Week 31: Vaccine
I had my first jab, I’m part-vaccinated! As a kid, I was super scared of needles, which I told the person injecting me, but it was fine 🎉 The St Thomas’ vaccination centre was so efficient – I’m pretty impressed. It’s also nice being able to pop across the road for it. My arm aches but no other side effects.
I feel like I’ve been near-useless at work this week. I just can’t get motivated, then I guilt spiral because I feel like I’m letting down my colleagues by getting very little finished. So that’s fun. I think part of the issue is too much context-switching, and I need to cancel a few meetings and get better at carving out time to get focused work done.
Charlotte was busy every evening this week so I played a lot of Minecraft. I set up a server with the Create mod, Luke and I have been building some big contraptions to automate producing resources. I love how much the automation in this mod feels in keeping with vanilla Minecraft.
I’m gonna go into the office again next week because Lee is coming down from Sheffield and I haven’t seen him in 18 months. I’m genuinely excited for some more small talk with whoever else is in.
Charlotte discovered an AMAZING thing we can do with the blender via the internet. You chop up and freeze a couple of bananas, then blend them with a little bit of milk until they’re completely smooth and slightly frothy. The texture is exactly like ice cream and it’s delicious.
The weather on Friday and Saturday has made me a lot happier, and next week at work feels more achievable already. Maybe I just needed a bit of sun in my life? I’m gonna go and have a few drinks outside.