October 2nd, 2021
Against all odds, we’ve made it to another Weekly Wrap! It’s a quick kind of check-in today, but this time, it’s a good thing.
Life Beyond the Blog
No time to waste! As I write this, I’m also getting ready to go get one more COVID test to prove I’m all good to return to work (just because I’ve been in the same house as active cases, even though I haven’t been sick), and I’m also preparing all my posts for this month and next. Doing my drafts ahead of time, even if it’s just the bare bones templates, saves me a little bit of a headache farther down the road. Also, it’s one of the few things I can accomplish when my brain is in Waiting Mode™ before an appointment. Small enough to get done in a limited amount of time, useful enough to be worth doing!
Plus, I have more PJ pants to make, though I finished the first pair yesterday, and I’ve got books to read. Busy day, busy schedule, busy everything!
Really, though, I’m mostly looking forward to going back to work. I love the folks at my job, and honestly love the job itself for the most part. Sitting at home, waiting for this COVID business to reach a reasonably safe point, has left me feeling a lot like a weird little zoo animal in need of new enrichment. It’s October, so let’s say I need a proper pumpkin to smash with unadulterated glee.
It admittedly feels strange to be this energetic, but I can’t help it. My family is recovering from COVID at last, and some semblance of normal is just over the horizon. I’m feeling mostly relief, and it’s making itself known as excess energy.
Posts This Week
The Week Ahead
Busy busy busy, like I said! As long as my COVID test comes back negative, I should be back to work starting on Wednesday. It’s been a long three and a half weeks of waiting to go back, and I’m so entirely ready. Besides that, though, I’m off to the races on both October and November blog posts, because NaNoWriMo is just around the corner! If I can get all my ducks in a row now, November won’t be nearly as stressful. (The flaw in this strategy is relying on Present Me to actually save Future Me the hassle. We’ll see how well that works. )
With any luck, I’ll get in at least three shifts this week, three books, and then the newest Leverage: Redemption episodes on Friday! There’s a lot to look forward to, and it’s nice to feel slightly less stressed for once about the days ahead of me.
I hope you’re all doing well, and that there’s good things in store for you in the days ahead. See you next Weekly Wrap!