I took the weekend off from grading papers. The challenge of working from home is to make sure I don’t work constantly. My goal is to work about 7 hours per day from home and then walk away from it and fulfill my personal responsibilities, and to have fun of course. Working from home seems more effective because when I go to my office it’s a 2-hour round trip on the train. I’d rather work those two hours. I figure I now have 128 papers to grade so it will take a couple of days if I stick to it. And I have to say that I really enjoy reading my students’ comments. I taught one class about self-care and stress management and it’s interesting to read their responses. Another class is learning to critique research articles and they are brilliant. And my third class is learning to do head-to-toe physical exams and since they are already nurses, their thought process is professional and fascinating.
This was our first Easter without Steve. We really did OK. The whole family was here, including my daughter who I have been worried about. She seems OK, but she has quit telling me details of her life because I worry too much and nag her. That’s fine with me because I would just as soon not know and not worry. Three of my grandchildren could not be here, but they will be here next year. Being with family is just the best. And things change so fast. For each get together, the kids are a little older and have different ways of looking at things. Steve left us when they were young and I believe he will be watching as they grow. So it’s hard to say that I’m sorry he won’t see them grow up. He will.