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Time Blocking & Daily Pages

I have started using the little timeline on the left side of the Hobonichi techo cousin more extensively throughout this year. Complete with color-coding, which looks rather pretty, as a bonus. I suppose it’s my version of time blocking, which is all the rage…

October 15, 2019

Weekend / New Week

We had a half-Staycation / half-normal (nonworking) weekend. Our nanny dropped the kids off at 8am on Sunday as planned — we had two (!) kid-free nights and days, and that was about right. It was a nice treat — we went out to…

October 14, 2019

Checking @#*&@# Off

Finally. This mini-vac-staycation is going swimmingly. There has been some work (okay, actually a significant amount of work) which is . . . sort of lame, since this is officially paid time off. BUT it has been work on my own time (mostly) and…

October 11, 2019

Habit List & Delegation

These are two completely separate topics, but it dawned on me yesterday that while I am good at delegation in the clinical realm (this took me time, but I got there! I am lucky to work with a fantastic medical assistant) and at home…

October 10, 2019

Training Plan!

Woohoo! I have crafted my own training plan for the Hollywood half marathon. It is a mashup of elements from the Train Like A Mother “FINISH IT” plan, with integrated 21 Day Fix (and 21DF Extreme) workouts. Notes: I ended up deciding on 3…

October 9, 2019

Why I Plan

KK’s ceremonies were beautiful and while tears were shed, we were also celebrating her life, which more than one person referred to as charmed. There is no question that she truly enjoyed her days (at least until her beloved husband passed away 4 years…

October 8, 2019

Fresh starts, habits & family

This is a bit of a clean slate week for me. A month or so ago, I decided I needed a few days off — our summer trip had been unsatisfying and short, and I had lots of PTO accumulated. Josh and I didn’t…

October 7, 2019

Rituals // 5 on a Friday

Dare I say . . . I rather miss the morning ritual of writing here every day? It actually doesn’t take all that much time and fits nicely into my morning routine. On weekdays, that is. I am reminded of Gretchen Rubin’s writings about…

October 4, 2019

It’s Always Something

I feel like I was initiated into a special club last night: C woke up vomiting. (It was actually rather bizarre as Annabel came into our room at around midnight and didn’t say much, but it turns out she had left him in his…

October 2, 2019


Well! 30 days, 30 posts. That was a fun exercise. I do feel like I shared more mundane details than usual, and I think (hope) it was fun for some of you to get a more intimate feel for what life is like right…

September 30, 2019