J-call weekends really are easier now
I used to dread every weekend Josh was on call — which is anywhere from 1/3 to 1/4, so that’s a lot of weekends (especially since I also dread weekends I am on call . . . ).
Somewhere over the last year or so, this has ceased to be the case. Part of the shift is being able to leave older kids (especially A) home for short stints. Absolute game-changer. And part of it is just the entire crew getting older and becoming less unwieldy overall (though don’t get me wrong – there are still many tough moments!).
Anyway. I just kind of realized this yesterday that I was looking forward to the weekend even with Josh on call and remembered this really wasn’t always the case.
✔︎ 20 mile run – went really well this AM!! It wasn’t exactly cool out (76-77F + 90%+ humidity as per usual) but I felt really strong. While I ran, I thought about everyone running 26.2 tomorrow in Chicago! (I also listened to a bunch of podcasts. 20 miles takes a while!!!)
✔︎ (in progress) – gymnastics. I looooove this post-run time slot!
❒ piano – later this afternoon
❒ library – after piano
❒ nap – really hoping to fit this in, I got up early!!
❒ dinner – probably some of takeout . . . not sure what though!
❒ yoga / barre (after sleeping in, hopefully!)
❒ groceries (TJs probably)
❒ C – soccer game (with assigned snack-bringing duties, at least I’m gettting it over with!)
❒ kid play date (C’s friend, they will probably be on VR headsets the whole time but I guess it’s fun to do it together?)
❒ bake something / make dinner
❒ prep for week
Nothing too exciting but we have plenty of action ahead so it’s nice to have a ‘regular’ weekend! Will probably read a bunch of Tom Lake throughout.