* hormone released during stress. yes, i think about these things — how could i not?
settling inAugust 7, 2012
business as usual
life is starting to seem less like a race and more just like . . . life.
certain things are becoming automatic: washing pump parts. packing bags for work. bathtime. treadmill. washing pump parts yet again. [and again. currently my least favorite chore ever — unless you count pumping itself.]
settling in like this is a relief in a way — i don’t want to go through my days in a state of white-knuckled panic, cortisol* surging constantly as i try to fit everything in. but i don’t want to go completely autopilot, either.
sad but true fact: i only had 2 hours [if that] of awake time with annabel today. she’s already 4 months old and it just feels like it’s going so fast. too fast.
at the moment
i’m feeling good. no one in this house is febrile and i don’t think anyone even has a cough or cold! i’m sure this germ-free state will last about 30 seconds, but i’ll enjoy it while it lasts. today i pumped enough, gave a presentation, wore a passably cute outfit, worked out with ms. michaels, and got dinner on the table.
even if it wasn’t the most gourmet [inspired by this real simple recipe]
i think i’ll consider this monday a success.
previous recent meals of note
in case anyone is looking for ideas . . .
spinach + goat cheese frittata [also from the current issue of real simple].
this one tasted especially good because i didn’t make it!! [apparently josh’s omelette skills transfer to frittatas. good to know. . . ]
yellow squash gratin from cooking light
this looked pretty and was a nice use of the current summer bounty [farmers’ market tomatoes + squash], but was too labor-intensive for my taste these days. plus, i just don’t love quinoa — even if i sort of feel like i ‘should’.
back to men’s springboard diving
and the pump. at least i will be distracted.