Friday, May 07, 2010

pity party + a friday find

not quite there
i'm definitely still sick. honestly, if i worked any sort of normal job, i would plan on staying home today to pad around my apartment leaving a trail of tissues. i would drink tea, and if we had a TV, i would watch daytime talk shows to wile away the hours until my immune system finished pummeling the #*$&@# out of this URI.

don't worry, it's not strep pneumo.

but: i do not work a normal job, and there is an unspoken expectation that unless one has a high fever or is spewing bodily fluids via the GI tract (either end), one sucks it up and goes to work. don't worry, i'll be washing my hands every 30 seconds and wearing a mask in all of my patient's rooms. although to be fair, these measures don't seem to protect ME from getting what THEY have!

when i'm on ward months, i tend to want to shop more than other times. it's as if i say to myself, "hey, self! you're working hard. and therefore, you deserve a prize!". sometimes, this results in expansion of the ol' anthro dress collection. fortunately for our bank account, i found a cheaper thrill this AM:

i realize that only a TRUE, HARDCORE NERD could get all hot and bothered about a clipboard.

but i'm okay with that. and while $25 may be steep for stationery, paper is a cheap thrill compared to other indulgences.

if you're looking for a friday treat for yourself, check out, the site i discovered this AM where i purchased the little pick-me-up above. they also have clothes, gifts, and yoga gear (!) with an emphasis on sustainability and simplicity.

i like the organic earth tee below, though i think $65 for a tee shirt is a little much.

their yoga gear (such as this prana top) looks quite nice as well:

however, i think i should be required to actually be DOING yoga regularly before i make any aspirational purchases.

happy friday! i am going to try to make the best of mine despite feelings of grossness.



workout: i worked up a sweat having fevers last night! that counts, right?

clean eating recipe: i was not in any shape for cooking post-call yesterday, but (to my surprise and delight) josh felt like putting together the recipe i had planned. i heard him say something like "this is so healthy i can't even stand it" while mixing the bulgur, celery, apples, and yogurt-based sauce (recipe here).

sick-person sized portion

it looked pretty (and certainly was healthy!) but to be honest i have no idea whether this was good or not. everything tastes like nothing to me right now.


  1. Hope you feel better soon. My rule has always been if I can physically get out of bed, I'm well enough to go to work. Fortunately I have a desk job and work with mostly healthy people so it doesn't come up that often. In the four years now that I've been out of school I've only taken 2 sick days, which means lots of time saved up for maternity leave someday.

  2. Blech - wishing you a speedy recovery. I feel like I've been teetering on the edge of illness the past week, but (knock on wood) it hasn't come around yet. Meanwhile, hope it's okay that I live vicariously through your retail therapy.

  3. I get pretty excited about office supplies- clipboards, sticky notes, binder clips, pens!! haha. Mega nerd. I hope you feel better soon!

  4. Anonymous9:55 AM

    gosh feel better! such a bummer that youre constantly exposed to germs, hazard of the job i guess. sending you speedy recovery vibes!

  5. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Feel better soon.

  6. atilla9:17 PM

    feel better. I live that unwritten rule. In a 35 year career I missed half a day of work 32 years ago. Cal Ripkin has nothing on us!

  7. Sarah! It's not aspirational if you actually DO it. Duh!

  8. One of my friends bought me a clipboard just like that as a going away present! Except mine has a little tiny calculator on the front above the clip. I'm sure it will come in handy when I start my internship this August!