I started my hybrid work schedule this month. The University put out a work from home policy earlier this fall, and applications would be reviewed on an employee by employee basis. After working from home for over a year and a half, I’ve realized I can do some of my job from home and don’t necessarily need to go into the office. My agreed upon schedule is working in the office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and working from home on Wednesdays and Fridays. I’ve enjoyed it so far, especially the days I’m at home. I can wear comfy clothes, and I like working alone in my condo.
Josh and I had a fun fall weekend over the long holiday weekend that included a corn maze, wine, bar food, apple picking, and seeing the pups. We went to a Springfield Thunderbirds hockey game and also went to a dog rescue fundraiser at a brewery with one of my friends (I went to the same fundraiser last year and it was fun to see the pups all dressed up for Halloween; plus she was one of the last of my friends to meet Josh).
I got my flu shot in the middle of the month. It was a lot easier to schedule an appointment through CVS than trying to schedule a COVID vaccine shot. I went one weeknight after work, and it took less than 5 minutes.
The theatre group I volunteer with is performing Mamma Mia! next month, and I’m excited to go see it. I’m going with my mom and her friend, who I actually saw the Mammia Mia! movies with in the theaters when they came out. I’ve been working on collecting all of the biographies and information for the program as well as posting on social media.
I ran what I think will be my final 5K of the year earlier this month. I’m taking advantage of the sun still being up after work to run before daylight savings time. Then I’ll just run on the weekend mornings. I think (?) I’m still technically registered for the March St. Patrick’s Day 10K that I’ve been trying to run the last two years; I’ve been deferring my registration since it’s been cancelled twice due to COVID. We’ll see what happens with that.
I’m honestly shocked the Red Sox made it to the ALCS. After the COVID outbreak they had, I didn’t think they’d make the playoffs. But boy was it stressful. Part of me wanted them to make it to the World Series but part of me didn’t want to have to stay up late to watch the games—I know, very selfish of me. I haven’t watched much of the World Series since it started but I’m rooting for the Braves because I hate the Astros.
My New York Giants are 2-5 on the season so far, which I guess is expected. I’m in it for the long haul at this point. And the Alabama Crimson Tide are 7-1—the loss to Texas A&M was brutal—so I guess they’re my only good football team to root for.
This morning, news broke this morning that Jerry Remy, former Red Sox player and current NESN broadcaster, died. If you need me, I’ll be watching this video on repeat for the foreseeable future.
What I’m Watching
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
- Law & Order: SVU
- Law & Order: Organized Crime
- New Amsterdam
- CSI: Vegas
- Houses with History
- The Circle (S3E1-S3E8)
- Pose (S2E2-S2E10)
- This Changes Everything
- Special (S1E1-S1E6)
- Below Deck (S5E12-S6E8)
What I’m Reading
- 11/22/63 by Stephen King: 4 stars
- The Truths We Hold: An American Journey by Kamala Harris: 4 stars
- Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obama: currently reading
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett: currently reading
My Questions For You!
- How was your October?
- Did you have any plans for Halloween?
- Did you do anything fun this month?