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Parenting Weekend

A Solo Parenting Weekend

Josh worked essentially all weekend (he was on call and had a complicated case). I didn’t arrange any childcare, so it was all me. It ended up being . . . okay. I’m still in a bit of a mood spiral, but probably if…

November 11, 2019
life

Stress & Climbing Out of a Hole

Just popping in with my monthly “losing my (#$&@” post. I am going to admit it: I feel overwhelmed right now. With work projects, kid things, just all the things. I feel unhappy about that and just down in general. I have some form…

November 7, 2019
Travel Weekend

Current feelings, music rec, and NC trip!

FEELING: overwhelmed (at least a little bit) though also happy because I had a great weekend away with Annabel (pix below, or for a bit more, check out the highlight on my Instagram). Honestly, it was so relaxing and fun! It made me want…

November 5, 2019
Parenting

November and the start of Q5 (plus some Halloween pix!)

New month. New Quarter! (And one my favorite quarters, at that.) I have decided that I am tabling my NaBoProMo (National Book Proposal Month) until January. While I love that there is a widespread movement of others writing in November, I suspect this month…

November 1, 2019
Parenting

Evenings with Kids

Last night, I suggested to the kids that we take a walk around the neighborhood to assess the Halloween decorations. Annabel in particular wanted to take notes on the best houses to plan her trick or treating route. (She brought a notebook, because she…

October 29, 2019
Weekend

New Week / Weekend

I spent most of my weekend tired. Factors: Residency interviews Thursday & Friday! These went really well, but the stress just . . . took a lot out of me. I designed the schedule to contain 2 interviews every 2 weeks, so this is…

October 28, 2019
Parenting

A Few Words On Sleep

I went to bed at 7:45 pm last night (!) thanks to a willing husband and a total call hangover (no alcohol involved!). And despite having a sick child wakeup call at 4:30 this morning (poor Annabel), I feel 800000 times better this morning.…

October 23, 2019
Planners Work

MONDAY // new week

It’s a BIG week – our first round of residency interviews start (!), and I’m running that show (along with our interim coordinator) for the first time. Though I did get plenty of experience in our last 2 recruitment seasons, it’s different to feel…

October 21, 2019
Weekend

5 on a . . . Sunday?

Why not 🙂 ? 1- On call things. My call week will end on Tuesday morning, and I am actually rather proud of my (relatively) positive attitude through this week. Even if I did not try classical conditioning with chocolate chips every time my…

October 20, 2019
Work

Call Check-In

Call is going fine from a clinical standpoint. We were busy yesterday, but a manageable level of busy and the day went fast. I think I connected well with patients and I have a very sweet and interested first-year resident working with me, which…

October 17, 2019