Summer is when I do projects around the house. This blog sits idle during most of the year and picks up again when school ends for the term. This summer, though, has been a bit different due to the pandemic. I find my motivation changing like the tide. Sometimes it comes in high, and sometimes it recedes lower than I thought possible. On top of this, I have doubts as to whether I will retain my position as a librarian. Before Governor Newsom’s announcement, my hours dropped to part-time (temporarily, though no one had definitive information on what change to which parameter would change my status). Now, with no campus learning happening in the foreseeable future, I don’t know what this term holds for me.
There is one thing I know for sure: the boys will be learning, whether by Distance Learning or their usual on-campus experience. For now, until we all do our part to remedy the situation we are in, they will be Distance Learning. They still have schedules and expectations, and they still function best with all their obligations front and center. The Board continues, pandemic or not.
I usually fill The Board with summer and year-round activities, but there aren’t many. They still teach karate weekly, though now it’s over Zoom. Nico has several summer assignments to complete for next term, but the schedules are still up in the air. For now, I typed out all his confirmed due dates until we have more information on the upcoming year. There is no Athletics schedule on the horizon.
Usually, the Miscellaneous/Project section is so full by the end of summer that I have to hang things on the diagonal. The citation packet is from last year, and I didn’t have the heart to hang it straight. It will stay diagonal because pandemic or not, humans find a way to makes themselves busy. Soon The Board will overflow once again.