Pre-holiday 2021

Last year, I was pretty much done decorating by mid-November, because ya know... 2020 was our first COVID Christmas. I say "first" because 2021 seems to be 2020's little sister. I did wait until after Thanksgiving to drag out the holiday gear. Our house lights were actually put up in early November, but I waited … Continue reading Pre-holiday 2021

School things to do before the holidays

Volunteer hours As the semester is winding down before the holidays, there are a few things Kid #2 must do before it ends. Part of the requirement to be in National Honor Society is to complete 10 hours of volunteer service before the semester is over. Zach had about 8 hours to go... 😐 So... … Continue reading School things to do before the holidays

Snoball 2021

He got all spiffed up for the winter dance at school. He went with a group of friends. Details are sketchy but here's what I gathered: They had reservations at Olive Garden at 6:30 p.m. There were boys and girls in the group.Many ordered some version of Fettuccine Alfredo. They went to the dance.It's unclear … Continue reading Snoball 2021

Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?

Experts call it the Great Resignation. The last 18 months has revealed "pandemic burnout" - a collective reassessment about priorities and what matters most. Workers, fed up with long commutes, office politics and toxic workplaces, are saying "f*** this shit" and searching for better opportunities. In April 2021, more people left their jobs than any … Continue reading Did the pandemic cause the great resignation?