May 6, 2011

perfect day?
i loved tina‘s post yesterday on her ideal day — i immediately was swept along for the ride, and began thinking about what MY perfect day would look like.

i wrote about something similar recently, describing a do-it-yourself retreat [for weekend OR workday!] here. but what about reaching deeper and delving into future variations?

[at the very worst, i’ll get a kick out of just how off-base i was when i read this in 10 years!]

5:00: wake up + enjoy a few minutes of quiet time before heading out on a run in miami beach [a route from home that is now tried-and-true for me!]. i’m training for the upcoming napa to sonoma marathon, and i have to beat the heat, you know? our west highland terrier comes along for the last mile cooldown.

yes: i live here! [image]
6:30: josh is awake by the time i get back, getting ready to head to work. the kids [2? 3? guess we’ll see . . .] wake up in a happy mood, and after getting ready we have breakfast together talking about various plans for the day and the upcoming weekend [it’s a thursday]. it’s 90 degrees today, so i’m sporting a cute summer shirtdress dress from anthro, because . . . why not?

kumo dress — you know, from my 2011 vintage collection
7:30: everyone heads to work/school. since it’s not my carpool day, i head to work [just minutes away!] for my half-day thursday AM clinic.

12:30: clinic runs beautifully on schedule and i see a nice mix of new and return patients. i have a really excited medical student, and work in some teaching when i can. i do not need an interpreter ever because i am totally fluent in spanish. i arrive home for lunch — and wow, it’s super-clean inside! i had forgotten that on thursday mornings, our wonderful housekeeper comes to work her magic.

our beautiful kitchen, all spic ‘n’ span!
1:30: i get 2 hours to spend writing! on my blog [or whatever 2021’s version of blogs are] and/or on my upcoming book on time and energy management for medical practitioners — i’m super-excited about the project, a collaboration with leo babauta and gretchen rubin due for release in 2023!

3:30: kids come home! i take the younger one[s] to the older one’s girls on the run practice so we can all enjoy some time outside.

5:30: we come home, and i head to the kitchen with my little ones while the oldest goes upstairs to do homework. we put on music and make dinner together — it’s one of our favorite rituals.

6:30: josh arrives home from work [ed. note:

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