October 28, 2020

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Weary

I don’t want to stir the pot with this post. Several people in my world are on very different parts of the COVID-opinion spectrum, and while I honor all viewpoints, honestly, for me it’s about the nuts-and-bolts situations.

At my work, it is inconvenient for one person to be absent, but manageable. Two people? Doubly inconvenient. My director is a rock star at shuffling people around to cover the classrooms, but it is time-consuming and stressful. Today there was new information from a family and college students requiring yet more shuffling (I won’t go into details) and I stayed late for moral support and whatever else I could do.

Ugh.

So, right now we were working with a stretched staff, and for a while it will be even more so. It is more than inconvenient – it is wearing.

For me personally, I have a pretty strong immune system. If I would get sick, I would most likely pull through alright. HOWEVER, I am ACUTELY AWARE of how my absence would create a domino effect of inconvenience and trouble. People’s actions affect other people’s lives.

There. Was that vague enough for you? Now, here’s the kicker: No COVID-related responses. If you comment, Brad, you have to tell me the size of the print you’d like of the cats in the laundry basket. Everyone else, chime in on that, too. If you have no opinions on the print, tell me how many carrots you think are acceptable in a stew.

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4 Responses to “Weary”

  1. Karla Said on:

    I would like a 4x6 of the laundry baskets, please. I’ll put it in my home office to remind my coworker he needs to be cuter

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  2. Elaine Royuk Said on:

    Please a 4x6! Whoo hoo!

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  3. Kristi Said on:

    Each laundry basket holds approximately one full-sized or over-sized cat.

    Is that vague enough?

    Reply

  4. Brad Said on:

    Yes! The guilt! Ugh. And preparing sub plans is WAY harder than being at work sick, though that wouldn’t really be an option if you got covid…

    A 4x6 would look great on the wall behind my desk at school 🙂

    Reply

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October 28, 2020

4 Comments

Weary

I don’t want to stir the pot with this post. Several people in my world are on very different parts of the COVID-opinion spectrum, and while I honor all viewpoints, honestly, for me it’s about the nuts-and-bolts situations. At my work, it is inconvenient for one person to be absent, but manageable. Two people? Doubly […]

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October 27, 2020

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You can rest easy, Kristi.

You can rest easy, Kristi.

Remember my delayed laundry basket situation? (I love that radiator. The upstairs is cold but the bathroom is heavenly.) Well, the new one arrived! Now I have no excuse not to do laundry with a smile. A forced smile, but a smile nonetheless. That black thing on the right is a hair dryer cord. I […]

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October 26, 2020

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It was nice having her around.

Clean Lauren doesn’t live here anymore. I’ll miss her. In her place is Sofa Lauren, who is pretty content to let stuff slide. The house is still ok, and I am not ashamed of it yet, but I know that’s coming. Eh. I’ll be alright. Kinda messy and happy about it. I’ll take it.

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October 25, 2020

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Stew for rabbits

Stew for rabbits

The cold weather has arrived, and I had a hankering for stew. I’ve also decided to teach Lloyd how to make stew. I browned up the meat and then asked him to wash and chop some carrots. I stopped him from using soap, but let him loose on the chopping. “Chop as many as you […]

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October 22, 2020

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Ugh. So many busted appliances.

Ugh. So many busted appliances.

It was not a great start to the day. I needed to get some cat food from the freezer (I buy giant bags and divide it up) and discovered that it had not been locked previously and that the door was cracked open. Some stuff was soft-ish (the meat was still frozen) and there was […]

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October 20, 2020

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We’ll see how this turns out.

We’ll see how this turns out.

I have been on a weird ‘use everything up’ kick and we have had some pretty weird meals, I must say. I’ve also been on a baking kick, and even made a batch of those salted apple cider caramels that no one else likes. Thank goodness – that means more for me. The final, rambling […]

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