Summertime

I haven’t posted since February – sorry about that. There were days when I could have but I didn’t. We’re already in summer!

Work is super busy, and though I’m still in an 80% schedule, I’ve been wondering if I should switch back to full time for this project. But then again, I needed today as a downtime day. I’ve already napped with kittens this morning (I’m taking care of a friend’s cats while he is travelling). Right now, I’m sitting in our comfortable chair with my knitting beside me, taking a moment to post before trying to finish off the daily pattern I’m on – I’m still working on the Advent scarf from November /December, and I’m on December 15th (out of Nov 24-Dec 24). That’s how busy and how tired I’ve been. I’ve only been knitting rarely.

I’ll be working tomorrow, for the project. Just for the morning, but that morning is going to start at 7:15am. I’m getting Tuesday off next week as a trade, which means I’ll have a two day week that will likely be intense, since the field team will be heading out to our first site next Saturday.

I’m finding it’s actually really stressful to have shorter weeks when there’s so much to do. I compromise my boundaries in order to meet deadlines. I haven’t mentioned to my boss how I ended up working 16 hours last weekend to submit my ill-timed journal article revisions because I didn’t have those hours available during my work week. I’m sure I will tell her, eventually.

Unfortunately, the increased stress has increased the frequency of my headaches again and my facial tingling is back. Huge reminders to get my health hygiene back on track – get up to stretch, and do yoga, and meditate, and do my physio, and… And knit.

So, I’m going to do just that. Knit and enjoy the silence of the apartment.

Happy summer! I’ll hopefully make some time to post, as I’m sure to have stories. :)