Sunday, July 25, 2010

pack it up, pack it in

scenes from saturday
different styles of studying . . .

some of us need a little more structure.

shopping for cheap pieces of plastic . . .

(only the kids sunglasses fit my microcephalic face, apparently. so no, i did not take home this barbie brand pair.)

and bigger ticket items:

just like my old computer . . . except fast!

when i have a bit more time, i want to streamline this baby even more (take off applications i don't use, get rid of duplicate photos and music, etc). but right now i'm just enjoying the impressive processing speed and springy backlit keyboard!

even with speed on my side, i am going to keep this post short because i am keenly aware that i have completely overbooked myself for this weekend. at the presentation i will be giving at the healthy living summit (check out the professional-looking bio!), one of my biggest points will be planning in a bit less than you will think you will be able to accomplish.

what i would like to do today
☑ clean kitchen and bathroom
☑ laundry
☑ groceries/meal planning
☑ 9-10 mile run
☑ brunch out with sister + friend
☑ check out some durham apartments (2) for move in spring 2011
☑ studying for boards
☑ work on HLS talk
☑ work on research proposal
☑ plan speakers for next month's endo meetings
☑ cook dinner & have friends over for casual sunday dinner
☑ sleep by 9 pm

yeah, i'm not sure how this is going to work out. i should follow my own advice, right?

conditions for the aforementioned run are already looking less than favorable . . . i guess i'd better get started! side note: how is a heat index of 110 followed by thunderstorms 'good for outdoor activities?' hmmm.

do you overschedule yourself? if not, how do you avoid it?? there are just so many things i want to do! i guess in a way that's a good thing, but it can certainly be overwhelming. i will try as best as i possibly can today to keep my focus on one thing at a time!


  1. Ha! I had the same thought about the weather's opinion of 103 degrees as favorable for outdoor activities!

    Whenever I have a list like that, I would automatically spread it through the next few days, doing whatever was most important first, and then tackling whatever else I could to get as much crossed off as possible :)

  2. I can't study on the couch either! I fall asleep. Lucky husband. Anyway, yes, I used to overschedule myself, and it stressed me out so much that I got it through my thick skull that I CAN NOT DO THAT ANYMORE. I'm good with two or three things that I must get done in a day; everything else is icing.

  3. Anonymous9:58 AM

    wow i wish i could study like josh does! i need my desk and a "professional" environment.

    and that is very hot. stay cool if you venture out :)

  4. Anonymous11:48 AM

    I study both Sarah and Josh style - but the couch all too often leads to a snooze! I see on twitter you got your 10 miler done, awesome. Hope the rest of your day is accomplished as well!

  5. I wish I were better about limiting what I do, but life is just too interesting. I want to run, do yoga, have a garden, play the piano, be involved in church/community activities, have a clean house, stay in touch with my family, have an entertaining blog, and read detective novels, but when all that needs to be done on Sunday... yikes.

  6. I used to study on my bed in college, but I was always sitting up with papers scattered all around me. Or a stack of organic chemistry flashcards in my hands! Don't miss those days...

    I don't think I overschedule myself...mainly because most of what I do doesn't have a deadline. I can clean the bathroom another day...or bake cookies next week. Get in the important stuff and don't worry about the rest.

  7. atilla2:20 PM

    thanks Dr. Sarah

  8. I definitely study like your husband! Bad news, because it's much easier to squeeze in an unplanned nap.