taking a cue from 24-year-old me, here is today’s version of the classic newsweek “up/down/sideways” feature (do they even still do that anymore? i admit i haven’t seen a copy of that magazine in years).
⬆ early spring!
⬅ the new boston qualifying times. it’s not like i was about to hit a 3:40 any minute now, anyway.
⬅ starting call at 5 pm today. i’ve had so little of it over the past several weeks that i really don’t mind! plus, it’s only until monday AM.
⬆ running my first real-time PCR plate in 5 years and sort-of-kind-of having it work!
⬇ not hearing anything about 3 grant applications sitting out there that i am still waiting to find out about. i know that the NIH reviewed mine yesterday AM; i want my priority score already!
⬆ having an otherwise free weekend. call is actually sometimes a recipe for a lot of nice productive time since i feel ‘stuck’ at home, and there are a lot of little things i’d like to get done.
⬇ dreams that are in some way related to TTC. every. freaking. night. i guess it is clear what my subconscious is stuck on.
⬆ project simplify from simple mom! i have her organized simplicity book, so this seems like it will be a fun way to put it to use. and since we plan on moving (in just a few months!), i would love to declutter beforehand.
fashion friday: i want to get married again.
of course, i’d pick the same groom. but i can’t say that i’m not wishing just a little bit for a do-over so that i can pick a new dress from the absolutely breathtaking line at BHLDN!
oohs and aaaahs abound
my personal #1! ribboned silk gown, $1600
a close #2: tiered tulip gown, $2400
fairly traditional but not-TOO-bridesmaidy pick: beribboned dress, $200
i always said i’d get awesome shoes for my wedding, but then i didn’t. maybe that means i should get some now! clipped corolla heels, $200
if not for a strict no-flats policy, i would be all over these shimmering lattice skimmers, $240
will be filled with lots of lectures + learning opportunities. i will try to embrace them! and NOT fall asleep.
workout: 3.25 mile run, 9:13/mi pace, 0.5% incline while watching more MTV (top 5 videos + more old-school britney spears!). i didn’t head to yoga after work like i had planned. and now i regret it, since i can’t go all weekend (i don’t think the studio would welcome my pager). note to self: DON’T SKIP YOGA unless there’s a very good reason!
so. not. vegan.: oh man. this meal does not jive with my morals, and yet i went for it anyway. i have no idea where the loop gets their cheese and meat, and i have a feeling the answer ISN’T ‘small organic local farms, duh!’. but i was craving it, and i caved.
does this make me a hypocrite? maybe a little. but aiming for sustainability MOST of the time is still better than ignoring it altogether, right?
we tried their new tomato bisque pizza, which was pretty delicious.