I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted by Kim of Caffeinated Book Reviewer and The Sunday Salon (TSS) hosted by Deb Nance of Readerbuzz where participants recap our week, talk about what we are reading, share any new books that have come our way, and whatever else we want to talk about. I am also linking It's Monday! What Are you Reading? hosted by Kathryn of Book Date where readers talk about what they have been, are and will be reading.
I came across two poems on Mom Egg Review, a literary journal about motherhood focusing on literature and art that spoke to me immediately. I could relate to them so much. It just so happens that the poems are both by fellow blogger Serena Agusto-Cox of Savvy Verse & Wit. If you get the chance, please check them out at Mom Egg Review.
While I am still required to go into the office some days, I work from home most days now. In writing about her own experience, Serena perfectly describes my day too in "Remote Work", from the sounds outside my window to the sounds inside, especially with a school-aged child in virtual school at the same time. I love the tone and imagery in the poem.
Draft client, text, peppered with child-likegiggles, rather than COVID-19's spread.[excerpt from "Remote Work" by Serena Agusto-Cox, in Mom Egg Review]
But it was "In the Distance" that really moved me with its melancholy feel, describing the life of an only child during this pandemic. She could have been describing my child. I got tears in my eyes when I got to the verse about a child shouting, crying and the "ghosts of sleepovers". How much different life is for them right now!
my (l)only child marchedinto an age of social distance[excerpt from "In the Distance" by Serena Agusto-Cox, in Mom Egg Review]
I will leave you with another poem which is about a tradition passed on from generation to generation in my family and likely many of yours. I can only hope my daughter will look back on our time together as fondly as I treasure it now.
by Strickland Gillilan
I had a mother who read to me
Sagas of pirates who scoured the sea,
Cutlasses clenched in their yellow teeth,
"Blackbirds" stowed in the hold beneath
I had a Mother who read me lays
Of ancient and gallant and golden days;
Stories of Marmion and Ivanhoe,
Which every boy has a right to know.
I had a Mother who read me tales
Of Gelert the hound of the hills of Wales,
True to his trust till his tragic death,
Faithfulness blent with his final breath.
I had a Mother who read me the things
That wholesome life to the boy heart brings-
Stories that stir with an upward touch,
Oh, that each mother of boys were such!
You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold.
Richer than I you can never be-
I had a Mother who read to me.
Later this month I will be sharing my thoughts about Elizabeth Kropf's poetry collection What Mothers Withhold. I hope you'll keep an eye out for my review!
What I Am Reading: I finished Ruth Ware's One by One yesterday and am looking forward to the COYER January Book Club discussion at the end of the month. It's been awhile since I was last part of a group read, and I am looking forward to it! They recently announced the picks for the February (Adult: Beach Read by Emily Henry and YA: To All the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han). I have a copy of Beach Read and look forward to joining in for at least that discussion if I can.
Today I plan to start reading my January TBR winner, Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg. I am looking forward to my visit to 1958 London, exploring the secret tunnels and solving a murder!
What I Am Watching: I am taking a break from The 100 to watch Bridgerton. I binge watched the first five episodes one day. I am loving it so far. It's a bit whimsical and just plain fun.
This weekend we are planning to watch the movie Wonder finally, now that my daughter's class has officially finished reading the book (I couldn't help but finish it last month). Mouse and I are looking forward to it!
And of course my family and I watched the first two episodes of WandaVision, a new Marvel Universe (MCU) show featuring Vision and the Scarlet Witch (Wanda Maximoff). These first two episodes reminded me of the Dick Van Dyke Show and Bewitched. filmed in black and white and set during that time period. It's still not clear what exactly is going on, but I will enjoy seeing it all unfold.
Off the Blog: There was nothing really out of the ordinary about this week on the home front. The weather is starting to turn warmer (low to mid 70F's during the day--and today it should reach 85F), and so I opened the windows while I was working to let in the breeze. It was also my week to spend part of it in the office. Even after all these months, it is still a bit surreal to be in a big office with so few people while most work from home. Yesterday there were just two of us in my area.
The Girl Scout cookie season is under way. It looks a lot different this year for our Council. No booth or door to door sales. Just about everything is being done online. We will make contactless deliveries locally when possible.
My county is still breaking records every day in deaths related to COVID-19 or the number of infections. There is a shortage of vaccinations and appointments fill up within an hour or two of being opened. How are things where you live?
