Getting a mid-week break does not come often. The last few weeks I've been to Houston for the Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting. I had a resident on elective who was finishing up and now inherited onhttp://www.endo-society.orge who is just beginning his final year. My WebMD blog, Hormone Happenings, is in its infancy. I have a long Torah reading to prepare and probably should add a new tune to my shabbat morning shacharit repertoire to accommodate the Rabbi's desire to have more variation of the liturgy and thereby create more interest. Last weekend was allocated to down time, and shabbos was, with some light at home activity on Sunday. The holiday as designated some relaxation and some productivity. I got most of my clothing put away and paid the few office related bills that had accumulated.
As the day closes, I feel a little more rested, able to get on with the second half of the work week. July also marks the beginning of my semiannual projects which take a measure of enthusiasm to pursue. This time the list has twelve items, double the number that I usually carry. All are doable, none have deadlines that either guarantee completion or will arrive even if not completed. The synagogue is not on the list at all. Work is on the list in a way that does not involve patient care. My home environment, my finances, and my mind all need some real attention in the ensuing half year. And it started with one small step today.