I think I might . . . switch planners for a little while!?
I know, random. And not really a Big Deal. But I think I might. I keep seeing the plans I made in my Hobonichi, and it just makes me sad.
Next week’s page is filled with practical spring break info. Flight times, our car rental company, a Miami Heat game, the birthday party of one of Annabel’s closest friends. Instead it’s going to be conference calls.
I am also starting to worry about official “lockdown” because if that means our nanny can no longer come, I don’t know what we will do. Josh thinks we could somehow alternate working. Maybe. I guess. It would be very difficult though. I could get my clinical work done, but I am being asked a lot for my GME role right now (understandably so).
Honestly, if that scenario happened I might try to find a college student to live-in. (Or ask our nanny, but she has a husband at home and probably would not want to do this. Also understandable).
SOOOO, which planner will I use?
(I know you were all curious!)
I have a Full Focus Planner (the “BOLD” version, marketed to women; contents are same as the other just slightly different design). It has a scheduled and a full page of notes for each day, which would work well for the myriad Webex* sessions I have been on (taking physical notes during conf calls helps me mostly because it prevents me from getting distracted, looking at my phone/email, and missing something major #trueconfessions).
It’s undated, so maybe it was just sitting around waiting for this scenario. I will still use my accessory notebook. And then when life is normal again, I will jump back into the Hobo.
(The Full Focus is only a 3 month planner. So I am operating under the naive assumption that we will be through the brunt of this in 3 months. The planner in me would REALLY like an end-date.)
Leisurely breakfast w/ kids (will make eggs or pancakes)
Outside time #1 – bikes, hopscotch, skateboarding for A&C (this is their new thing)
Kids do journal writing / drawing / play
Lunch (pb & j + baby carrots + fruit)
G nap / big kids screen time. A&C now have 1 – 3:30 ingrained as their window to play all of the Minecraft they possibly can. During this time, I will read, journal, do my meditation, and maybe listen to a podcast. If I haven’t already finished my Beachbody (Dirty 30 today), I will do it then.
Outside time #2 – possibly in our pool which is probably going to be kind of cold but it is supposed to be 82F and sunny (and last night’s low was 74F) so maybe tolerable. (We have a small pool at this house with a very-hard-to-open pool fence around it and we almost never use it, because the community pool is heated and much nicer. But the community pool is closed now, so it’s great that we do have this option.)
Play / let Viva watch a show
Dinner (possibly takeout pizza & salad)
Movie night (we realized yesterday the kids have never seen Sound of Music. OMGGMGM! I need to make a movie list. Recent old movies they have enjoyed include Annie (1982 version that Josh knew by heart and I had never seen) and super old-school original The Wizard of Oz.)
* Webex is our hospital system’s Zoom-type client. Thus far, they have not activated the video feature so I can participate in workout gear.