Weekend Things

January 27, 2024

Catching Up

I feel like I’m finally catching up on life after a hectic stretch! It hasn’t been particularly bad-hectic or even stressful-hectic. It’s just that most days have been filled with lot of ‘hard landscape’ activities that didn’t leave much room for life maintenance/important-but-not-urgent things.

INBOX ZERO has been reached — possibly for the first time this year, I’m not entirely sure. I aim for weekly but sometimes life gets in the way, and this month was like that!

I kind of want more fanfare than that when my inbox is empty, gmail!!

Also on the docket for life catchup:

  • Clearing off my desk / Sunday basket area — it has been languishing for weeks and I keep putting “clear desk” on my task list and pushing it off
  • Make invites for C’s bday party in late Feb (assuming A will help me design a graphic as she usually does). Sending will be a little more complicated because likely not inviting the whole class but rather a selection of friends in his class and a few others.
  • Send 20 more New Years Cards — YEPPPP I finally started sending! 20 have been mailed out, about 50 to go!! I started with people who sent us cards and FINALLY started a google sheet for addresses. I love apple notes but the ‘tables’ function there is just not up to the task.

However all of the above probably won’t happen today because a) we have a really fun night coming up; b) I probably won’t get home until ~3:30 from kid activities etc; and c) I really think I need a nap so that I can enjoy said fun night.


Finish The Peculiar Sadness of Lemon Cake

Strength train at least once + yoga for 20-30 min (Sunday). Long run is DONE. (ASIDE: My heart goes out to anyone running the MIA marathon or half tomorrow because our weather is totally blah, AND we have an amazing cold front arriving by Monday.)

Have a 10 minute meeting related to estate planning with Josh

Groceries (TJ; also it’s def a PrepDish week as I have no brilliant meal planning inspo)

Help A pack for trip (she has a FIVE DAY FIELD TRIP next week all over Florida; C has his 3 day trip Weds-Fri!)

I think that’s enough.


  • Reply Lisa’s Yarns January 27, 2024 at 11:31 am

    Enjoy your date night! We have one scheduled for next Saturday. Hopefully it actually happens. We were supposed to go to my parents this weekend but our oldest woke with a fever yesterday and started the day today by throwing up… so it is not the weekend I envisioned. I fly to LA for work on Monday so am crossing my fingers and toes that the rest of us stay healthy!!

  • Reply Grateful Kae January 27, 2024 at 2:17 pm

    Oh, a Google sheet, eh?? 😜 I love it. Haha.

    I also have a huge list of things I want(ed) to do today but mostly seem to be sort of dinking around not making much of anything happen….

  • Reply Elisabeth January 27, 2024 at 3:18 pm

    I agree – reaching Inbox Zero should automatically come with a confetti GIF. It would make me so happy and I feel like this is something Google developers could whip up in an afternoon. Does anyone have connections at Google?! I vote we pitch this as an option! (Just kidding, but only slightly – I would love some virtual fanfare for reaching Inbox Zero).

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