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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

Wish weekends lasted longer | Weekly Snapshot

Hello fellow readers and bloggers! Have the coronavirus restrictions been eased a little in your city or state or country? We have a new stay home order that's somewhat relaxed but really makes no difference to my situation. On the plus side, my daughter's preschool has received a temporary pandemic license and is able to be open to watch kids of necessary workers (mostly medical), so although we are not eligible yet and aren't looking anyways, we may be able to use it once we are in the next phase. Honestly, I'm very used to this remote work situation and actually find it more productive, and I get to spend more quality time with the kids.

Last week

This was a very tiring week. Work consumed a big part of my energy so there was little of it by evening. Couple of nights I barely slept, and then the following few nights, I overslept. By the time Friday was over, I was beyond relieved that it was the weekend. We've been baking a lot this week - we ended several evenings with meringue cookies and cake with frosting. The little man is turning 2 this month (in two weeks) and I'm considering baking a cake, so we've been sampling a few ideas to see what sticks.

Work

Work was brutal this week. Remember that work announcement I've been teasing for couple of weeks? It finally happened this week. A lot of people were let go from my company, some who I consider veterans and experts in various subjects. We were told couple of weeks ago that this would happen. That still didn't make it any easier. Although I am grateful to still have a job, it was pretty sad overall. I lost several people I worked closely with and am still recovering from this blow. My thoughts are with those people and I hope they find something much more rewarding very soon.

Looking Ahead

Meh. Not much to be honest. With work getting busier still, I've not been able to spend as much time with my daughter on her schoolwork. I do want to mention that she is not even in kindergarten yet so schoolwork is really mostly play. Thankfully, she was content with that last week. Usually though, she loves sitting at her desk and working on something, and so I try to put that interest to something useful and age-appropriate. If my brain's up to it, I may spend some time today to get something ready for her this week. Whether I'll actually have time for it is a different problem.

Reading

This past week, I finished The Black Echo. Other than a few minor problems that I had with it, I mostly enjoyed the ride, so much so that I immediately put a hold on the next book in the series, which was showing a 2-week wait. Surprisingly, the hold came through within couple of days so I decided to start it but am also looking for a light and fun read to liven things up a bit.




I don't know if The Husband's Secret is that light and fun read but that hold also came through this week. I haven't started it yet but unless I find something else, this is probably what I'll be reading

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What's the most recent fun or thought-provoking book that you read? Bonus if it's easy to read. I'm hoping to find a good book to tide me through this upcoming week.

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

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