Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Month in Review: June 2020


Another month in the books!  June definitely felt like it went faster than May - it's hard to believe we've officially been home for over 3 months now.  We're both still working at home - Tom at the kitchen table and me upstairs.  Tom's company has given him no indication of when he might return to the office, and while my company has opened to 50% capacity, they're really not pushing at all for people to start coming in again.  I've actually been working more hours recently, so that's helped fill a lot of my time.

Tom has been doing all the grocery shopping by himself, but I finally went to Walmart for the first time in over two months (I've able to get most things we need online, but not everything, so I finally broke down and went).  I got there really early to avoid the crowds.  It wasn't too bad.  Everyone seemed to be wearing masks and adhering to protocols.

For the first time in over three months, I visited my library!  I finally had some holds come in, so I scheduled a curbside pickup.  The library is supposed to be reopening with limited capacity after the 4th of July holiday, and I'm really looking forward to browsing the stacks again!

Being home has allowed us to complete some projects we've been putting off.  We got our landscaping redone; our beds no longer look like a jungle, so that's good!  Hopefully we can keep it looking nice.  We also got some electrical work done outside.  We're contemplating a couple more things, too.

The weather was pretty hot for a good portion of the month, so I tried to take walks really early in the morning, before work, and then stay in the AC during the hottest parts of the day!  It also means we've been watching a lot of TV - still working on The Great British Baking Show and we also started rewatching Psych from the beginning.


The Books


 The Book Charmer (audio) // The Night Olivia Fell (review to come) // The Fate of Mercy Alban (review to come) // I Temporarily Do (review to come)


The Posts and Reviews

So, how are you doing?  How was your June?
 

26 comments:

  1. I am kind of glad June is over, reading wise bc i was kind of in a funk i think, and real life wise bc it was so stressful. I am looking forward to these review, especially I Temporaray Do — that title made me smile!

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    1. I hope July is better for you, Verushka!

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  2. I can't believe June is over--just flew by! We have been doing a lot of home project as well. I guess that is the one benefit of staying home more. I look forward to your thoughts on Lies That Bind and Becoming Mrs. Lewis. I hope you have a great July!

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    1. Thanks, Christina! Yes, so much easier to plan for stuff when you're home all the time!

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  3. I’m glad your June went fast. I went hiking for the first time this year. It was nice to get out of the house and do something “normal.” I hope you have a good July!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thanks, Aj! I'd love to go hiking or walking more, but my husband is still trying to steer clear of any type of crowd!

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  4. That's quite a mix of books. I hope you liked them. I think June went pretty quickly as well. My company isn't rushing us back, and I am so ok with that. I am living the life right now.

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    1. Yes, it's nice that they're letting people take things at their own pace!

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  5. June went crazy fast! I did curbside pickup at my library too so that was a really nice treat.

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  6. It's so nice that your workplaces are being reasonable. I know a lot of places are but some around here have been less so. We've been mostly staying in too as much as possible. and now things seem worse! Anyway... glad your June was a good read month. Time War is one I'm kinda interested in...

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    1. Yeah, I can see if a place is reliant on people actually being there, but we're all doing pretty well working from home!

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  7. June really did seem to fly by! I am super jealous that your library is opening up. I have been downloading books from the online library, but it just isn't the same. Have a safe and wonderful July! :)

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    1. Thank you! I agree, I was getting a lot of ebooks from them, but it was nice to get some physical books!

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  8. Hooray for the library visit. That’s great that they offer curbside pickup for holds. We’ve been tackling some home projects, too. We had shutters installed last month and this month we’re having the whole interior of the house painted. Now’s the time, I guess!

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    1. Definitely! It's so much easier to make appointments when we're home all the time!

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  9. I'm so glad that most employers have been so flexible about working from home. My library is doing curbside pickups too but I'll definitely be glad when it actually opens its doors again. I hope you and your family have a nice holiday weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne, I hope you enjoy your holiday, too!

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  10. June seems to have been a good month for you reading & blogging wise. Happy July!

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  11. I've been working at the library for about two or so months now. Our libraries were doing curbside but as of June they had most of the libraries open up with limited capacity.
    Your beds don't look like a jungle anymore? lol.
    I'm caught up with The Great British Baking Show. I wish another season would come on Netflix! I just binge watched the second season of The Order.
    I'm curious what you thought about The Right Swipe as I just ordered it for my library. I'm always annoyed when they only have ebook versions of books so I had to get the physical format. It looks real cute!

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    1. My library is reopening tomorrow and I'm excited! I didn't love The Right Swipe - it was a cute enough read, though, and I know a lot of people have loved it.

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  12. Life sure is strange these days, isn't it? Sounds like you have adjusted to working at home and are still reading plenty of good books. Our library is open again, but still does curbside pickup. I'm mostly using that and reading ebooks. Happy July!

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    1. Yes, it's strange, but has also started to feel normal! Yay for libraries opening!

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  13. Glad your trip to Walmart went well! It is SO hot outside. I go out for like 30 seconds and I'm already sweaty. I will have to come back for your review of Veins of Gold, I'm curious to know your thoughts on that one!

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    1. I really can't deal with hot weather!

      Veins of Gold was an interesting read!

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