Five Things Friday: just five things I’m thinking about or things that made my week, or things that I otherwise feel like sharing.
Do you ever have a week where time just seemingly disappears? I had high hopes of blogging this week and didn’t find a free pocket of time to sit down and write. And I worked long days, worked out, cooked dinner, and went to bed. Lather, rinse and repeat. There just wasn’t much time for anything else, so I am extra thankful for having today off and that it’s the start of the weekend!
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My sister – an elementary school teacher in Germany – who just went back to in-person teaching a few weeks ago is eligible and scheduled for her first vaccine next week, just a day before our birthday. I am so, so relieved that she’ll be protected soon, and in turn, will be less of a threat to our parents (who are still waiting for their turn to get the vaccine). Germany seems to be just as ‘disorganized’ in getting people vaccinated as it is here, although I am very happy about every single person who’s been able to get it so far. Will you get vaccinated when you are eligible?
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I saw my co-workers this week for the first time since we started working from home a year ago. We met up on campus for lunch (as in, we all brought our own lunch and sat at a minimum of 6 ft apart – which meant, everybody at his/her own table – at an outdoor seating area). It was nice to see each other in person (not over Teams) and catch up, although I have to say that I still feel wary of meeting up with people (even outdoors). Jon and I have been so strict in not seeing people outside our home that it will take some getting used to until we feel completely comfortable again once we’re all vaccinated. Do you feel that way, too?
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Yesterday, I finished up the training class that I told you about two weeks ago (the one that started at 6 am PST) and I am happy to say: it was really awesome. I thought it would be hard to be alert and receptive at 6 am, but the presenters were really, really good and the topics were absolutely engaging. In fact, I wish I would have another week of training in front of me next week.
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I had leftover zucchini last week and since we’re all about not wasting food in this house, I made a batch of zucchini-cheddar scones. Baking is never a bad idea, amirite?
Have a great weekend!