Today is my only clinical day this week.
I peaked into my inbox yesterday and — well, let’s just say it’s probably going to be a long day. Taking days off is awesome but there is always a tradeoff in terms of the number of patient messages / results / etc.
BUT one long clinical day in a week also isn’t so terrible (!).
I do sort of feel like this month has gotten away from me a bit, though. The first week was a call week, the second was like . . . catch up from the call week, and the third was a whirlwind of race prep/bday prep/not exactly sure. I fell back on some screen habits that I REALLY dislike (reddit = just as bad as any form of social media for me) as I was feeling stressed, and I can’t even really identify what I was stressed about!
Things on my February goals list that I have not gotten to:
2021 PHOTOBOOK – I think I am through September in terms of album creation? My philosophy with photobook projects is definitely ‘done is better than perfect’ but I have to admit I don’t enjoy the creation process very much. I probably should think about letting Annabel do 2022 if she is willing.
WORK ON WEEKEND ROUTINES. The current weekend routine seems to be pack 9534 things in and collapse in a heap. We have successfully added the library as a fairly regular Saturday occurrence, which is nice. Actually, I’d say Saturday is decent. But come Sunday, Josh and I tend to run out of energy. The house is often a disaster, the laundry out of control (HOW does it get that way in 2 days!?) and the whole prep-for-the-week process just feels less calm than it “should” in my mind.
Maybe this is whatever (I mean — despite not feeling ‘ready’ nothing truly disastrous has happened, but I’d love the feeling of a reasonably tidy house / lunches made / groceries shopped for or at least ordered by Sunday afternoon).
On the up side, I have been planning on Fridays when I can so sometimes Sunday prep really isn’t all that much. I think I just have to get the kids to be more helpful/involved in cleaning up etc. I did cook Sunday dinner this past weekend (a Green Chef meal that everyone seemed happy with).
ORGANIZE. I did start clearing out my desk area and books. I want to focus on my ‘personal spaces’ so maybe my closet next? Not a lot of progress though!
CREATE 2023 BOOKS PAGE. Ahhhh! Maybe by the end of the month? This page is more for me than for anyone else — love having fresh ideas for what to read next and I enjoy tracking my reading throughout the year.
SET DATE/LOC for BLPA LIVE. We are close – date is pretty much set and hotel-wise it’s down to 2-3 contenders!! I just need to tour and commit and figure out how to manage the concept of a room block!
This is not all going to be accomplished this month and that’s ok.
On the upside, I will have lots of fun things to stick in my photo collage (C’s bday, the race, our NC weekend, V day!). That probably matters more anyway.