I got an e-mail from the school district saying that we would have to decide soon whether to enroll our child in their in-person, virtual, or home-school programs for the 2021/2022 school year. We are being given a two week window in early February to decide. It feels too soon, with everything still so up in the air--and as bad as the situation is right now. Next August seems too far away and we all hope things will be better by then. But I get that the district wants to be somewhat prepared. Schools here are still all virtual except for some special education classes and the small few private schools that received waivers last fall.
Inauguration Day is coming up fast, although not fast enough for many of us. Hopefully it will be a peaceful event. I will be working through it but hopefully will be able to catch clips of it after. Are you planning to watch?
Watching me work
This Past Week In Reading Mews:
- Bookish Mewsings: Nightlights / The Okay Witch / Book Love
- Waiting to Read Wednesday: The Nature of Fragile Things / City of a Thousand Gates / A Rogue By Any Other Name
- Where Is Your Bookmark? (A Peek Into My Current Read & What I Was Reading 5 Years Ago/ Nonfiction-Fiction Pairings / BBHOP)
Tell me what you have been up to! What are you reading, listening to and watching? How was your week? Do you have anything planned for this week?
I hope you all have a wonderful week! Happy Reading!
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It is hard to know what to do about schooling our children. My youngest (8th grade) goes back to in-person hybrid school this Tuesday and I'm struggling a bit... Good luck with making your decision!ReplyDelete
Colletta - I hope everything goes well for your son when he returns to the classroom. Hopefully the school is taking precautions. Thank you for the well wishes and for visiting!Delete
I agree that decisions about school seem too soon when things are still so bad. How do we know what it will be like in a month or so? We had parents decide in December and now it's all moot.ReplyDelete
I have Beach Read on my TBR shelves and look forward to reading it as well.
Helen - It's hard to know where we will be in August so we can only hope that we make the right decision now--or that we can change it later. I'm still trying to get through the now to worry that far ahead.Delete
I hope we both enjoy Beach Read when we read it!
Have a great week. Thank you for stopping by!
I love your Poetry Corner. I'm a huge poetry fan, but, like you, don't really look for symbolism. I tend to enjoy the emotional tone of poems. Poetry seems like condensed emotion.ReplyDelete
Still haven't tried Bridgerton. We are watching All Creatures Great and Small, but the original version. We wanted to see it before the new version came out, but we didn't realize there were 90 episodes.
I'm eager for Inauguration Day, but I'm also worried about it.
Have a good week!
Deb - Thank you! It's something I want to try. Hopefully I stick with it. :-) I like how you describe poetry - "condensed emotion." I agree.Delete
I haven't seen All Creatures Great and Small. I hope you are enjoying the original--especially since there are so many episodes. :-)
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Nice poems. And it is so hard for the kids now! Thanks for sharing those- poetry is special and can have such a different impact than other literature. And ooh Wandavision! I just watched them last night and I'm intrigued!ReplyDelete
As you know I have thoughts about school lol. I wish you all the luck in making your decisions. It's tough right now. I wish schools here were all virtual, I'd be more comfortable. I know another blogger in CA mentioned they were all virtual too.
What a beautiful cat!
Greg - The isolation and upheaval has to be hard on the kids. I really feel for them. We adults struggle, so is it any wonder they do too?Delete
I am too! I look forward to seeing the direction WandaVision will take us.
I am sorry you are having to deal with the stress of sending your daughter back to school right now. I would be too. :-(
Thank you for your kind thoughts and for stopping by!
The Reader Mother is beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing that!ReplyDelete
I would love to know your thoughts on One by One. I quite liked it. My husband will be away for a couple days this week and I plan on watching Bridgerton. See what all the hype is about! I can promise you, I most probably won't read the books. But I might give the show a go.
Have a good week!
Mareli (Elza) - I am glad you liked it. :-) I enjoyed One by One as well. I hope you enjoy Bridgerton when you watch it. I hope you have a good week too! Thank you for visiting!Delete
I love the poems, Wendy, thanks so much for sharing! I don't read enough poetry, but I should maybe get on that.ReplyDelete
Trying to decide what will be best for your children seven months from now sounds terrifying! We don't even know what will happen next week when it comes to Covid... I've signed up to get vaccinated, but I think I'm going to be very far down on the list due to not being in any of the risk groups. Even if I'm a teacher and we teach in person, I don't think that will help me get it faster.
Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms
Linda - Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed the poems. I hope you won't have to wait long to be vaccinated. Have a great week too. Thank you or stopping by!Delete
This week has been a calmer and happier one for me, with lots to be thankful for, including: a drop in Covid numbers and a successful role out of the vaccine to millions of vulnerable and elderly people. I work in a special needs school so we are open, but most schools here are closed. But I can understand your struggle - I pray for your big decision on schooling. 🙏 I also read the stunning historical-fiction, The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick and have been watching series two of A Discovery of Witches. 😊 Take care and happy reading in the coming week. 🙂ReplyDelete
Jessica - I am glad things are looking up where you are. That is great news. I hope it continues. I really want to read The Phantom Tree and am so glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Thank you for sharing the poems... My heart goes out to the children. I know our own grandchildren are suffering through lack of seeing friends and my eldest grandson's education is being hammered. His public exams are cancelled and it's all very vague what is being offered instead to ensure he still gets qualifications.ReplyDelete
Best of luck for the Inauguration - let's hope it goes off smoothly!
Sarah - Mine too. I know they will likely be fine in the long run, but in the here and now it is a tough situation. I am sending good thoughts your grandchildren's way, especially your grandson with his schooling.Delete
Thank you for stopping by and your kind thoughts!
I love the poem and the poetry corner. Like you, I'm more of an emotional reader than a symbolic one. In France, the organization of vaccinations seems to be lacking. These days, only the +75 people are vaccinated, but they have to take appointments on line and the vaccines are near shortage. Fortunately, there is poetry ! Have a nice week :)ReplyDelete
Iza - Thank you! I hope I can keep up the poetry corner. I've been wanting to do it for a couple of years now but never made time for it.Delete
Yes! Me too. I am definitely more of an emotional reader than a symbolic one.
I hope the vaccination situation in France improves. It sounds like it is a bit disorganized in quite a few places.
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Lovely poem and great picture. I listed first hand to writers deliver poems this week on ZOOM and it felt magical.ReplyDelete
Trin - Thank you! I bet that as a great experience listening to them read their poems.Delete
I have yet to watch Bridgerton. On my list.ReplyDelete
We are in a lockdown until mid February, but it feels like we've been locked down all year. We had a brief hiatus in the summer when stores opened and we could dine outside but that was it. Only essential stores are open now. Cases continue to rise.
Jackie - I hope you enjoy Bridgerton when you watch it. We are supposed to be in a lockdown right now, but it's not being enforced. I think that is part of why we can't seem to get our numbers under control. Thank you for visiting!Delete
I haven't read the Bridgerton series, but I've been hearing so much about it, I might either watch or read it. It's not usually a genre I read.ReplyDelete
The Reading Mother is a great poem.
I'm planning to watch the Inauguration. I just hope nothing bad happens.
Hope you have a great week!
Yvonne - If you do watch Bridgerton, I hope you enjoy it. I hadn't realized there was a bit of controversy surrounding it until after I watched the series. I just thought it was light fun and entertaining.Delete
I really like The Reading Mother poem too. :-)
I am hoping the inauguration goes without a hitch too. Fingers crossed!
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I love that poem The Reading Mother! I was lucky like that, too. :) And it's way too early to be having to decide about in-person vs. online school for next year. They should at least wait until after this school year is over.ReplyDelete
Lark - It's such a sweet poem. I am glad you were lucky like that too! There's supposed to be some sort of explanation of the various options coming out the end of this month about next school year. My husband and I are already leaning in one direction, but we would like to hear what's being offered first. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Florida has a high nmber of covid cases too. We pretty much stay home and go walking, read, wwatch DVDs at night excpet for the trips to the grocery store.ReplyDelete
Havn't seen or read Bridgerton yet. Love the sound of your weather. Even though I am in Florida it's north FL and I am still covering my plants at night. Low was 30 last night and I am looking forward to Spring.
Tina - We stick close to home too. It's the only thing we can do really.Delete
Our nights have been in the 30's recently as well, although the last couple nights were warmer thankfully. I am looking forward to spring as well!
