Social distancing report: Coronapocalypse, Day 3

Today started with waking up in the house we bought and were camping out in in the East Bay. We had some breakfast and pastries that we got at Mariposa on the way over on Sunday. Husband worked (he’s working remotely) and I got the baby down for a nap and played hours of LEGO…

Social Distancing Report: Coronacation, Day 0

It started before it officially started. We cancelled our family Spring Break vacation to Hawaii. Then Preschool announced that they are closing from March 16 until April 6, because SFUSD is. Then we got a note with a screenshot of a news article about one elementary school closing because of students with suspected virus and…

Software Engineer’s Time Management Matrix

A takeoff on Steven Covey’s time management matrix, for software engineers. This week was a mix of a production fire, project planning, and fighting my development environment. Note to self: the next time XDebug stops working, try to fix it for half an hour. Then rebuild your environment from scratch. How did you spend your…

This Week (and Last Week)

Fun Went to the South Bay for lunch with a friend.  I also stopped in at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park (where I bought a book and a notebook for writing in, since mine is almost done) and had a nice mint hot chocolate (with real whipped cream) at Cafe Borrone next door.  Those are two…

This week

Fun Had a nice 5 mile walk along Ocean Beach from Sloat to the Beach Chalet and back.  The snowy plovers were out in force and were fascinating to watch as they ventured into the water and ran away from the waves. Went to a friend’s house for dinner; she made roasted veggies and a…

The Zen of Surfing

Today, I went surfing. It wasn’t just any “going surfing.”  It’s the first time I’ve been since March, when I tweaked my back, and my first time since my tropical disease (and accompanying arthritis).  Needless to say, I was a little nervous about it. What if the waves are too big?  What if I can’t…