After our initial quarantine event, the school year seems to be going well so far. Our community positivity rates and hospitalization rates are coming down despite school openings and I very much hope they stay there. ALSO, they have changed the policy so that a single class case will no longer shut down the entire class! Instead, they will quarantine “close contacts” and notify everyone about the case so that if you choose, you can keep your child home. They will offer a virtual instruction option whenever anyone is quarantined.
I recognize not everyone would think this is a good thing, but I’m happy with it!
I feel like my fresh September start kind of got ruined over the past week, though I recognize that’s entirely in my head. I did work out 4x last week (3 x strength + 1 x run/walk) but took both Monday and Tuesday off. Perhaps I need to come to terms with the fact that scheduling daily workouts during call weeks is unrealistic.
That said, I am ready to get back to more activity. I’m picking back up on the Sydney Cummings series but am going to attempt to incorporate some running days because . . . well, I missed them. And I think I can do both as long as the running is ‘casual get outside’ running and not ‘attempt to follow a detailed training plan’ running.
I am extremely behind in email etc (both work + personal email, the latter of which includes BOBW/BLP questions, opportunities, and just life). Hoping to catch up a bit tomorrow. I think I need to plan in some days off. As I mentioned, I am working Christmas week so I will not be using as many days during that time as I usually do so . . . I might as well plan ahead to use them elsewhere!
At my organization, one gets a slight bump up in days off/year at the 10 year mark. It occurred to me that I am less than 2 years away from that milestone (though I am not sure if my years spent at 0.8-0.9 FTE might impact my clock a bit. Which means I have been there for quite some time! I don’t exactly feel like old guard yet but I will be excited for an extra ~5 vac days per year. I am determined to use them . . .
Probably everyone is already aware, but Kacey Musgraves’ new album is out and it is a pretty powerful listen. Recommend.