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    OMG we have a hamster!

    This guy has been a long time coming. Initially, Annabel wanted a bearded dragon. But then . . . she pivoted. My sister has a hamster, and I grew up with a succession of…

    November 15, 2022
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    Wallowing and Moving On

    I tried yesterday, I really did. We went outside, though for not nearly as long as I would have liked. I held out until 12 pm (when I was scheduled to co-host our Patreon…

    November 10, 2022
  • Parenting

    STORM DAY (again)

    Hello from the 3rd storm day we’ve had this fall. (Yep, it’s our snow day equivalent except less fun because generally you don’t go out and play in a tropical storm — except we…

    November 9, 2022
  • Parenting Reading Weekend

    Saturday Stuff

    The ultimate sacrifice: Saturday to do list: ✅ Workout. No run today! 30 min strength (Rad Lopez full body), check. I have my longest run in quite some time tomorrow so I am happy…

    November 5, 2022
  • Parenting

    New Month & Halloween

    = new contacts! Also: new goals, new YNAB budget, and in this case — a new Quintile. November contains: 1 call week 1 business mini-retreat 1 big holiday (Thanksgiving) 13 clinical work days 6…

    November 1, 2022
  • life Parenting Planners

    Focusing on Now

    I am feeling somewhat better today. I think sometimes my tendency to PLAN PLAN PLAN can really start to backfire when there is uncertainty. I need the reminder that it’s okay to take time…

    October 13, 2022
  • life Parenting Reading

    Low Points + A Victory

    PATIENCE After flying high on excitement about my new hybrid / part-time job setup, I hit a bit of a low yesterday, panicking a bit about finances and time and basically everything. But I…

    October 6, 2022
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    October Beginnings

    Closure Yesterday was such an emotional day. The residents + my team colleagues gave me such a lovely sendoff, which was amazing on so many levels. I even received some planning-related gifts — they…

    October 1, 2022
  • life Parenting

    5 on a Friday: Transition Edition

    1- This was a well-timed episode: From Good Inside (Dr Becky) – Is It Okay to Quit? There has been a lot of quitting recently by one child in particular, and it has been…

    September 30, 2022
  • life Parenting

    Sometimes I Just Need to Wallow

    We made it through Both the tropical storm and the day at home. I did not have a particularly positive mindset and was not a particularly patient or Pinterest-worthy parent. But you know what?…

    September 29, 2022