Yesterday was a workday for me, and it was thankfully nice and mellow. My boss and assistant boss both have Saturdays off, so it's the day of the week that I'm "in charge". Last Saturday was when we had that latest COVID situation frenzy, so while that was exciting, I was happy for a mellow day yesterday.
After work, Magnum and I went for a walk. We're back to earning points for cash at his work's health incentive program. I shoot for 10,000+ steps a day for maximum points.
So we hoofed it about 4.5 miles, and my linked app credited me with about a measly 3,000 steps for the trip. I don't think so! Not only that, but we were nearly hit by a
irresponsible bitch woman in an SUV failing to yield to pedestrians (us) in a crosswalk.
So I figured I'm due a Silver Liningness blog post. Onward.
Winter bicycle update: I thankfully decided not to buy a third bicycle, deciding that three's a crowd. My new winter tires have arrived, and I'm going to put them on Ariel and see how they are on dry pavement. Others have told me they just leave them on from November-ish to March-ish, and they're fine even on no-ice days, so we shall see. Here they studly sit beside me, patiently awaiting employment under the watchful eye of Catbug...
Whachu reading? I've just finished reading a couple of books by Japanese authors. They were recommended to me from my Kindle for some reason. Both books were strange, but I liked their strangeness. I think.
Certainly not for everyone, but I went from going, "okay, what is the point??" to "Hmmm, lemme think about that for a bit" with each.
Working in the time of COVID. This week, the CEO of the healthcare system I work for mandated that COVID vaccines will be required for employment as of April 1. We've already had some fallout from staff who don't want the vaccine. I'd decided to get it at the end of this month before the mandate was announced. I'm thankful to have it available to me and at the thought of protecting our senior residents. Fingers crossed it does the job.
In closing, I'm thankful for nice long walks, even if I don't get credited the full step count. And I'm thankful for not being run over by a motor vehicle.