Little IT pro tip today:
You can't click unsubscribe from your own company's emails "to see what happens" then wonder why you're not receiving emails.
I officially haven't been in my office for a full year. It's going to be like an archeological find when (if) we ever go back.
Kids' school pictures from 2 grades ago, a petrified granola bar, a vendor calendar stuck on Feb 2020, more notepads and sharpies than any sane person should possess...
WHHHYYY do people leave voicemails saying they have a question but not say what the question is?
Top 5 pet peeve.
Haha minus the cat, but yes! When will we get over these stupid video calls? It's been almost a year!
And all jokes aside, it really does kill productivity. I can't work on something else while listening in to a call even if I'm completely capable of doing both because it looks like I'm not paying attention, I can't work out before a morning call because a sweaty face (or even freshly showered but wet hair) doesn't exactly look professional...
Have you ever had a great idea but didn't act on it, and someone else brought it to market?
My kids invented Ninjabread men, and we laughed. Then, the following year, someone actually created them.
Also, I invented Spanx and the Yankee candles with the lid/base, and my brother in law invented Netflix
fav(Ahh, I hate when people write long impassioned comments, but I've written and deleted this like 5 times in the last 6 weeks so...)
Since school started this year (really, since it ended abruptly in March), I've seen lots of praise for teachers, and the large majority of that praise is warranted. Good job and thank you!
But ya' know who's not getting any of the credit? The kids. They're also dealing with the same situation, learning in completely new ways, working outside the normal hours (and walls) of school, in programs they've never dealt with before.
And I don't see any of the same praise or understanding extended to them.
My kids' (excellent, competent) teachers make mistakes every single day. They post a broken link, an incorrect article, can't figure out why their screen all of a sudden won't share, thought they posted an assignment 10 days ago but it never went live, etc. Sometimes they realize, sometimes the students have to point it out to them, sometimes it's corrected, sometimes not, and the kids adapt and deal with it. That's understandable, it's bound to happen.
But when a student's internet blinks and they get kicked out, a mic or speaker goes out for a moment and they miss something important, or they submitted an assignment and it wasn't received on the teacher's end, there is no understanding, and no grace.
If you know me (and my husband, but moreso me haha), we take school, and accountability overall, pretty seriously. I'm not looking for a free pass. I'm looking for the same grace that's extended to teachers, to be extended to students.
If it's rough on you as an adult, try to imagine how hard the kids (little and big!) are working to keep up.
It's been exactly 8 months since the first day home ("for 2 weeks").
It was also a Friday,
Also the 13th,
Also a half day of school.
Hopefully whatever happened leading up to that day is reversed today!
After 8 months, my house is quiet...for 2 days a week.
they can stay in school safely.
Has the pandemic/quarantine changed the way we do business?
Well I just had a conversation with a client about stress sweat, so you be the judge.
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