Monday, September 21, 2009

happy monday!

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!

moonlit
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!

ingrid tonight!
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 . . .

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9.19.09

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 . . .

8 comments:

marathonmaiden said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hope you don't get a call on the jeopardy pager! have fun at the concert.

and i think that every weekend needs to be 3-day. it would make life much happier :)

inmytummy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Here's to hoping you don't get paged!

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haha 'hot potato'--love that name! My intern on-call phone went off at the WORSE times this summer.

I was just thinking about how I'm wishing my life away yesterday during my run. I had a good post going in my head about it too!

Cute boots and I'm pumped to see how the dress looks on you!

kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

i really like those boots; they are cute :).

and i agree, there's a reason we have coats...plus, a lot of times places in the winter can be too warm. so a cute dress makes perfect sense.

have fun at the concert!

Susan said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those muffins look amazing! I'm glad you're enjoying your work...since it's your future career! But nothing beats a day (or two...or three) off!

Enjoy the concert!

Jess said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Those chicken breasts are insane! I bet they tasted good though.

Enjoy the concert!

Chelsea said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I hope the pager doesn't go off on you so you can enjoy the concert. I'm glad you ordered that dress. It's going to be gorgeous- and you're right- it's not going to be tooooo cold to wear it in Dec in NC.

Claire said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oooo...I think that broccoli salad looks DELICIOUS!!! Totally something I would love. Can't wait to see the recipe. Have fun tonight.

I guess the good thing about a call rotation is that you really can't isolate the weekends and wish away the rest...I barely know when the weekends are!

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