Monday was very….Monday. We’d had a nice, low-key weekend, so admittedly it was a little rough jumping back into the work routine.

Ideally, it’s nice to have weeks that begin with a somewhat quiet Monday to ease into things, but this was one that opened with my having to give a Zoom presentation. Not that this is all that unusual, but  it does mean I have to put on my “talking with humans” face right out of the gates.

My association has a number of courses, some of which are really solid and I am comfortable with, others that are rougher around the edges. I was kicking off Monday with the one I feel least comfortable with, so I spent most of the morning wrestling with the slides, trying to streamline and improve it as best I could.

In the end, the presentation went pretty well, so that was a relief. After that, I pivoted to an afternoon of getting ready for another presentation later this week. And there are two other ones on the way to that one. 

The big meeting I’m getting ready for later in the week is my twice a year membership meeting, that under normal circumstances would have been an in-person event. I was in the process of deciding on a physical location back in March when the pandemic hit and it quickly became apparent we’d have to change format.

So that will be an interesting exercise. More on that later this week. All in all, Monday was a pretty normal start to the week. I grilled a marinaded pork loin for dinner, and the kids played for hours in the backyard. Before we knew it, it was getting late and the kids were still going strong.

We finally called them back in, got ready for bed, and called it a Monday. Another week underway. I guess no major bits of wisdom today, other than that any day we all wrap up healthy is a good day. The latest on my Dad’s condition is that he continues to get a tiny bit better every day, so we remain optimistic there. Tomorrow is a new day.