Call Week Stuff
This was kind of a weird call week – I was not that busy in the hospital. I had some consults to see (both new + those were are following), but just not as many as is typical. The overnight call volume was a bit higher though, especially early in the night.
I still had a lot of nervous energy though and just had trouble focusing on anything else. About 4 days in, I just stopped trying and just kind of accepted it — and my feelings about it — and that ended up feeling okay, honestly! Self-compassion for the win, I guess!
I have limited bandwidth on my call weeks and I always will. I still got all my runs/workouts in, which is beneficial to my mental health. I still did essential parenting tasks, though with more help from Josh during the wee and our nanny who is working this weekend because both Josh + I are on call. On a slow afternoon, I did complete my MOC (to maintain board certification) questions for the quarter in both gen peds + peds endo! I did not do much else.
And I feel — just kind of okay about it all! Two more nights.
We missed celebrating the holiday with Josh’s parents last night and they ended up sending us a meal (via Whole Foods pickup)!!!
Cameron had a really ill-timed soccer game (that ended up rained/lightning’d out . . .sigh) so we weren’t able to have as leisurely of a dinner as we would have liked, BUT we all sat down to a delicious dessert of apple pie afterwards.
(AND we have leftovers for tonight so we will be able to celebrate again without anyone needing to rush off to a field.)
Right now I’m at gymnastics and after I hit publish I am going to go about the task of switching BACK into my original 2023 Hobonichi. This is totally unnecessary and is mostly just for relaxation purposes but whatever. Full circle planner peace, baby!! And then I will go round in the hospital.
OMG I give up. Maybe I will try the phone/google sheets method though I am LOATHE to have another reason to pick up my phone! Maybe I should just choose a non-call week.