There’s lots of things happening this week, let’s count ‘em out and start small.
Personally, I found out on Wednesday that I really do have a cat allergy. I also had trace reactions to oak and lamb quarters pollen but I can no longer live in denial that my fuzz babies, especially my Margy girl, are the environmental element making me sneeze. Raise your hand (ie, leave a comment) if you’ve had allergy shots and if you think they were worth it. I’m looking forward to the day the shots take effect, but until then wish me luck and lots of tissues.
Before I mention events at the national level, I wanted to point out that Global Climate Strikes will start today and continue through the next seven days. You can click the link to find and RSVP to events near you, and show your love and support for Big Momma Nature and all she has gifted to us and our fellow Earth inhabitants. Hopefully you amped yourself up by hoisting your personal jolly roger and spending yesterday Talking Like A Pirate.
My lab is privileged to have three and a half postdocs at the moment (one is shared with another Biology lab at Penn State), and I admire each of them so much. Each of them is pursuing her research interests, conducting experiments, mentoring the grad and undergrad students, promoting mental health and work-life balance, publishing their studies, and putting together materials for academic job searches ALL AT THE SAME TIME.