✅ Flu shot
✅ Tdap shot (my employer claimed I was due? I actually think I may have had one ~3 years ago, but had no proof and am terrified of pertussis, so I just went for it.
❏ Today: kids’ flu shots.
The life admin burden centered around appointments is significant. And my kids are (knock on some hard wood!) overall very healthy!
An Incomplete List:
pediatrician / PCP / OBGYN
dentist (kid + adult)
(coming soon . . . aghghghgh!) orthodontist
eyes (kid + adult)
hair (okay, this is sort of in a different category but — still important! At least Josh can cut C’s and his own hair 🙂 )
I am really grateful my job comes with good insurance.
Speaking of grateful . . . I don’t know how long I’ve been doing it now, but a new section of my daily planning pages is Gratitude, where I list 3 random things I am grateful for. I realized that this daily act multiplied by a year would be over 1000 statements of gratitude!
Here are a few randomly selected statements from the past 2 weeks:
“Listening to Annabel on Best Laid Plans!”
“Getting my notes done.”
“Viva hasn’t been too sick” (this was when she had a runny nose)
“Libraries. Love that they exist.”
“Planners coming in the mail!”
“Getting to wake up and feel healthy + energetic” (this was after feeling ridiculously tired for a few days)
“Having generally great residents”
“Finishing my run 10 minutes before it started pouring”
“Kids sleeping past 7”
“Josh being off this weekend” (sadly not referring to this weekend!)
I am trying not to repeat myself but in reality I’m sure I will.
I don’t know if this is the reason but I really have felt very centered and grateful lately.
PS: I did not see the fly. But I also went to sleep ~40 minutes into the debate. I was impressed and excited by Kamala Harris!