between two shades of gray, and I woke up exhausted because that's all I dreamt of all night.

Anyways, as far as painting goes, all our guest rooms are done so we have been clearing off the dust and setting furniture back in. Most of the main living areas are painted but there are some finishing touches left so we'll have more of that next week. Plus, the master suite, the basement, and the exteriors are left too. We will slowly do photos so all of that next week.

That really was what took over most of my non-work time last week. I read very little and wasn't online much at all. I wanted to join in on the readathon this weekend but didn't have much time to read or be online, so that was that. 

I expect next week will at least be less color browsing and more cleaning as we start putting the heavy traffic rooms back in order. One big change this upcoming week is that my husband is returning back to office for work, and while he is excited about that (this extrovert did not like being cooped up), I can't say that I am pleased. I don't expect my work situation to change anytime soon. It looks like my company may be adopting a remote or hybrid workstyle but nothing's official yet so we'll see. 


Last week, in between all the paint color choosing, I finished Something Unbelievable. I certainly enjoyed it a lot, though at times it felt that I wasn't sure what the message was. I'm aiming to have the review posted this week.

After that one, I was looking for a good graphic memoir to read and discovered Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe. This was a new-to-me book and it was also a very beautiful book. 

Yesterday, I returned to Drive Your Plow Over The Bones Of The Dead, which I had to put aside earlier this month. Things are getting very interesting and suspicious so I can't wait to find where it goes. And finally - hopefully, in a day or two - I'll be reading the book I've been saving for last - Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir.

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Did you do the readathon yesterday? 

Linking with The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer