5 on a Friday: 5 Things Making Me Happy

July 14, 2023

Mixing it up today . . .

1- My sneakers. I wear scrubs* most Fridays now (and also on call) but the real benefit is not the outfit – it’s the sneakers. I seriously believe I enjoy my job more now that I am comfortable all day. I can move faster and more easily around the office, too! At least one patient noted that I was shorter than I was last time (for many many years I wore a lot of heels). I don’t care. I will own it.

so comfortable!

2- MOMMY DAY with G was a (huge!) success.

Shopping @ Target (she actually got this instead . . .)
Poppet Project – crafting place that she looooooves. Which means I drove to Miami during rush hour for her. That is true devotion.

PLUS dinner out at Blue Ginger (sushi). It was quite the day! And now I am 3/3. I will continue this yearly tradition but might try to space them even more next time.

3- Big kids are coming home tonight!! I am looking forward to seeing them and to two weeks of relative quiet still to come. Maybe this camp actually is BOBW . . .

4- Loved listening to this Midyear Techo Kaigi (notebook stack review, essentially) from The Stationery Cafe this morning. If nothing else I felt validated for having so many planners and feeling the need to switch so often!

5- Josh is not on call this weekend! Yay. He was on part of last weekend and for 4th of July so this feels . . . novel and exciting! We have a date night planned (hoping to see Asteroid City before it leaves theaters or alternatively Joy Ride).

*reasonably cute ones from FIGS


  • Reply Amanda July 14, 2023 at 6:26 pm

    I wore tennis shoes no matter what during the last part of my last pregnancy and now I really can’t tolerate uncomfortable shoes at work any more (am also an MD). I agree it makes such a big difference! I’ve gotten a few pairs of cute sneakers and will even wear them when I don’t wear scrubs bc I feel like they look fine with cropped pants and even some skirts and dresses.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger July 14, 2023 at 8:15 pm

      I think I need to look into that idea – some skirts and pants that work with super casual shoes.

  • Reply Elizabeth July 15, 2023 at 1:02 am

    Cariuma shoes! They’re comfy, have fun bright colours, you can throw them in the wash and they’re one step less casual than sneakers. I work in primary care as an NP and pair them with Boden dresses or dark jeans.
    I get compliments all the time!
    Much like Amanda, not sure why I spent so much time wearing less comfortable shoes.

  • Reply Svetlana Zenkin July 15, 2023 at 9:49 am

    I went to a huge technology conference a few months ago, and almost everyone, it seemed, was wearing sneakers with their business casual wear and even with their suits. I hate shopping for footwear because I wear a size 10.5, which is often hard to find, but some work-appropriate sneakers are next on my list!

  • Reply Omdg July 15, 2023 at 10:03 am

    I bought some fancy new balance hipster sneakers to wear to work. They even work with dress pants. Life is to short to tolerate foot pain.

    • Reply Carrie July 16, 2023 at 6:37 am

      100% agree!

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