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The Daily Good day 22: first day

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

My first day of online classes went well. Part of me likes the ease of online classes, while the other part misses the camaraderie of being on campus. One of my professors is holding out hope that in May or June we will be able to meet in small groups of five students for a few activities, which would be nice!

Time for the good :)

* Even with the additional responsibility of class work and fewer work assignments available (or more of writers working), I was able to hit work goals fairly early in the day!

* I had one live online lecture, and it was surprisingly well organized. I'm impressed with the time the professor put into not just the lecture, but managing an online classroom with 30 students asking questions.

* My eldest son is an education and art major. His professor mailed "care packages" with all the supplies needed for the class to each of his students so that they didn't have to stress about finding art supplies during quarantine. Even more impressive, the professor did this at his own cost.

* I signed up for a free online conference that will be hosting sessions on regional activism, science supported policy, and environmentalism in our region. This is an organization and a movement I have supported for some time, and I am excited at the opportunity to learn more and get more involved.

* I finished all my first day homework and got through all my lectures. It's always so lovely to feel organized at the start of the quarter, no matter where the classes are taking place!

* I fit in my third run since I started back up last week! I also improved my mile time by 30 seconds -- I'm not as out of shape as I thought.

* Blue sky -- yesterday was a blue sky day and today is shaping up to be the same!

* Easy, low calorie dinners are always a good thing -- yesterday was polenta bowls topped with a grilled vegan sausage (homemade!) and asparagus spears.

* My youngest turns 15 (!!!) next Monday. He wants a Cascadia flag (it's a regional thing). I checked my craft supplies and I have all the necessary fabrics and grommets to make one. That saves money AND prevents us from needing to shop/order in during these times.

* My sister and I, with which I rarely have an opportunity to talk to, had a wonderful text conversation over several hours.

* The birds are singing, the wildflowers are starting to bloom, and the trees are turning green. What more is there?

Wishing everyone a wonderful day filled with simple good and small moments of happiness -- those are the best kinds of happiness!
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