How was your week? Good I hope. Mine was busy though uneventful.
It certainly doesn’t feel like winter. I’m in south central British Columbia, Canada and the weather has been more spring like than winter. Hmm… While I’m not complaining per se, I’d like to maybe see a little bit of snow. (shh don’t actually tell anyone that.)
This year is so different because I’m working completely from home and don’t need to venture out much so I’m not so concerned about the roads.
We had a massive snow dump before–yes before–Halloween. That one caught everyone off guard. But now here we are mid-January, and the sun is shining.
Covid goings on….
So, my mom-in-law, got her covid vaccination this week. That’s a really good thing! I’m excited to get mine and hope that it comes sooner rather than later.
From what I understand, there could be a wait before they ramp up vaccinations in Canada. Sigh–I just want it done quickly and efficiently. We have government led health care so they have the names, addresses etc. of everyone…. give me an appointment for 3AM to go to the local arena and I’ll be there. Let’s get ‘er going 24/7!
I fear losing another full year to this virus. We’re quickly approaching the one year mark when it all began and I seriously don’t want another long drawn-out year of down time. I want to meet with friends, visit my family, and resume writing events again.
I’ve been very impressed by the local high school students. Every time I drive by the school and I see students, they’re masked up. Looking good!
I don’t know what it’s like in the younger grades. There’s been so many mixed messages about when elementary school kids need to wear masks.
I so feel for the teachers, staff, and parents. So much confusion. The thing is that masking may become the norm. That’s my prediction.
It’s very common in Asian countries (remember I lived in Japan) where a mask is worn to protect others from your cough or sniffles.
I love the idea of it. In fact, I’ve found that I sort of enjoy the mask in that there’s a feeling of anonymity as I go about my business. idk…Maybe that’s the thriller writer in me.
Teach your kids–even younger ones–to wear a mask and keep it on. It’s a good thing.
I did it…
The week has been relatively quiet. I made what I think of as a loose commitment to enter one piece of writing a month for the entire year. Well, yesterday I sent away a short story to a contest. So check. January done.
Now the reason I say it’s a loose commitment is because I also deal with deadlines so priorties will shift, but I’m going to try. One per month.
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Well, enjoy the day and your weekend.