I am going to attempt to work from home today. For the past several weeks (basically since this post), I have been into the office most days, both on clinical days AND on GME-only days which are mostly admin. On the clinical side, patients are mostly telemedicine but a few are in person, based on clinical need. Also, we’ve had a resident on our service — and teaching is about 10x more effective if we are in the same place!
However, I am going to give my home office another chance today. I have a very specific to-do list (including at least 3 Webex appointments) and hope that will be sufficiently centering.
Wish me luck!
5 Things Currently Making Me Happy:
1- My Archer & Olive bullet journal. You guys, I’m kind of obsessed now. If I hadn’t made that clear by mentioning my new hobby 3753 times in the past week or so.
2- Rodham. So far, anyway. I’d rather think about past presidents than current ones . . .
3- 80 Day Obsession. I am almost HALFWAY through the 80 Day Obsession! I think my decision to complete this challenging workout series was a good one. I am definitely getting stronger and it is a nice thing to focus on each morning.
4- Day OFF weekly. We (ie, all physicians where I work) are currently required to use one Paid Leave day per pay period as a cost-savings measure. Since I already have a slightly reduced work schedule (previously worked 0.9FTE, or 9 weekdays out of 10), this means I am down to 0.8FTE or one day off per week. I had been complaining about this (mostly because I was struggling to get work done and resented it when I ended up spending some time on these “PL” days on work). BUT I have honestly started to embrace it a little bit. I’m generally off Thursdays which is perfect because by then I am always ready for a little bit of extra sleep and a break from my generally very structured schedule.
5- The kids this week. I don’t know why, but this week they were really well behaved. Especially A who seems to have hit a sweet spot of maturity (but still pre-hormonal angst). I had a lovely time swimming with them yesterday afternoon and dinners have been less chaotic. Josh is on call the next two weekends and I am not even really dreading it!?!? I would have felt so differently just 6 months ago.
As part of summer school lite, we are having C do a journal entry every day (he needs to work on writing/sounding out words). This used to be pure torture (ie: automatic tantrum) but yesterday it was almost pleasant. PROGRESS.
Dear Daddy, I miss when you play Minecraft with me. I wish you would tell me what was happening with NetNanny . Bye bye, From, Cameron. (Netnanny is the program we use to automatically limit their iPad time!)