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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

It's Already February | Weekly Snapshot

Happy February! Can you believe 2020 is already a month old? So far, this year has been off to a good start. Other than the fact that there has been been illness after another sweeping through our home and many homes in the area, it's been mostly positive.


Currently

I'm late getting this post up today - between a work emergency yesterday and a mild vertigo recurrence last night, I called it an early night. Although the vertigo isn't fully gone yet, it's manageable as long as I can stay put without moving around much. The girl has just gone for her swimming class and the boy is serenading to nursery rhymes, so I'm stopping by real quick before the day gets busy again.

Looking ahead

February means Valentine's Day projects at my daughter's preschool and President's Day weekend. It's been a long winter so far - other than a trip to Boston at the end of November, we haven't traveled outside our town. With the kids just coming out of cold/cough/flu/some annoying illness #3 since the start of winter, we aren't making any travel plans that require any kind of advance reservations or payments. So, assuming we're all healthy and able, we may make a small road trip out of that long weekend. Not sure where yet but it will likely be very short notice.

This week, I don't have much going on and I hope it stays that way so that I can focus my energy on internal projects or do more reading than in previous weeks.

Reading

I'm continuing book hopping trying to find the right book or books that I'll come back to after one reading session. Although My Brilliant Friend was a good read, I just didn't feel up to coming back to it the next day so I've put it aside for now. I know I'll be reading it again once I've got a good reading spree going. This week, I started reading Ali Wong's Dear Girls. It was just the kind of book (fast-paced essays with a hilarious take on personal events) I was looking for. It won't make my favorite books list but it's definitely engaging and fun to read. I laughed at way too many passages - this lady sure isn't afraid of sharing the most private details (and by that, I'm referring to body humor).

Last night, while browsing through hoopla, I came across Colored: The Unsung Life of Claudette Colvin. A few months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, teenager Claudette refused to do the same. However, due to various circumstances, her story would not on be the face of the Civil Rights movement and it was going to years before she would get any recognition for her brave actions.

  

Watching

Nothing new here - The Mentalist continues to keep me occupied most nights before my eyes shut. I did read more this week than watch TV so that's a welcome change.

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