25 August 2017 @ 06:58 am
I've spent the last two days training people for the big project that begins tomorrow, when we welcome participants to town. And yesterday, at about 2pm, I remembered - oh, right. I can't do full days of being "on". This summer I've been able to vary my work between home and my office, see people and make appointments during the day, approach things from different vantage points as well as in different spaces, and I haven't had to be "on" very much at all (in fact only when I went to conferences). But the past two days I've been the facilitator, and at 2pm yesterday I was spent. Which reminded me that during 2/3 of the year, that's my pattern - at work by 8, completely unable to function by 2. I came home yesterday and slept for three hours.

So today I'm looking to drink more water, give people (and myself) more breaks, eat some snacks, and try and wrap up by 2pm. And then nap :D

I work with a population that includes people who go hungry, and while there are structural things that I can push for and contribute to (and am doing), my friends all crowdsourced a HUGE pile of snacks for me to keep in my office and hand out whenever needed. I have pretzels and fruit snacks (which are vegan), gluten-free granola bars, protein bars, goldfish crackers, chips, chocolate, fruity candy, and regular granola bars. All I'll need to do is pick up some apples and oranges each week. People's generosity has been mind-blowing, and I'm so grateful. What a wonderful thing.

It's a beautiful morning here, raining softly (and we need the rain), and so cool I had to put on my robe over my PJs. DELIGHTFUL. We have several more days of this in the hopper, and I'm so excited. Burrowing under my duvet to sleep is one of my favorite things ever, and I can leave all the windows open overnight and sleep beautifully.

And then, weirdly, my body woke me up at 5.50am and was all, it's time now. I could have slept longer, body, but okay, you do you :D

Did you see James Cameron's comments [about Wonder Woman yesterday]? It struck me as a very white man thing to do, to tell legions of women that they don't know what they feel, and that WW is regressive. In the immortal words of Sam Wilson, "Shut up, man."
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kass[personal profile] kass on August 25th, 2017 02:18 pm (UTC)
I am so happy that people crowdsourced snacks for your students. That rocks the house.
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on August 26th, 2017 12:23 pm (UTC)
I know. It filled my heart right up and then some. ♥!
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lexstar29[personal profile] lexstar29 on August 25th, 2017 05:10 pm (UTC)
I'm so pleased that you got such a great response to the snacks. It's a lovely thing that you do for you students. I hope that the weekend ahead is a restorative one for you.

Man that James Cameron thing is such trash. Just trash.
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sheafrotherdon[personal profile] sheafrotherdon on August 26th, 2017 12:24 pm (UTC)
I saw an article by Linda Hamilton making the rounds again, in which she recalls her marriage and says that it was horrible on every level. And that reaffirmed for me that nothing James Cameron has to say about humanity is worth listening to :D

SNACKS! Thank you for your part of that, my love! ♥ Have a wonderful weekend.
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