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Last week I arranged a five day weekend to stay at home, and have a break from my day job.
Over the year so far, the only time I have taken off involved a lot of travel (which was lovely!), and was conference speaking related (also an amazing opportunity for which I am very fortunate). However, I am a homebody at heart, and was really looking for a reset where I wasn't tied to any high stress personal work. I take writing and giving conference talks very seriously, and it can be draining when you also throw in Imposter Syndrome with an introverted personality, both of which I have. Preventing burnout is good!
It was a good thing I was planning on pottering around at home, because it was a very hot five days, weather wise. One day soared to 36ºc with 80% humidity. The lone window air conditioner in my apartment was barely keeping up!
So what did I get up to?
I always feel like I'm taking good care of myself if I'm making as many of my own meals as possible. My busy schedule doesn't always allow for me to do this every single day, so I took a lot of comfort in making some of my favourite food this weekend.
I was constantly grazing on all sorts of yummy stuff:
Despite the heat, I managed to eat at my favourite café in my neighbourhood, and visited my favourite quiet spot which you can see in the photo above. I love that I live so close to the water.
It would be out of character if I didn't also work on some personal projects. You can see more about that below.
The BK-868 by MPD Inc.
I appreciate this sheet for a couple of reasons. The revision history table in the top right corner is a nice touch. The author also made the PCB footprint drawing (top right) really easy to understand in order to implement as a custom part in your chosen PCB design software. It's clean, it's succinct, it's got everything you need. I hope you enjoy it too!