COVID19 Weekend

Day 160: Yet Another Saturday

August 22, 2020

Routines, routines, routines.

(Photo below taken on evening walk last night, a routine many days when the weather is decent! Yes those are mismatched pajamas.)

Routines have always been part of life, but there’s something about the pandemic that has brought them into the forefront of . . . well, everything. I guess it is the relative sameness of each day, and the fact that the out-of-the-ordinary-events that used to shake things up are no longer really happening.

I had a nice text conversation with one of my colleagues yesterday — a hospitalist that I would love to be closer friends with. We were exchanging book recs (universal love language for me!) and I mentioned the idea of a zoom faculty book club. She liked the idea and then we both just texted each other: I MISS DOING FUN THINGS WITH PEOPLE.

Yeah. As I’ve mentioned, I think I was very overstimulated (and over scheduled) for quite some time and it took a really long time to get to this point. I’m an extrovert but for months I felt at least some degree of secret relief to be exempt from going to work parties, kids’ school events, book clubs, etc. Now though — I miss it. I really do. I do think that post-pandemic (looking forward to being able to feel like we are truly in that era! SOMEDAY!) I will be more judicious about what makes it onto my calendar, but also more appreciative of friendships and the social events I choose to attend.

SO. Josh is on call this weekend. I was in a total funk yesterday (just not looking forward to any of it!), but feel better this morning.

Today’s (very routine) plans:

❏ Workout (21 Day Fix: Lower Body — I’m doing these workouts until I decide what to do next!)

❏ Breakfast w/ kids

❏ Walk/scooter w/ kids (weather permitting)

❏ Pool w/ kids to recover from (hot) walk (also weather permitting)

❏ Lunch

❏ G nap @ 2 (we have moved it later and started shortening it. I think she’s starting to drop it. She turns 3 in Dec. SAD.)

❏ During her nap: read & record 1 ep BLP! (Planning Basics! Excited about this one.)

❏ Probably afternoon laziness, for the most part. Maybe we will all do some coloring / drawing . . .

❏ TAKEOUT NIGHT (yay. Pizza!)

❏ Movie night. The kids started watching The Cutting Edge the other night but I don’t think they were too enthralled . . .

Thinking about those impacted by fires and others in the potential paths of storms Laura and Marco. Truly hope everyone stays safe in this crazy year we are having. (We were initially in the cone but do not appear to be, currently.)

dual gulf storms Marco & Laura


  • Reply CBS August 22, 2020 at 6:48 am

    Oh that sounds like a fun Saturday! I agree routines are key, we have a cycle ride, farm shop, picnic, and work in the garden routine. Our Saturday routine has been disrupted by the fact that T and I woke up with mild coughs, snotty noses, and I have a fever. So off to the airport for a drive through covid test. Nursery is rife with colds at the moment but tests are readily available and I don’t feel right going about our normal routine until we know.

  • Reply ehartung7 August 22, 2020 at 7:29 am

    Love this list. Sounds like you have some good plans. I love the no matched pajamas! Seriously so fun! My cousin always wears mismatched socks and so a couple of years ago I started to wear them too. It felt like a little rebellion and a little chaos that was good for me in this often confusing world.

  • Reply Jamie August 22, 2020 at 10:20 am

    PS I found cognac wedges on Zappos by Andre assays!!

  • Reply Linda August 22, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Those curls!! 😍

  • Reply Coco August 22, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    I am all for routines! it gives me sense of structure, stable, and sanity. I also love social events (occasionally) but during the pandemic, I found that actually I can go by very little and hang out more with my favorite people in the world (my family!).
    oh on naps. Mine young one is 4 and she stills naps 1-2 hrs a day during the two hour dedicated quiet time at home. I think if it’s allowed, any one could benefit from a quiet/nap time 🙂
    enjoy your day, sounds like a perfect day for me, a lot of outdoor time, lazy afternoon, and take out night! 🙂

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns August 24, 2020 at 9:49 am

    I am a introvert but I’m an outgoing introvert that used to chronically over-schedule. Having a baby fixed that as I majorly pared back what I said yes to. So when Covid hit, my schedule was quieter and then I went to NO PLANS and it was rough, especially since I now WFH so have no social interaction built into my day, besides work zoom/conference calls which do NOT count as social interaction for me… I think if I came into Covid overscheduled like you did, I would have felt different about the shut down/lack of plans. I was so happy to start to do outdoor gatherings in May/June and I’m trying to see someone every weekend until the weather gets colder and we are back on lock down/cooped up inside.

    Yay for meeting another like-minded reader!!! Book recs are also my love language!

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