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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

Happy New Year! May the odds be ever in your favor, 2021

Happy New Year, dear readers and bloggers! I hope you achieve great things this year and have much to celebrate about. I doubt anyone will say that they miss 2020 - for almost all of us, this new year is already very different from every past year, and for some, it's much harder due to loss of a job or a friend/family member. 


If there's one big lesson I picked up last year, it is to expect the unexpected - sometimes go with the flow and at other times, adapt. If neither helps, then feel free to get lost in your favorite hobby. That won't solve the problems but may leave you in a state ready to tackle them with a fresh mind. There is no doubt that there are heavy expectations being placed on 2021. There's a vaccine, a new US President, and the hope of being able to walk out of your house without keeping your 6-foot distance. While all our problems aren't going to disappear this year, it's great to feel hopeful that some may. 

I'm ringing in the year with Barack Obama's A Promised Land, for Sheila's First Book of the Year. I've been saving this book for today and cannot wait to get lost in his lyrical writing. I welcomed last year with Michelle Obama's Becoming, so this is only fitting. 



I've been somewhat absent these past few weeks. Work's mostly to blame but also, I felt the need to ignore those to-do lists and just take it real easy. The holidays are after all meant for that. Our routines are changing again next week, with both kids going to school/preschool and I'll be trying to get most of my work done before the kids are home. So we'll see how it goes.

But until then, happy new year again, and have a great day! 

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