4:50a (yes 4:50): alarm goes off. 10 minutes of staring into the blue light of my phone to wake up (why not?) and then a little pre-run snack/espresso and blog reading/email session.
5:30a headed out the door for 4 rainy and cool (61 degrees!) miles:
6:15a (the time Josh and I have agreed upon): HOME. Josh is already up working; kids are asleep. I shower. . .
6:30a A is now awake. Breakfast is underway as I head downstairs:
You wear your Frozen cape to breakfast too, right?
6:45a Lunch prep! Leftover salad + a quickie salmon salad made from homemade olive oil mayo and canned (wild) salmon.
6:55a C is up! He begins the day with half a banana - his new routine. I use the luxurious banana-eating time to make an omelet and some more espresso.
7:45a G arrives and I head out the door. Traffic on 95, so it takes me ~40 minutes. HOWEVER I am listening to Serial so I barely noticed.
8:30a Time to work! Phone calls, 5 morning patients (3 news), and notes.
1p Lunch. Cut short due to above notes, but it's worth it NOT to have to bring them home.
1:20p Afternoon patients. Only 4, with one new -- the last one didn't show up, which worked out well timing-wise since the one before that was pretty late. All in all, a not-too-heavy day.
Mid-afternoon, I get a sad text from G. that A is not wanting to participate in gymnastics. (Chronic pattern, not helped by the fact that she is usually asleep during the time that gymnastics is held). This is depressing but I think she just needs a fresh start with another activity in a couple of months or so.
5p 8/9 notes are done, which is good enough for me. I am off to see my babies.
6:15p Long FaceTime conversation with my parents planning out Thanksgiving week. A falls off of our couch doing mermaid moves. C tries very hard to crawl forward, but no dice.
7p C gets his last bottle and goes to sleep (no resistance). Annabel gets to watch Mickey. I get to drink a glass of this:
Everyone is happy!
Leftover eggplant and ground pork strata from Well Fed
Glamorous paper towel and laptop backdrop
9:20p This post has been written, 2 dark (88%) chocolate squares have been consumed, and I am totally tired. Good night :)