[Weekly - F/Sa] Week In Review

Malohaut

Moderator
A week in reflection

- Journaling is nice. It helps me to practice doing something on a regular basis. This forum is also a good self-accountability that I'm not giving up on it.
- Some wasteful days with little accomplishment, but overall, mood has been improving. Definitely an improvement over last week.
- Plan on taking vacation next week. Completely unplugging from work, but not going anywhere. ... What to do ... what to do ..
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
I survived the work week!

I was covering for another tech as well as covering my sites, which I expected to result in a flood of work. Instead, the week was surprisingly quiet, but there was still enough work to fill the hours. All things considered, it went much more smoothly than expected.

The fam is still healthy and virus-free. School starts in just over a week, so we're feeling that pressure. The younger child is very excited. The older child is nervouscited (to borrow a phrase from a popular children's show). @Ember and I are...as ready as we can be, I guess?

In short, we're still truckin' along and getting ready for the new school year.

- Journaling is nice. It helps me to practice doing something on a regular basis. This forum is also a good self-accountability that I'm not giving up on it.
Much respect if you can maintain the discipline to write on a daily basis. I keep meaning to start, but, well, I haven't yet. :(
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
Huzzah! We survived the first week of school!

The kiddos are on a hybrid schedule (2 days in person, 3 days virtual) and I took 2 days off work (one to see my kids off on their first day of school and one to serve as family tech support for the first day of virtual learning at my wife's parents' house).

There were some bumps along the way with the virtual learning, but the kids loved the 2 days of in-person classes and we worked through the tech issues on the other days.

Work is okay and I expected to ramp up this week.

I'm definitely feeling the effects of not working out in a gym since late March more severely these last few weeks. I'm still not comfortable returning to a gym to work out and our membership is expiring soon, so I may explore some alternatives to return to a low-impact-friendly workout...
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
Made it to the weekend!

/cheer

We've settled in to a routine with the kiddos in class in person two days a week and virtual the other three. Extracurriculars are back in full swing, but they look a little different with COVID precautions.

Work is work. Pace is reasonable right now. That typically doesn't last very long, so I'm enjoying it while it lasts.

Job market is still thpppbbbttt but checking the job sites regularly regardless.

Family is in good health. I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.
 

Krissa Lox

Active Member
I have spent weeks in unpleasant places learning unpleasant things. I am exhausted, but I think I've gone as far with it as God wants me to go, so hopefully I can break off and start de-stressing now.

I'm still struggling with the positivity issues mentioned before, and lately I think my spiritual walk has been more to meet personal needs rather than gaining much fit for public consumption, so I may still be restrained in posting for a while till I either feel better or feel strongly about something to contribute.

For now, my feelings are still much akin to "The Wreck of the Edmond Fitzgerald" but I'm starting to gain some hope that the wreck is just a temporary, albeit greatly unpleasant, transition phase, and not a permanent destruction, which I suppose is more optimistic than I was feeling before.
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
Still alive.

Work is still relatively calm with short bursts of activity. I don't anticipate it will stay quiet for long, but it probably won't really ramp up until after the first of the year when my employer figures out which departments are going to keep working from home, who's moving back in to the office, and where they're going. Once those decisions are made, it will probably be a wild ride for a few months after.

Family is healthy and 'rona-free. We still don't feel at peace about going back to Sunday school and church services in-person, but we've been attending Sunday school virtually by way of Zoom meetings and watching the sermons after they livestream. (Our Sunday school class and the church service that gets streamed take place at the same time.) I've also been tuning in to the pastor's Wednesday night Bible study on livestream.

Trying my best to be productive around CGA and ToJ and stay focused on one or two tasks long enough to get them done. You may have noticed I tidied up the forums recently and finally published the "What We Believe" article that I was working on back in March. I've also been working with @Atown (who's been doing nearly all the work) on the WIP-but-coming-along-really-really-nicely ToJ web site.
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
Work is somehow still quiet and may remain relatively calm until after the start of the new year as mentioned in my previous post.

We (the family and I) are still healthy. The weather has started to change and the darker and colder mornings have made it more difficult to get moving in the mornings, but we're not sick and we're grateful for that.

I'm hoping to take advantage of the relative calm to get back to writing and exercise by playing Ring Fit more often.

@Ember and I took most of the last weekend and Monday to clean and organize the house. There's still a long way to go (and I shudder at the thought of cleaning the younger child's room to make it manageable going forward), but we made significant progress and our living room is looking great!

TL;DR: Cleaned like mad last weekend plus Monday, still health, work still calm.
 

Tek7

CGA President, Tribe of Judah Founder & President
Staff member
Work is still quiet heading in to mid-November. We should have news on plans regarding co-workers returning to work sites over the next 6-12 months soon. I hope.

Family and I are still healthy, which is starting to feel like a miracle with every new story I hear about someone's relative or friend getting COVID-19. Case numbers are surging where we live, but we're continuing the same course of being cautious--not afraid--and exercising wisdom as best as we're able.

@Ember and I took most of the last weekend and Monday to clean and organize the house. There's still a long way to go (and I shudder at the thought of cleaning the younger child's room to make it manageable going forward), but we made significant progress and our living room is looking great!

So cleaning the smaller human's room was as massive an undertaking as expected (if not moreso), but I survived and I daresay the sacrifice of time and energy was well worth it. We still struggle to get her to tidy up her room from time to time, but she gets in there and plays and cleans up more often now that it's not an overwhelming mess. Now we just need to keep it from getting to that point again...
 
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