Takeout Friday! Dad's off to the GF's and I get the evening to myself. Probably sushi, it's usually sushi.
Work is as work does. The EMTs/BLS have slowed down some (fewer COVID transports, but still not many of the usual transfers/discharges), Paramedics/ALS it's not awful. My partner and I went to a nursing home last week for a COVID patient who was very clearly on death's door, and was supposedly DNR, but they "couldn't find" the DNR/MOLST form (he'd been there two weeks). I was furious with them, that they had to put this poor man - who was probably not long for this world even pre-COVID infection - through all the nonsense of being poked and prodded and shipped off to the hospital when it's not what he or his family wanted. There will be more work tomorrow, and Tuesday. I had long requested June 9th off, back when I was still going to go to DC, so I'll keep that off and take a week or so of freedom and enjoy myself.
The weather has been hot and humid - not super hot, but hotter than we've had in a while - but no rain, so it's been a good chance to get out and go do things. Sunday, I went for a hike. Monday, I went for a walk. Tuesday was work and PPE is HOT. Wednesday, I ... got stuck waiting for my car. :( And then went for a swim. Thursday, I had a nice ride. Today ... it's warm out, the clouds are a bit ominous but it's not supposed to rain til tonight, so I think I'm going to go for a swim.
Riding is good - Jasper and I went out solo yesterday and had a pleasant time. His recent mischief (and is when we're at The Speed Spots (they all know where we usually trot/canter) and he gets antsy, I hold him back to wait for my cue - and he trots in place. (it is a 2-beat, I can feel it). Knucklehead. Fortunately, this is useful mischief - if he'd like to trot VERY SLOWLY well, that's what we're going to do. I was pretty successful in getting him to go forward at that very collected pace, and it was really cool, like floating, very delicate for a lanky old man. Cueing him to canter from that trot gets a tiny (for his size), graceful little canter that is as smooth as glass. Holding him to that is... well, harder, but it's a process. We did have to go in the spin cycle once, but it was on the way home and he was excited from passing other horses, so I'll call the ride a win overall.
I am also SO GLAD the weather and water is warm enough to swim (we've crossed the 60F barrier at most inland waters! Good enough for me), now I have another activity to do and can work up my endurance in the desperate hope that at least ONE of the races I've signed up for will go off.