catchup / some Friday faves

June 15, 2018

I feel somewhat caught up with life for the first time in . . . approximately 3 months!


This is not to say I don’t have numerous projects out there floating in some state of undone.  But at least I:

– know what they all are
– know where my hard deadlines are
– feel like there is a reasonable chance of getting things done within an acceptable time frame

I have just two charts to complete today, and essentially the entire day to focus on residency prep (very important because they arrive next week!).  I’m really excited to have a bit more time (an extra half day per week) to devote to this side of my job starting in July, as it has become clear to me that I need it.

I also have been working out regularly, eating reasonably, going to bed early, and flossing.  Josh AND I are off (no call) for the next two weekends!  Everything is feeling manageable and downright enjoyable.

PS: My Erin Condren planner pivot has been working out well for me.  A switch to a weekly (vs daily) view may be a permanent change for me – we’ll see.  I seem to be able to fit in everything I need.  I do miss the journaling aspect, but nothing is stopping me from keeping a separate journal.  OH – and I’ve been tracking my time this week!   Perhaps more on that later.

(Now how do I bottle these feelings up and make them last?)

Current obsessions:

1) Father John Misty’s new album God’s Favorite Customer.  Yes, he (Josh Tillman) is a weird person.  But I find him to be fascinating and this new album is also melodically addicting for me.

2) Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell.  I’m halfway through.  I literally cannot WAIT to pump today (while reading) because I am so obsessed with this book.  I feel like I figured out the big punchline halfway though but I sense there will be twists.  Excellent summer read (think – Girl on the Train type of book)

3) I am not someone typically obsessed with smells but my coworker had a diffuser on her desk with this scent and I literally went straight to order my own product in the same smell (I picked shower gel – practical 🙂 ).

4) Our new baby monitor has two handsets, one that goes upstairs and one downstairs.  We are like the only family NOT to use a video monitor (Josh was firmly against for some reason) and I have to say . . .it’s pretty convenient not to have to bring them up/down the stairs.

Aaaaaand with that, I am going to attempt the Plyo Fix for the first time.  (Wish me luck.)

Edited:  OMG that was hard.  Quads on fire.  HARDER than total body cardio / cardio!  Had to modify/slow it down.  But I do like having something to work up to.


  • Reply Tyra March 10, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    We have never used a monitor of any sort! Our house is small, and wooden, so we can here our kids without them.

    Are you still using a second small insert notebook? Or did you do away with that when you moved away from the hobonichi? Maybe using something like that as a bit of a bujo/journal might work for the days that you want to add more.

    I”m glad things are looking up for you!

  • Reply Jane T. March 10, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    No video monitor here either!

  • Reply Katie March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    This gives me hope. Thank you!

  • Reply Amanda Winger OKane March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Yay! It looks like there are three of us without a video monitor now! 🙂

  • Reply Krista March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    We don”t have a video monitor either! I thought I would obsessively watch it if we did so I”m glad we went without.

  • Reply Omdg March 10, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Don”t you love it when you do a workout that is just right and you feel sore the day after. I always feel like I”ve finally accomplished something when that happens. Now if only I could be more consistent… I am super impressed that you”re able to do this almost every day. I keep telling myself that if I could make myself do five minutes every day that would go a long way, but it”s really difficult when I have to be at the hospital by 545. 😝

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