Oof. Long day. This was another of those days bracketed by board meetings on both ends — I started with a collaboration meeting between the SLF and Plurality University at 8:30 a.m., then had a SLF finance meeting and a comics collaboration meeting for Assuming You Survive, then a therapy appointment, a little break for laundry, planting a new plant, and grabbing dinner, then finished with a OPRF school board meeting (just ended at 9:45, so this one was 3 hours and 15 minutes, which is actually not bad for a school board meeting).
I am not actually sure when I’m going to be able to fit in writing time this semester, and it’s making me feel a little panicky, but I’m hoping that this is just the first week surge, and the meetings will slow down after this week. I actually cancelled one for today and pushed it to tomorrow, just so I’d have an hour to talk to Roshani, because I’ve been so busy since I got back from Santa Fe that I just couldn’t find time to talk to her (esp. ’cause she also has a busy job…)
Calm, calm. It’ll be okay. I can just abandon all my projects and let the chips fall where they may, right? They’ll be fine without me….
Pictured: Anand, doing school from home today and tomorrow because they’re on an adaptive pause, due to having so many staff out sick. I do think, from what I’ve been reading from various doctors, that we may be passing the current peak already — we didn’t close at the high school because while Friday was a very tough day with lots of people out sick, and lots of subs as a result, by Monday it had already improved significantly.
No promises — it could spike again. But at least for now, we’re able to keep the high school students (mostly vaccinated and boosted) in the classroom, which is great. Remote school is better than just babysitting for kids (not necessarily for work-outside-the-home parents of littles, sorry!!), especially when done well, but in-person school is generally better than remote for kids, I think (and also generally for work-outside-the-home parents).
I’m going to wind down from a somewhat contentious board meeting (I can’t talk about specifics, because it’s from closed session, sorry) with some video gaming, I think, while Kevin puts Anand to bed, and after that, maybe another episode of Witcher with Kevin. We’re in season 2 now, and it’s mostly making a lot more sense.