Friday, January 15, 2010

weekend wrap up

Project Two: I got a little index card book and pulled transferred all the recipes on scraps of paper and magazine pages into the book. Put all the papers into the recycling pile.

Book Two: I read The Running Foot Doctor by Stephen Subotnick. It was in the reference list for a class I want to take but don't have time for this year.

Bests and Worsts: Workouts-- Yoga was spectacular this week and I'm feeling really flexible and good. My 18 mile long run was miserable this week! It was okay at first, but it was 20 degrees or so and I was alternately too hot and then freezing. I had a sort of bronco spasm half way through the run because the air was so cold. And when I was done, my entire head felt like it was going to crack open and fall off. It certainly better warm up a little before Feb or I might just go to Myrtle Beach and drink instead.

And in other news: The whole green thing is going swimmingly! No plates at work, no bags at the grocery store. Made some yummy soup this week so that cut down on microwave dinner packaging. The diet coke thing, however, wasn't so great this week. The thing I've noticed is that when things get really chaotic or stressful at work and I feel like I have no control over my day, I go right for the diet coke. And this week, I had people who had cancelled appointments for 3 weeks suddenly show up, angry that they weren't any better. I had people showing up 25 minutes late for 30 minute appointments and then other patients screaming that I was 10 minutes late, trying to accommodate the latecomers. And I had people show up WITHOUT appointments demanding to be seen. Chug, chug, chug the diet coke.

I think I need to sit down and come up with some kind of action plan for dealing with folks like this and also for this to be dealt with at the front desk, rather than just shuttling them on back to me, all angry and frustrated. So that's my goal for this (happily long) weekend.

That, as make another crock pot of yummy soup!


Terrence said...

Intrigued by the soup you made. Will have to make it. So, I am now curious - how did you find My Vegan Quest? Do you know me?

Diane said...

I love your updates!

I've been eating soup for weeks now. LOVE it. And I know it's responsible for much of the weight that falling off.

And the running? Too cold. I've been doing it at the indoor track at the rec center. And I feel GREAT!

shellyrm said...

Yoga is always good! Sorry your long run was not so hot! Literally.

Elizabeth said...

Hello, NE Bloggers!
Our 1-year anniversary is coming up on Jan 27. To mark the occasion I am going to put up a Mr. Linky on the evening of Monday, January 25. If you'd like to write a post about living in NE, fav places to visit, funny stories and stereotypes, recipes, photos of our gorgeous landscape, anything, it would be great if you would link in. I'd also like a little idea of # of participants, if you could just send me a reply.
Since I don't have emails from everyone, I'm also leaving this message in your comments, sorry for the double-up.