thanks to commenter hannah, i have a lovely selection of essential merchandise from fredflare.com to share today! i mean, come on! you know you need . . .
an 80s cube clock to wake you up before you go-go each morning
mini-guitar hero to entertain you during boring lectures and such
a real gold retainer necklace to thank your parents for all of those expensive years of orthodontia
this domo guy, just . . . because.
yeah. that website made me happy.
also currently making me happy is the fact that this has been the easiest week ever! it almost balances out last month's insanity. i got out of work early again yesterday and had a productive afternoon prepping and shipping a batch of holiday gifts (yes MBs, if you are reading, this means you!). i still have others to catch up on, though -- my 2-year-old niece (margaux -- yes she has her own blog) is now more than a month overdue for her birthday present, and that one is throwing me for a loop. you would think that hanging out with babies and kids all day would somehow give me knowledge of what she might like, but all i know about most 2 year olds is what they are supposed to be doing developmentally and that they HATE the otoscope. any suggestions? maybe she would like a mr. domo! or not.
in other news, i had an interesting time with my resolution-mining (see post from last night) and am already starting to think about 2009. i think that this year, i will leave out the obvious (it's not like i'm going to stop running or cooking!) and try to focus on other things. also, i need to make goals more specific. more on that later!
workout: 4.2 'miles' on the elliptical (36 minutes) + 20 minutes weights, including:
- pushups, 2 x 10 (this was SO hard after getting off the elliptical! maybe the chest is worked there too?)
- flowing squats to tricep press, 12 lb weight, 2 x 12
- bicep curls on boso, 12 lbs each hand, 2 x 12
- squats with ball, 2 x 12
- lateral/forward arm raises, 6 lbs each hand, 2 x 10
- abs: 2 x 15 forward crunches and 2 x 15 bicycles
reading: chapter 2 of the mini-immuno primer -- on primary immunodeficiencies. for some reason, these do NOT stay in my brain.
cooking: don't worry, my doin' time with martha project is still in the works! next week the recipe blitz will begin. for this week, i'm still just using the current cooking light. yesterday's dinner of warm spinach salad with pork and pears was SUPER easy, elegant, and delicious. served with a slice of my mom's homemade multi-grain bread.