Sadly, that’s not me in the photo, reading on a lakeside dock. July is over and I have not been anywhere near water aside from the normal showering. What happened in the last two months? Well, I wasn’t able to go on my family’s vacation – no one went, it was canceled back in the spring. My city still held a 4th of July fire work show. They actually split the show into three separate ones so people wouldn’t have to gather around one location. And I got to read a few books. So here is what I read in June and July.
When I first found out I was pregnant in February, I had no idea that three weeks later, I would be getting ready for a stay-at-home order, stocking up on food and supplies, and being completely overwhelmed by the coronavirus news. It is mid-July now and my husband and I are still under a “voluntary stay-at-home order” for ourselves. This is definitely not how we (or anyone) envisioned this pregnancy happening. I thought it would be fun to do a first trimester Q & A to document this experience.
If this turns out well, I will do a second and third trimester update as well. I didn’t do any kind of poll to get these questions but I have been reading other blogs and it’s been fun to read about others’ experiences. I like the Q & A format, so here we go!
I haven’t written a blog post in three months! A LOT has happened in three months (since March 2020 – it is now June 2020). My husband and I started working from home full time in March when the stay-at-home orders were put in place due to COVID-19. We are still working from home and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. Now, more recently, there are protests happening all over the world calling for an end to systemic racism.
I’m not going to give my thoughts on the current happenings – I will only say one thing: I hope to see positive change soon in regards to both COVD-19 and the current protests.
As for my reading life, I was in a reading slump for all of March and April. Finally, in May, there was a change and I began to enjoy reading again. Here’s what I read this spring.
As I’m writing this on March 1, 2020, I am now more than half way through tax season 2020. I’m pretty happy that it’s March already. Usually, February drags on and ends up feeling like the longest month of the year even though it is actually the shortest month, but not this year! Before I get too far behind on these posts, I thought I better write up what I read in January and February of 2020.