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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

The Sunday Salon: Life's Plan B (and a Facebook Page question for you)

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I haven't been in the mood to post today so instead, I wrote all the posts for the week. All they need now is some touch-up before the Publish button needs to be hit. Last week, we had some layoffs at week that resulted in one brutal and unproductive day. For the first time, the office was empty by 5pm. Everyone had had enough. My team lost a good colleague so the repercussions continued on for a while. I could not have more happily welcomed this weekend. I also wish it wasn't yet time to go back tomorrow.

The work drama eclipsed pretty much everything about this week. I started thinking about a Plan B should the husband or I get into a murky situation. Although every advice column in the world strongly recommends planning for a tragedy or a loss of income, it's unbearably hard to actually do it. Part of me doesn't want to do it because what if planning for it makes it happen. But the other half doesn't want to feel unsettled if anything disastrous happened. Now that we have a child as well, it feels all the more crucial that we are grounded and our options explored.

We were prepared for much of the week for a wet weekend, but so far it has mostly been dry and windy. After more than a week of dreary skies, we are ready for the upcoming sunny week. The highs are going to be in the 70s - very unseasonal but very welcome. For the second year in a row, the leaves haven't yet started turning and I think this year's Fall is going to be just as unremarkable as last year's.

I spent much of the weekend so far knitting - my hobby of choice for the weekends. This morning however, I got all my blog posts written for the week. I'll be posting for Trish's Inspiration on Mondays series tomorrow. I actually had this post written for last week before I learned that Inspiration on Mondays runs on first and third Mondays.

I've been lately thinking about whether I should set up a Facebook page for my blog. I know some of you have already gone that route - what have your thoughts been about it? I've been generally trying to reduce my usage of Facebook but since I still spend a few minutes a day on that time-sucker, I was hoping to spend that time in a better way. (It's totally okay to use Facebook for talking about books, right?) Do you hang out at your page a lot or is it more of another way of sharing your posts (more sharing, less talking)?

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