It’s Monday (May 22, 2023)

Some things last week:

Tuesday morning, I get a call from the school office to pick up the 10yo who was shivering and feeling unwell. Turns out he had a fever. He continued to have a high fever the rest of the day, and a slightly lower one the next day as well. After lots of rest and hydration, but not much food as he just couldn’t eat much, he finally went back to school on Friday. He was pretty much ok on Thursday but had to stay 24 h fever-free before returning to school.
The 12yo made dinner on Friday – a one-pot creamy zucchini and leek spaghetti.
The kids had an away volleyball game in San Jose on Saturday. It was a nice cool morning at a very busy park – there were several little kids’ art classes going on behind us, a popular neighbourhood playground, as well as a large dog park.
Since we were in San Jose, we decided to just eat lunch around there and found a Japanese restaurant that was supposed to be izakaya-style, but it wasn’t really..oh well, they had this delicious pork belly crunchy rice. And a crab croquette.
At the Sunday farmers market – cherries are back! Because of the kids’ weekend schedules (volleyball and band), it’s a bit harder to go to Brentwood for cherry picking this year, so we may just have to get our cherries from the farmers markets.
Last night’s dinner – miso butter ramen. The 12yo picked ramen for dinner. He had performed with his elementary intermediate band at their first ever concert. They played 5 songs. There were a total of six different bands, from beginner to advanced, all elementary students.



The Monkey King – Wu Cheng’en


Love Village on Netflix, it’s a Japanese dating reality show where the members are all in their 30s and up, I believe the oldest is 60. Some of them have been divorced and have kids, others have never married. They live together in a very old traditional Japanese house in the middle of nowhere, which they have to work together to refurbish, tend to the garden, cook, and fall in love (hopefully).


I just finished listening to All the Living and the Dead by Hayley Campbell

Eating and Drinking:

For breakfast, a slice of homemade bread and some brie. Also tea. Once I’m done with this post, I’m going to have a Nespresso.


Chicken drumsticks.

Walnut bread

Last week:

I read:

Hula – Jasmin Iolani Hakes

Castle Waiting vol 1 – Linda Medley (reread)

Stay True – Hua Hsu

I posted:

Romantic Comedy by Curtis Sittenfeld

Library Loot (May 17 to 23)

Things Getting in the Way of Reading #TopTenTuesday

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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