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Monday, June 21, 2021

Busy times

IMG_20210620_124831_266Yup, another Monday night. Another busy week at work last week as well as upcoming this week. Still mentoring/training. Plus also covering again for a co-worker on vacation starting mid week this week into next week. So yeah, definitely not being bored. :) 

Besides that not all that much new to report I suppose. Thursday last week I had a dentist appointment. My never ending dental story. Now that I have my braces off we are working on finishing the implant. But I think I need to call the oral surgeon to have them check to make sure the implant is stable before moving forward with the crown and whatnot.  Fun times. 

The weekend was hot and humid so we didn't really do very much.  Saturday we had lunch at Rizzutos in Westport. Spent the night at home,  I ordered my favorite seasonal salad from Panera and some frozen strawberry lemonade and just chilled. 

Sunday we took a ride to Clifton, NJ to have lunch at Chevy's Mexican Restaurant. Yum! And eventually ended up at home to catch up on recorded TV shows. Been binging "Superman & Lois". 

Sunday of course was Father's Day here in the US. Austria celebrated it a week earlier.  So it's been a tough two weeks.  I am kind of glad to be past all of this in social media and just all over coverage. 

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Carmen/Malta, Celia/MA, Nina/WA, Tiffany/OK.

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Sherwood Island State Park, Movies, etc.

Pixlr_20210614204721797Yup, another Monday night. Very busy week at work last week. Had a new employee start who I am mentoring/training. Plus also covered for a co-worker who was on vacation for 3 days. So yeah, definitely not a boring week. :) I ended up going into the office Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - mainly because the connection seems more stable there than the VPN at home plus I can get things done quicker with my 3 monitors. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy working from home, and very thankful we have been able to do it for the last year but now that things are picking up and getting busier again I can definitely see that I can get things done at a quicker pace when in the office. It may not make a huge difference but when you are already busy every little bit helps. We still don't have a lot of people back in the office and I think it's going to be a while before things go back to the way they used to be and honestly they probably never fully will. But it's ok, I am sure plenty of people are in a similar boat with their office situations. 

Last weekend was actually pretty decent weather wise. Saturday it was cloudy but pretty nice so we went for a 4 mile walk around Sherwood Island State Park. And then had lunch at Rizzuto's. Watched "Promising Young Woman" in the evening. Definitely can see why it was nominated for a lot of awards. 

Sunday we went to see "In The Heights" at the movies which was a lot of fun. Definitely would recommend!! Afterwards we were going to check out a vineyard in Shelton but that didn't quite work out so we just had a late lunch at Notch 8. No complaints - had delicious pizza - so all good. And at night we caught up with some more recorded TV. 

And well here we are, another week ahead. Already mid June. Time is definitely flying. But I guess that's what happens when you are busy. 

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Carmen/Malta, Celia/MA, Nina/WA, Tiffany/OK.

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Sunday, June 06, 2021

June Heat Wave

HotWriting on a Sunday this time. Figured I have a little bit of time so may as well get my update in. :) The weather is scorching this weekend - we are in the 90ies (35C) - record high temperatures -and high humidity too. The total opposite from what we had last weekend when we were in the 50ies (12C) with rain. I would be happy with a medium, you know. Maybe 70-80 (21-26C) would be nice. Haha. But yeah, we of course cannot control the weather. It is what it is. 

Last Monday, on Memorial Day, we headed to Hawk Ridge Winery. I had thought that maybe we could sit outside but when we got there it was breezy and still chilly, so we ended up sitting inside. We grabbed a table right by the window so I was able to look outside while sipping my wine. :) The weather did clear up later in the day and by dinner time it was pretty decent and actually sunny with no clouds in the sky. Go figure. 

The week was busy but went by pretty quickly all in all. Of course now we are already on Sunday again and another week almost upon us. But not trying to dwell on that just yet. Will make the most of Sunday first. :) Yesterday, Saturday, we had lunch at Rizzuto's and then stopped at Two Steps on the way home and hung out there for a while. They were actually pretty busy, the whole bar area was filled, definitely a sign things are starting to go back to somewhat more normal around here. It's kind of weird and I am still not too crazy about crowds (never have been really) but we were on the edge of the crowd, kind of set aside, so it was more of a looking in from the outside scenario rather than being right in the middle. 

Today I think we are going to head to Flipside in Fairfield. We had talked about going to one of the seafood restaurants on the water in Newburgh, NY. But it's just too hot. I really do want to go but sitting outside in 90 degree humidity doesn't really sound all that appealing. Guess there's always next week. We had talked about going last week too but last week we had the opposite problem of being too chilly and wet. :) Well, guess there will be a decent temperature weekend one of these days. Right? :) 

Mail Update: Received a letter from/owe a response to: Carmen/Malta, Celia/MA, Nina/WA, Tiffany/OK.

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