Sunday Check In

Gather round, ducklings, I want to give you all a (digital) hug.

How has your week been? I’ve been working 12-16 hour days again trying to corral and distribute information of all stripes across my stakeholders and workforce as humans and businesses alike struggled to understand the implications of government announcements last week and industry realities this week.

It’s been mental but weirdly satisfying to have so much TO DO, because I know, in the spectrum of possibilities, this thing is likely to last for a lot longer than most people realize. There are follow up waves of illness, potential mutations, economic disparities that mean people and countries will get help at different times, and the ripple effects of those timelines will spread outward for a long time. If some of the possibilities are correct, there is a potential down period coming where the initial frenzy of immediate practical response will come to an end and we all transition to a new, weird “normal” that consists for many in waiting this thing out. And the last thing my brain and I need is not enough to do right now.

As always, books and cooking are helping to keep me sane (Jeff’s drug of choice is video games), and the London weather has been behaving beautifully this week which has also been a delight. I’m acutely aware of my good fortune and hoping you are keeping well too.

Let’s chat about our weeks in the comments. Here, have another hug!


6 thoughts on “Sunday Check In”

  1. I’m glad to hear you’ve got so much to keep you busy. You’re right, staying busy is the best thing we can do at the moment (but not so much that we forget to look after ourselves, of course).

    It’s the same for me — work is non-stop during the week and I’m grateful for that. I’m sorely missing my regular exercise sessions though, and I can really feel the impact on my energy levels and general well-being. So my resolution for the upcoming week is to start a regular routine of online Pilates.

    I hope you have a relaxing Sunday. Sending you a virtual hug too!

    1. Do let me know how Pilates goes, I’m curious about it but never tried it. And if this does last for 3-6 months…hoo boy.

      1. I’ve been doing it for the past four years and I love it — I always feel the benefits after a class. Luckily, the studio I go to is doing online classes. Happy to share the link if you’d like.

        Yeah, I was just whatsapping with friends about the news of a probable 6-month lockdown. The whole summer and beyond… 😦 Trying very hard to keep motivated today!

      2. Yeah, at the risk of sounding pessimistic, I think this is the week it’s going to “hit” as it were. Two weeks ago it was all brand new and knee jerk reactions, last week people and businesses were trying to scramble to figure out how to deal with the immediate flash bang…this is the week that furloughs or redundancies are going to happen. Thank goodness there is some provision…

  2. You sound good!

    HUGS to you and Jeff….and I am actually really glad your work is so busy. I absolutely DREAD running out of assignments as I have a JP4 (jet fuel) brain and die without a lot of intellectual stimulation and challenge…Only have 1 or 2 assignments left on my plate. Luckily, Jose still has work so we are OK for income for the next 2-3 months.

    It’s cold and rainy today — which makes me crazy. The second it’s warm and sunny, we are very lucky to have safe and uncrowded places to walk and exercise; our apt. bldg has a tennis court where we can toss a softball.

    1. Delighted to read this and solidarity with those who turn into terries when they have nothing to do. I fear that time is coming for many.

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