Sometimes Not Knowing The Whole Truth Is A Good Thing

Today was exhausting physically, mentally, and emotionally. My cats decided that 5AM was the perfect time to start rampaging around my bedroom and knocking things over. Tried to give them 3 changes to calm down then kicked them both out. Got basically a total of 4 hours of sleep.

So on to work in my home office which is drowning in paperwork and various debris related to work. I put in some notes about how crazy all the parents are feeling, how stressed and how despite this they are doing their damn best. I feel like there should be a gold star options in my notes to say THIS ONE IS REALLY TRYING so that the state can see how awesome these parents are at taking care of their children with special needs during this pandemic.

Then 9:30AM rolled around and it’s time for our Team Meeting. I was looking forward to this as we all decided that today will be hat day and I was rocking my Philadelphia Eagles NFC Championship hat from the year the Eagles won the Super Bowl. We had fun, we got caught up with each other, we laughed, we learned…and then…

Our CEO joined our team meeting towards the end. Apparently she was supposed to be there the whole time but was having technical difficulties. After praising us for all our hard work she proceeded to tell us that we will most likely not be returning to our office for about 6-8 months. My jaw dropped and I was stunned, but because I am now a Team Lead, I have to maintain a modicum of dignity so I silently stared at the screen and smiled stupidly. The meeting eventually ended and we all logged off to go work for the rest of the day.

I wanted to cry. I wanted to break down and scream and yell and stomp my feet like a two year old and scream “IT’S NOT FAIR!!” until I was blue in the face. Why? Because I miss my co-workers. I miss real human interaction. I miss hugs and laughs and real connection. Most days I just kind of float through work in some kind of haze. I don’t even know how I get to my end time some days. It’s just work, work, work, and no interaction other then work related stuff. I want to walk down the halls and visit our secretaries. I want to see my co-workers all over the building laughing and smiling and rolling our eyes at some new thing a parent said or did or a new policy that has been rolled out.

I know I am lucky I am still working. I know I am not a doctor, nurse, or grocery store employee. But my job is essential and I feel myself and my co-workers deserve some recognition. We are providing mental health services to children all over the state and helping families cope with all of this. We are teaching kids how to feed themselves, how to be potty trained, how to communicate. Without these services many of our children would fall apart. We have dedicated therapists that still go into these homes and work with children that are tired, cranky, hyperactive, bouncing off the walls, suicidal, homicidal, abusing drugs, being abused…the list goes on and on.

I don’t even really know the point of this post. I just really miss real live people.

 

 

Totally Bogus Theories On What Caused The Corona Virus

Hello Friends,

I am going stir crazy in my home as I practice social distancing so here are my COMPLETELY FAKE top ten theories of what caused the Corona Virus:

  1. All the introverts got together, had a meeting, and decided that they wanted extroverts to experience how uncomfortable we are in social situations.
  2. People who TRULY have OCD wanted the rest of us to get a taste of what it feels like to be scared of germs or to leave your home.
  3.  The makers of Zoom, Whatsapp, and other meeting apps needed a sales boost and so created the virus to force us to stay home and use them.
  4. Somebody playing the game called LIFE accidentally hit reset and now we have to build back up to whatever level we were at.
  5. This is what happens if Neo took the other pill in The Matrix movie.
  6. The makers of Clorox, Purell, and Lysol needed a boost in sales so they manufactured this virus, then made the cure (at least for surfaces).
  7. A group of scientists made some new medications for anxiety and depression and needed a large sample for human trials.
  8. All the bosses of the world got together to PROVE you really don’t want to work from home every day.
  9. The teachers of the world were tired of all the abuse they take for the little pay they make and cooked this up so parents could see how it is in fact NOT easy to educate their children and get anything else done. All parents in turn demand that teachers be given a six figure salary.
  10. Mother Earth was tired of all the abuse she was taking and forced us all to go inside and take a time out.

If you have any interesting and fun theories, please share them below. NO POLITICAL CONSPIRACY THEORIES. I’m trying to keep this fun and light.