Friday, October 22, 2010

One breath.

You do the math. . . . .

1 mommy-doctor-friend-teacher-wife

divided by:

1 lecture at regional Hospital Medicine professional meeting on Thursday completed just in the nick of time
1 manuscript revision due "as soon as you can turn it around to us" (read: Monday)
1 lecture scheduled to be given on Friday (today) on a topic I've never presented on before today, worked on nearly all night because night before was working on other Thursday lecture
1 self-professed procrastinator and refuse-er to do such work while kids are awake and wanting my attention
1 public hospital with 1 million things awaiting me to do once there. . . .
1 superhero costume preschool class party (today) for Zachary who turns 4 on Saturday (yay)
1 mom who would be in poor form not to be there at superhero costume preschool class party despite fact that she has lecture scheduled that she is not 100% ready to give
1 very-best-friend who's baby shower is right around the corner and still with things on to-do list remaining
1 baby-in-best-friend's tummy who deserves a sweet welcome
1 alarm clock that almost got smashed to bits
1 school bus to catch after restricted sleep
1 5-year-old who made 1 request for us to sit "criss-cross apple sauce" on the (cold) ground while waiting for bus
1 kitchen in desperate need of grocery shopping
1 early-morning class to teach to 8 eager medical students
1 head that desperately needs a haircut. (3 if you count my sons.)
1 3 and 364-day-old who refuses to stay in his bed or use inside voice in middle of the night
1 pushover mom (me) who fusses at 1 husband for fussing at 1 3 and 364-day-old 1 day before his birthday
1 3 and 364-day-old ruining my sleep due to teeth-grinding and placing his feet on my face
1 medical resident, 1 medical student, 1 + 1 new faculty that I need to schedule meetings with
1 soccer team expecting me to bring the snacks for the game on Saturday
1 5-year-old who keeps losing his library book that's due today
1 soccer cleat (that is less than 1 month old) that has now been missing nearly 1 week
1 husband who fed kids Mickey-Dees on yesterday for dinner, but with apple wedges instead of fries (go Harry.)
1 tired wife who did not object. . . . .


1 busy, frazzled, tired mommy-slash-doctor-slash-wife-friend who is thankful for two ends of one candle in which to burn. . . . .and even more thankful for

1 life that I would not trade for anything.


  1. Completely in love with this post! You are truly a superwoman & supermom! I know Harry & my nephews appreciate you... and so do I!!!

    Can't believe the Great Poo-doo-doo-DOWSKI is going to be FOUR tomorrow!

    Two weeks until I see you & I'm kinda mad that my trip will be so short.

    Love, BizzyBee

  2. Love It. Enjoying the life I have now as an M2, and looking forward to juggling 1 wonderful thing aften another in years to come :-)

  3. Wow! You are amazing.
    I can't believe that alarm clock is still alive.

  4. truly, truly, truly I do not know how you do it all! Superwoman is an understatement.


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