can time really be MANAGED?

May 8, 2009

clinic, continued
just by luck of the draw, i spent yesterday afternoon dealing with STD complaints rather than runny noses. while some might consider that a raw deal, i was pumped. is it sad that i’d rather do a pelvic exam on a teenager who thought something might be “stuck up there” than a nasal washing (or even an ear check) on a feisty 2 year old? it’s much less messy, and there is a minimum of screaming involved. i guess it’s a good thing i will not be going into primary care.

(nothing was stuck up there, for the record.)

daily routine
yesterday tina posted her morning routine, inspiring several others to follow suit. my morning routine could use some work. i wish i wasn’t always rushing to work at the end of it! i also think maybe analyzing my routine a bit might help me find a good time to set aside for some academic reading. in the hopes of becoming a better teacher AND doctor, i really do want to make ~20 minutes of perusing pediatrics in review, nelson’s, or primary articles a regular part of my day.

5.7.9: in review

5:00 wake up (yes, i get up that early. i think i went to bed at about 10 the night before.)

5:05 make coffee, breakfast

5:10 eat and caffeinate while perusing google reader

5:40 start my own post

6:20 edit & finish post (yes it takes this long!)

6:30 go for 5 mile run around the neighborhood. yes, i run this soon after eating! no, it doesn’t bother me.

7:15 get back and frantically make lunch

7:25 fastest shower ever

7:40 leave for work

8:08 arrive, 8 minutes late (but usually before any patients are in rooms, so no one actually cares). see patients.

12:55 finish notes, eat lunch in 5 sadly rushed minutes

1:05 start seeing patients again

5:30 finish seeing patients

6:00 finish writing notes, leave clinic

6:25 arrive home

6:30 crash on couch where josh was napping and pass out. oops.

7:30 start making dinner

8:15 eat dinner

9:00 respond to emails, read a few blog posts, generally mess around

10:00 back in bed

so as i look at this, the logical place to sneak in some reading time would be after work. it’s hard because at that point my brain is a bit fried and i just want to decompress (or nap, i guess). i’ll keep working on it, though . . . i suppose that until it’s over, life is always going to be a work-in-progress!

(sorry, that was more inane than deep. what can i say? it’s early!)



remember the clothing store 5-7-9? it existed before clothing size inflation really blew up — now i guess it would have to be called “00 – 0 – 2”. i remember getting lots of dresses for school dances there, my favorite being a metallic silver number that laced up the back. ahhh, 1990s.

workout: 5 miles @ 9:06/mi pace on hills

doin’ time: continuing the italian theme from yesterday, i made chicken parmigiana, martha-style. this was great and fairly easy to make, although there are always a lot of dishes when there is breading involved. i used whole wheat bread crumbs and couldn’t tell the difference.

the plate reminds me of the italian flag:

reading: none. obvi.

flossing/biting: check!


  • Reply Kim March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    To save some time, how about if you make your lunch the night before? That would save you about 10 minutes, I believe.

    At 9, instead of “respond to emails, read a few blog posts, generally mess around”, take some time then and read.

    Could you split up reading into 2 10 minute increments?

    Or, if you decide to make your lunch the night before, you could just wake up 10 minutes early, I suppose. Although, 5 a.m. is early enough! lol

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Great to hear about your routine…despite how busy it is, it sounds like you get a lot in!

  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Seems to me that taking over an hour to eat and blog, yet only 15minutes to shower, dress, makeup, hair etc is a bit backwards, don’t you think? Why not wait to blog in the evenings?

  • Reply Jess March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    I got up at 5 this morning, but you get a lot more done before leaving for work. I went to the gym, showered and got ready, and ate. No blogging until I get to work. 😉

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