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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: And Then There Were None

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Currently: Trying to fight the nap-urge after having a heavy Indian lunch. We had couple of our neighbors come over for lunch. I may or may not have eaten more than I usually do, so now I'm waiting for 4 am, so that I can have some nice piping hot tea.

Last night was kind of rough. The little munchkin kept waking up every two hours, when usually she would only wake up once every 4-5 hours. I think maybe her hands (which are usually never covered) were a little too cold. We got some flannel pajamas for her yesterday - just in time, so hopefully, she won't feel too cold while sleeping. Right now, she's on her second nap of the day so I'm using the time to get caught up.

Work was less dramatic this past week, which was nice. I wish we had tomorrow off for Columbus Day but like for most of the country, it's a holiday that's not a holiday at work.

Reading: Yesterday, I finished reading And Then There Were None, my third Agatha Christie book ever. I quite enjoyed this one more than I did the other two. It was kind of ingenious, but I ended up feeling the same way I did after reading her other books - her crimes always seem impossible to solve (the perpetrator usually has the smallest presence in the book) and they generally have such fantastic plots that they don't feel realistic. Still, I enjoyed this one a lot so I hope to read some of her more popular mysteries soon.

Right now I am in between books - I have been on a trial subscription of Scribd for the past two weeks and I just started reading Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. I was going to do a trial month with Oyster next, but oh well, they shuttered their doors and that was somewhat disappointing. I'll try Kindle Unlimited instead. I guess I'm trying to find the subscription service best worth keeping, when I need something like that. 

Listening: Still listening to Missoula in the car. It is annoying me how much many people prefer to blame the victim when it comes to rape complaints. You would think that at least women and fathers of girls will have more compassion, but nope - some of them act as if it is near impossible for a girl to get raped. Oh, he is just a sweet caring innocent boy...

Watching: Nothing really. I need to start watching Fear of the Walking Dead, now that the show is over and I can binge watch. Walking Dead is starting tonight but that may have to wait until later. I still haven't gone for Martian and I don't think I will be able to watch it in theater. Hopefully, it comes out on DVD soon.

Making: I finished munchkin's mittens last week. I had to restart the second mitten because I changed my knitting technique midway, even though I knew I shouldn't do it. And sure enough, the mitten came out slightly larger than its twin. I could still have moved on with my life but I knew that it would always bug me so I unraveled the mitten and made it again. Luckily, it was a quick project - just took an hour. Now, it's drying after a quick wash and soon it will be ready for the babe.

Last night, I cast on for a pullover for her and cannot wait to get going with that one. I've been hoping to make a scarf for myself but knowing how long that's going to take, I have been feeling hesitant. Maybe I'll just make more sweaters for the babe instead.

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