I feel like fall rhythms are finally settling in.
Honesty, everything felt a little dicey for a while — ever since returning from our long trip in August, I’ve felt kind of . . . behind. Every non-clinical day was filled with stuff from kid appointment to podcast recordings and more. Nothing was overly stressful but I often felt like I was juuuuust one minor mishap away from messing up something important.
But now, the calendar right now just looks a little kinder, with some more open space, and I’m just feeling content and happy about just . . . regular life. Exactly 1 year ago, I officially went part time in my clinical role to pursue podcasting (and related pursuits) in a more significant way, and maybe it has taken me a year to find my rhythms. But I think I’m getting there! And I think I really do have a really lovely balance (even though I know not everyone loves that word!).
This weekend I did do some work (newsletter + BLP home work!) but mostly just enjoyed a regular ‘home’ weekend. Long run, kid gymnastics, kid piano, kid soccer game (Josh took C to that), TJ’s pumpkin shopping extravaganza (with A/G while C was skateboarding), and a play date for G (also a schoolwork evening meetup for A!). It sounds like a lot of mundane activities, and I suppose in some ways it was, but it was nice!
I made cookies + Sunday dinner and our house was actually fairly functional by ~8 pm Sunday which doesn’t always happen.
THE COOKIES: I made these and they were pretty awesome!
DINNER AND A MESS IN THE BACKGROUND:
MEDIA: I read more of Tom Lake and the kids blasted Olivia Rodrigo + Ava Max and watched Z-O-M-B-I-E-S, a Disney movie which reminds me of The Descendants. It’s in a very rare category of movie that ALL 3 WILL WATCH WITHOUT COMPLAINT, so I’ll take it.