March 9, 2012

i’ll admit it:
it’s been a bit of a lazy week, and i feel bad about it. i have been working from home a lot of the time, and despite desperate attempts to get my head out of my uterus, it’s been rather rough going. i’m making some progress . . .

god i love checking things off
but two major items [poster prep + grant progress report!] remain to be completed. i have NOT been at my most efficient, and it’s not something i’m proud of! it’s also not my style. i have no desire to become a just-skating-by kind of person [or doctor] — pre- or post-baby. clearly, learning the balancing act will take some work, but there’s no time like the present to start working on these skills.

i’m hoping that having the next weekend TRULY and officially off will really help. it’s been 19 days, after all! [dear SHU: try to never take two call weekends in a row ever again. it does nothing for work ethic or morale. love, yourself.]

it’s tradition
while i wish i had gotten more done on my progress report yesterday, i don’t regret one minute of the time i got to spend with my dear friend siobhan visiting from CA. the two of us met a long time again [2005ish?] at a running group, and the rest was history. i wish i knew how many long-run miles we churned out together — it would be an impressive total.

not the greatest angle for this preggo chick . . . but it’s tradition!
she stayed with us overnight, and after a morning workout the two of us had breakfast at parker & otis. as always, we talked races, babies [she has an almost-3 year old now!], careers, family balance — and it was just like we hadn’t spent the past 3 years living on opposite coasts. i just wish she lived closer!

turning around the productivity spiral
today is essentially guaranteed to be a busy and focused one — in our fast-paced diabetes clinic, there’s no other way to survive! luckily, i really love clinic, and today i’m especially glad for the change of pace and break from research-based tasks.

the only thing that is getting frustrating about clinic [especially since they’re always on friday!]: i’m quickly running out of appropriate work attire! i think i’ve worn the same maternity dress to the last few. while the patients don’t know [since it’s a different crowd each time], my coworkers are probably wondering exactly how many outfits i have left in rotation [um, about 5]. but i’m not shopping now! i’d rather fantasize about what i’d like to wear once my body returns to [some version of] normal.

espejoa mini-dress. for when my waist exists again . . .
[don’t worry, i realize this could take a while! but it’s still fun to think about.]

the taste of tomorrow
i’ve been whipping up REALLY easy basic meals lately — i called this one deconstructed taco bowl.

basically, it’s brown rice and kidney beans thrown together with sautéed peppers and onions, plus avocado and salsa. cumin, salt, and pepper contributed some extra flavor, and cheddar tortilla chips added some fun [although maybe not enough fun for josh, who i think was disappointed about the lack of meat and cheese].


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  • Reply SEC March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Any colleague catty enough to think badly of you because you don’t rotate your outfits frequently while heavily pregnant is not someone whose opinion is worth worrying about 🙂

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

      okay, good point. and my colleagues aren’t catty at all! i will stand proudly behind my waning wardrobe 🙂

  • Reply Cecily March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    I hear you on the lack and clothes and lack of focus late in pregnancy! It’s hard to keep your mind work when all those kicks keep you focused on the little one 🙂

  • Reply sktz March 10, 2019 at 7:19 pm

    Sorry – but if the cupboards are bare why can’t Josh go shopping? If he’s disappointed in the meal, why doesn’t he PLAN and cook it? Really? Why? Isn’t he still off recuperating?

    • Reply Sarah (SHU) March 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm

      It is really hard for him to shop on crutches- no way of really carrying anything around. And he’s been for the most part back at work although not mobile yet… and, he got over it pretty quickly after I reminded him that hey, I made dinner.

  • Reply Jen March 10, 2019 at 7:43 pm

    I think the majority of people don’t pay attention to what you are wearing – maybe they would if you wore exactly the same thing every day, but other than that… I mean, do you pay attention to what your coworkers wear every day, and think "Oh they wore the same outfit last Thursday!" if you see them wear the same thing twice?

    I used to think that people would judge me for wearing the same things over and over again, until I realised that I could never remember what my friends had been wearing the last time I saw them, and only occasionally noticed if people wore the same thing a lot. But, even if I did notice, the only thing that I ever thought was "Oh, they must really like that top/skirt/whatever". So don’t worry about it! 🙂

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