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It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

The Sunday Salon -- Apr 25, 2010


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Uh-oh, where did this week go?

For the first time this semester, I worked on a Saturday. I never do usually. I've made sure my work week was busy enough with that. But yesterday, I trudged to my lab with two of my colleagues to write a paper for a conference. When the paper was done by 8 pm, I headed straight home and to my bed.

Today, I have a long list of chores to do. My Sundays always bear the brunt of an overloaded week, because of which I get highly lazy. I am already beginning to make my excuses today - for all I know, I may just go and curl up in my bed again. Some of the perks that come with student-ship. :D

Something I missed mentioning last week - I got a job 2 weeks back. :) I can say what a big relief that has been. Going from uncertainty to some solid plan for the next few years is a great feeling.

I had a good reading week, in spite of the busy work. Audio books are a real help during weeks like these. At least, my workouts didn't get a hit. Plus, I took small books to my lab with me, to read in between break. That helped too. I did manage to get my reviews up as well. I guess, in hindsight, I did have a good week, but I'm too blinded by work to see.

Let me get started on chore #1. It's nearly noon already!

Have a good Sunday, blogging and non-blogging folks! Hope you have a good week ahead!

Comments

Ash said…
I felt like I had a pretty crappy week too but in hindsight not so bad. Congrats on your job-I can definitely relate to that right now since I'm trying to get a new job for the next couple years of college (I've got a pretty good lead right now though, keeping my fingers crossed!). I think I might have to start getting into audio books for my work-outs too, especially for weeks like this last week was.
bermudaonion said…
Congratulations on finding a job!! What will you be doing and where will you be working? I'm very excited for you!
Dana said…
Congrats on the job -- I hope you tell us more about it sometime! I know how it is with busy weeks, I have a couple of busy ones coming up... audio books would be such a good idea for me, but I just have this inertia against trying them out, haha.
Congratulations on the job!
Kristen said…
Sundays are just made to be lazy days. But I hope you accomplished the tasks that *had* to be done.
Lisa said…
Congrats on the job and the good reading week!
Athira said…
Thanks everyone! :)

Ash, audio books are truly a great motivator!! I guess I work out longer thanks to them!

Kathy, I'll be working as a software engineer in Lynchburg, VA. That's just 2 hours away, so I'm glad! :)

Dana, I don't like audio books much, but they are great during workouts. :)

Kristen, hear hear, sista!