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Good morning all. I hope you are doing well. It’s Monday so the Sunday part of this post is a day late. That’s okay, I’m still on vacation mode….
I’ve been on vacation since last week and not back to work just yet. It was a vacation but kind of a stay-cation as well. We drove up for the week to the cabin at the lake in Upstate NY. The only reason we decided to even go this year is because we went extra early when it is still off season and we were the only family on the property. We had the private lakefront to ourselves all week and the cabin is a home away from home with our own kitchen/bathroom etc. The place we stay is small and family owned and run with separate cabins on the property for vacationers.
We’d venture out early if we needed anything like groceries and we made a few ice-cream and bakery runs avoiding people and wearing our masks. I have to say I am stunned by the way some people are refusing to wear masks and not social distancing. It is really mind boggling. I’ve been quarantined at home since mid-March so finally seeing this in person on a larger scale was shocking. I noticed one deli out there was not making customers wear masks so people were coming and going unmasked into this tiny crowded indoor deli. It turned my stomach seeing that. We’d go walking in town early mornings because there’s a nice path there by the water with a pretty view and we got funny looks by some people. The first morning I thought I was imagining it but as it kept happening throughout the week I realized some people were giving us dirty looks for wearing our masks.
Anyway, we cooked at the cabin and grilled daily and ate al fresco, it was nice being away for a little while with a change of scenery. I feel so grateful for that. I’m working again later on this week, still from home until September as of now. The numbers in NJ are much better and we are in phase 2 of re-opening but I am scared of cases rising again. The governors in the tri-state area placed a 2 week quarantine on people coming here from high covid rate states but I don’t see how they will be able to enforce that on travelers. At least they are being pro-active and trying to keep people safe.
Now that I’ve chatted your eyeballs off, onto bookish and more pleasant things…. 🙂
currently reading and also in my mailbox:
My reading sucks for June unfortunately but I’ve promised myself I will start reading more again. I’m still reading Seconds to Live (Homeland Heroes Book 1) by Susan Sleeman which is really good so far.
I am also reading my latest book buy The House We Grew Up In by the fabulous Lisa Jewell. This is a great one and I hope to finish it this week so I can share my thoughts. I purchased this one for my vacation read and I read a good part of it by the lake. This author does not disappoint.
My daughter and I finished watching The Vampire Diaries. Um….yea I was not a fan of the last two seasons and that ending but I guess they needed to wrap it up somehow. I heard two of the main characters dated then broke up in real life, so they didn’t really want to work together anymore and this impacted the show and story-line.
That wraps my updates up for now. I will be blog hopping today and catching up. How are you doing? Reading anything good? Will you be vacationing this summer? Stay-cationing?
I’ll close with pictures of the lake…clouds on a rainy morning …and flowers on a sunny day, it was so nice and peaceful there. Enjoy your week and be well.
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