Saturday, December 25, 2010

on page, but still merry & bright

thanks, dr. nick
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.

tree in abu dhabi reportedly adorned with $11 million worth of gold and gems [source]

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

pretty self-explanatory

day 11: clean one room

scrubbing the MOLD out of the molding = dreaded task

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.

but not on christmas eve when the ones from 5 days ago still look like this!

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!

movie recommendation
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:

true grit, with jeff bridges, matt damon, and hailee steinfeld

take bridges' character in crazy heart + damon's fabulous informant, transport them to the wild west, and you get this film.

[source]

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.

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playing catch-up

workouts:
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.

3 comments:

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I've already seen two movies this long weekend and am about go see a third!

Priyanka said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I got fresh flowers the second time and they are still looking good. But I am definitely making this a weekly ritual. I fell off wagon the last two days but I am back on board again!

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Glad you are enjoying the holiday. Good for you for sticking to the walk and not breaking out into a sprint:) Looking forward to the resolution roll-out!

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