Please help me understand the following in bold.
1. You mean the perceived secrecy, like something more is going to happen? / That's a good way to put it.
Is this something like "secret that everybody knows"?
2. Task oriented: ground my day in the assignments at hand.
Does this mean "pay close attention to the assignments at hand?"
1. perceive, To become aware of directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing.
2. noun, ground(s), The foundation or basis on which a belief or action rests; verb, ground, To instruct in elements or first principles: to ground students in science.