deep breath, it's monday! i do have to say being in the lab makes it a little easier to gracefully slide into the week. no jarring 8AM page saying: "2 new DKA patients in the PICU"; no cleaning up messes left over from the weekend.
[you know, unless it's my own mess that i left on the lab bench.]
♥ the laundry is done -- the ultimate in wardrobe choices!
♥ feeling well-rested from a weekend of good sleep
♥ email inboxes are cleaned out + i get to plan out a new week of lab activities
♥ it's a brand new planner page = life feels manageable and any transgressions of the week prior are forever behind me
♥ staci's 5:30 pm yoga class at blue point [in reality, i can't attend this class most weeks due to endocrine grand rounds, but we don't have it -- this week or the next!
good enough for me.
yesterday afternoon, i decided to get a jumpstart on the week and make several items ahead of time. i ended up spending nearly 3 hours in the kitchen, but by the time i had finished i had made:
✔ brown rice [ahead of time to go with tonight's dinner]
✔ fruit salad [from super natural every day]
✔ bran muffins [also from SNED] [ha, SNED! i like it.]
✔ basil pesto [for a tuesday recipe, also from SNED]
plus last night's dinner + today's lunch, which you will see below!
other sunday highlights
taking psychology tests:
true: i do love a good hosting opportunity
finding cute sale jeans @ my favorite store:
listening to the arcade fire on sound opinions:
. . . and considering a potential trip back to paradise:
the odds of winning $100 are still great on the degree/blogHer giveaway! make sure to swing by + check it out.
workout: 25 minutes elliptical + 20 minutes weights at my apartment gym [squats, pushups, lunges, bicep curls, tricep dips], and then 20 minutes of yoga [vinyasa flow from baron baptiste] plus a long headstand session on my own.
SNED meets clean eating mag
turns out, they get along nicely.
check out the link for heidi swanson's ridiculously simple [yet amazingly delicious] salad recipe as featured on a very pretty [and new-to-me] food blog, eat make read. of note, i used flounder instead of trout as the local WF was out of the latter; it grilled up nicely on the stovetop with a grill pan!