In no particular order, a random list on a Friday of happenings. I feel a little…tired. Not really sleepy tired, just kind of “end-of-the-week” tired, maybe? Like, I’m not in the mood to try to come up with exactly 5 things to do a cute Friday 5 post. 😉
1- Ethan is scheduled for the Pfizer vaccine next Tuesday! I actually called on Tuesday before the approval was even fully “live” and was able to get him scheduled for an appointment right away! He is excited about it- it’s very cute. He also has been bragging to his “little brother” that he can get the vaccine, but his brother can’t (only 11). Kind of funny, because Asher is actually slightly bigger/heavier than Ethan is, so from a “dose” standpoint they would be essentially identical…but whatever! Rules are rules. 🙂
2-The old Mexican restaurant I mentioned before downtown that I worked at (and where I ultimately met Ivan!) officially closed this week. Ivan stopped by and the owner gave him these beer signs for our bar in the basement (these used to hang in the restaurant):
I’m excited about these, because a) they will always remind me of that place, which holds a special place in my heart and b) they will be PERFECT in our bar area. Of the Mexican beers, Negra Modelo is probably Ivan’s favorite, and he also likes Dos Equis Amber. We had been on the hunt for a light up bar sign for a long time, but Ivan didn’t want just like a Miller Lite sign or something (which he would never, ever drink…). So, this is perfect!! 🙂 I’ll have to share pics once we can get them hung up.
3- Asher has to give a presentation today at school and is cutely very nervous about it!! He practiced for like an hour last night. He said, “I’m nervous just doing this in front of you and Dad! I’m going to be so nervous in front of my class!!” (I didn’t bother to remind him that he is lucky to have a smaller 15 kid cohort in his class right now!! Normally would have been even more people…. haha.) The presentation is on COVID related stuff (he chose the topic) and it’s focused on how to properly wear a mask and other covid/mask related topics. He has nice charts from the CDC and other sources. Proud of him!
4- Currently reading…. Digital Minimalism! I’ve been on this Cal Newport kick lately, and I had two of his books on my “to-read” list anyway for this year.
Enjoying it so far. Not necessarily “life-altering” exactly, as I’ve heard a lot of these topics before. But so far it’s a quick, easy read with interesting perspectives. I enjoy books like this, anyway. I’ve been taking some notes. I had been MISSING reading non-fiction after my multiple novel streak!!!
(I love his term “high-quality leisure”. He uses that on many of his podcast episodes, too. I like that it doesn’t tell you what to do with your leisure time, but encourages you to think about what that means for you. He discusses how mindlessly scrolling on your phone is probably, in most cases, not going to really be intentional, carefully chosen leisure time that actually supports your values/what you truly “want” to do with your time. It’s just easy and always there, no real friction…so, we do it.)
I also jotted down: “prioritize long-term meaning over short-term satisfaction”.
5- An old co-worker of mine came over to job shadow me yesterday, as she is seriously considering applying for the new position that will be posted in my department soon. I’m SO EXCITED by this!!! This is a co-worker that I absolutely loved working with before, and I think she would be amazing at this job, too…. plus, since I will likely be doing a bulk of the training of the new person, this would make my job easier too. (She already has oodles of Transplant knowledge, which would be a HUGE perk.) She is just the nicest, coolest person, too! Fingers crossed it works out!!!
Ha, well, look at that! Without even meaning to, I listed 5 things. It’s a Friday 5 after all!!! Haha! Have a great weekend!
I am grateful for seeing my sister on Wednesday night!! She came and stayed overnight and will be back again this weekend. ❤❤❤