Saturdaying at home today. . . Lots going on in my world!
Saturday, October 24, 2020
It has been more than a week since I wrote a blog (neck online I haven't written a post or much of anything else since last week).
Internet went whacko and when they FINALLY went a tech they found multiple problems - none of which were our fault! They also told us that they are not accepting any new customers in our area for either phone or internet service because of our.location. Fortunately we have been customers for 15 years.Bottom !one is that not only will our Internet get much better, getting them to service our account will get more difficult!
On a famiy/personal level, my last remaining aunt has been in hospital for some time and is most likely not going to be returning home. My son was using his saw and hit a knot in the wood he was cutting, throwing the saw off and cutting his hand badly enough to need multiple stitches. My sister shared that she is feeling some better now that it has been two whole days since she fell on the floor more than once in the same day. She said she has a way to get back up as her husband picks her up. I didn't even know she was having this problem and I am very worried about that. She has vertigo and apparently has been passing out or losing her balance more than once a day. My blood sugar levels have skyrocketed recently too. I am more than a little stressed by all the "stuff" going on.
On a work level things are changing too. As the number of Covid cases breaks more records, they have decided to have the students of the residential facility where I have been working to back to the school building. They started sending the elementary kids back on Wednesday. Next Wednesday, the high school kids to back and then the day after Election day my class and I will go back. I have very mixed feelings about this but they didn't ask me. In fact (much to my dismay), the facility administration, the Superintendent, the Special Education Director, and the high school teacher with whom I had issues all met and made the decisions without even informing me until a week after it was decided. I am more than a little annoyed by the way it was done. I am also worried about having to switch back to what we are doing it the predictions turn out to be true about another BIG wave of illness coming soon.
I am trying to remain sane, I have been getting regular (weekly) massages and they have been helping some. I have an appointment with my surgeon to follow up on my knees. I have another appointment scheduled with my regular doctor for a complete check up. I am recovered pretty much from my knee surgery - doctor likes to check periodically to make sure nothing has gone wrong.
I am delighted to have my internet back for now. I am grateful for the patience of my teammates on the Shooting Stars and my friends who have checked on me when I suddenly disappeared for almost a full week that felt like a year without connection!
Be blessed and remember that YOU matter and your energy, love, kindness and generosity touch more than just the lives of those closest to you. The also affect those whose lives you touch momentarily or indirectly as well. When you are kind to that salesperson, or smile at the janitor, that kindness and smile travel through their day with them and touch others who then share it with their contacts. YOU matter!