Seven Quick Takes (vol 5)

7 Quick Takes

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We’re back to our usual routine, after a very unusual 7-day span. Mother-in-law visiting, then driving her across the state to her mom’s house, then my husband gone almost all day Saturday helping his other grandmother move (taking G with him too – that was strange having him gone and H still with me!), a big family get together on Sunday, R at home on Monday, R still at home on Tuesday, but headed back across the state to get his mom again, and taking both kids with him so I had a chunk of kid-free time in the middle of the week. How unfamiliar that was! Wednesday afternoon the kids and I took grandma to the airport as she headed back to her home.

We had some very tired kids this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

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My Tuesday alone day included a solo trip to the library with the opportunity to browse the shelves. I can’t remember the last time I did that.

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I’ve been trying to pin down some final plans for our summer, or at least the 11ish weeks left until the baby arrives. That’s really not that much time, and I’m feeling the pressure to make the most of these final days with only two children / when getting out and about is easier / before I’m a zombie from sleep deprivation.

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My son is *obsessed* with the planets and stars lately, so I went on the hunt for some age-level books/maps/whatever to go along with his interest. I’m so proud of myself for remembering to browse the juvenile nonfiction section for some books on my latest trip. He was thrilled with what I found, and hopefully he’ll like the other books and puzzle I ordered for him that should arrive early next week!

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Turns out Oregano essential oil is great at what it does, but it is so weird to walk around smelling it all day. I’m constantly thinking I smell pizza sauce, then remember that no, it’s just the oil.

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I’ve got blog content all planned out for June, and a big chunk of July. Now actually writing it is a whole different matter …

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The books I finished this week: The Impossible Knife of MemoryThe Impossible Knife of Memory by Laurie Halse Anderson, Throne of GlassThrone of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, In the Midst of LifeIn the Midst of Life by Jennifer Worth, and Cezanne’s QuarryCezanne's Quarry: A Mystery by Barbara Corrado Pope

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  1. Love solo trips to the library! Hope you have a great weekend, and maybe you can even have some pizza? =)

  2. I am just back from a solo trip to the library too, and am curled up on the couch (still solo) with one of my finds. Listerdale Mystery by Agatha Christie. I am on a bit of a Queen-of-Crime phase these days ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just stumbled across your blog and have added it to my list of blogs I love. So glad you’ve got blog content all planned out for a while, can’t wait for more.

    • Thank you so much!

      I got so curious about that book, because even though I’m just now getting into reading Christie, all of her titles have been familiar to me, yet I’d never heard of Listerdale Mystery. Publishing is so weird sometimes – that one was never published in the US apparently, but all of the stories from it were, in various other compilations. So at some point, I should get those stories read, just not under that title. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope it was a good one!

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