Year 1 Day 6: Busy Friday

I was up at 7ish this morning after being up almost to 1ish working. It was hard to get going again.

My first meeting was with the American SAP User Group (ASUG). This meeting is a forum for customers of SAP software to meet and discuss how to influence the design of the Fashion solution, the version of SAP used by Nike. It was good to see our friends and talk to other customers. We might help with a presentation soon.

Soon I was in endless Zoom meetings, emails, and Slack channel updates. I applied vendor patches (SAP notes to those who speak SAP) while listening and following along. I was multi-tasking and chatting online all at the same time.

I made coffee and had a bagel while multitasking, jumping about every 15 mins. It was a crazy Friday morning.

Susie got going late morning, and I got her breakfast-lunch. I drove to Burger King and got a Whopper Meal with onion rings, remembering how bad their fries are, using the drive-thru with a mask, and talked to Dondrea on the phone while I ate lunch in a parking lot. I don’t know if it just the lettuce, onions, and the big tomato in the burger, but it always so good. The onion rings will be skipped next time–just not quite good.

After that, I returned home and had a spare Diet Coke for Susie and back to the endless meetings. I had a few architectural discussions and alignment meetings. Some I was a bit direct. I apologized for being grumpy, but I did not get overly direct.

At about this time, my chair broke, and I was face down on the floor. My ribs are bruised, and my arm hurts. The wooden folding chair had got a bit creeky, but I was still surprised. I got my roller new chair back and am back to work.

I had some back issues and had changed to a straight-back folding wooden chair. I had been sitting in it for about six months. I put the broken chain in the garage on top of the last one that broke. The folding chairs break, but not usually quite so violently.

I made dinner today of baked chicken breasts, defrosted from Schwann’s, green beans finished in a pan with butter, also from Schwann’s, and couscous with almonds, raisins, and spices. This is my standard couscous of frying cinnamon, cardamom, almonds, and salt in butter. I microwaved some veggie broth from a box while I cooked this on the stove. I stirred in two cups of couscous and toasted it with the butter and all the goodness. I then add the broth; it boils a bit from the heat, and then I get the pan off the heat. It was a bit dry tonight. Next time three cups of broth!

As usual, the chicken breast is a bit plain but still good.

I watched the news while serving Susie, who liked dinner.

I then took a nap and woke up on time to join the Saturday morning India time meeting. One more night this week.

23,038 people were vaccinated yesterday in Oregon. This number may still increase as it takes 72 hours to collect all the counts and apply them.

1,268 people are reported to have died from Covid-19 today.

I went with This is the Day for today. I remember singing this every morning with Susie in 1990 on our trip to Isreal with my old church in Maryland. The Jewish tour guide would get us all going each day with this song before covering where we were going that day. So I always think of the pilgrim site of Israel when I hear it.


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