What’s top of my mind: ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH.
I was so happy this morning, when the news came out that masks are now back in schools. The principal walked around to every class and gave them out to every kid who . As many of you would know, I’ve been wearing a mask at work from the moment I step out of my car to the moment I get back into it at the end of the day, only removing it to eat my lunch.
For the first couple of hours there were masks everywhere. It was lovely.
Then parents apparently started to complain, so an announcement went out at lunchtime that masks weren’t ‘mandatory’, just ‘recommended.’
Now, most of the kids have ditched them and we aren’t allowed to query why they aren’t wearing them. And people wonder why covid is still around.
Where I’ve been: the sewing room.
I had a 3 day weekend, due to the school having Athletics Day on Monday, so I made progress on my 5,000 + piece quilt. As you can see in the photo above, I’m now just over halfway finished.
I’ve been a bit spotty with my work on the quilt, but I’m determined to finish it. This year.
Where I’m going: to work.
Antarctica is proving to be a little expensive, along with wedding and house payments. I’m lucky that a) the work is being offered, b) I like the work and c) the kids are lovely. I’m happy that I don’t have to tap my investments at the moment. I’m happy to wait for the sharemarket to recover.
What I’m watching: Becoming Elizabeth.
I’m a Tudor tragic, which is why I loved my trip to the UK in 2015 so much, especially our day at Hampton Court Palace. The header on this blog is a photo of the sky above the palace’s roof. It still lives in my memory as one of the happiest days of my life.
I’m loving this show.
What I’m reading: Helen Garner’s ‘Regions of Thick-Ribbed Ice.’
This is about her trip to Antarctica, so of course I picked it up. The page I’ve linked to has very positive reviews, but have a look at this one star review!
“Inadvertently thought it was an actual book about Antarctica with some depth then found it merely a chapter of a brief voyage that barely scratched at its border. If I ever get to the Drake passage I will place the sad brief tome in the bottom of a sick-bag where it belongs.”
Hmm… I hope it’s better than this review makes it sound!
What I’m listening to: Mum’s Boppin’ Bangers.
Spotify got me through hours of sewing over the last few days. I have some absolute bangers on that playlist.
What I’m eating: Leftover Chicken Tikka Masala for dinner.
I absolutely love this recipe. It’s like having a party in your mouth.
Having the leftovers the next day is even tastier.
What I’m planning: My girls’ weekend.
I’ve told them that I don’t want this to be a ‘spendy’ weekend, because Izzy has a wedding to pay for, Jenna has a one-woman show to put on and nearly all of them have rent to pay. I, of course, have Antarctica on the horizon.
We’re volunteering catering, alcohol, games, and those who know the area are suggesting activities. It’s going to be a lot of fun.
Who needs a good slap: Whoever gave my son the virus.
Seriously, how hard is it to wear a mask? Oof.
It’s so stupid. I’m in front of a class right now. When the word came down that we can’t make the kids wear masks, you should’ve seen how many kids ditched them. I have 17 kids in front of me… only 6 are wearing masks.
So I guess the waves are going to continue. If we’d all co-operated right at the start and worn masks for 6 months, this pandemic would almost certainly be behind us now.
What has made me smile: sitting and having lunch with my work friends.
I’ve known these people for years and it’s a quiet pleasure to sit down and have a chat. This year the school split into 2 campuses and most of my friends elected (or were told) to come to the new campus, which is where I’ve been doing the vast majority of my CRT work.
Much as I love my hermit days at home, it’s so nice to be social as well. 🙂
Dad joke of the day:
I don’t let my kids listen to orchestral music. There’s too much sax and violins.