Friday, August 28, 2021
How are you on this Friday? Thank you for all of the love yesterday here. You all are the best! Did you see my WIWW post here? I think many of us are struggling with the heat and getting tired of summer clothing! And, did you read my funfetti recipe here? I made a new flavor that you will see if you keep reading!
I don’t want to be melancholy, but I am feeling melancholy and I feel it’s o.k. to admit that here in my space. We continue to have kids going into quarantine due to positivity or being a close contact. It is not possible to social distance with 2000 kids back in the building. My next door neighbor teacher has a class of 35 right now (state law maximum is 31, but counselors have 20 school days to balance classes).
We have an acquaintance fighting for his life at only age 50 on a ventilator. He is not vaccinated, sadly.
My niece is a nurse and has been offered $36 extra per hour to take on overtime. I am worried about our hospitals and our wonderful health care workers.
I just never imagined that we would be in this situation right now and I’m sad.
Tom and I have concert tickets tonight and when we bought them we thought vaccinated people would be safe without a mask. Now masks are required (as they should be) and I just don’t even want to be around people indoors on the weekend.
Are you feeling like this, too?
For the sweetest photo of the week, look below at Ernie. This is the only chair he is allowed on and I had just made my morning coffee and put it in on the ottoman before sitting here. He stole my spot but I couldn’t be mad. Yes, we do have a guitar next to the favorite chair of everyone because Tom and Jack like to try to pluck out songs from here!
I ordered the laundry detergent of all laundry detergents. I use a laundry pod and add a bit of this. Is it weird that I am excited to do laundry now? You all, the smell is out of this world.
Mason looked so colorful and coordinated when we saw him on Sunday and Tom had to go to a funeral visitation of a co-worker’s parent (not Covid related) so I asked for a picture. It is hilarious that these 90s windbreaker suit jackets are back in style among the young people!
Jack doesn’t know that I snapped this pic while we were at the library together on Sunday. I had such a nice couple of hours one on one with him. We went to Target, too, and talked and talked.
I love my students and it is so good to be back in full classes, but I am not sure that we shouldn’t be in A/B groups right now. I look out at all of their masked faces and feel so sad for them, but happy that we are building in person relationships. If we do have to go virtual for a bit that will help, I think.
I can’t remember who told me this but it has really helped. Put a tiny bit of peppermint oil on your finger and rub on the inside of your mask. It really helps me breathe easier and maybe has a calming effect, too.
I did my grocery pick up on Wednesday this week. I really like doing it before the weekend.
So, I tried a dark chocolate fudge mix this time – go back and read my funfetti here and just swap out the mix flavor and for the frosting I did the peanut butter powder and Cool Whip.
Honestly, this one is even tastier. But, should I really be making cakes weekly? Probably not! Lol!
I hope you had several favorites this week, too.