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I love that poem about the reading mother. I loved reading to my kids from toddlerhood until their early teen years. I miss it! Looks like the covid situation is bad most places and getting worse in Europe too. My son is supposed to be back in school Monday but I wonder how long it will last. I hope you have a good week!ReplyDelete
Laura - I'm going to miss when she doesn't want me to read to her anymore. I have heard the COVID situation is bad in Europe too, sadly. I hope things work out for your son. All this back and forth and uncertainty sure wears on us all, doesn't it? I hope you have a good week too! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Oh no, you have to decide now for what to do in August about school? Yikes - too early! My daughter's school has delayed enrollment but then she is in a private school and it is small so they can afford to. I don't know what the district school is going to do. She will be going to the public school come Fall, so I should probably check now itself what their dates look like. Though on the other hand, I can delay quite a bit and just apply when I'm ready to make my decision. I don't think we'll do remote school next year but then schools have been open here for the entire '20-'21 year. I know it's different in California so it will be a difficult decision. I know you'll make the decision that feels right for you and your family!ReplyDelete
Those are some beautiful poems you have shared. I will need to check those out for sure. I don't read enough poetry but I love how meditative they can be so I should probably get into the habit of reading some more frequently.
Athira - It is too early! We don't know if it will be hybrid or full in-person or what the status will be of the pandemic then. I'm just not ready to think about it yet.Delete
I don't read enough poetry either, but it has a similar affect of me as it does on you when I read it. It can be very cathartic.
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I keep seeing Bridgerton popping up, I decided to watch The Great instead, it’s very daft and a little rude!ReplyDelete
Heather - You've got me curious about The Great. I'll have to check it out. Thank you for visiting!Delete
Wow, it seems way to soon to make decisions about next year's school year. So much can change between now and then. I watched the first episode of Bridgerton with my daughter and we were planning to watch an episode every day until we finished but we got busy and didn't get to it. I guess I can finish it on my own. Have a great week, Wendy!ReplyDelete
Carole - That's my feeling. So much can change between now and then. :-( We all want it to be better--that's what we are hoping for at least, but there's a part of me that doesn't want to hope for too much just yet.Delete
I'm sorry you and your daughter weren't able to finish watching Bridgerton together. I do hope you enjoy the rest of the season if you watch it!
Thank you for stopping by, Carole!
I watched Bridgerton too and really liked it.
My grandson is still doing the school on the laptop from home. Not looking like that is going to change any time soon.
Mary - Thank you! That photo was taken when she was being good and not trying to interrupt my work. LOLDelete
I am glad you liked Bridgerton too. I finished watching it yesterday. I look forward to the next season.
My daughter will be doing virtual schooling at least through the end of the school year, even if they do allow kids back in the classroom. I kind of hope they are allowed to open up for the hybrid students so that we can see how the schools manage it. But of course that would depend on the pandemic situation in the county. Thank you for visiting, Mary!
That does seem way too soon to figure out school for Fall. I think my daughter's registration is in April. I think COVID things are bad everywhere and we continue to stay home as much as possible. I look forward to seeing you at COYER book club. It's been great. I read One by One last year so I didn't reread it this month. Stay safe and well!ReplyDelete
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Anne - I am sure it will help with preparing for staffing options and such, but it's hard to make such a decision in such an uncertain time.Delete
I am looking forward to the COYER book club meeting. I haven't participated in one before, so this will be my first!
Stay safe and well too. Thank you for stopping by!
I always mean to read more poetry, but it never seems to happen. I read Don’t Call Us Dead last year and loved it. Have a good week! Enjoy Bridgerton. I thought it was a fun show.ReplyDelete
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AJ - That's how it often ends up being for me too. I have the best intentions, but my follow through sucks. Bridgerton was fun. I finished watching it yesterday. :-) Thank you for visiting!Delete
I've never been much of a poetry fan but the (l)only child resonated with me. I hate how alone my son is right now and I'm sure you feel the same about Mouse. It feels unfair with how much they have to miss. Vaccines have rolled out to health care workers and my grandmother who is assisted living will be vaccinated this week along the rest of the residents in her community which is such a relief. I'm not sure when we will be but we have to go through St Jude anyway so what's happening in our county doesn't really affect us quite the same. I am so glad so many people are being vaccinated though. I hope you have a good week!ReplyDelete
Katherine - I really like that poem too. And yes, I can totally relate with you about hating how alone our kids are right now. I am glad your grandmother will receive her vaccination this week. I have an appointment to get my first shot this week as well (because of my job). I hope you have a good week as well. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Oooh! I love the new Poetry Corner! It's been awhile since I last wrote poetry. Hope you have a great week!ReplyDelete
Here’s my Sunday Post!
Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog
Ronyell - Thank you! Hopefully I can keep it up! My poetry writing has been lacking lately too. :-( I hope you have a great week as well. Thank you for visiting!Delete
It's rather scary to see that the US has not gotten it under control after so long. I hope you and your family can continue to stay safe!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - It is scary. So many people in the state I live are over taking precautions and it isn't helping matters. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I have a hard time imagining how this Pandemic would be for me if my kids weren't grown and I had not retired a few years ago! In reading how others are coping, I am feeling grateful to be OLD! LOLReplyDelete
I am so eager for this week to go peacefully, with no sign of Trump creating more havoc. He will never go away completely, though, will he? I wish for an orange jumpsuit for him! LOL
Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.
Laurel-Rain - Being the type of people my husband and I are, I think it is easier for us than it has been on my daughter. I worry about her. :-(Delete
I hope this week goes peacefully too--and I'm with you. I hope there are consequences finally for that man. He's gotten away with so much so far and it sets a bad precedent.
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Yeah, we watched WandaVision and still have no clue what it is about! My son, who is 10, was completely confused by the "old time" format so we had to explain to him that TV used to be much, much different. Anyway, I think that will be a series where you won't know what is going on until the last episode!ReplyDelete
Melinda - I have some guesses as to what may be happening on WandaVision and my husband's read so much about it leading up to it. I think that's helped us. But yeah, I think my daughter was lost too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
I have been picking my granddaughter up each day to supervise her virtual learning sessions. She is only in JK, but they are supposed to be online and participate. Her brothers are 2 and 7, so it is tough for my son to have them all. I enjoy it. Otherwise, not much happening as we are in lockdown. I hope you enjoy Marion Lane, it is different, but quite well written. I binge watched Bridgerton in two days, glad I kept my curtains closed. 😁😁 I love the poem about mother reading, it is awesome. Have a great week, Wendy.ReplyDelete
Carla - I am glad you are able to help your son out with supervising virtual learning. It's especially hard on parents with multiple kids and/or working parents. I just have the one, but it can be a real struggle sometimes.Delete
I am enjoying Marion Lane so far. I am glad you enjoyed Bridgerton too. :-)
I hope you have a great week too! Thank you for visiting!
I love that you are featuring poetry and thank you for sharing the poems from Serena and that poem about The Reading Mother. I'll have to share that one with my mom. Both my husband and I are still working from home and I'm just so grateful we can do that. The news about COVID is still so grim and people are still being cavalier about mask wearing, social distancing, etc. I don't get it. All I know is that I hope the inauguration will go well and things will start to improve. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Iliana - Thank you! I hope I can keep up the poetry feature--even if it turns into once every other month. Unfortunately that cavalier attitude is here too about the pandemic restrictions and precautions. My family at least is doing what we can to keep ourselves safe. I wish I could work 100% from home, but that's not a possibility at this point. At least my husband is able to. I hope you have a great week too. Thank you for stopping by!Delete
Love the poems and the photo of your gorgeous cat. It's so weird to imagine Girl Scout cookies as an online only event but I guess that's unfortunately where we are.ReplyDelete
Suzanne - Thank you! It is definitely going to be a different cookie season. I've already warned my daughter that she may not be able to sell as many cookies as usual because of the circumstances. She seems fine with that. It's going to be like that for most of the Girls, troops and councils, I imagine.Delete
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I'm looking forward to your thoughts on One by One. I'm so behind on Ruth Ware's books! I still haven't read two of her previous books yet, which are still sitting on my shelf.ReplyDelete
The covid situation still looks like a grim one for every part of the world, but I do think having to decide for school program for 2021/22 seems too early, although I understand they are being well prepped. Still, we're all hoping that things will be better then.
Hope you've a great week, Wendy!
Melody - I have only read three of Ruth Ware's books now, so you aren't alone. Thank goodness they are stand alones!Delete
I do hope the COVID situation will improve for everyone as we head into spring. I hope this next school year will look better than this current one has been.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you are having a great week too.
I really want to watch Bridgerton too. But I really want to read the book first. It will get here this week hopefully, so I can watch it soon. :DReplyDelete
I never really got into poetry.
Have a great week and happy reading.
