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)
❏ 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.)