Thursday, February 20, 2014

Bullets for all!

Nothing to report, just nothing to write these days. Things are...OK. We were all healthy for a while, but I'm sick today, and working from home. Its been miraculously productive, so I'm taking a wee break to bring you some random thoughts.
  • For the first time maybe EVER I kinda felt envy for those whose partners were doing something (anything!) for Valentine's day (I know! Its not like me). It was an absolute non-event here, except the kids got a lot of candy from school and were annoying in the evening. I think part of me deep down expected something? And then I feel ridiculous because its not like I did anything for G, either, so...
  • I cannot stop listening to "Super-symmetry" by Arcade Fire. Its been on repeat for 3 hours and I have no urge to change it. I haven't listened to a song on repeat like this since the 90s.
  • I lined up a sitter for Saturday evening but have no plans. I wanted to just wander around and find somewhere to eat. Its supposed to be a nice day (not freezing, not raining, not snowing). 
  • Because its going to be such a nice day, I'm bummed that I have to work that morning (which will likely stretch into afternoon). I appreciate that we do need to improve "patient access" but I sure hate giving up a Saturday to see non-urgent clinic patients. 
  • Whenever I start feeling blah, the urge to shop starts building up. The first step is admitting you have a problem?
  • The boys are so so cute and infuriating and delightful and exhausting every minute all in one. So much EMOTION it is constantly just bursting out...for better or worse.
  • I've been reading a LOT this year. Its given way this week to watching House of Cards. So deliciously evil and addictive. Its interesting watching that with the other show we're making our way through...The West Wing. Total juxtaposition of feel-good vs. feel-like-you-need-a shower political drama. Everyone in the Bartlett administration is just so likeable whereas everyone Frank Underwood comes into contact with seems to be capable of murder or worse.
  •  I started training for a 10-mile run. Well. "Training". Today I did a 2 mile walk/run because there was just still so much ice out there and I kept slipping. Back to the treadmill I go. I ordered some supposedly small and comfortable headphones made especially for women because regular ones just do not stay in my ear (and they hurt). Music and podcasts will help.
Hope its thawing out where you are! Only 29 days until spring!

Monday, February 3, 2014


Winter 2014 could be summed up with the words: SICK and SNOW. Add bitter bitter COLD perhaps to really get the feel of it.

This weekend where all 4 of us were healthy, and we had glorious highs in the 40s and 50s with nothing wet falling from the sky was like a glorious oasis in the dark, icy desert.

I went running, we went to the park, the kids had an absolute blast at a concert (B's birthday present, to see his favorite singer), G and I finally had our 2-weeks-delayed at home date night, we went to a fundraiser party for the boys' school and capped off the weekend with an un-Superbowl party (i.e. we ate food, drank beer and did NOT watch the game). The best part was actually having ENERGY after 4 weeks of dragging in a congested, headache-y haze. I had no problems barreling through our chores and cooking in the limited time we had in between fun activities.

Now L has a fever of 102, and we are supposed to get 8 inches today. But it was so so great while it lasted.