you HAVE no function. other than to make me cry gooey tears over the fact that i cannot wear my contact lenses*! thanks to those of you who sympathize with my (gross) plight. i actually cannot blame anonymous travelers or germ-laden (but cute) baby relatives for this.
i have to admit i'm surprised at the lag time, but i refuse to believe that this is coincidental. i've been mildly sick (not enough to really do anything more than trigger a lot of complaining and lying around) all week, so i think this is just part of some obnoxious adenoviral strain that gets its jollies by invading people's eye sockets.
yay. i am trying to make the best of things and go about business as usual.
* PS: while i am being a bit melodramatic here, keep in mind that i have horrific vision without my contacts (my prescription is for -12.0) and i am not used to wearing glasses for much more than reading in bed (or, during residency, stumbling out of my call room to check on some wheezing asthmatic in step-down). my peripheral vision isn't the greatest with these things on, and neither is my depth perception. plus, (equally important), i look like a big nerd.
hopefully, all of the above to-dos will be possible even with four eyes.
it's not all post-turkey/pre-holiday buzz out there!
i loved seeing how many of my favorite bloggers celebrated thanksgiving! but i think i'm ready to move past turkey brining and black friday shopping sprees for now.
two of my favorite posts this morning were:
★ 7 surprising areas where you'll be happier with less from organizing your way
i totally agree with these minimalist sentiments, and as i gear up to clean up around our (little) apartment, i am reminded that despite the commercial messages out there this time of year screaming to "BUY BUY BUYYYYY!!!!", we don't really need anything. (except maybe some new pots and pans, and glass storage containers. fine, minimalism is hard! but anything new coming in needs to be accompanied by something old going OUT.)
★ michelle's take on home pager call reflects exactly how i feel about it. although josh (who takes home call as well) is usually fairly sensitive to my on-call needs.
my request yesterday was essentially to hibernate. a movie night at home + a hot steaming bowl of vegetarian chili just felt right after all of the big holiday meals and busy gatherings.
an alphabetical trip around blockbuster yielded a winner at the very end:
and this spicy chili did not have any magical therapeutic eye-healing effects, but it was tasty.
all right, off to get started on that (long) to-do list! ahhhhh . . . back to routine.