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Day 80: One step at a time

Yesterday I just . . . flailed. I did get some work done (had to; the academic year starts in 3 weeks and I am starting to feel frantic about our state of readiness). But when I was not working or in meetings I…

June 3, 2020
COVID19 life

Day 79: Everything is falling apart

Well. It is hard to function right now. Not saying this to complain; it’s just an observation. It feels very odd (and weirdly inappropriate) to be thinking about meetings and ordering labs and casually chatting with coworkers when events are unfolding as they are.…

June 2, 2020
COVID19 Weekend

Day 78: New Month

Also, new week. Also, new Quintile (official start = June 3, since school ends June 2)! I am filled with ideas and plans and goals but . . . not very much time to write this morning, due to a 1-hour Beachbody session (starting…

June 1, 2020
COVID19 Parenting Weekend

Day 77: Easier

Yesterday was lovely (from a personal standpoint; the news speaks otherwise and I did not fully immerse myself in it but did not entirely avoid, either. For what it’s worth). ANYWAY. I am not planning to do a lot of writing here on the…

May 31, 2020
COVID19 Weekend

Day 76: Another Saturday

(But it’s a “both parents off” Saturday — the best kind.) Plans for the day: ❏ 80 Day Obsession Workout #12 – Legs ❏ Read more of A Gentleman in Moscow ❏ Maybe MAYBE start selecting photos for 2019 photobook. Maybe. ❏ Cleaning tasks:…

May 30, 2020
COVID19 Work

Day 75: WFH or not?

So lately I have been struggling on my working from home days. I think it’s because my work has really ramped up and . . . my kids are distracting. At the same time, I feel (yep) guilty about leaving them all day. This…

May 29, 2020
COVID19 life

Day 74: A bit of BURNOUT

Yeah. Right on schedule – it’s the end of the month and I’m spiraling a little. I wrote out a whole bunch of complaints but just deleted them because it just reeked of overly privileged person whining about how hard things are. And really…

May 28, 2020
COVID19 life Parenting

Day 73: School is Important

Risk vs Benefit. We make those calculations every single day. But from what I’ve read, it does not seem like humans are very good at calculating risk. We are biased by what is featured in the media, by what our friends talk about, and…

May 27, 2020
COVID19 life

Day 72: 5 Things Making Me Happy Right Now

1- 6 days left of school! I do plan on instituting some learning activities into the summer weekday schedule but . . . will be excited when the pressure of the actual school year is over. (What will school look like in the fall?…

May 26, 2020
COVID19 Fashion Weekend

Day 71: Back, and some pix

I survived 48 hours screen free! Actually it was . . . very easy. I did accidentally see one text (work-related) and responded to it which took about 30 seconds. I did not check email, listen to podcasts, read blogs, or check Insta. I…

May 25, 2020