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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

The Sunday Salon -- Feb 14, 2010


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Happy Valentine's Day, fellow followers!! Hope your day's filled with lots of love and shine and roses and blessings! Actually, I hope your every day is like that! :-)

I almost forgot about Valentine's Day, and was quite shocked to have it sneak up on me like this. I had quite the busiest week so far this semester, and was just glad when Friday knocked on my door. I didn't get much sleep, nor did I read much. I had started The Help last Sunday, and I am only at page 200 (at the time of typing up this post). To give myself the impression that I am reading a lot, I also picked up Open Season by Linda Howard, which I am reading with a pen-pal of mine from a Goodreads group. Sad to say, that book's not really my type. The protagonist is spending 100 pages of the book, trying to make herself presentable to men so that she can get a boyfriend and then get married. Seriously, a waste of paper. I sure hope she finds a boyfriend soon, and I know she will, but I don't want a complete list of every cosmetic she bought and exactly how she applied each item.

We had lots of snow last week! There was a snowstorm prediction for Tuesday and Wednesday, which turned out to be quite a joke. Although on Wednesday, we did get a whiff of the bad windy blizzard that was battering states north to us, and although we were all flying, not walking, with the wind, the university still ran as usual. I was hoping for a holiday. I would have thought that with the wind beating me from all directions that I am not able to stand steady at all, it would be considered reason enough to advise everyone to stay at home. I guess they figured that with the wind, we might actually travel faster to the campus and be at classes on time. Fancy that!

I have four books due back at the library this week, of which I am yet to open two of them. I might end up renewing at least one of them, and hope that I complete the other. I don't like returning a book to the library without reading it. I almost feel like I borrowed someone's reading time.

I plan on playing with my blog layout today. Probably will change the template and make a few changes. I hope I don't end up spending too much time on it.

Anyways, Happy reading and Happy Blogging! And Happy Valentines Day, once again!

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Comments

bermudaonion said…
My son said a girl asked if she could walk behind him in all that wind last Wednesday - he said it was hard to stand still in it. I think you're supposed to get more snow tomorrow.
Harvee said…
I've stayed in during all the storms outside - mostly snow and cold! Have a good week!
At this point, what's a little more snow right?

I have the same problem as you with library books --returning them unread!
Anonymous said…
I'll be anxious to see what you think of The Help when you finish. Have a great Valentine's Day!
Anonymous said…
Sorry that your book isn't so hot, and that the snow is cold, but I hope you still have a Happy Valentine's Day all the same! We love books, that's for sure. ;)
Anonymous said…
I can't wait to read your review of The Help. I've been wanting to read it.

It's been the coldest winter where I live in Florida in many years, but today is just a little chilly and a lot sunny.

*I miss snow*
Have fun playing with your blog layout!
WonderBunny said…
I loved The Help so I am waiting your review for that! I hope you enjoy it.
Athira said…
Kathy, that's funny! I am myself guilty of walking behind a huge muscular guy a couple of times! ;-)

Harvee, I wish I could too! But sadly, my deadlines creep up my neck. :(

Diane, yep, what's a little more snow! :)

brichtabooks, I LOVED The Help. Review coming as soon as I finish my current read!

dolcebelleza, yep, Books are my Valentines this year! :)

Vicki, I'll review The Help as soon as I finish my current read. It sucks when it's cold, but I'll invite snow anytime!

Helen, thanks! It was fun!

Ruthann, I'll post my review of The Help pretty soon!