full of promise
i have grown to love the random week-days off that come with ward rotations. yes, they are quiet and not typically full of excitement, but honestly that is exactly what i need during a busy call-filled month. i can get a lot done and enjoy being productive while not doing anything terribly taxing or unpleasant. it's not quite 10 AM, and i've already run 8 miles, brought my car in (no one can figure out why the battery is draining!), and treated myself to a lovely (decadent) breakfast.
kath's husband matt works at a great harvest and both of them are always raving about the quality of the breads and other baked goods, even talking about opening their own branch in the near-ish future! i had a scone craving, so i decided to check out my local GH -- it's less than 2 miles from my house, but i've never been there, amazingly enough.
i was greeted at the door with open arms, and took home a free slice of coffeecake in addition to a package of raspberry scones ("baked today," the guy assured me). though it is kind of sitting like a rock in my stomach right now (and making me want to take a post-run, post-scone nap), this specimen was a rich and buttery mound of heaven. (vickie, it totally reminded me of the raspberry muffins at cold springs!)
as with those muffins that i used to lo-o-o-ve in college, probably half of this guy was still wayyyy more than necessary, but i demolished the whole thing (along with the plain yogurt pictured). and it was great!
the rest of today's plans
running, car-checking, and scone-eating may be checked off of my list, but there is still lots i want to do! including:
☑ organize apartment (ie, pick all the piles of stuff off of the floor!) i swear this place actually isn't that bad underneath that superficial layer, but it looks horrendous.
☑ laundry. not the most glamorous, but someone has to do it.
☑ hunt for some fun new music and fill up my iPod nano
☑ finish reading article on hypothyroidism
☑ grocery shopping & (realistic) meal planning
☑ laze around reading more of my book
this is all, of course, in addition to my massage. time to get started so that i can come home to a clean house post-rubdown!
orla, take 2
i was so excited to pick up this package from the mail room yesterday! while sending the other bag back was hard to do, i definitely think it was the right choice given that it was very pricey and not exactly what i wanted. these little pleasures were bargains by comparison, and i know i will put them all to good use!
new mini-orla! excuse the wet hair.
my first orla notecards. they coordinate well with the bag, don't they?
and clearly this full-sized spiral notebook patterned with trees was essential. i just have to figure out what exactly it is essential for.
workout: elliptical (45 minutes, levels 9 - 13) + weights
- 2 x 12 pushups
- 2 x 12 ball squats, 10 lbs each hand
- 2 x 12 bicep curls, 12 lbs each hand
- 2 x 12 walking double lunges, 8 lbs each hand
- 2 x 12 seated rows, 40 lbs
- 2 x 10 tricep pushdowns, 15 lbs
- 2 x 15 bicycle crunches
doin' time, the restaurant edition. cooking was a huge bust this week, as you can see. it never fails: if groceries are not purchased ahead of time, dinners will NOT be made. oh well. sometimes i need a week of eating takeout/free food to remind me how much better i feel when i eat my own home-grown creations.
while i'm totally restauranted out, i enjoyed our trip to sushi yoshi, located very close to our apartment complex.
here is josh enjoying a much-deserved japanese beer (my sauv blanc is in the foreground)
and here is our sushi order: quite dazzling, no?
we finished it easily. i think the server was impressed.