Weekly Check In – 5/5/2021

Ninety four weeks out from surgery, and here are the numbers I care about:

  • Weight: 238

Up 0.0 pounds. On the other hand I also lost 0.0, so….yeah. Here’s the thing though: I’m genuinely pretty stoked at my ability to maintain my weight within the six pound range it’s been at for the last six months. That’s genuinely comforting news. It’s been a genuinely busy week here. It’s currently Sunday morning, but last night I was playing D&D with friends, and I realized I never wrote this. There’s been a LOT of grading this week and a LOT of sending out last minute progress reports to students before the final drop date. I can’t overstate how nice it’ll be when we’re finished with this distance learning BS and students don’t drop out of classes like mad. I think my freshman classes are down to about 50% of the headcount we started with. It’ll make grading research papers easier, but I’d honestly prefer to have everyone stick around and finish.

Three things I’m grateful for:

  • Visiting friends. I got to hang out with Andrew yesterday. In person. We hugged and everything. I honestly hope I never take this for granted ever again, but I also kind of can’t wait to start taking it for granted again.
  • My mom. It’s Mother’s Day today and that makes this an excellent opportunity to acknowledge how incredibly lucky I was to wind up with a mom as excellent as mine.
  • My taxes. We got off light this year. Literally paid less than half of what we’ve paid in previous years. I absolutely can’t remember if I changed my withholding or if this is just the result of changes to the tax law, and I absolutely don’t care. I cut the check and put it in the mail a few days ago.

I’m good this week. I doubled the dosage on my new meds last week and I honestly can’t tell the difference between doses. I honestly don’t even know if it’s working or not. I’ve also been avoiding political news for the last week because reading about the GOP voter interference bills being signed into laws in various states makes me want to spit fire. Sometimes you just need to focus on yourself. This is one of those times.

Here, have a graphic: