current happenings

January 4, 2016

Listening to a lot of “best of” 2015 song lists (today = Sound Opinions 2015 Mixtapes).  Also way too much Disney, which I want to hate but then find myself singing along more often than not even on play #923281.

Reading Troubling Love by Elena Ferrante.  Honestly, I hate it.  It’s for a book club.  At least it’s short.

Eating pizza.  Yeah, I know, from paleo to cheesy/bready goodness.  We tried a new place today — Andiamo — and it was an ideal post-run lunch.  We got the ratatouille pizza which was loaded with vegetables and lots of basil.  Delicious.

Watching ummm nothing really, currently.  I don’t think I watched a single show while off from work — sad!  However, we are going to see Star Wars next weekend.  Assuming a babysitter can be procured.

Planning a trip for our 10th anniversary (May).  We were going to go to Hawaii (our honeymoon destination) but are now feeling like maybe Napa/Sonoma would be just as much fun and less of an ordeal.  Hmmm.

OMG, back to work tomorrow.  I feel like I’ve been away forever!

Note:  Yes, I have blogged daily in 2016!  Doubtful that this streak will stay alive for long, but might be fun to see how long I can ride it out . . . if you have ideas for posts PLEASE let me know, because I fear I will otherwise run out of material very soon.


  • Reply Dvita March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I love your blog (MD/PhD student with an unhealthy obsession with planners, here 🙂 )

    I don’t know how much time you have to read, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on books you’ve read-always looking for reviews and suggestions 🙂

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      I wish I read more to give recs!

      My favorite book last year was What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty. (Maybe b/c of the stage of life I’m in, but it was such an engaging GOOD read). I also really liked The Girl on the Train.

  • Reply Abby March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I would like to read about how you practice minimalism with kid stuff – toys, clothes, etc. And how/where you shop for kids clothes. I "try" to be minimalist in that area, but I still buy WAY too many clothes. I’m trying to put together a capsule wardrobe for my toddler for when she enters her next size up.

  • Reply Erica March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I really dislike when I don’t like a book I’m reading for book club. In general, I have a rule that I can finish a book I’m not enjoying because there are so many books I want to read I hate to waste my time on ones I am not enjoying … however I always feel obligated to finish my book club books!

  • Reply Anon March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    Hi! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog recently. This might be less interesting for you, but I would find it fascinating to read about how/why you make the food and lifestyle choices that you do given all your training as an endocrinologist. Are there certain things you have strong opinions about because of your medical training?

  • Reply Jenny March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I am never not interested in updates about KonMari and minimalism, wherever you are at with those!

    I think you mentioned once that your nanny does most of the cooking but you choose the recipes – any favorites to share?

    I’d be interested in hearing about the personality differences between your kids and how you’ve adapted your parenting from one to the other. Also, do you and Josh have any differences in your parenting styles and how do you navigate those?

  • Reply Kelsey March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I’m always interested in personalities. The kinds of personalities you get along with or don’t, making friendships as an adult, how you and your husband have changed since you’ve met each other, are you still friends with high school or college friends how have those relationships evolved, do you think personality is pliable?

    What about spirituality? Were you raised with a faith or religion? What was living in the Bible Belt like in North Carolina?

    Do you adhere to a parenting philosophy?

    What would the perfect day look like to you?

    I’d love to hear more about meal planning and cooking. Do you pack lunches for work? How do you organize and pick out the foods you make or do you have go-to recipes you make over and over?

    Lots of ideas! 🙂 Thanks for answering my question about journaling! 🙂

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      AMAZING list! Just writing it all out now as topics to address. Thank you so much!

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:11 pm

      OH, and one random note: Durham/Chapel Hill is not bible belt 🙂 And I still miss living there (though am feeling more at home in Miami Beach every day.)

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