7:00 am EEST (GMT+3). This is the June 5 2020 daily proof of life post. It’s raining, my allergies are acting up, and I do not want to look at the news. For the moment I’m enjoying the quiet, but after breakfast I’m going to put on some classic Motown to boost my mood and write all day. This isn’t me being negative. This is me already trying to figure out how I’m going to get through another day.
I suspect, given the weather, that I will be running out of spoons and maxing out on painkillers by about 2 or 3 this afternoon. Fortunately I have a lot of what Katie calls “plug and chug” work that I can do. Mindless repetitive tasks like cut-and-paste and running spellcheck on manuscripts. That way I can still be productive even when my pain is high and my energy is low.
Which is more incentive to ignore the news today, or put off looking until all essential tasks have been accomplished. It’s just draining. If I were in the United States I’d be in the streets every damned day. Hell, if I were in Helsinki I’d be out because there are protests going on there, too. Nothing here in Jyväskylä, though. I suspect it’s because the university has been shut down because of COVID-19 and a lot of the students and faculty are gone anyway because it’s June.
Have the best possible day, folks. I’m rooting for you.