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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

Reading some, watching more | Weekly Snapshot

After the intensity, overwhelm, and exuberance of the previous week, last week was a much needed quiet, even if news from Washington is sometimes (okay, often) irritating. 


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We put out our lights this week. Although Christmas is more than a month away, we usually start the lights (or at least try to) around Diwali. We'll keep them on and off for the next two months but this is usually the start of the holiday season over here.

Much of this week was spent in watching two sick kids who were fighting a cold that finally left their systems couple of days ago. I guess the limited social contact this year meant even a viral cold felt very severe. I am not looking forward to getting sick again, but then we are right in the middle of the flu and cold season, not to mention the ever-worsening pandemic. 


Reading

I didn't read much this week either - I spent much of my free time catching up on some lingering personal projects. So I am, more or less, reading the same books as last week, with the only difference that I started a new YA fiction, just so I could go on a reading spree, hopefully. 



I'm late to To All the Boys I've Ever Loved but I simply wanted something quick, something sweet, something distracting, and maybe I'll watch the movie after finishing the book. So far, it's all that and as a bonus, the kind of YA romance I do enjoy (sorry, nothing against YA romance, I just feel I'm too old when I read some of those books, and I don't want to be reminded of my age that often, HA).


Watching

This week, I finally caved in and watched Dash & Lily, but only because Netflix has been displaying that show so prominently on my home page and I knew it was based on a book by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I've read their Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist years ago, and while I liked the uniqueness of the book, I didn't connect with the characters or the story much. I think I liked the Dash & Lily show a little better - it was certainly fun and the protagonists loved books, which is always fun to watch on TV, even if you do have to suspend your belief quite a bit. But then that's lot easier to do with TV than with a book.



Last weekend, I watched Always Be My Maybe, which was also my introduction to Ali Wong's work. Although I didn't love this movie, I enjoyed Wong's and Randall Park's performance.

I guess I am on a romantic comedy kick.


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Happy Diwali, dear friends! 


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


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