Emphasis on the “very” . . .
SO! As mentioned yesterday, I have a virtual meeting this week for work. In non-virtual format, this would have involved a lovely pilgrimage to a nice hotel, lots of networking, but also lots of SELF time.
(You know what I miss? READING on planes! Though honestly I dislike turbulence and have fairly pressure-sensitive ears so it’s not always all it’s cracked up to be.)
Anyway. I normally see patients all day on Wednesdays, but I moved them to yesterday to clear out space for this meeting. The agenda looks great; lots of helpful sessions. But the other nice part is that it’s from 11a – 4p daily. Not 8a-6p or something crazy like that.
I do have some morning obligations; let’s be real (8a meeting Friday, etc), podcast recording Thursday since it’s technically a day ‘off’. But I let myself sleep in today (UNTIL 6:30!!) and am going to try to use these mornings as catchup/thinking time. Just some extra rest and a non-hectic schedule. I may not be able to order room service, but I can still give myself a little more space for a few days (or at least attempt it . . .).
This morning I cleared off my desk (was getting a little ridic) and am about to get in a deliciously late workout. Then I’ll do a quick breeze by EPIC (finish 2 notes from yesterday) and the rest of the day will be spent in learning/reflection mode at the conference.
(The idea of checking into a random hotel for 2 nights sounds lovely in theory, but it’s not going to happen right now though. Maybe with Josh at some point for a couples weekend escape, but I don’t feel like it’s fair to disappear and relax when he’s been working very long and stressful days lately. Plus I think I like the idea of it more than I actually would enjoy it in practice.)
((On that note, did anyone hear the Labor podcast on taking breaks in which one of the hosts admitted to making up fake meetings — more than once — to check herself into a hotel and escape for 2-3 days??! I have to say I am not a fan of this idea. It does not sound good for a marriage. I would be FURIOUS if someone did this to me.))
Confessional Pen Photo:
OMG. No more pens.
Annabel came home pretty thrilled!! I mean literally she was exclaiming: “It was so awesome! We got to play outside without masks while social distancing! I wasn’t distracted! There were 12 kids in my classroom!” etc etc etc. She lucked out and ended up with both of her BFFs in the classroom (as noted, it’s 2 combined classrooms and her teacher is remote, which is admittedly weird but apparently worked okay yesterday). We will see if the enthusiasm sticks around – hope so!
Only 4/21 kids in her class went back (remember, her teacher is remote so I’m sure that influenced the decision) and 8/21 kids in the other class went back. Very interesting. Not sure if this is related to COVID fears or just a desire not to send kids back until it’s more “normal”.
OH! I watched The Social Dilemma last night. More on that tomorrow . . .