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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

Cooking a lot and Reading a lot | Weekly Snapshot

It's been a very busy Sunday so far, all things considering. The husband and I have been cooking up a storm this morning to belatedly celebrate the occasion of Vishu (originally on Apr 14). We're all gloriously spent and definitely ate a lot, so we're feeling like we deserve every minute of rest for the remainder of today. 

Last week

I think I said this the week before and the week before, and probably the one before that as well, but my weeks are all flowing into each other and I've lost count how long it's been since the stay-home has started. Ohio Governor is talking about very slowly opening up the state even though anyone able to work remote will need to continue doing that for a good long time. So we'll see how this goes. 

I know summer's still some time away but by now, ideally we should have applied for any summer camp options we are considering for the kids. I haven't done that yet. It's very hard trying to imagine what June or July may look like so I'm delaying that planning.

Looking Ahead

Other than a major announcement at work, I don't have anything on the horizon for this week. We're continuing doing whatever we have been so far. 

Watching

I've finally finished watching The Mentalist. I've not started watching anything new yet and am hoping to keep it that way for some time so I can, ahem, maybe read a book or two. Besides, I tend to have a long hangover after finishing up a good book or TV show and need to ride that out. The Mentalist had its faults but at the end of the day, I loved the show and enjoyed every minute of it. It has also awakened my long dormant interest in crime books so I've been looking for some good ones.

Reading

I didn't read much this week, mainly due to watching The Mentalist almost every night. But after finishing the show, I started reading a few books, almost in parallel. Not sure which will stick but will keep at this list for now. While browsing through the library catalog couple of weeks ago, I started noticing some of the Harry Bosch books. The first in the series - The Black Echo - had a few weeks' waiting list, so I had joined the line right away. It just came through yesterday so I've been reading it since then. 



I also started reading Wherever You Go, There You Are. It's a book on meditations and I know it came highly recommended somewhere, but I can't recall where. I also started reading a few pages of Wool but because of too many reads in progress, I put that one aside and tossed it to the husband. He has been enjoying it a lot. Maybe I'll come back to it.

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