It was a Friday of ups & downs

A reusable grocery bag with the logo for Angelo Caputo's Fresh Market grocery.

Extra work day this week at the library job. We had our annual emergency training, along with other in-service programs. First in-person meeting since November 2019. Still feels weird & wild to be meeting in big groups. But being able to meet together? That was a big up.

Down? Big room full of people, about 10% masking. And no, I was not masked through 100% of the event. In the the stuffy room packed to capacity w/100+ people? YOU BETCHA, but elsewhere, no. I know, not masking everywhere in every situation puts me in the “DGAF about anyone else’s health” camp, and I know masking in any areas puts me in the “alarmist so I’ll neither gonna justify nor defend.

Moving on, another up: really tasty pizza and greens salad and fruit salad for lunch from a local restaurant. Down: even as we were attending our session on active threat response, an area high school’s active threat alarm went off–false alarm! everyone’s safe!–but the lockdown was still real, evacuation, & who the fuck knows how much stress & anxiety for students, family, faculty, & the first responders.

Not sure what it says about the condition of the universe, but it’s probably not good.

ANYway. To decompress after Day Spent Around People with a side of ‘Murica, I took a walk w/Spouseman. We took a peek at our local new, neighborhood grocery (glam! shiny! full of tasty tidbits, fruit & veg, baked goods & prepared foods!) They also had $1 reusable bags, so I got one. And took picture of it of course. And…filled it with things. Another up!

Himself went off to the game store after that, and I strolled home through the rain (another up, I love rain walks) with snack mix, sourdough bread, fancy cheese, apples & coffee cake. And a gallon of milk. (Milk is heavy. That’s a down.)

Good treats, and a good quiet, low-expectations evening spent enjoying them equals another up, maybe the biggest one. Added bonus, that trip fended off the obligation of going Real Grocery Shopping for at least another week. Big yay!

There was also laundry today. Because there is always laundry. I’m honestly delighted I managed to get it done and a full day of work AND some relaxation.

Tomorrow there will be more coffee cake, and there will be writing.

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