It does not seem like Wednesday.
I am back at work, sifting through lab results which have accumulated since last Wednesday at 5 pm — the last time I cleaned out my inbox. On the plus side, I am caught up on RX refills / patient questions (I always do those first). I hope to get the results to zero by the time I leave today — which might require a slightly later end time, but it’s not a ‘simultaneous kid activities in opposite directions’ night, so that’s ok.
Since I last posted, we hosted a Yom Kippur breakfast (held at dinnertime, technically you are ‘breaking a fast’ from the day prior – but in our immediate family, we don’t actually fast). I would love to share pix but certain kids did not approve them so you will have to imagine. It was fun though 🙂 In addition to his parents, Josh’s 102-year-old great-aunt was there too (they picked her up!) and OMG is she an inspiration! She walks (using a walker, but still!!!!) and seems crystal clear in her thinking/memory. Totally amazing. She still plays mahjong and canasta too. And she seemed really happy to attend. It really made the event more special.
Then yesterday I gave a presentation (on planning and my nested goals system! Sort of a mini-BLPA) at the corporate headquarters of a financial firm in downtown Miami. It went really well, I think! BUT I was totally exhausted / drained afterwards (not a surprise – giving a talk is stressful + effortful even if it is fun!). That said . . . the podcast must go on, so I recorded an episode and 2 ads and then drove the kids around all night (orthodontist, soccer, gymnastics pickup). If I start sounding martyr-ish, I can remember that just last week I got to stay solo in a luxury hotel in Boston for 2 nights with no real parenting responsibilities, so I guess it’s really good to take those breaks sometimes!
Podcast Ep: 10 Things to Tell You: Moms and the Mental Load. I was into this one! I thought the guest did a nice job addressing this topic in a non-heavy-handed way.
Grateful: That my interval run this morning felt great! ALSO that Josh finally finished the Q4 call schedule for his group. NOW I CAN PLAN THINGS.
Reading: Tom Lake by Ann Patchett. I just LOVE her writing style. Wow. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book by her I didn’t like.
Listening: Still Olivia Rodrigo. A loves her too; some of the lyrics are definitely not kid appropriate but we are still playing the songs in the car so I *really* hope G understands that “F*** it, it’s fine” is not playground language . . . (I told her many times it was only okay if she was singing along in our car or home, that’s it). OH!! She is touring in MIA in March – totally going with one or more kids.