a higher gear
there's the regular ebb and flow of every day, and then there's overdrive. i had to shift into high gear this weekend. i traded my regular ride . . .
in for this little number:
sleek, fast, and totally impractical, this hot mama gets the job DONE.
okay, not really. how crazy would i be following up two budget-themed posts with the announcement that i ran out and bought a TT (they sure are pretty, though).
instead, what i meant to illustrate with my (slightly forced) car analogy is that sometimes the regular, practical stuff just has to be thrust aside for laser-vision focus on what really needs to be done NOW. don't get me wrong -- i am happier puttering around in my golf most of the time!
but this weekend, there were endo patients galore and i had a presentation to write. i had to cast some of my regular routine (including planned to-do list items) to just go for broke and just GIT 'R' DONE, as some of the natives here might say.
i left board prep in the dust and skipped the weights at the gym yesterday; the laundry is only half done and our fridge is pretty much empty. this is not the way i typically aim to start the week, but the important parts are finished (excuse me, "R DONE!").
and now it's off to work (yes, this early. i want to see how much i can GIT done before the day really begins in the hospital . . .). at the end of the day, i get to trade the flashy model back in for my comfortable old faithful once again -- my to-do list of BIG Projects will be done with, and i will be off of the night-time on-call pager for 2 weeks.
i plan on celebrating with a little of this . . .
and a little more of this:
ahhh, freedom will be sweet.
-- some endocrine themed posts
-- HLS planning! um, anyone reading this have any fun plans for chicago? because i haven't gotten a chance to figure anything out yet! tomorrow . . .
workout: in times of crisis, i still crave my cardio. actually, i think it is probably the one thing that best helps calm me down in the midst of chaos. 45 minutes elliptical, levels 9-12. i only got paged during this once . . . so ready to work out without one!
josh strikes again! ANOTHER night of being taken care of! i am used to taking care of him since his schedule is usually much harder than mine, but this weekend the tables were turned and he was amazing. ♥
and so were these buffalo bleu cheese hot dogs we had for dinner with arugula/fig/bleu cheese/walnut salad. a perfect sunday night dinner in.
project corner: obviously, some things had to go by the wayside this weekend, but i think i did okay. i still need to work on being more relaxed on call -- it's hard!