Last week was my first ‘real’ call week in quite some time. I went into it feeling pretty good. And . . .
I really lucked out.
Honestly, it was a really chill call week. I had a few patients to see each day (except for yesterday which was Labor Day! Lucky!) but the volumes were lower than usual. I can’t remember the last time I went an entire week without getting called in the middle of the night — if ever! But it happened this past week.
I am sure that less viral spread (not COVID per se, but fewer colds / GI bugs) has contributed to this, since we often get called (appropriately!) when one of our diabetes patients is sick with a URI or gastro and parents need help managing blood sugars.
Anyway, lucky me. I only have one more call week left in 2020, and it’s during election week! Maybe I’ll be happy to have the distraction . . .
(I will be voting early, which is a great option we have in FL!)
I am back to seeing patients in person, by the way. I’m very happy about this — honestly the screen only visits were getting old, and I feel protected enough with my face shield & mask (and patients are screened & masked too, other than babies). We are still offering telehealth to patients who prefer it though. And I will staying home on my GME days because . . . honestly there is no real reason not to right now.
So, I’d say our Labor Day weekend was decent! I still got a fair amount of time with the kids though Josh was in charge. G continued to nap, so grateful for that . . . crib selfie below 🙂 YES, G is still in a crib and YES I get in there with her post-nap. We play a game with two stuffed puppies and she loves it. We will probably convert the crib to toddler bed around her 3rd birthday but for now there does not seem to be any reason to mess with her setup. She has never once tried to climb out (the only one of our 3 that did that was C!).
We did takeout night on Saturday night as per ushe (sushi!) and made salmon burgers Sunday that everyone loved and zucchini / pumpkinseed soup on Monday night that Josh and I loved and everyone else rejected (not a shock but whatever, we wanted to make it knowing that was a risk, so we did). Josh made some homemade sourdough to go with it (because pandemic) so they ate that for dinner with apples.
Shown below is neither of those meals but a successful (ie everyone ate it) kid lunch that also served as fridge cleanout:
ANYWAY. Happy new week! Posts coming up down the road: fitness thoughts / 80 DO review, school updates, fall reading list, etc. Requests welcome. Now that my ‘streak’ is over I’m sort of lost as to what to write!