All by myself... (imagine the song playing in the background). Yes, all by myself today and for the WHOLE day. Woohooo! This is such a rare occasion in my house with minions and a husband with an odd work schedule. The day is ALL mine. This is a day to savor. I don't want to leave the house and I kinda want to keep all TV and music off just to appreciate the quiet.... That also means a day of meals of my choosing. There will be a fair amount of work, trying to get caught up from a crazy week last night but it is a small price to pay. And a nap! Does it get any better than that?
Last week there was a lot of suck to embrace. I am having foot surgery at the end of this month and I had to lose 5 lbs to get my BMI where it needed to be so I wouldn't be required to have a preop physical or clearance. I was so relieved I did it but when I spoke to the coordinator, Marilyn, to schedule the date she rounded the number up and said I needed it. Hrumph! I punched Marilyn repeatedly in my mind (I'm not a violent person but when you round up my weight you gotta know you are putting yourself potentially in harms way). Marilyn is my new Felicia. So, I put on my big girl pants and went in. I make it a point to avoid medical interaction because if no one checks, I can still (in good conscious) say that I do not have diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension, a fatty liver, or ebola. Old Nurse Ratchet Marilyn is trying to ruin everything! Luckily my sister is a nurse practitioner so if you have to have someone tell you that you are getting old, fat, and unhealthy, at least it is someone you can remind they that probably have it too because they have the same genes. It was then that my sister basically gave me the exact same reasons for not having her labs checked that I just listed. So, I had to be the mature voice of reason and inform here that if my labs came back abnormal she was going to have to check hers too because chronic obesity-related diseases just love company. Hmmm, maybe Marilyn needs to check hers, to0..... Freaking Marilyn.
Now that that is behind me, I can look forward to a brand new week. I love Sundays simply for the thought of having a clean slate and the knowledge that I can make it whatever I want (and that, for this second and until I get my labs back, I still do not have diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension, non-alchoholic steatohepatitis, or ebola). So, today (aside from watching the Paris coverage because how can you not?
) I am going to:
1) Plan the meals for the week, complete with printing recipes and making a grocery list.
2) Prepare meals for 3 nights that can either be reheated or will be ready to pop in the oven.
3) Make a huge salad with all my favorite things for lunch for today and tomorrow .
My goals for the week:
-Journal at night, every night (for whatever reason I just couldn't pull it off to do it consistently in the morning this week so I'm going to try and change it up a bit. I will just set my attitude for the day the night before).
-Water, water, water every day. That is always the first thing that drops off when my day gets busy. It is also probably one of the most important things to do for myself when my days get busy so it needs to be a higher priority.
-Bring in breakfast and lunch to work for the whole week on Monday so I don't even have to think about it for the rest of the week (the little fridge in my office that my husband bought me was the best gift ever!).
My goals are a little simple this week but will help to ensure I start off every day well-organized and prepared for whatever craziness comes my way.
And, you know, I'm thinking maybe I might need to snuggle up with a chik-flik (not to be confused with chik-filet) and worry about work a little later.....
Have a FANTASTIC week!