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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

Lots of plants and planning for a birthday | Weekly Snapshot

Hello readers and bloggers! Has this past week been any different for you from weeks past? 

Last week

Not a whole lot has happened here this past week. Looks like we are getting used to our routines without needing to do something different to spice up the days. Which is unfortunate, because I did prefer it when there was something new or different each week. 

Last Sunday, we spent a lot of time at a local nursery. We were looking for some bigger houseplants and came home with some new friends (pictures below). We were worried that our little one may go poking at them (because he enjoys poking at anything) and he did make a stab at the peace lily a couple of times but stopped quickly when he realized it was causing me too much distress. Phew.

The car trunk after we picked up the plants from the nursery

The tall Ficus near the aquarium and the Peace Lily in our living room

On the left is the Devil's Ivy (Pothos) which is a favorite of the husband. And then we also got this other plant that I'm sure is a common plant but I can't recall the name. Do you know?

Looking Ahead

After couple of months, this is a week I'm happily looking forward to. There's a long weekend at the end of this week - which, pre-virus era meant start of summer activities or at least a long weekend to enjoy. This time, it's going to be mainly a celebration of one less day to hole out in the temporary (long term?) office room. In addition, I'm also taking half day off on Tuesday as the boy will turn two and we are going to be baking a cake. Yes - that's actually a huge deal here as I rarely venture past basic cookies and muffins. Do I decorate those? Ha, you're kidding me. So we'll see if the cake we bake and decorate for the boy is even worth sharing - I sure hope it is. I know he wouldn't mind but I would hate to ruin a special day. We do still need to put up birthday decorations. When there's no party to plan for, it's very hard to get into decoration mode. Thankfully his big sister keeps reminding us so we do a little each day.

Watching

We continued watching House Hunters and Property Brothers, though by now not as much as in the previous week. What I'd really like to watch is something to do with interior decoration but can't find a good show. Do you have any favorites?

Reading

I didn't spend as much time with Homegoing this week as I hoped to but am at the halfway point and hope to make some great strides this week. That's always the hope, isn't it? I do still love this book and actually don't mind that each chapter focuses on a new character. Yaa Gyasi has executed that concept so well that it flows richly into the fabric of the story. I desperately want to find out how these two family lines fare in the end.


I'm way behind where I want to be in my reading by now. That doesn't really bother me but it would be nice to read a few fast-paced reads. I've been seeing Notes from a Public Typewriter around and it's well-liked. I haven't made the commitment to read it yet but may cave in soon.

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How has your Sunday been so far?

Linking with The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.

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