happy monday!

September 21, 2009

good morning sunshine

i suppose it’s easy to be in a good mood when starting the day off with a freshly baked banana nut muffin . . .

yay monday! okay, i’m half kidding. but yesterday i was thinking about how easy it is to live from weekend to weekend, wishing the days away in between. i really am enjoying my current work situation (peds endocrine!) but out of habit i still found myself wanting to be ‘free’, thinking about friday with an air of wistfulness that would make you think i was being forced to scrub toilets continuously throughout the work week.

but that’s silly! it doesn’t make any sense to wish away 71% of your life, especially when it’s already so short. so even though this week ends in vacation (the promise land?), i am going to make a point of not fast-forwarding to the end in my mind, and living each day as it happens.

between this resolution and my media diet, it’s going to be an interesting week!

i think i’ve bulldozed my way through most of my moonlighting pay from 2 weeks ago, so it’s time for my personal shopping spree to STOP. thankfully, i have another shift coming up in october.

confession: i did end up ordering the betine dress, because i really REALLY want to try it on and feel like it would be perfect for the holiday season (yes, it’s not balmy warm in december in NC — but that’s what coats are for!). i promise to only keep it if it’s perfect!

and, after years of deliberation and wishy-washy resolve to get some BOOTS up in my closet, i finally bit the bullet and ordered these:

they are mid rather than full-length, which is on purpose. it may not be quite as classic, but i think the shape will look better with my short stubby limbs (i learned from this post that i am a ‘short-shinner’ to the extreme!).

i plan to wear them with straight or skinny jeans, dresses/skirts, and tights. i will definitely report back once these beauties arrive!

ingrid tonight!
i’m pumped for tonight’s concert with my li’l sis! i’m also taking her out for dinner for her birthday, 3 days before she hits the big 27. the only potential calamity is that i will be on backup call, carrying the hot potato otherwise known as the jeopardy pager! the chance that i could get called in is small, but i hate that it will be there at all. i may try to get someone to trade with me today . . .



workout: 45 minutes elliptical (levels 9-12), weights:
– 2 x 12 pushups
– 2 x 12 squats with ball, 10 lb weights
– 2 x 12 bicep curls, 12 lb weights
– 2 x 12 walking double lunges, 8 lb weights
– 2 x 12 tricep pressdowns, 15 lbs
– 2 x 12 seated rows, 40 lbs
– 2 x 15 bicycle crunches

doin’ time: parmesan and parsley-stuffed roasted chicken breast + broccoli, tomato, and chick pea salad. josh commented that these breasts were from dolly parton-like chickens, and i agree! i didn’t finish this big momma, but am looking forward to the leftovers in my lunch today.

recipes are not on the sidebar yet because i haven’t updated with this week’s cooking and training plans! i don’t know if anyone even looks at them (you don’t see them if you use reader), but just in case, i’ll do that tonight!

faithful to martha’s imagery

all together now

reading: an article on fatty liver disease in rats with aromatase knocked out. for my future research . . .


  • Reply Anonymous March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    hope you don&#39t get a call on the jeopardy pager! have fun at the concert.

    and i think that every weekend needs to be 3-day. it would make life much happier 🙂

  • Reply Allie (Live Laugh Eat) March 10, 2019 at 7:29 pm

    Haha &#39hot potato&#39–love that name! My intern on-call phone went off at the WORSE times this summer.

    I was just thinking about how I&#39m wishing my life away yesterday during my run. I had a good post going in my head about it too!

    Cute boots and I&#39m pumped to see how the dress looks on you!

  • Reply kim March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    i really like those boots; they are cute :).

    and i agree, there&#39s a reason we have coats…plus, a lot of times places in the winter can be too warm. so a cute dress makes perfect sense.

    have fun at the concert!

  • Reply Susan March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Those muffins look amazing! I&#39m glad you&#39re enjoying your work…since it&#39s your future career! But nothing beats a day (or two…or three) off!

    Enjoy the concert!

  • Reply Jess March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Those chicken breasts are insane! I bet they tasted good though.

    Enjoy the concert!

  • Reply Claire March 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Oooo…I think that broccoli salad looks DELICIOUS!!! Totally something I would love. Can&#39t wait to see the recipe. Have fun tonight.

    I guess the good thing about a call rotation is that you really can&#39t isolate the weekends and wish away the rest…I barely know when the weekends are!

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