i enjoyed a page-free night last night! 8+ blissful hours of uninterrupted sleep — definitely a reason to smile this morning. perhaps it was a reward for having a good attitude about work yesterday.
or perhaps it was this delicious magical LoYo brownie-topped creation of fabulousness that i enjoyed before going to bed.
coffee yogurt with homemade brownie crumbles & caramel sauce
just as likely! while i am not particularly superstitious, i think there might be something to the idea of creating your own karma. yesterday i approached the day with a good attitude, and the day loved me right back.
situation #1: receiving a consult on friday afternoon at 4:30
bad karmic method of dealing with this ➜ try to avoid it, dread it, sulk over it, put it off, and let it ruin your day.
good karmic method of dealing with this ➜ accept it, plan it into the day, enjoy doing something for others and the accomplished feeling that comes with a job done right.
situation #2: a page shrilly cuts through the silence as you were busy doing [laundry, your weekly long run, a non-REM sleep cycle, etc]
bad karmic method of dealing with this ➜ allow the sound to jar you to your core; think, “how dare they bother me!”. the moment is ruined.
good karmic method of dealing with this ➜ take the time needed to switch between tasks, respond with a calm voice (often, parents are freaking out on the other end of the line), and focus on addressing the needs of the patient.
same tasks; totally different impact, shaping a different kind of day. and as our lives are made up of days, this matters!
(i realize i’m getting a little out there for a sunday. exactly what was in those brownies!?)
link love: weekend reading
i’ve been remodeling my google reader lately. i divided the sites i follow into categories and created a separate denotation for my own personal ‘A-list’ — the blogs i read every day.
in case anyone else is looking for some new reads, here are a few newfound favorites of mine:
♥ eat, drink, run is exactly what is sounds like – but what you can’t tell from the title is that blogger shelby is also a great writer and is often hilarious. a raleigh local, i hope to hang out with her in person some day!
♥ life after bagels is written by HLS co-speaker morgan. it may not seem possible, but i think morgan is at least as list-obsessed as i am. i enjoy reading about her strategies for keeping her busy and multi-faceted life together.
♥ woah, i’m late to this party. who knew there existed a blog devoted entirely to planners!?!? i love this site for obvious reasons.
♥ ginger snap‘s fashion blog is not new to my reader, but i am extra intrigued by it lately because the petite, preppy, and extremely well-put-together princess is pregnant. i am fascinated by how she is managing to dress her bump so stylishly, and looking forward to seeing what she finds to wear as it grows!
on tap for today
☑ 8 mile run
☑ brunch somewhere with josh
☑ meal planning/groceries
☑ draft of ‘activities planned’ section for grant
☑ on page
☑ planning our vacation for jan/feb!
☑ baking project? we’ll see . . .
workout: 45 minutes elliptical + upper body weights
– 2 x 11 pushups
– 2 x 12 lat pull-downs (55 lbs)
– 2 x 12 seated rows (40 lbs)
– 2 x 10 tricep push-downs (15 lbs)
– 2 x 15 bicycle crunches
– 2 x 12 lateral/forward raises
the kitchen was quiescent — but i’m getting supercharged for next week’s breakfast challenge, which begins tomorrow.