Today is Sunday, time to look back in the rearview mirror and talk about my week in and out of the blog. As usual I am linking up to the Sunday Post hosted for years by Kimberly @caffeinatedreviewer .
As I didn’t post last Sunday (too busy having fun) I’ll cram two weeks in one today and I will give you my September wrap-up
In my private life
What a week!
On Tuesday one of my kids phoned early in the morning to let me know that he had to get back home, sent home along others by the faculty management, as one of the roommates was teste COVID positive! And literally sleeping in the same room!
As from this Monday on Belgium does not test with symptoms anymore, we had to isolate my kid in his bedroom, not knowing if he had been infected. Until Thursday morning when my kid had been sick the whole night with mild fever, headache, intestinal problems…
He went to get tested and now…we wait!
Needless to say that he is confined to his room 98% of the time and when he comes to our common living space, we open all windows, he wears a mask, gloves too and I wash his dishes in hot water, mask on!
Each time our kid goes to the bathroom, I excuse myself, leave the Skype metting and go sanitize!
It’s very tedious, stressful and bothersome!
Belgium is now bright red, the epidemy nearly out of control and we are in a near lockdown again. My fitness club closed today. And I don’t know if the pool will remain open or not.
No bars, no restaurants. In some parts of the country, no theater, nothing.
Universities are back to remote learning as well.
Masks mandatory everywhere in towns and when you are less than 1,5 meter away from other people.
If only people had more discipline and restraint, had avoided going on holiday and coming back with the virus. ..
I rage against young people gathering but truth be told, it must be particularly difficult for the teenagers and young adults. They so need to be in groups, to belong.
And I made my colleagues laugh when I told them how horrible it must be for single people used to meet others on Tinder or to have maybe one night stands just to have sex!
Laugh all that you want, this IS human misery and loneliness at play.
I want to end this on a bright note: yesterday, I posted just ONE reel (short video) of my dog fooling around on Instagram and this morning I have an offer to be a rep for a company with close to 1 Mio followers and specialized in pet wear. So far, they seem legit but I’ll look closer to make sure it’s not a scam.
ONE video and bam! 😆
Must be my uber cute dog magic right?
On the blog (click on the graphic to read the post)
First I know I have comments to reply to! Work is just kicking my behind and as I am rushing every hour to sanitize the bathroom if my son went in it, I am just a wee bit overwhelmed! When I have some free tim, I’d rather visit and comment your posts!
Anyway, this week I have published two reviews (I have three more to write).
Lord of London Town by Tillie Cole was a much awaited but just did not work for me. 3 stars and a review hard to write as I love that author!
A Deadly Education by Naomi Novik was brilliant! My first read by that author but I loved her style and her complicated/not easy to like heroine! 5 stars.
On Top 5 Tuesday I talked about my favorite books with witches and wizards
On Top 10 Tuesday I listed (some) books I read because of YOU!
In the blogosphere and literary world
Epic Reads has a fun quiz to find our booknerd DNA! Take the QUIZ HERE.
Lindsey writes about book shaming and why it’s never okay
And Charvi turned random tweets into book blub! This is brilliant and honestly, I think I will write a post about it too, citing Charvi of course!
That’s my week in a nutshell! Do tell me how was your week! And how do you feel? Really?
Thanks for reading!