Though the shelter-in-place order was not issued until later in March, the first day of scheduled school that did not happen was March 16. For me, that marked the beginning of some sort of streak, though I know the exact numbers vary depending on location.
SO! Day 20. Starting to get up there. I wonder when this series will end. The healthdata projections project the peak in FL to be in early May, with cases really tapering to a trickle by early June. So – 80? That’s my current (rather haphazard) guess. (Note: this really varies by state! NY is very close to a very high peak now, and tapers off far before we do.)
In some ways, I feel myself starting to settle into my routines. Many are commenting that they will be preserving some aspects of their locked-down lifestyles, even when it’s all over.
I get that a little. In particular, the neighborhood walks are lovely. We look a long family walk last night — and G impressively held her own through a lot of it! We never did that before because . . . well, many times because Josh wasn’t home.
He is definitely working less than before.
I am not, between telemedicine and covering for others’ calls and adjustments to the residency (constant) and a few other projects I am involved in. I feel like I had a pretty normal work-week from a volume and hours perspective (though higher stress!). The main difference in my routine was avoiding a commute and getting to take walk breaks in the middle of the day! Although no one is stopping me from doing those around the hospital campus during “normal” times, either.
Due to a systemwide decree and lower volumes in our specialties, Josh and I are both now being required to use some PL time (with the expectation that we are truly taking PL during that time). I am struggling to figure out how I will do that and get all of my work done, but at the same time welcome it. That means there will be some days — technically one every week — when I can run ‘school’ and spend more time with everyone at home.
(Note: re: call coverage, it has not been that bad. I only had to make one hospital trip so far and it’s been 4 days! AND everyone agreed to a payback system where those of us covering will be granted one night of overnight phone call coverage for every trip we make for someone else. Since I hate overnights more than anything, this made me happy and they were eager to do something for us, so win/win. We will see what this weekend holds . . .)
WOW THAT WAS A RAMBLE. Plans/goals for today:
- 21 day fix workout #20 / 21 (!!)
- YNAB Budget Setup / Audit
- Make kale / quinoa / black bean salad (from Run Fast Eat Slow) for dinner (might not be popular with the kids but will serve with bread & butter and some fruit, so they will survive)
- Go to hospital to see consults if needed (hoping not but we will see!)