Maureen - I likely won't read the books that Bridgerton is based on, but I suppose you never know. I hear they are good. I have a long list of movies and shows I can't watch already because I want to read the book(s) first. LOL I hope you are having a great week too. Thank you for visiting!Delete
OMG, such a pretty kitty!! 😍ReplyDelete
I really enjoyed Bridgerton. It was just what I needed over the Christmas break. Now I'm planning on reading the books... A little backwards but I'm not too bothered. :)
I'm amazed you're having to make school decisions already! That IS super early...
Nicci - Thank you! She's my affectionate cat who likes to lay on my chest or lap--or my computers when I'm trying to work. LOLDelete
I am glad you enjoyed Bridgerton too! It was a nice escape from reality for a bit. I hope you enjoy the books!
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The Marion Lane/ T.A. Willberg book sounds good, enjoy reading it.ReplyDelete
Louise H - I am just about half way through Willberg's book right now and am enjoying it immensely! Thank you for visiting!Delete
Oh, wow! I can't believe you have to make decisions about next school year already! Everything could be completely different by August or September.ReplyDelete
We watched the first episode of WandaVision. Like you, I felt it was good but I'm curious to see where it's going.
I'm curious about Bridgerton so I'm sure we'll start it soon.
Enjoy your week!
Jen - It seems way too soon to have to decide about school in August. We've pretty much decided, but I still want to hear more details about what they are planning and expecting.Delete
I hope you enjoy Bridgerton if you watch it!
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I finished One by One this weekend too - I'm very much looking forward to our chat! I still need to watch Bridgerton, I keep hearing so much about it. Wow it really is so early to be making decisions about school for next year! On one hand, I get that schools want to plan. But, surely most parents would like their children to be able to go to school in person once it's safe... yet how are they to know if it will be safe by August/September? Good luck with your decision!ReplyDelete
Have a great week!
Berls - I am looking forward to our chat about One by One too! I hope you enjoy Bridgerton when you watch it.Delete
I agree. I think most parents would prefer their kids go in-person but safety and what exactly in-person will look like could make a big difference. I am hoping they'll be more flexible when it comes to switching programs closer to the start date and not lock anything in as an absolute during this registration than they were last summer (to be fair, they had less time to prepare last time). So much can change between now and the start of the new school year.
I hope you are having a great week too. Thank you for visiting!
Bridgerton looks interesting. My daughter recently got me into Grey's Anatomy and Bridgerton is by the same creator. Bridgerton doesn't look like something my husband would watch though. Does yours watch with you?ReplyDelete
Ti - I used to watch Grey's Anatomy when it first came out. My husband and I watched it for years. I'm not sure why we stopped, but I've only seen a couple of episodes here and there since then. It's an addicting show! I used to watch Shonda Rhimes How to Get Away With Murder too. I keep meaning to get back to that show. I only saw the first season and thought it was really good. I was a huge Scandal fan when it was on. My husband and I also watched her Private Practice show. We are big Shonda Rhimes fans. :-)Delete
No, my husband didn't watch Bridgerton with me, but he is considering it. He is the kind of person though who just might like it though. He enjoys Jane Austen novels and liked Downton Abbey.
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It is so hard to decide right now what to do about next school year - it feels impossible. Things change like crazy it seems like.ReplyDelete
Your kitty is beautiful!!
I ordered girl scout cookies online too! It felt so weird. Lol. Oh well, I am looking forward to those shortbread cookies!
Yes! Things are changing constantly. I am just trying to get through today--thinking ahead to August seems too far with everything being so uncertain right now.Delete
Thank you. :-) Gracie is such a sweetheart. Demanding and pushy sometimes. But she's a sweet cat overall.
Shortbread cookies are so addicting!
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My own children are grown but I watch them struggle with how to school their children. It's so hard to know what to do. Good luck with that.ReplyDelete
I have One by One on my TBR list. Enjoy all of your books. Have a great weekend.
Susan - I know some kids have really shined with virtual learning, but that wouldn't be my daughter. I have no regrets though about going virtual this school year for her though. Not that it made a difference since the schools here haven't been able to open . . .Delete
I hope you enjoy One by One when you read it!
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Thank you so much for mentioning my poems. I have quite a few about home learning virtually and working at home with a student here. I appreciate that these moved you. I was moved to write them. I was struggling with new responsibilities at work and at home and it was all overwhelming...ReplyDelete
Thank you again for highlighting them and for your post. I love reading these kinds of posts.