And it’s back to work my office goes from tomorrow, although we’re transitioning in a staggered manner: we’ll adhere to the original timetable, and not everyone will return simultaneously. My team is among the last scheduled to return, but I’ll continue WFH for a little longer because of Dr B. He has his uses, after all.
YoungB has cooked up his week’s worth of food – a very tasty beef casserole accompanied by Basmati rice – and is preparing to ride his pushbike again. I admire his dedication for all sorts of reasons, not least among them that he goes out in short knicks in the middle of winter. He has winter jerseys but the long bib-knicks he ordered haven’t yet turned up (and probably won’t until August). He mixes and matches short bibs and compression leggings so that he’s not out there with too much bare skin but it’s not quite the same as a purpose-made piece of all-in-one clothing.
No, I’m not volunteering to sew any, thank you. I made pencil shorts for him years ago, to address the modesty factor under his choir robes. In those days, I could have adapted the pattern to make a pair of child’s cycling shorts, albeit minus padding, more for the streamlined appearance than the protection. Nowadays, as with any serious endeavour, he needs the real thing with proper padding in the right places. As an old friend of mine used to say, referring to gel saddles in that instance, you have to protect your assets. She’d usually add that hers had been frozen for years, but that’s precisely what YoungB is trying to avoid.
And so, he’ll stagger on for a bit longer with the clothing set-up he’s managed to make work, and I’ll manage to work with the office set-up I’ve become accustomed to. In my case, I anticipate that staggering will be kept to a minimum.
I hope your staggering is also minimal 😀