It’s Monday (May 15, 2023)

Well, we are in mid-May now, guys! The kids have just a couple of weeks of school left!! It feels weird to say that because the school year has always ended closer to mid-June, but the school district decided to move the start of school ahead last year and so here we are, ending school in early June.

Also, in blog-related news, I’ve decided to let the URL lapse, as well as the WordPress domain connection to that URL. Originally this blog was known as but I’ve since changed that to Hope that’s not too confusing!

Some things last week:

Not a fan of being at crazy crowded restaurants on Mother’s Day, we instead had our own kbbq in the backyard. We had 4 different kinds of mushrooms, zucchini, leeks, pork jowl, bulgogi, and some non-marinated beef. We also picked up a couple of banchan (Korean side dish) at the Korean supermarket, I’ve recently become fond of the spicy dried squid (here’s a recipe), which surprisingly my 12yo enjoys too.



Chlorine – Jade Song

Stay True – Hua Hsu


So while I’ve enjoyed watching Succession, it’s hard to watch too much of all that backstabbing and betrayal. So in between that, I started watching Queen Charlotte on Netflix. I think I’m actually enjoying it more than I did with Bridgerton!


All the Living and the Dead – Hayley Campbell

Eating and Drinking:


We visited the local farmers market for the first time this year. It runs year-round but we tend to go usually when strawberry season starts. And hey, the strawberry vendor was indeed there, although since it’s at the start of the season, the prices are a bit on the higher side. Still, the strawberries were so sweet compared to the ones from the supermarket. It’s worth it. Hopefully the prices will go down a bit as the season moves along. There was also one fruit vendor that had a few baskets of cherries. But it was really expensive! We will have to wait a bit or maybe go cherry picking ourselves. I posted about our 20 pounds of cherries that we picked last year.

Last week:

I read:

Our Stories Carried Us Here – Daniel Zueniga Gonzalez

Black Rock – Amanda Smyth

I posted:

Library Loot (May 10 to 16)

Lemon by Kwon Yeo-sun

Thirsty Mermaids by Kat Leyh

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date

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