thank you for all of your insightful comments on yesterday's post! mostly, i'm just glad i'm not the only one struggling to fight the auto-cringe that occurs with the pager beep. i really am trying to fight it though -- and awareness is probably the first step, right?
shouting "zen, zen, ZEN, ZEN, ZEN!!!! " while running across the kitchen to answer it when it rang for what seemed like the nth time after dinner may be a clue that i have not yet arrived at my goal of enlightened home call, but at least i'm trying.
i'll know i have reached this state when i can say something like this:
now that is some home-call mojo, right there.
back to school!
NC kids hit the books today! i know this because i have signed about 8 million diabetes school forms -- luckily, this is not so bad since the form is a genetic pre-printed statement that basically says "let the kid get what the parents say is the right regimen and call us if there is a problem".
fine, i'm not really in school anymore -- but as i continue to bear a heavy load of tests, projects, classes, learning, and yes, even homework -- i might as well be! luckily, this stage of my education comes with a paycheck which only means one thing: i can bling out my school supplies to my heart's desire (or almost . . . ).
however, i'm feeling a bit uninspired this year! i feel like i've already settled upon my favorites, and i already have more notebooks than one can really have any use for at one time. i thought i could share my favorite back-to-school products and then some of YOU could share yours, since clearly i am in need of ideas.
the items below are things i have shared already, but they are tried-and-true.
my laptop lunchbox:
i cannot say enough good things about this colorful and practical lunch receptacle! i have the older version which is no longer available, but the bento 2.0 looks to be just as handy (and cute).
doctors are crazy about their pens (see michelle's august 13 post for details). however, i am actually less obsessive about my writing instrument than one might expect. the above are no frills but work nicely with no propensity towards smudging (important for lefties like me!). i will admit that recently i have been ogling some fancier wares at jetpens. if i succumb to the urge to try some out, i will of course share my experiences.
i just cannot say enough great things about exacompta's space 24! the blank-on-the-right layout is just the right medium for my weekly lists and the journals always wear extremely well. i think i might go crazy and get the above lime color this year . . . yum!
clearly, this is not a comprehensive list! help me out by sharing your favorite school (or work) supply in the comments . . . either current or old-school (hey, the patients might like it if i carried my 2nd grade trapper keeper and lisa frank pencils around the hospital . . .).
aaaaaaand now it's getting late (i had internet problems earlier). off to work!
workout: 4.3 miles (40 minutes) at 9:13/mi on the 'hard' treadmill, 0.5% incline
clean eating for fall: i received the september/october issue of clean eating in the mail a couple of weeks ago and resisted tearing into it . . . for about a day. last night, i made my first recipe from the volume, super-simple grilled coconut chicken with strawberry and pineapple salsa.
short, fresh & healthy ingredient list + innovative combinations = the essence of CE. served with a microwave-in-bag pilaf that i didn't really like very much.
board prep: plodding along in the genetics section . . . so. many. syndromes.