Hola! The board's been quiet for a bit. I wanted to see how everyone is doing?
My H and I got a new bed delivered this past week. I had been sleeping on the sofa, for the last month. It is amazing to have a new nice bed. I forgot what it was like.
In pandemic news. My state is still a shit show but things are opening up and cases are going up too. I'm donating my plasma this week to help since I've had Covid-19, but am also concerned since I had antibodies before and now they are saying they don't last. I'm going back to the hospital that I am doing a study with to have them draw my blood again in August to see what's changed since April. I guess All I can do is keep washing my hands and staying distant.
Also in health news I'm trying to eat healthier and work out. I'm also trying intermittent fasting. Has anyone done that before. I'm trying to keep my meals between a 10 hour period and fast the other, mostly when I'm sleeping.
I'm here! Doing okay. There's been a lot to react to and a lot frustrating me. Some proposed changes in my county are bothering me, but my company has reassured us that our jobs and program will still exist.
I baked biscotti for all of my coworkers (4 batches!) and brought them in Sunday (first 2 batches) and today. It's felt really good to hear people exclaim how good they are when they take a bite and I also patted myself on the back because two coworkers who are very strict with their diets broke the "rules" to eat some. It's my grandma's recipe so it also feels like a connection to her.
My new chair was delivered on Saturday! I love it so much. My parents came down for an early Father's Day take-in dinner and overall Saturday was just a really great day. I also got rid of my old area rug that I hated and I'm loving my apartment living room much more now.
Hey...same ol' same ol'. Still working and no real plan for the upcoming furloughs, which is probably more frustrating than the actual furloughs. I'm taking Monday off to do something with the kids. This weekend I'm going on a sailboat with friends, so that should be a nice break from the mundane. I'm just not finding much joy in anything these days, which has definitely been hard for me (and everyone around me).
Currently working on doing a garage sale at R's house in two weeks. This is partly to get rid of some of the stuff I have, but mostly to encourage him to declutter his house. He probably wants to kill me most days because he loves to hold on to stuff and I love to have less stuff. But there's no need to hold on to a shirt someone gave you a couple of years ago that you have zero interest in actually wearing. We haven't killed each other yet!
I typed up a whole long reply, but got a proboards error. So let me sum up:
Our company's furlough plan is crap, and because I'm angry about it, I'm letting my entire department take their furloughs before the extra $600/week unemployment money from the CARES act expires. That means 75% of my department is going to be on furlough at a time between now and July 25th, but I'm currently of the opinion that sometimes you need to let things burn before the people in charge realize how bad their decision making is. So - one dumpster fire, coming right up!
I got my hair done for the first time in 19 weeks yesterday. It was glorious.
I've ordered a hammock + stand for my back deck so that I can properly laze and read during my furlough time.
My parents rent a cabin in Asheville NC for a month every summer to escape the FL heat. We are debating whether we should go during one of my furlough weeks. It's a free vacation in the woods, but NC's covid numbers aren't looking great right now. Of course, PA's numbers are also rising this week, so I'm not sure if we're at a higher risk if we sit in the fresh air of the woods in NC or if we sit at home. Of course there's 8 hours of driving, so we'd have to stop for gas and bathroom breaks. FL's cases are so bad that I'm sure it's less risk for my parents to be in NC rather than FL, but then there's the chance they could bring cooties from their state elsewhere. Anyhow, M and I can definitely take a wait and see approach before making any final decisions.
Oh, and work just revised our "return to the office" date - it was supposed to be Monday of this current week, but clearly that didn't happen. So we were told mid-July at the earliest. Now it's no sooner than September 8th, LOL. This from a company that didn't believe in WFH. I am pleased to not have to commute for a few months longer.
chalupa I'm liking for the fact that you're getting to work from home longer. I don't blame you for letting your department take their furloughs while they can still get extra unemployment money. It's short that your company has handled this so poorly. Also, your hair looks great!
As usual, I am tired. I just completed an 8 day stretch of work and am just mentally fried.
6/1 was the start of 2 new classes but with everything going on in the world, and in true spindle form, I put off school work. so of course now I am trying to play catch up and I am just not feeling it.
chalupa I can send you the zip code calculator our local news has to track cases with in NC. I don’t know about Asheville proper, but I know Mecklenberg and Wake County (cities Charlotte and Raleigh) have the highest number of cases and rising daily.
NC cases are rising rapidly and everyone is all La te da about it. I don’t get it. The governor just pushed our full opening back at least 3 weeks and made masks mandatory. Of course people still aren’t following these rules so who knows what will happen here.
I am feeling very tired and depressed. I love our baby, but we never get a real break. She goes to daycare and we go to work. Everyone at work bitches about everything and it’s exhausting to be around. I feel like I have no time myself ever. I try to exercise or at least have a shower so maybe if I’m lucky one hour a day. Struggling with my identity and loss of friends pre-virus and baby. Blah.
Post by downtoearth on Jul 9, 2020 16:04:13 GMT -5
I'm popping in. Summer is just too busy - work and life have picked up with how busy things have been. Plus the political world is in upheaval and I am spending less time online with this board and more time doing work and activism. Changing the world, covid odds and ends adding stress, and summer activities and sun to soak up on my paddle board and camping/backpacking means less time here. I guess that is good... right?
Hope all are well. But it's also a crazy time so it's okay to be unsettled and out of sorts too. Hugs to those.