Nothing like 168 hours of 24/7 availability to make you really appreciate . . . NOT being on call! Seriously. I am happy overall with how the week went. I definitely did more scrolling than I would generally like to be doing, but I stayed fairly calm and accepted HELP from Josh / our nanny which was really great.
I am on call again in about a month but there are a lot of fun things I am really looking forward to between then and now, so I won’t dwell on it!
Some things making me happy . . .
- STILL no migraines
- These bars (Healthy Eating on the Go) — a reader alerted me to this company and I somewhat impulsively ordered 3 boxes of bars — THANKFULLY they are delicious. Many varieties have 15g protein and they taste like less-sweet Perfect Bars (also tasty but definitely sweeter). I have been eating them (or Rise or Perfect) bars for part of breakfast on the way to work lately and really like them. (Pair with Greek yogurt and BAM ~30g carb breakfast!)
- This book: I’m into it! Excellent comfort read started during call week. It tackles very heavy things (children separated from their parents during the WW2 Blitz in the UK) but somehow has a gentle flow to it.
(Side note – I ended up not really liking Hello Beautiful!! It’s well-written with some lovely characters and I know it’s a fan favorite but it just sort of TORTURED me. The ending provided some redemption but not enough. I think I felt similarly about the author’s first novel Dear Edward so maybe she is just not for me. I think this is a case of I’M THE PROBLEM IT’S ME but yep. Will be a good book club discussion!)
- I will be headed up to Boston for a brief trip and am really looking forward to it!! (PARTICULARLY the running at lower temps . . . hooray!). I did not find any takers for my 18 miler with marathon pace miles (understandable) but I feel like I have a nice handle on where to run and the weather looks amazing. Even if it rains, I’ll be happy.
- Being back in my original 2023 Hobonichi. Feels like home.