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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

Looking forward to the holidays | Weekly Snapshot

This coming week is a short week at work. One that I've been looking forward to for a while, if mainly to break the monotony of work + life at home and just have some life, movies, and fun. 


Currently

It looks like this week is going to be a very dull one in weather - cloudy, rainy sometimes, snowy towards the end of the week - very typical for winter but dull nevertheless. This is the season that has felt depressing to me ever since my first pregnancy - until then, I loved winter through and through. So, the extra restrictions that is the signature of 2020 is going to make this winter a dud. I think I'll just start planning for post-winter. 

We wanted to go visit family in Boston but eventually, like many others, decided against it. Maybe there will be a vaccine available soon, and we can slowly start claiming some normalcy back. I don't know how normal it will be though - it's still too early to know what post-vaccine is going to be like. 


Reading

I was right in picking up To All the Boys I've Ever Loved because I whipped through it and got over that election-slump that just never went away. It sounded like many of you got it too - couldn't read during election week, and couldn't read after it either. Sometimes you just need a fast-paced book, even if it's not something you would read usually. That said, I did enjoy this book enough that I'm already reading the sequel.



I'm also reading Michio Kaku's Future of the Mind. Inspired by the many nonfiction titles recommended this month via Nonfiction November, I decided to pick this book that's been on my wishlist for a long time. I was a little worried that it may be dry but nada - Michio Kaku writes beautiful prose and knows how to pull in science amateurs. 


Making

This weekend, I finally completed my daughter's hat. It took far longer than it should have - I kept having to rip it out after a few rows because it looked too small. It wasn't until my 3rd redo that I realized I was using the wrong needles. Ugh. I still need to wash it and weave in the ends, but at least, it's off the needles. Of course, my daughter will tell you there's more work to do because it doesn't yet have a topper but I say details. Maybe I'll have a photo for you next week or a link to the Rav project. For now, I'll move on to my cowl and my husband's hat.


Watching

Not a whole lot really. We are now on the fifth season of The Next Generation and I'm already sad that I'm close to the end. This has been a wonderful series so far. There's still the movies to watch so that's something to look forward to.

I also gave Emily in Paris a try and while that first episode was interesting, I found I didn't care enough to want to watch it further. This coming week, Hillbilly Elegy will be on Netflix and I probably will watch it.


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Happy Thanksgiving, to those who celebrate it! 


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


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