December 20th, 2019


Interesting times

Today was a small adventure. We had agreed to help with another baptism, but there were some crossed wires in the communications department, and by the time we realized that might be an issue it was too late to make the necessary phone calls. So our only hope of getting to the baptism even remotely on time was to summon an Uber. I'm not sure using Uber will ever stop stressing me out. Our driver was very nice, though, so that helped a little. And I think we were only a couple of minutes late.

In the meantime, we're still really pressed to finish a mountain range of work, and we have to figure out how much time we're going to spend with family. On the one hand, we don't get to see people very often, so we think it would be nice to stay a day longer. On the other, we have a mountain range of work, so we think it would be nice to go home and work on it without any social pressure. As usual, people point out that we can work anywhere, but that's really only true in theory. I mean, it's also true in fact, but there are certain requirements that need to be met for work to be any kind of productive. But I don't want to argue this point with myself.

The point is, we can't decide. And I think part of that inability comes from the fact that we have to decide a lot of things (translating basically is a bunch of decision making, deciding which words to use and stuff), and we're tired. Like, I feel like we're rejecting our family if we come home sooner. I don't know. I'm tired.

Today I'm thankful for getting a good amount of work done, making it to the baptism, catching a ride home so we didn't need another Uber, having time to play Pokemon and watch Miraculous when we got home, and getting to watch the Gigantitan episode again.