Today is a day I probably would not post under usual circumstances. Josh and I were up on the later side and then G woke up at 2:30 AM for about an hour.
It was . . . not ideal.
(Honestly, it was sort of torture. I still don’t know WHY she was awake either – she cried for mommy, daddy, milky, water, paci, and then finally “watch Mickey” and we were like NO. SLEEP. She didn’t have an especially long nap yesterday and if anything went to bed on the later side. She isn’t sick other than a lingering runny nose from a cold that began over two weeks ago — I was wondering about her ears, but she didn’t seem like she was in pain. Josh and I both ended up getting up with her and he was the one that eventually got her back to sleep. Hopefully it was an isolated incident.)
Josh and I had a ‘summit’ date, which means we spent at least half of it reviewing logistics-type things. These included:
SUMMIT DATE LIST OF DISCUSSION ITEMS:
- Budget review. We went over August’s budget including spending in general, restaurant spending, household management spending, and the status of various short-term savings funds (emergency fund, vacation fund, etc).
- Schedule strategizing. We talked through the next few weeks including where challenges may lie. EXAMPLE – I’m going on a 2-night trip for a conference at the end of the month and Josh wanted to have this info to try to schedule those operative days a little lighter.
- Vacation planning or lack thereof. Because I don’t think we’re planning on going anywhere as a family until perhaps March of 2020. But we had a discussion to formally decide on this.
- Kid discussion about behavior and our family Minecraft policy (we came up with: 2 hours total, on weekends only. At least for now.)
That was about it. We did this at Cooper’s Hawk (local chain restaurant that I am meh about but it is convenient) at around 7:30 pm. We would have preferred earlier, but A had an inconveniently-timed basketball practice (6 – 7pm). (Side note: she is loving basketball even though she is clearly one of the youngest and least experienced on the team. People here apparently take their basketball very seriously and some of the 8-9 year olds are playing with a crazy level of skill!).
Today is going to be rough and it’s a ~12 hr work day (morning report, patients, then a meeting). My main goal is to be in bed by 9 pm. Wish me luck.