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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

Wrapping up January | Weekly Snapshot

Last week went much better than I dared hope it would be. I managed to catch some parts of the Presidential Inauguration and the evening program, and just the realization that the administration is really, truly, definitively changing has just sunk in, I think. I haven't spent more than about 5 minutes each day on the news (didn't feel the need to) and I hope to keep it that way for as long as possible.



Life

Yep, another busy work week. I know I hoped for a lighter work week, but who am I kidding. Work has been a different kind of busy each week this whole month and it will be nothing different this coming week. I just hope to figure out how to get my lunch hour freed up and use it to recharge. Not much happened in life this week - kids are loving being back at school, and I am loving my uninterrupted time, something that was only a luxury for much of last year. 


Reading

Even if life was busy this week, I did read quite a bit. I'm slowly reading So You Want To Talk About Race but I had started and finished All Systems Red by Martha Wells this week. It didn't quite live up to its hype but I did like it enough to want to continue with the series.



Just yesterday, I started reading Syed Masood's The Bad Muslim Discount (to be published on Feb 2). I'm not sure what to expect yet but so far, I am enjoying it tremendously. 


Watching

After months of watching Star Trek TNG and then Discovery, this week has been very quiet in TV for me. That first evening felt very weird but I survived. Though last evening, I started watching DS9. I may be resuming that same routine again with this show but the quiet week did feel good. Friday night, we watched Ratatouille with the kids and I had forgotten how lovely this movie was.


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Is it just me or does it feel like January is whizzing by?


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