. . . was decent.
Better than my last Saturday solo anyway. I got in my usual morning routine (workout, etc). G napped (HALLELUJAH) and there was pizza. I took a (30 minute) nap myself and finished I Thought It Would Get Easier which was light and pretty perfect for weekend reading in bed. I watched 2 episodes of Schitt’s Creek, texted with a friend, and FaceTimed my parents. Not bad! Josh left at 9am and I have no idea what time he got home because I was deeply asleep, but probably after midnight due to some late emergency case. A very tough call day for him.
I also did some boring admin-type work while the kids played (bills etc), snuggled with G after her nap, and we all took a walk to check out Halloween decorations and got rained on:
Today we are meeting up with Annabel’s BFF (plus her twin brother + their mom) at Flamingo Gardens! Perfect location for a socially distanced playdate since it’s entirely outside with lots of space to run around. I am excited to have a social plan of sorts.
OH! And the kids decided on Halloween costumes, which I ordered. CHECK. I have no idea how they’ll be using them this year but I think there will be some limited outdoor trick or treating (with masks and distancing) in our neighborhood and I did not want to deny them the pleasure of costumes just because COVID. (They tend to reuse their costumes all year in pretend play anyway, so #worthit).
Random note #1: if you need something to listen to today, Call Center Call Out from Planet Money was probably the most interesting thing I heard all week and is unrelated to current politics (so . . . a nice break). It’s a dive into the world of a company providing contracted call center workers and their exploitative practices.
Random notes #2: as I was watching Schitt’s Creek yesterday I had zero urges to double device, something I annoyed myself by doing for years (ie, check texts/insta/god knows what else while watching something, get sucked in, and then miss significant chunks of whatever I was watching). I feel like my attention span has already improved with the drastic reduction in scrolling/checking/etc!? This made me happy.