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Pandemic-fatigue | Weekly Snapshot

It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

Thaw Blogsplash: Thaw by Fiona Robyn


A couple of days ago, I mentioned that I am interested in books focusing on a woman's struggle with her depression or mental breakdown. Katrina recommended Thaw to me, and I found myself captivated by the blurb on the book's description.

Here is the book summary: Ruth is thirty two years old and doesn't know if she wants to be thirty three. Her meticulously-ordered lonely life as a microbiologist is starved of pleasure and devoid of meaning. She decides to give herself three months to decide whether or not to end her life, and we read her daily diary as she struggles to make sense of her past and grapples with the pain of the present. "Thaw" explores what makes any of our lives worth living. Can Red, the eccentric Russian artist Ruth commissions to paint her portrait, find a way to warm her frozen heart?

Sounds interesting, right? Well, if you like it, here is something exciting. Fiona Robyn, author of Thaw, is organizing a Thaw Blogsplash, from March 1, 2010, when she will start blogging the entire book here. Fiona is interested in having as many bloggers as possible participate in it, so if you would like to be a part of this, check out this site. Don't forget to sign-up!

Comments

Marce said…
I am part of the blogsplash too, the book sounds captivating doesn't it.
Athira said…
MarceJ, I agree!!