Forced Pause

It has…not been the greatest week.

Saturday I went to bed with a slightly stuffy nose. Sunday morning, I woke up feeling like I’d been hit by a truck.

I’m writing this on Wednesday afternoon from my couch. I called in sick on Monday, and have worked from home the past couple of days, because I’m out of sick time and technically able to get work done, but don’t feel right bringing my germs into the office.

So it’s going to be a short one this week. How about a quick list of things I’m looking forward to in the next week?

  • Thursday, when this posts, assuming I am feeling well enough to go, I start a clawhammer banjo class at the Old Town School. I am super excited about this. I took at Intro to Banjo class about three years ago and haven’t gone any farther than that; this should be a fun experience.
  • After banjo class, we have tickets to see Mary Gauthier play at the Old Town School. We sat in on some of Mary’s classes at Song School over the summer, and it was a life-changing experience. She’s fabulous, and I’m so, so hoping that I am feeling up to going to the show!
  • Sunday I have volunteer orientation at a local animal shelter, where I will hopefully end up with a regular gig taking care of dogs. I am struggling with the fact that our current schedule and budget are such that dog ownership isn’t really an option yet, so this should be a nice way to get my puppy fix while also, you know, doing a Good Thing.

So there are some happy thoughts for the week. I will try to come back with some more substantive content next week, when I will (hopefully) no longer be fighting through plague-brain.

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