Not much else to do, for sure, so my thinking is probably not unexpected. My mood has deteriorated to a constant state of irritation. Not that I’m not my usual, cheerful, optimistic self, but don’t f**k with me, or I’ll snap your head off!
When the world collapses down to the four walls that surround you, you become hypersensitive to the little things — the cat throwing up on your pillow or pee-ing on your chair, the momentary glitches in WiFi speed that get in the way of your not-so-essential on-line shopping and Netflix binge-watching, and of course, that person who you can’t avoid (as they are in quarantine too) who always interrupts you while you’re thinking or working or binge-watching Star Trek (sorry Lyn)… I could go on, but why. You know the drill. You’re living it too.
I am grateful (yes, I really am) for many things. I still love my job, despite it’s many challenges right now. The Anglo is a wonderful school and goes beyond the pale to give their students the skills they need to compete in the 21st Century. It isn’t easy though. Being dependent on technology and the will of the students has its ups and downs. At least when the students are late, I can get a cup of coffee or a snack from the kitchen, which I couldn’t really do at the school. I have a great slide for when I need a “bio break” too.
I am also grateful for the wonderful climate here in Querétaro. It has been so pleasant — warm during the day and cool at night. I do admit, however, that I miss being “outdoors.” Our courtyard lacks a little something in ambience as there isn’t any cool grass to walk on or a hammock to chillax in. I do miss my Boise yard. I had just gotten it where I wanted it when we left. Oh well.
I worry about the U.S. It seems nye on near an armed revolt, and I think the Cheetoh in Chief is encouraging it. How he ever got elected is truly beyond me. Not that the political scene in Mexico is any better. It does, however, seem more benign. The people here do what they need to do regardless of who is at the helm. I respect that about them. I’m trying to be more relaxed about things in that way, but it is hard being an outsider. I still don’t know how many things work here.
Well, it’s time for me to go. I have a class starting in 3 minutes.
Stay safe friends. I hope to see more of you in person soon.