Friday, November 13, 2020

put a band-aid on it

I was procrastinating on being productive while over at Pinterest this morning and came across this "mental health challenge".

Firstly, I think the title is misleading.  Is it encouraging us to challenge our mental health?  I don't think so.  I started looking at some of these challenges and realized they all sound fun.  How many can I do in ONE day??

It's a day off from work for me today after a weird week, COVID taking center stage.  

I mentioned one of my coworkers just returned from a bout of COVID.  I wouldn't have known but for the fact that she herself told me she'd had it.  At first I thought it was strange that no one told us that a person in our department was positive, but then, we're all required to test weekly anyway.

I asked a couple of other coworkers if they knew "Elle" had just returned from the land of COVID.  They, too, were a bit shocked to learn of it, and I realized I probably violated HIPAA.  But hey, it's all among friends, right?  Our boss has been out all week too, saying she was exposed and self-quarantining.  She's working from home, and I honestly wonder if she also tested positive.  

Additionally this week, we received information packets regarding signing up for next year's employee benefits, and we had a resident test positive - resulting in heavy precautionary procedures - and subsequently test negative. I picked my benefits info up from the office and was also given a pocket-sized dispenser of hand sanitizer and a small case of band-aids - gifts from HR.

I returned with my packet and freebies, to which another coworker snarked, "Oh hey, thanks for working the COVID hall!  Here are four band-aids!"  

HA!  Ya think we'd at least get a t-shirt.

Anyways, I'm going to challenge my mental health and do some 1, 3, 8, 9, 10, 12, 17, 19, 23 and maybe some 13, and 18.  

What are you doing for fun on this Friday the 13th of 2020?

Linking up this week with Mama Kat for the prompt:

3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: fun.


Madamdreamweaver said...

Those all seem like good ideas. Aside from a break to social media, I'd add take a break from watching any news for a week. Lowers stress and improves mental health.
Working outside, especially if you can get you hands in the dirt is extremely healthful as there's bacteria in dirt that activates happiness hormones in your brain. Amazing, but true.

Abby said...

MDW, I agree with everything you say :)

KatBouska said...

I think I might have felt a little annoyed if someone I work with tested positive and I was not notified. I also do not know if I could do weekly tests, so my hat is off to you. We just tested on Monday after learning about an exposure (all is good, we're negative) and I was a huge baby. lol That hurts! But maybe you get used to it? I don't know...I think I'd be a baby every time.