just by luck of the draw, i spent yesterday afternoon dealing with STD complaints rather than runny noses. while some might consider that a raw deal, i was pumped. is it sad that i'd rather do a pelvic exam on a teenager who thought something might be "stuck up there" than a nasal washing (or even an ear check) on a feisty 2 year old? it's much less messy, and there is a minimum of screaming involved. i guess it's a good thing i will not be going into primary care.
(nothing was stuck up there, for the record.)
yesterday tina posted her morning routine, inspiring several others to follow suit. my morning routine could use some work. i wish i wasn't always rushing to work at the end of it! i also think maybe analyzing my routine a bit might help me find a good time to set aside for some academic reading. in the hopes of becoming a better teacher AND doctor, i really do want to make ~20 minutes of perusing pediatrics in review, nelson's, or primary articles a regular part of my day.
5.7.9: in review
5:00 wake up (yes, i get up that early. i think i went to bed at about 10 the night before.)
5:05 make coffee, breakfast
5:10 eat and caffeinate while perusing google reader
5:40 start my own post
6:20 edit & finish post (yes it takes this long!)
6:30 go for 5 mile run around the neighborhood. yes, i run this soon after eating! no, it doesn't bother me.
7:15 get back and frantically make lunch
7:25 fastest shower ever
7:40 leave for work
8:08 arrive, 8 minutes late (but usually before any patients are in rooms, so no one actually cares). see patients.
12:55 finish notes, eat lunch in 5 sadly rushed minutes
1:05 start seeing patients again
5:30 finish seeing patients
6:00 finish writing notes, leave clinic
6:25 arrive home
6:30 crash on couch where josh was napping and pass out. oops.
7:30 start making dinner
8:15 eat dinner
9:00 respond to emails, read a few blog posts, generally mess around
10:00 back in bed
so as i look at this, the logical place to sneak in some reading time would be after work. it's hard because at that point my brain is a bit fried and i just want to decompress (or nap, i guess). i'll keep working on it, though . . . i suppose that until it's over, life is always going to be a work-in-progress!
(sorry, that was more inane than deep. what can i say? it's early!)
remember the clothing store 5-7-9? it existed before clothing size inflation really blew up -- now i guess it would have to be called "00 - 0 - 2". i remember getting lots of dresses for school dances there, my favorite being a metallic silver number that laced up the back. ahhh, 1990s.
workout: 5 miles @ 9:06/mi pace on hills
doin' time: continuing the italian theme from yesterday, i made chicken parmigiana, martha-style. this was great and fairly easy to make, although there are always a lot of dishes when there is breading involved. i used whole wheat bread crumbs and couldn't tell the difference.
the plate reminds me of the italian flag:
reading: none. obvi.