How is everyone going these days? I feel like we are all holding our breath until the real start of the New Year and that January 2021 is just a practise run for the real thing. Here in Brisbane the next 7 days is expected to be the peak of Omicron and the week after that is probably not much better. As a result, the School Year in Queensland has been delayed by two weeks however Grade 11 [my daughter's grade] and Grade 12 will do one week of online remote learning and then all the schools go back on the 7th February, 2021.
I had my booster shot last week and the next day woke up with a runny nose and by 3pm needed to lie down as I was really tied and went to bed early. The day after that I woke up, no runny nose and back to normal. I didn't have any of that with my first two doses of AstraZeneca and I got Moderna as the booster. I feel good to have had my booster shot and of course I'm not really going anywhere or socializing to stay safe. We were going to have an Australian Day BBQ however I decided it wasn't wise to do that this year and will wait until next January, 2023 and hopefully things have settled down to somewhat normal lives.
My photography course has started and we have had two zoom meetings so far and there are 7 of us in the group. I am also in another photography group which starts next Monday although the assignments are a little difficult because my kids aren't keen to be in any photos any more. The assignment needs to be new work based on the topic for that week and will need to have people in them. I did tell my kids I'm doing the course and will need them to be in my photos for my assignments so we will see how that goes. I miss the days when I was taking photos of them everyday playing outside, drawing, painting, jumping on the trampoline with the hose or cooking. It's been a huge adjustment as the parenting gig changes the older they get and my creative happy place is taking photos of them which is few and far between these days. I hope you are all staying safe and you have a good week.
Here's a few photos from the weekly prompts from one group.