Wednesday is my evening at work so I am at home until 12:30 or so. That gives me plenty of time to be alone with my thoughts. Here are the ones for today, mostly brought to me by the coronavirus.
I’m sad about the disruption of school for my daughter. It sucks to go from living in the dorm, hanging out with friends, etc to classes from your couch home alone. That is not what the college experience should be. I’m sad that my kids live in a world where they can’t go to school because they might get sick.
I know that everyone says that mass gatherings are a bad idea, but I’m also hoping that March Madness goes on as planned. It is one of my favorite times of the year. I have been looking forward to it. It would be a nice break from all of the bad parts of life right now.
I’m worried that the conference I am supposed to attend in May will be canceled. It was another thing I was looking forward to give me a break from real life. I was supposed to have a week of one day at work, one day at our staff professional development day and then three days at a conference. It’s possible that will change to five days stressed and depressed at work. It seems all of the good stuff is going away but my life in a public building remains business as usual.
It will be nice to have my daughter at home. I won’t have hours at home alone anymore. It’s possible that my wife will also eventually be transitioned to mainly telework so I will come home to two people at the house. My son will continue living at his house so it won’t bring the entire family back to the house, but he still comes home once a week for dinner, so we will have more time together as a full family.
I know it won’t happen, but I will admit that I wish the decision would be made to close public buildings and that I would be forced to stay at home. Maybe me being at home for a time cleaning and cooking full time would convince my wife that it should be a permanent thing.
So, that is where my head is at this morning. Looking forward to the day when my thoughts aren’t consumed by how all of this will affect my life.