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It is spring break this week here but I am working so I have spent most of the week preparing multiple meals and listening to everyone complain about how bored they are 🤣. Can’t wait for everyone to go back to school next week!
I’m in my first year of grad school for cell and molecular bio and last week I had my first spring break since 2008...and I spent it sick! I started feeling cold symptoms around March 2, but all my COVID tests remained negative. Then this last weekend I took another nose dive and spiked a fever and tested positive. My first time getting COVID and it was a doozy. So not only did I not get to enjoy spring break, I’ve also missed a week of classes which is really hard to make up. I am finding grad school actually less understanding and accommodating than any of my old jobs. Honestly I think I would’ve missed 10 days of work this month had I been in my old job, and they wouldn’t have loved it but would’ve understood. Grad school has been not very supportive or helpful, even though I’m struggling with a virus we know is circulating and needs to be taken seriously. Sign. Venting over. Fortunately my toddler and spouse are still testing negative so hopefully they avoided the infection this round!
My two year old's new nighttime trick is to pretend to be a ghost. He slams his nursery room door shut... then silence... no movement... when I sit up on the bed trying to figure out what's happening, he has silently creeped into the corner of our room, and stand there like a statue in his white sleep sack, two eyeballs glowing in the dark. I call his name and he doesn't say anything. Eventually he replies "Mamaa?" but each night this week he changes his spot freaking the living daylight of me, as I never know where he is after the door bang.
It's Girl Scout cookie season here. Despite our council agreeing to push back the date of our cookie sales, there's still shortages. I am cookie mom, which means managing inventory for fifteen people while different pickup locations are randomly out of stock of different varieties. I mean, the good thing is that the cookies are selling really well which is great for the girls and great monetarily for the troop, but getting multiple requests for multiple cases of cookies at a time is a bit overwhelming.
Meanwhile, 7yo is ping-ponging wildly between "SELL TO ALL THE NEIGHBORS!!!!!" and "what are cookies?" and I'm deciding which type of cooking I'm going to buy and eat next.