3 Good Things:
1- Josh said I was “good at Burpees”! This made my day. He has been doing some of the 21 Day Fix workouts with me and it has been fun.
2- I had a terrible and very vivid dream last night (not COVID-related) and while it was terrible, it was such a relief to wake up and realize it was not true.
3- Our weather has been incredibly cooperative the past ~2 weeks. We were able to get outside every day and it hasn’t been unbearably hot, yet it’s been warm enough for the kids to swim in our (unheated) pool in the afternoon.
I’m so glad it’s the weekend. I need a break from spinning and fixating on COVID-related residency issues. That has taken up a TON of brain space over the past week (more than my clinical work, though I am also relieved to have telemedicine working!) and it has been stressful. I am going to try to take a break from all of it — as much as possible — for the next 2 days.
GOALS / PLANS:
(none of the latter involve going anywhere other than around the block, of course!)
1- Continue organizing! It took me a while but I was finally hit by the nesting bug that many others have embraced during this time at home. I am just going one cupboard/drawer at a time and organizing/decluttering. (And ditching things that do not spark joy, of course!).
2- Meal plan for next week. Unfortunately our oven broke and we are not able to get it fixed right now due to shelter in place (apparently ovens are not considered essential). So . . . slow cooker & skillet & stovetop it will be! I’m annoyed because I really wanted to make a giant batch of lasagna (also: scones) but . . . at least our air conditioner continues to function.
3- Continue to fill in my Full Focus Planner and start making some goals for Q2. I’m so glad I didn’t make them ahead of time because I’d have to get rid of any that involved . . . going anywhere!
4- Continue 21 Day Fix & Headspace streaks. I have a slightly ridiculous idea that I will continue to complete both a workout and a meditation session daily until this whole thing is over. (I think I like the idea of a streak ONLY if it has some kind of an end point, otherwise I’d drive myself crazy deciding when to end it!)
5- Figure out what setup will be for the kids’ schooling. School is back in session at week, but at home until at least April 15. Annabel’s school day begins with some kind of online meeting at 10 and then independent (hopefully) work. Cameron’s teacher has not given us details yet. We need to make sure they both have working laptops & places to sit. (Come to think of it, I should probably also get some more printer cartridges & paper, too). I am much more optimistic about virtual 2nd grade than I am about virtual K.
If I sound happier today, well . . . I do feel better. Probably because I just slept ~9 hours, I have Josh home with me this weekend, and I am giving myself 2 days to not focus on work.
Oh, and if you’d like another positive/thought-provoking link, I liked this article: Looking Ahead at The Simple Dollar. This situation is so sad but there are opportunities for change that will come of this time.