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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

A birthday week | Weekly Snapshot

Yikes, sorry about the two-week absence! Both life and work happened, and with that, my reading and blogging disappeared.


We've had a lot going on during the past two weeks. My work got steadily busier over last two weeks and it looks like that will continue for a bit more. And to top it off, both kids got sick last week. It started with the boy getting an ear infection and then the girl got a cold and cough. It's been brutal because it feels like my daughter got much sicker than usual that I actually worried if this might be the dreaded C. Thankfully she tested negative and hopefully she will soon be freed from that nagging cough she still has. 

Needless to say, my brain was shot for much of these two weeks and I haven't been able to read much of anything, whether books or blogs. Sorry everyone - I'm hoping to find some time this week to visit your blogs.

After all those worries, we had a nice fun last night - we had a few of our neighbors, all vaccinated, over for a little get-together - it was a combination of giving a farewell to one family who are moving to a new town and a birthday party for our boy who turned three this week! I was a little disappointed we had so much sickness during a birthday week, but oh well, both kids had fun.

This upcoming week is the last week of school for both of them. From next week onwards through the summer, we'll be doing some daycare and some summer camp. Plus we have our island vacation coming up soon too. 


There's only one book I'm reading and it's The Plot by Jean Hanff Korelitz - I'm late finishing this in time for its release but I'm enjoying it a lot and do want to share my thoughts. 

I'm not sure what I'll read after this one but I'm going to follow my mood for a while. I'm still pretty tired after the past two weeks. 

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How are you doing? I hope you have some fun things going.

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