good morning sunshine
i suppose it's easy to be in a good mood when starting the day off with a freshly baked banana nut muffin . . .
yay monday! okay, i'm half kidding. but yesterday i was thinking about how easy it is to live from weekend to weekend, wishing the days away in between. i really am enjoying my current work situation (peds endocrine!) but out of habit i still found myself wanting to be 'free', thinking about friday with an air of wistfulness that would make you think i was being forced to scrub toilets continuously throughout the work week.
but that's silly! it doesn't make any sense to wish away 71% of your life, especially when it's already so short. so even though this week ends in vacation (the promise land?), i am going to make a point of not fast-forwarding to the end in my mind, and living each day as it happens.
between this resolution and my media diet, it's going to be an interesting week!
i think i've bulldozed my way through most of my moonlighting pay from 2 weeks ago, so it's time for my personal shopping spree to STOP. thankfully, i have another shift coming up in october.
confession: i did end up ordering the betine dress, because i really REALLY want to try it on and feel like it would be perfect for the holiday season (yes, it's not balmy warm in december in NC -- but that's what coats are for!). i promise to only keep it if it's perfect!
and, after years of deliberation and wishy-washy resolve to get some BOOTS up in my closet, i finally bit the bullet and ordered these:
they are mid rather than full-length, which is on purpose. it may not be quite as classic, but i think the shape will look better with my short stubby limbs (i learned from this post that i am a 'short-shinner' to the extreme!).
i plan to wear them with straight or skinny jeans, dresses/skirts, and tights. i will definitely report back once these beauties arrive!
i'm pumped for tonight's concert with my li'l sis! i'm also taking her out for dinner for her birthday, 3 days before she hits the big 27. the only potential calamity is that i will be on backup call, carrying the hot potato otherwise known as the jeopardy pager! the chance that i could get called in is small, but i hate that it will be there at all. i may try to get someone to trade with me today . . .
workout: 45 minutes elliptical (levels 9-12), weights:
- 2 x 12 pushups
- 2 x 12 squats with ball, 10 lb weights
- 2 x 12 bicep curls, 12 lb weights
- 2 x 12 walking double lunges, 8 lb weights
- 2 x 12 tricep pressdowns, 15 lbs
- 2 x 12 seated rows, 40 lbs
- 2 x 15 bicycle crunches
doin' time: parmesan and parsley-stuffed roasted chicken breast + broccoli, tomato, and chick pea salad. josh commented that these breasts were from dolly parton-like chickens, and i agree! i didn't finish this big momma, but am looking forward to the leftovers in my lunch today.
recipes are not on the sidebar yet because i haven't updated with this week's cooking and training plans! i don't know if anyone even looks at them (you don't see them if you use reader), but just in case, i'll do that tonight!
faithful to martha's imagery
all together now
reading: an article on fatty liver disease in rats with aromatase knocked out. for my future research . . .