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    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Yes, outdoors for the win!

    And, yeah, we still have tons of testing sites around nyc (and free rapid tests available at various community and cultural places, like public libraries; I pick up four every week and we still test at home regularly since it’s free and easy).

    #1103569 Reply
    TheLadyE
    Guest

    All I can say is I turn 40 in November and I’m having a party and that is all.

    #1103589 Reply
    hfantods
    Participant

    Two coworkers are home sick. One has tested positive on the rapid test. The other has symptoms but has tested negative on the rapid test so far. She had what we thought was covid in the omicron wave so maybe it’s “just a cold” although its possible she’s has Covid twice.

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    #1103592 Reply
    Copa
    Participant

    Yeah, people can get it twice. One of my cousins had two breakthrough cases just a few months apart, the second being not all that long after her booster.

    Finally went to the grocery store last weekend. I’m still opting into masks and I’d say it’s about 50/50 at the one I went to, though it was not my usual store. I think my usual store will actually be a bit better but we’ll see.

    Still no return to work updates from work, which I am a little disappointed about.

    Saw my therapist earlier this week and while the building she works in requires masks still, she told me we had the option of unmasking, which I was fine with. She picks up on a lot of nonverbal cues in sessions and never found teletherapy as useful for that reason. I also spent most of that hour crying, which is less of a snot-y situation without masks.

    #1103622 Reply
    ktfran
    Participant

    BIL update. Just transferred hospitals tonight and needs surgery on both lungs to repair tiny holes. He wasn’t getting better.

    And now my mom is in the hospital. She had to have her gallbladder removed. She want to the ER last night because of extreme pain.

    If you have some good thoughts to spare, please send to my fam. I don’t ask for much, but this is a shitty week and I’ll take what I can get!!

    #1103644 Reply
    Kate
    Guest

    That’s a lot, KTFran. I hope they’re both okay.

    #1103647 Reply
    Dear Wendy
    Keymaster

    Sending good thoughts to you snd your fam, KT!

    #1103658 Reply
    Copa
    Participant

    @Ktfran Sorry to hear! Hoping everything goes well with both your BIL and your mom. The lung surgery sounds scary. Not sure if this is helpful, but I had my gallbladder removed awhile back and the procedure these days is fairly noninvasive… patients are often discharged same day and she should be feeling way better soon. Sending good thoughts your family’s way and hoping for full and speedy recoveries for both!

    I have been feeling not great and tested twice for COVID and was negative. Realized in the wee hours of the morning that I’m pretty sure I have a stomach bug that I’ve heard is going around Chicago. Preferable to COVID IMO but still not much fun. I have a work meeting this a.m. (because why wouldn’t I on a Saturday?) and can’t wait to spend the rest of the day reading under a blanket.

    #1103661 Reply
    Kate
    Guest

    So that guy who’s getting married a year after his wife passed, texted us at 7:30 Thursday night asking if we were dining, and that he was at his favorite restaurant in pacific beach. We had eaten 2 hrs earlier because east coast time, and were in bed already. And then yesterday he brought his fiancée to the race course and asked where I was, but my husband told him I got pulled into a project. They are leaving later today for Phx.

    Their boat won though! First time ever at this course. The race was super early for a change, with flat water.

    #1103702 Reply
    Copa
    Participant

    Looks like my company will be moving to a hybrid approach on 4/18. More specific details to come at a company-wide meeting but sounds like we’ll just work out our new schedules/expectations with our managers. Time to find out if any of my work pants still fit!

    Work recently announced that a coworker I really like and looked forward to seeing again in person will be leaving the company. She’s one of our mid-level directors, she’s been with us for 10+ years and is great. They also just announced a new hire who would’ve been the departing co-worker’s supervisor had she elected to stay. Kinda curious if she was pushed out/if there’s more going on that I don’t know about. I don’t prefer shake-ups at work.

    #1103703 Reply
    Kate
    Keymaster

    This past 6-9 months, the President of our division retired. Good for her, seriously, she’s only in her 50s and wanted to spend time with her family. So we have a new President AND my boss’s boss moved over to a special team where he has no reports (interesting!), and he’s now been replaced too. So I am really bracing for a shakeup or reorg or something. My boss has been acting bonkers for a while now.

    #1103704 Reply
    LisforLeslie
    Guest

    I’m working with a new client. One of them asked when we would be resuming travel. Her own company still has enforced travel restrictions. I just very calmly typed in the internal work chat “I would prefer to not travel”. Really, you want to pay $10K for me to travel to Switzerland for a week? It’s your money. But I’d really rather not. If only because it’s a pain in my tuchas, let alone the risk of picking up COVID.

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