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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

Is it Friday yet?

Guess who's still here? Yep, me! Me!

Just barely, though, because some virus has upended our lives this week.

Monday, the babe started sporting a cold. I say 'sporting' because she was laughing through it. It was quite a sight - her nose would be dripping and she didn't care. How did humans go from there to getting stressed over every small thing?

By Wednesday however, that nose was still oozing stuff while both the husband and I started feeling under the weather. I called in sick both yesterday and today hoping to recover soon from whatever this thing is. Have you seen that ad where a mom/dad asks their kid for a sick leave? And then the ad ends with the tagline that says parents don't take sick leaves. Yes, that was my life for past two days. Sure, I was home from work but still watching the baby through my headache. By bedtime, I was cranky, sore, annoyed, pissed, and feeling every pain in between.

This morning, the babe woke up happy even though she still had a cold. I, on the other hand, was mad that I am still sick.

This week wasn't all misery though. My Chatterbox arrived on Tuesday and I finished one amazing book (Eleanor) on Wednesday. Despite being sick yesterday, I tried to work out a todo/planner/calendar approach to posting reviews and I think I may have found just the right thing. I drafted two reviews between last night and this morning and even had one post scheduled. And hey, I posted this too. Maybe people are just more productive when they are sick. And maybe the above is why I am still sick.

How have you guys been doing?