11:00am see one outpatient. nothing crazy. write more notes and do patient phone calls.
12:30pm go to lunch. eat salad, mozzarella, pita, chickpeas, etc. discuss a mutual patient with one of the hem/onc drs.
1:15pm see outpatients. write more notes. make more phone calls. take a quick break + browse a few favorite blogs when one doesn’t show.
4:00pm consult in the ED. well, 1.5 consults really. see patient, make recommendations, write note. amaze self at being able to do all of that in an hour 🙂
5:10pm leave! listen to freakonomics podcast on commute home. [current new fave.]
5:45pm arrive home to an energetic muffin! [disclaimer: this pic is from last week, but you get the idea]. g. has already given annabel her dinner AND a bath, so little for me to do except soak up the cuteness. we play [first pretend ‘grocery store’ and then a’s favorite game: repeating “night night. pillow. a-bel tired” while rolling around on couch] and read.
7:00 pm brush a’s teeth, change her diaper, and enjoy a particularly sweet goodnight song with annabel’s cheek against mine the whole time. put her into bed without a peep of protest [this does not always happen.]
7:10 pm eat leftover tofu tikka masala that g. made yesterday [with rice and sauteed kale. i picked out the recipe for her. i realize i am hideously spoiled]. chill in front of computer, reading interesting blog posts and facebook.
8:00 pm josh gets home. watch duke game on couch with him for 5 minutes before getting up to write this post.
8:30 pm ???
admittedly, the rest of the evening is a black box! i know i will have at least one patient discussion tonight [newly discharged patient who will call to follow up] and could be paged anywhere from 0 to infinity times overnight 🙂 i do have to check labs, and then i may read some of my book [reading history of love now, thanks to your recs!]. bedtime will be 9ish — or really any time after the anticipated follow up phone call.
– i really like my job. today went fast.
– i actually feel like i have a reasonable work/life balance, whatever that means. clearly, it’s not 50/50, but i feel fulfilled on both fronts.
– i am extremely lucky right now when it comes to cooking and household maintenance. and admittedly, i am a million times happier than i was before we had g. to help.
– my life is not very glamorous or ‘big’ but it is pretty lovely from day to day.
– i am in SO MUCH of a better mood when i work out.