1- Annabel turned 9! OMG.
We celebrated by hosting her first sleepover (just her one BFF – that was enough!), eating DQ Reese’s ice cream cake, and giving her several fun gifts: earrings, a Garmin Vivofit Jr. 3 (she wanted one!), and a 3D Pen.
Hopefully I will have an eventual interview video to share. Our attempt last night failed. Haha.
2- I am almost finished with this book, and I think it’s definitely worth reading:
I found many of his points very relevant to my current job (jobs?) and want to try a lot of what he suggests, including implementing office hours, better task management organization for work, more agile-inspired methodologies, and generally less “hyperactive hive mind” workflow (I find that phrase VERY fitting and descriptive — nice job Cal!).
By the way, the EPIC Staff Messaging / Patient Message has turned into another form of email and it is OUT.OF.HAND. So this doesn’t just apply to my non-clinical job. And the dumping of administrative tasks onto skilled professionals is an absolute reality. One that really sucks.
3- Q2 officially begins today! Spring break is now over and G&C are back in school (A has been back for a week already). I’m very much looking forward to next year when all will have the same schedule again (A will be moving to their school next year which I have mixed feeling about — but a major part of our decision-making was the logistics!).
I kicked off this transition by moving entirely into a new planner and so far I’m very happy. Hopefully there to stay for the rest of 2021, but who knows . . .
Off to run!