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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

Since it's a long weekend...


I'll be off the face of internet (maybe, don't count on it) for three days...

as I drive through the meandering roads all the way from my home in Virginia with close friends

to one of the awesomest nature's paradise on earth in West Virginia.

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I'm going to leave my baggage at home and stare at the beautiful cascading waterfalls

And go hike, enjoying the last days of summer (or is it the first days of Fall? But the leaves are still green!)

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And stare at others go river rafting!

Happy Labor day weekend to all who celebrate it and happy weekend to the rest of the world.

(PS: Please don't publish too many posts until I am back.)

Comments

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... said…
Oh how fun darling! Enjoy!
bermudaonion (Kathy) said…
I hope you have a blast!
Helen Murdoch said…
Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a long weekend, so relaxing and rejuvenating!
zibilee said…
Oh, I think you are going to have the most amazing time out there, Aths! I hope that it is all you wish for it to be, and that you are safe. See you soon!
Jill Broderick said…
Your trip sounds wonderful!  Hope you have a great time and bring back pictures for us!
Athira / Aths said…
It sure is. My vacations are usually hectic, since we plan a lot for a short time, but this time, we had 4-5 hours in the evenings free.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It sure is so much fun and relaxing here!
Giving Reading said…
The pics are awesome and I am sure the experience would be too :)
Athira / Aths said…
The experience was fabulous! :)