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!
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!
reading: an article on fatty liver disease in rats with aromatase knocked out. for my future research . . .
hope you don't 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 🙂
Haha 'hot potato'–love that name! My intern on-call phone went off at the WORSE times this summer.
I was just thinking about how I'm wishing my life away yesterday during my run. I had a good post going in my head about it too!
Cute boots and I'm pumped to see how the dress looks on you!
i really like those boots; they are cute :).
and i agree, there's 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!
Those muffins look amazing! I'm glad you're enjoying your work…since it's your future career! But nothing beats a day (or two…or three) off!
Enjoy the concert!
Those chicken breasts are insane! I bet they tasted good though.
Enjoy the concert!
Oooo…I think that broccoli salad looks DELICIOUS!!! Totally something I would love. Can't wait to see the recipe. Have fun tonight.
I guess the good thing about a call rotation is that you really can't isolate the weekends and wish away the rest…I barely know when the weekends are!