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Yet another week has gone by with no end in sight for the pandemic. Being able to distinguish weeks became a challenge months ago, so no surprises there. But the weather is getting colder and winter is coming (hopefully not Martin's winter - we had enough of that this year already). I used to love winter, I used to look forward to it. But for the past few years, it has tended to be a very gloomy season. I'm usually just looking forward to it ending. So, this year, it's going to be harder to get through the season, especially since we are all still mostly at home. Mind you, I don't mind the restrictions as they do have a useful purpose, but wish more people followed them well and that we had done a better job when the weather was warmer to keep the virus at bay so that it didn't have to last this long. But that argument probably won't stick anyways, as many countries are now facing second waves. At the end of the day, we really need a vaccine but I hope that isn…

Making peace with chaos | Five on Friday

  1. After a month of feeling like I have a lot of catching up to do, I am finally feeling zen about it. Really, I was so harried for much of January - all those blog posts to read and write, all those books to read, all that knitting to be done, and not wanting to do any of that because I want to spend all my free time with Shreya. I am finally not feeling any of that anxiety. That doesn't mean I am caught up but just that I have accepted that I will not be able to do most of what I want to do and that I was okay with that. It took a while to get there but I am glad to feel peaceful about it. After all, love needs to be shared, food needs to be put on the table, and work needs to be done. Everything else can wait because they don't matter as much.

  2. Shreya has been crawling. A LOT. All the time. Even when she wakes up from sleep in the middle of the night. I am loving this phase! It's just amazing to watch evolution happen right in front of you. How do kids know how to crawl? She had been crawling backwards for a month and suddenly one day, there it was, a forward crawl. Earlier this week, she even started propping herself up on the husband's legs and actually standing. She even tried to lift one hand while she was at it. Who taught her all this?


  3. The husband is going to be traveling for the first part of next week and for the first time, I am going to be alone with the baby for a few days. I am not too fussed about it, but I am wondering how I will get some basic stuff done, like a shower for instance. Shreya's naps tend to be so short (when I'm home because her babysitter says that she naps well and long) that it will be a challenge trying to get anything major done. But we'll see.

  4. I am actually reading. I know, I am surprised too. But a few change of habits helped. For instance, I try (sometimes failing though) not to use my computer once I am home. I use my office pumping sessions and evenings after the baby has slept to read. Much of my blog reading and writing happens before that. Right now, I have just finished The Vegetarian, which I loved for much of the first part and then began to lose interest in. I will ponder this one for a while and try to review next week. I am mostly going to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon next and I am excited about that one.

     

  5. Book Blogger Appreciation is next week! Are any of you participating? I have signed up but I don't have any posts written and knowing my routine nowadays (or lack of), I know if I don't have something whipped up a few days early, I am not going to have anything to post. So, I'll be playing it by ear. How about you?

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