Weekend Work


December 26, 2021


This episode on what is needed to stop climate change in time was really well done + important (though depressing)
NPR end of year playlists! The “50 top albums” one is a mere 37 hours . . .

Enjoying: having Josh as primary parent this weekend!!! Yesterday was not terrible but I still fielded several calls and had to go in to discharge a patient (kid was happy to get out on Christmas!). And this morning I already have a new one – I’m sure things are going to heat up like crazy the next few days. (I’m DONE Tuesday AM and truly cannot wait!)

On a little walk with just her . . . tree swing = happiness

G and A are 100% better, and C just has a lingering cough (all kids COVID PCR neg) that I’m hope will be gone enough by tomorrow for camp! FINGERS CROSSED. And if not, our babysitter’s quarantine is over so now that is an option.

I am seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. This past week was A LOT.

Reading: These two:

Picked up because I love the author (she is a lead voice on Planet Money / the Indicator podcasts)

I’m probably going to finish 48-49 books for the year rather than 50 which is sort of unsatisfying, but also who cares. Need to start a 2022 list! I’m not going to plan so far ahead this year but rather have a list of ideas to pull from.

I did resurrect my Kindle – I’m actually reading Apples on it. Even though I prefer physical books, when I’m lying in bed OR on the floor of the kids’ room, the Kindle really is convenient . . .

Planning: To use my 2022 stack!! I have finalized my 2022 goals list (8 primary goals + 14 ‘others’ to equal 22 . . . yeah, I’m that cool). I have it in Todoist as well as paper ๐Ÿ™‚ Will share full list before the new year!

Okay this time I might actually run for real and then head to hospital. 2 more days.


  • Reply Kathleen December 26, 2021 at 12:37 pm

    Donโ€™t discount 48 books, that is still 4 books a month and impressive. I enjoyed reading Apples and knew about it based on your blog so thank you. Happy New Year!

  • Reply Noemi December 26, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    Axis 360 had the audiobook of Apples Never Fall! Caroline Lee reading Liane Moriarty is exactly what I need right now. Thank you for the tip! I did not know she had a new book out. I am very much looking forward to listening to it all week as I take down decorations and get ready to rejoin the world in January when everything is totally nuts. Turns out The Wheel of Time (in Spanish) is not exactly a light read. (Shocking I know… ;D) Liane Moriarty to the rescue!
    So glad you are seeing a light at the end of this brutal call week tunnel. It sounds like it was incredibly stressful. Part of why we have been more cautious than others (in our social circle) this fall was that the logistics of our lives felt so tenuous and the possibility of someone being sick, let alone positive, was frankly terrifying. The disruption caused by simple symptoms right now is so intense! I don’t know how long we can manage this.
    I think you should find some slim volume to read and hit 50 books this year. There has got to be something. But that’s just me. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Mrs. Candid December 27, 2021 at 5:01 am

    So happy to know that the kids are all fine now, hoping they can go to camp as planned. It was so nice to read that a kid could go back home on Christmas. Thanks to you and all the doctors and Healthcare workers who are tirelessly and selflessly working in these tough times.

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns December 27, 2021 at 9:47 am

    I hope the kids are well enough to go to camp this morning! And yay for the end of call being in sight. Don’t beat yourself up over 48 – just round up. I know it’s not in our nature as Upholders, but that is very very close to 50! I’ll be curious to hear what you think of Apples. I did not like her last 2 books so haven’t been tempted to pick it up! Right now I”m reading “All Together Now” which is a total page turner. And short at 288 pages.

    I will have to listen to that podcast on climate change. I get a lot of training at work on climate change as ESG investing is a big part of our business. But I can always use more education about what we can do to make a difference.

  • Reply CBS December 27, 2021 at 2:27 pm

    Download two short novellas for your kindle? Some of those Amazon shorts. The Jia Tolentino and Curtis Sittenfield were both very good, and would likely be up your street.

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