Confession: I was sooooo happy to be at work yesterday.
It was a clinic day and I had lots of catchup to do, but we ended up having several no-shows (I guess because it was first day back after Thanksgiving break?) and I caught up on E V E R Y T H I N G and it was calm and there were no children asking me for anything and I had a great resident and basically . . . it was glorious.
I worked steadily for about 9 hours total and left at 5:15 pm feeling really content.
So, that was good!
❏ Set up Apple Watch. I succumbed last month and bought the 7, and it arrived yesterday. However, I am already feeling ambivalent about my purchase because I’m starting to want to run more again (probably fueled by better weather!) and I know Garmin’s GPS is superior.
I mainly wanted to be able to do quick things without picking up my phone, plus the aesthetics are nicer/more professional. I will try it out and see — I’m sure I could always resell it for a decent $$$. I guess I will still wear the Garmin for runs! (My 235 was purchased in 2016, was replaced TWICE by the company, and still works. I will definitely replace it with another Garmin when it dies in part due to brand loyalty). I’m not convinced I really want two watches in my life.
❏ Work from home. Currently I’m at ~3 days in my office / 2 days at home. It works well. I am not sure if I will be officially permitted to continue this pattern forever but I think I will see how long I can make it work! There is also the option of going to an office at a different hospital on GME days that is closer to my house. That could also be a viable option. (Side note: I heard this NPR piece yesterday from Anne Helen Peterson and want to read the book! Wonder if we could get her on BOBW . . . )
❏ Hanukkah, night #3. Josh took an 11th hour trip to Target/Michaels and we have warned the kids that most nights are low key and NOT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT OR THEY GET NOTHING. It has mostly worked. They already got several fantastic gifts from relatives and as far as I’m concerned they have everything . . .
Night 1 = they each got bath bombs
Night 2 = Annabel got hair chalk (she asked for it), Cameron got a geode kit, and Genevieve got a cake decorating tool set (real) + pink/purple food coloring
Night 3 = tonight. Something tiny . . .
Oh! And this happened on Saturday:
PS: Omicron, right?! I’m following Emily Oster’s advice and basically not thinking about it yet since there is nothing actionable to ‘do’ about it. Will wait for more info.