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COVID19 Fitness Parenting

Day 8: Spring Break Begins (or not)

Spring break was supposed to start today! This is a little sad, but also good because it means that I have no patients scheduled for the week (I was supposed to be off) and neither does Josh. It gives us time to continue adjusting…

March 23, 2020
COVID19 Fashion Parenting Planners

Day 7: Strategizing & Randomness

Changing planners, for me, was a good move. You know all of those color coded schedules? (Or even the analog version I posted)? They are great, and to some extent helpful, when they are realistic. But . . . THEY ARE ONLY SHOWING THE…

March 22, 2020
COVID19 Planners

Day 6: Morning Reflection

I think I might . . . switch planners for a little while!? I know, random. And not really a Big Deal. But I think I might. I keep seeing the plans I made in my Hobonichi, and it just makes me sad. Next…

March 21, 2020
COVID19 Work

Day 5: Seeking Comfort

Will I keep titling the posts “Day ###” when we are in the 20s and beyond? I guess I will have to make that decision down the road. I do feel like I am documenting some journey — one that will hopefully END —…

March 20, 2020
COVID19 Parenting Work

Day 4: Some Thoughts

I had a very bad day yesterday. Hopefully today will be better. A list of thoughts. No other format seems right this morning. 1- No one really knows what the right thing to do is. Since this event in unprecedented, there’s . . .…

March 19, 2020

Day 3: Ouch

I’m totally sore from my 2 days of 21 Day Fix. Oh well. I’ve also had an open cut on my left (dominant) hand, because I fell running about a week ago. This wouldn’t be such a big deal, except that there is obviously…

March 18, 2020
COVID19 life Parenting Work

Day 2: Just Getting Started

First, a happy announcement related to my professional life: our pediatrics residency program filled! For those not familiar, getting a residency spot is a ~6 month process, beginning with electronic applications and ending with a match. I experienced it as a resident, of course,…

March 17, 2020
COVID19 Parenting

Day 1: My own COVID19 FAQ

(concept from OMDG, but with a more personal angle. It’s like I’m being interviewed but — don’t tell anyone — I’m writing the questions.) 1- So this is real, huh? Somehow this is what all of my neighbors ask me. Yes, it’s real. We…

March 16, 2020
life Work

Structure & Survival

School is closed. Spring break was slated to start the week after next (3/23), but we didn’t find out until 4:30 pm today that the kids will not be back until further notice. Cameron was happy. Annabel cried. (She also correctly insinuated that we…

March 13, 2020
Goals life Parenting Work

Follow up on the Controversial Link Post

No, not the one about travel. We have decided not to go. And we are preparing for more social distancing. I am at peace with this although expect some future strategizing/coping posts, because I need to write them. The other one, ~10 days ago…

March 12, 2020