1- OUR LIBRARY IS RE-OPENING FOR IN-PERSON BROWSING NEXT WEEK!!!!!
This is a bigger deal to the kids even than to me. They have been dying to get back in the library. For me, I have a huge list of want-to-read books, so using the holds option has been decent enough. But they love to just browse, look at new titles/covers, get a nice, big stack of books anytime they are low (harder to really just get books “on demand” with the holds system…). So they are super duper excited about this!! Cannot wait.
2- Masks: A weird visceral reaction….
I have noticed something odd!! While I am (I think we all are) extremely used to the whole mask wearing thing by now, I have noticed repeatedly lately that I apparently do NOT like seeing masks in TV commercials. If you pay attention, you’ll notice there aren’t really too, too many commercials that even show people wearing masks in them. But, a few do.
And whenever I see one, I honestly get a visceral reaction to it! Like an actual tightening of my stomach before I can even realize what’s happening. Ivan and I have talked about it… I think that maybe I subconsciously feel that masks in commercials = it’s permanent? Just the absolute/ new normal? I realize this doesn’t really make sense, and the company is just trying to show that they support safety in their stores, etc. But it still makes me cringe, because I guess deep down I really hope mask wearing will not be necessary FOREVER. I also know I wouldn’t like watching TV shows or movies with everyone wearing masks in them (if it came to that).
So far the vaccine seems to be really amazing!! (Vaccine for Ethan may be sooner than later it sounds!!). So, I’m feeling cautiously optimistic that I won’t have to worry about masked commercials in the long run. 🙂
3- A James Clear newsletter quote:
(Very similar to the one by Louis Pasteur I shared the other day, about “luck” coming most often to those who prepare well):
The forager who explores widely will find lots of useless terrain, but is also more likely to stumble across a bountiful berry patch than the person who stays home.
4- A salad 🙂
I had this salad for lunch yesterday (along with some leftover soup). Exciting stuff, I know. Hahaha. It was so good though!!! Romaine, leftover pico de gallo, salsa verde, apple, parmesan cheese, black pepper.
5- Mind full vs. Mindful ❤❤
I am grateful for our piano technician! He came over yesterday to tune the piano and he’s just such a nice guy. We always chit chat for a while and he does great work, too. Grateful to have found him!