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Sunday Matters: That Pesky Virus

Sunday Matters

COVID is spiking all over and we all know why, but frankly I am losing my patience. We have had enough of it and yet it’s surging happily along. It was reported this week that people who have the antibodies don’t have them for long, so that means herd immunity can’t happen. We will be living with this until we have a viable vaccine. I keep praying though and if you pray, it certainly can’t hurt to keep praying about it.

Right Now:

My youth group meetings are officially on break for the summer. My church began in-person services again via a reservation system but we will continue to watch from home for awhile more.

This means that my day is pretty open. If it’s not too hot, I may work on my patio a little bit because we have a nice backyard and patio but we never spend time on it. My daughter said she wants to hang out there so it needs to be put in order.

This Week:

My daughter has ballet and tap this week. Still via Zoom. She also has a monologue coaching. My campus is closed on Friday to observe Independence Day and that happens to be the day that Hamilton is streaming on Disney+! Then, Independence Day which is the day we celebrate my pup’s birthday. She will be 10!

We will not be attending the city’s firework’s show. We will probably just grill and watch movies. It will be a loud night though. TONS of illegal fireworks in our neighborhood (usually).

Reading:

I finished The Dutch House and I really loved it. I found the story to be a little sad and bittersweet but so beautifully told. It’s a dark fairy tale which might put some people off but it has all the themes you see in a fairy tale but told in a very modern way (the wicked stepmother, stepsisters, a home that is like a palace/castle, etc.) I hope to have my review up this week. I really would like to buy a copy to own as my version is a Kindle version from the library.

Currently, I am reading The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth. One of my students lent it to me. I love that she enjoys the same twisty reads that I do. It’s been fun to share our favorite page-turners with each other. A bit of a challenge to keep it a “clean” recommendation. Not too much language or other inappropriate behavior but we’ve read some good ones and this one is no exception.

Watching:

We will probably finish up the Coben series we are watching on Netflix, The Woods. It’s a Polish crime story and has subtitles but you don’t notice them at all.

I  mentioned it above, but Hamilton will be watched this week for sure. Our tickets were cancelled and we are supposed to be going sometime in January. I have to check with my friend who rescheduled for us but will that even happen? Probably not if we keep going on the way we are going.

You guys, I finally bought a nice copy of JAWS, and my Blue-ray player died. Seriously!! That was supposed to be my July 4th movie. We may venture out to buy another one so I can have it in place by the weekend.

Grateful for:

  • My son bought me an air purifier for Mother’s Day. Seems like an odd gift but I’ve been using it in the house and it’s amazing for a device that is so small. It’s made by Levoit.
  • My pup is finally healing after tearing up her feet during our San Luis Obispo weekend. Between the ratty boardwalks/piers and sand, she managed to shred her feet pretty good. We had to lay off of walks this week but her feet are finally healing. She was walking pretty crooked these past few days.
  • My son is doing well at his new job and liking the people and work a lot. This gives me peace of mind.

I think this pandemic is affecting us in a lot of different ways. I’ve seen a real drop in blog posts and comments. I think we are all just trying to do the best we can with what we’ve been given. The news is depressing. Waking up is hard when you are faced with the same routine day in and day out. Let’s look out for each other. If you haven’t heard from someone in awhile, reach out to them. I am going to spend my week touching base with people.

Hang in there.

Sunday Matters: What Else?

Sunday Matters

This week I don’t even know what to say. Things are pretty open now where I am. One part of me feels happy about it, the other, more cautious common sense half of me thinks “What have we gotten ourselves into?” Many businesses have prepared for this and many have not. What I plan to do is slowly begin to visit places that are open but only open with the proper measures in place. I will not be visiting the ones that opened without following the guidelines.

The problem remains… all the people who think it’s a joke. The spreaders. That’s what I call them. Only takes one of them to infect dozens of people. I’d feel really dumb if I caught it now. Don’t let your guard down. Don’t skip the hand washing even once. I don’t say this to control you, I say it because I’ve gotten to know many of you through this blog and I do not for a second want you to be ill with this. Everything is opening up but COVID is still here, unfortunately.

And now, the protests and the riots? The protests are absolutely warranted. The looting, not. I realize that most of the looters have nothing to do with the protests but really? 2020 has been so hard already and so many of these businesses were already struggling and now their business gets vandalized and looted?

Right Now:

Same ole stuff. Meeting with my youth group in Zoom. I wish Zoom would add some new features like trivia or something. I guess “I” could add some trivia.

This Week:

Our district has decided to allow drive-thru graduations now and they begin this week. We have seven high schools plus one charter and one non-traditional so it will take many days to get through them all. Each grad is allowed one vehicle so I will watch the live stream. There are many private high schools too but they are smaller so they can probably do something on their own. SO glad that these seniors at least get something. It will be held as a large park.

Reading:

I finished King’s new one, If It Bleeds and it was a delight. I will have the review up this week.

Next up, a summer read. My first by this author!

Hello, Summer

Watching:

We started Season 3 of Broadchurch and I am loving it so much.

No one wanted to watch IT: Chapter Two with me so I am watching it in twenty minute increments over my work lunches.

New Things I’ve Tried:

I am going to skip this category for awhile. I haven’t been up to trying new things just because I go out so infrequently that I don’t want to waste my money or time on something that could turn out to be a dud. Only the tried and true for me at the moment, thank you.

Grateful for:

  • REALLY appreciate the grocery workers these days. My local market wipes down my cart and keeps everything so clean.
  • Also really appreciate all the cool ways small businesses have kept afloat in the way of offering family meal deals and the like.
  • Creativity of any kind

I’ve heard from some of you and for a lot of you I see your posts on Facebook and Instagram too but if you haven’t checked in for awhile, please do so and let me know how you are doing. These past few days I’ve been so angry. I’m sure you can guess why. Too much nastiness in the news and I’ve been avoiding it.