Hello, again. I’m back! Sorry about missing June and July, needed a break, but I’m ending the month with a holiday so I’ve got time and sanity back (momentarily). Most of August was tough though. I was juggling two jobs, teaching online and in the classroom.
We went back into the classroom at the end of June, but by then I already had online work. In July I picked up even more students, so August was insane. But this has taught me the importance creating boundaries around my personal time, and that being busy doesn’t suit my personality. Nor is it particularly good for creative projects since I need “brainstorming time” for the next leg of my book writing journey. September should be more manageable.
In the meantime, Thailand continues to have low COVID cases. This NYT article talks about how SE Asians might have a lower susceptibility to the virus, as in when folks do test positive, they are likely to be asymptomatic. But we’re more susceptible to the mosquito borne viruses, and there’s quite the rise in dengue cases.
At the end of the month, we did manage a beach getaway. They say prices are good because there aren’t any tourists, but the food was so expensive that it didn’t feel like we enjoyed any savings! It’s okay though because it was nice to swim in the ocean, walk along the beach, and see something new.
When we arrived we unhappily discovered that the BF needed his passport. A copy of his page would not be enough because they wanted to see if he had been out of the country. Strangely, if he had he would have had to undergone the mandatory 14 day quarantine complete with COVID tests (twice if you don’t include the one you need before you can even fly to Thailand), so that was confusing.
Luckily, I found an electronic copy of his visa page. Thank god for smart phones!
The rest of our short stay was uneventful. We loved the pool (complete with slides!), the fact that we had the whole hotel practically to ourselves, and exploring the area was fun, too.
If you’d like to participate in this monthly challenge, and be part of a lovely group, click on over to Su’s blog for the details and link back to her site as well. Easy peasy.
How was your August? And which do you prefer, the beach or the mountains?