Sunday, May 10, 2020

Just Keep Swimmin'

So I've made it through my 2 filings and the last week has been gloriously low stress.  I do have another major project that has ramped up but the people I work with on that or easier to deal with then the subject matter experts on those 2 filings.  The other project will be active thru May culminating in another filing June 4th and then that one will slow for a while.  In the meantime the 2 May 1st filings will receive data requests from the parties soon so that will be crazy since they have a 15 calendar day turn around. 

I've gotta say, I'm sick of the commercials on T.V. and posts on social media about people being bored and getting creative at home.  Other than not having to commute, or get dressed, my life is not much different work-wise.  In fact, I start earlier, usually take few breaks, and end later.  I need to change that.

On the financial front the retirement funds are holding their own after the COVID-19 shutdown initial negative hit.  Cash savings have increased since we aren't doing anything.  Every thing is sort of autopilot. 

The garden is producing the early spring greens (arugula, chard, spinach) and radishes, cilantro, oregano, marjoram, savory, mint, chives, and garlic chives.   The lettuces and kale are growing bigger as are the sugar snap peas but no harvest yet.  I've also replanted the radishes several times so we have a consistent supply. 

I would normally be planting my other veggies and seeds this weekend but since 2020 is the year of the apocalypse (COVID-19, Murder Hornet) and now the polar vortex causing 31 degree temps here, I think I'll wait another week.  Realize summer is barely a month away.  Sigh.

I must say I am grateful for many things, but this week I am particularly grateful that I fell in love with the man that I did.  He and I have enjoyed our time with just each other and have barely had any conflicts.  And to top it off, he is a great cook.  We have been eating well.  I am also grateful for our pets.  We have 2 dogs and 2 cats and working from home and having them around has been fantastic. 
Here are 3 of them hanging with the working LoML.
And this one must ALWAYS participate in my video conference calls.

Today is Mother's Day and I wish a relaxing and happy day to all mother's out there, especially those with young kids.  It is hard enough raising kids in normal times, I can't imagine doing it during these times.  Let me just say, I'm not sure there is enough wine to keep me sane if I had to deal with this situation with young kids. LOL!

In the words of Dory from "Finding Nemo" - keep on swimmin'!

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