well, santa MD didn't quite make good on his promise from yesterday. while i got almost no calls during the day, i had 2 lovely late-night awakenings. luckily, no one had to be admitted, so all of the diabetics of durham can enjoy their christmas festivities this morning!
even better, it looks like i don't have to go into the hospital (at least, not as of yet -- this is always subject to change in an instant while on call). the perfect xmas gift for me!
need a break from holiday cheer?
maybe you're working in the hospital today and don't want another reminder of what you're missing out on at home. or perhaps you're just christmased-out . . . if that's possible.
just a little over the top.
either way, i will do a business-as-usual post today. and tomorrow, it's back to the resolution roll-out. [you may or may not be excited, but i know I AM!]
apartment therapy update: #10-12
i'm still on track with the fall cure, though i haven't been posting about it as much!
day 10: make a list of 6 home needs
day 11: clean one room
it was worth it, though. even if it's not 100% perfect, it's certainly better. mold everywhere is one of the pitfalls of living in the south -- a small price to pay for shorter winters, i suppose.
day 12: buy flowers.
all right, maxwell, normally i'm happy to play by your rules.
i will plan on picking up some replacements on sunday while i am grocery shopping. perhaps this will become a new ritual . . . i suppose that's the idea!
it used to be just non-celebrators who headed to the movies on christmas, but it seems like it's getting to be a more and more popular holiday activity! if you are thinking of going that way today, i HIGHLY recommend this movie:
take bridges' character in crazy heart + damon's fabulous informant, transport them to the wild west, and you get this film.
the acting was top-notch and the whole thing was just so tightly scripted and
well-done - there wasn't a boring moment. josh and i could not stop talking about it during our impromptu indian feast (at mint) afterwards. i only got paged once -- and missed the last 2 minutes! josh filled me in, though.
12/23: 4 mile run + weights
12/24: because of my newly negotiated restrictions, i went on a WALK for the first time in maybe . . . ever. it was actually rather nice, and peaceful. (but i'd still much, MUCH MUCH rather run. sorry.)
a simple meal
looking for something basic and healthy to counter all of the holiday feasting?
i'll be honest: when i read the recipe for CE's italian shrimp soup, i thought it would be easy and healthy but boring.
in reality, the combination of flavors worked really well (the capers = genius!) and i wholeheartedly enjoyed it -- both for dinner and then again yesterday for lunch. a sprinkle of parmesan (the good kind) added an extra kick of italian flavor the second time around.