Sitting here in front of the computer, upset about not having written something already.
It's 8:17 AM.
If I really dissected my morning up to now, maybe I could find ways I have been productive.
- Fed the cats. Opened a new box of cat food.
- Took my medicine.
- Totally nailed personal hygiene.
- Cuddled Sai Bobs, our cat.
- Cut out "How to Change a Tire" and "How to Jump-Start a Car" from the Little Know-How book. I'll put these in my car. Eventually.
- Tidied up the living room pillows and throws.
- Watched kittens on Instagram. Might get one.
- Emptied personal email inbox.
- Successfully fought urge to do medical work.
- Redeemed survey points for an electronic Gap gift card.
- Updated Tip of the Day from 4/12/2020.
- Completed all the eye puzzle pieces in my 1000 piece Cats of the World puzzle.
- Realized while blogging that I am seriously a cat person.
- Texted with my sister.
Okay, okay, that's a pretty good start.
. . .
The Covid-19 Pandemic has brought out a whole other level of productivity pressure in me. For good reason. I'm a physician. I'm supposed to help during a pandemic. So far, I have:
- Created a Covid-19 telephone triage sheet.
- Created a Covid-19 patient information sheet / work excuse.
- Created a Covid-19 home exercise document.
- Created a Covid-19 webpage on my site.
- Updated website daily with new Covid-19 Tip of the Day.
- Encouraged family in mask making, many masks have been fabricated. Ha. Fabric. Ated.
- Read information daily (sometimes hourly) about Covid-19 transmission, effective PPE, etc.
- Continued to care for patients from home via telephone encounters when I was sick.
- Back to work in person as of 1 week ago.
. . .
What if productive meant something else? Like - What if I documented the moments I spent with people making memories, instead of the tasks I completed?
- I trimmed the new jasmine and removed the wires, replacing with selvage cloth from Judith's quilting.
- I wrapped gifts for my brother-in-law in sloth paper.
- I walked and talked for miles through our neighborhood with my sister.
- I wrote silly sentences and corrected one of them with my niece for her homework.
- I colored cat anatomy with my nieces who both sometimes want to be veterinarians.
I lay in the lagoon hammock with my wife.
- I swept and vacuumed and did the litter.
Oops. Snuck that last one in for a good girl. You're welcome, Honey.
<3 Dr. Southwick