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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

Finally reading some great books | Weekly Snapshot

One more week down, again a very busy week in work but thankfully with far less worries. 



Life

My last couple of months were very busy with work, since I started a new project. While there's more coming up over the next few weeks, I am also hoping that maybe I have passed the point where it stops being a part of every waking moment and allow me to be able to read without interrupting thoughts fluttering around in my head. We'll see. 

We got enough snow yesterday for the kids to be able to play and make a snow man. All the snow melted by noon but we are getting more overnight so hopefully there's more snow fun to be had. 


Reading

After not being able to stay with a book long enough to be pulled into it for the past couple of weeks, I was desperately looking for a book that was both a fast read and also one that I would love. That was a high bar to meet even under the best of circumstances, but luckily, yesterday morning, I found just the book. I devoured Meichi Ng's Barely Functional Adult in two sittings yesterday and the feeling at the end was one of huge relief because now I can get back to reading other books. The best part was I didn't check the news at all yesterday until it was late evening, so I'm feeling hopeful that I can read more books and less news for the next couple of days at least. 



I started reading Ijeoma Oluo's So You Want to Talk About Race. Haven't gotten too far with it yet. Still need to return to Black Buck.


Watching

Since my last update, we completed watching the second and third seasons of Star Trek Discovery. We did several marathon runs this week - I blame the show, ending every episode in a cliffhanger. By last night, both the husband and I were fatigued by the amount of TV we have watched. Is that even a thing? For now, I am not planning to pick up any new shows. Maybe after a week or two, we may watch DS9 but I need a break from the screens right now. 


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