Michelle Obama’s Becoming. I find this a lovely way to start the day (except today because I slept in). It feels like I am reading the journal of a friend. A brilliant and inspirational friend.
My 5-Year Journal arrived from Finland!!! The tiny shop I ordered from is called Paperimuru. Maybe someday I can see it in person . . .
Unfortunately these appear to be sold out everywhere right now but sometimes they do pop back on Etsy, or maybe Hobonichi will do a reprint.
Childcare. Not going to get into details but it may become somewhat dire. Like as in having to use FMLA dire. Hopefully not. Trying TRYING to take one day at a time and also trying to maintain perspective – having to take leave (even unpaid) would not be the worst thing in the world. We would all survive. And my job would be protected for 12 weeks, I believe. So at the end of the day — perspective. We would survive. I am glad we have ramped up our savings and emergency fund.
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Running outside!!! My diagnosis was 12/30 so counting down those quarantine days. As a safe alternative, I did start using our treadmill (in our garage) and having the AirPods with then sound cancelling (and not having to balance my phone on the ledge with headphones!) make the entire experience SOOO much more pleasant than it used to be.
REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Wide vaccine distribution. Things are bad. They really are. This seems like the only answer. I hope things can be ramped up ASAP. (I found out that I’m likely not going to be able to get my dose #2 on time due to having COVID but will restart in 90 days as soon as I am allowed!).
My kids’ teachers. They have amazing teachers, especially this year. I have been peaking in on Annabel and her (online) class seems to be engaged and having fun almost nonstop, and C’s teacher is firm but very very patient (which is . . . what he needs). I am so impressed with the level of patience and calm I see both of them bring to their classes each morning.