If we were measuring life segments on a 0-10 scale, the weekend was a -10*
Today, in contrast, was a super Monday. It started at 5, quickly climbed to 8, stayed high all day, and finished at 10.
The day started well. I made the morning coffee manually for the first time since 13th October, when we bought the coffee machine. The return of this morning routine helped. Gave me a few minutes to walk around, smell the brewing coffee, and prepare for work.
I had no meetings or chats all day, other than the 10 minute morning standup. A full day of coding, reviewing, and studying with no distractions. Completed a good PR, merged two, and reviewed one.
I had a good walk with Chewie and Dudley in the afternoon. Didn’t meet any humans. FTW!
Lunch was more comfort food. Alu-methi parantha with chicken curry, and some Chewie cuddles.
Thanks to no meetings, I even finished work at 6. With a smile.
Then I went for a run. My first since early October. It was short, slow, and hard. But, I ran! Win!
A very good day, indeed**.
* It actually started at zero, nose dived to -100, then slowly climbed back to 0 over two days of doing nothing, eating comfort food, watching feel good movies, and some walking.
** Still not enough to completely drown out the pain from the weekend.