i thought about blogging from the air
. . . but i think i’ll use that time to nap instead! tweets and emails are flying as last minute details and plans fall into place for the HLS. i’m starting to get a little nervous for my presentation (!), and work is still not completely off my mind. but i think the 4 day break from the fellowship life (it’s been a full 6 weeks already!) will be somewhat therapeutic in addition to a ton of fun.
the omelette-master’s goodbye gift
i will miss josh over the next 3 days! we do not often take trips apart like this. but he will be on call, and i’m not sure he’d find the HLS quite as fun and exciting as i will. i don’t often get a lot of ‘girls time’, so it’s probably a healthy thing for both of us (and he won’t have to be subjected to high-pitched squealing about the new larabars or lululemon gear).
i’ve said it before and i’ll say it again: the man is a gifted omelette-maker. it’s a skill passed on through his family for at least one generation that i know of; interestingly enough, the omelette-talent trait seems to be co-inherited with the propensity towards the detailed hands-on (and slightly masochistic) craft of performing surgery.
coincidence? hmmm. i’ll have to think about it.
it all starts with the right eggs:
then, you have to concentrate really hard:
then, in go some sautéed vegetables. this swirling-around action is key (it’s also the part that i cannot seem to grasp).
and then the flip! too fast for my camera (at least, on the setting i had it on. too bad i still don’t really know how to use it . . . maybe i’ll learn some secrets at the HLS!)
but dinner success!
with extra veggies + ninth street bakery sunflower bread.
quite the send-off!
all right — it’s time for one last NC run and then to pack it all up and head out. if you’re headed to chicago, see you there!!
workout: 30 day shred level 2. yes, i decided to bring this back — honestly, i was inspired by josh (who was initially inspired by me before i decided that jillian was the devil incarnate and that i couldn’t listen to her yell at me anymore). i was reminded yet again how hard strength workouts like this are for me (a 10 mile run is NOTHING compared to this for my body), but i made it through!
kitchen capers: see above, of course. it will be back to regularly scheduled menu planning when i get back!
work/board prep: takin’ a 4 day break. hooray!