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Month: March, 2017

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I woke up today with few concerns except battling if I wanted to work out. I pushed myself to go, was so glad I did, and then headed to the grocery store. For some people, grocery shopping is a chore. I love walking through the aisles, seeing what new products are in. I find the process soothing. Today’s haul included a kombucha and a fancy hummus among other things. Energy waning, caffeine was found at a nearby cafe. There I sipped on a latte, daydreaming and journaling. Hopping onto the 1, I spent the time reading A Man Named Ove, which made me chuckle and tear up too. It’s a fine book.

Did I bore you to death with the tales of my Sunday? It wasn’t wild for sure. I needed recuperation after Saturday’s restaurant/bar hopping. Still, today was a good day. Simple and solitary but there’s a luxury in that.

I hope your weekend was blissful as well. Here’s a little bit of what I’ve been browsing:

This rattan purse.

Shawarma, veggie style.

A tasty slaw to make this week.

Yes, I too drink that SoulCycle kool-aid.

Not using social media is now called “going ‘90s.” My age is showing.

Emma Roberts is starting a book club on Instagram; I’m not opposed.

On understanding why someone hears one thing while another goes on.

I am considering counting macros, which honestly seems overwhelming.

One of my mom’s favorite things to do is stock my fridge. Right now I have hefty bags of scallops, shrimp and tilapia. This is next on my list for the scallops.

These elementary flashbacks made me sigh and think of when I used to have plastic ruler wars with my friends. Thinking back, I’m surprised I didn’t get detention more.

2017 adventuring, so far

We are well into the new year, people.

December was beautiful, mainly because my mom spent a few days with me in New York. I would rush home after work, we’d hurdle on the 1 train into Manhattan and bop around shopping and eating trendy foods (bone broth at Springbone! poke bowls at Sons & Thunder!).

January I headed to see the family. North Carolina was perfection like always. We even snuck away for a day to Great Wolf Lodge where Zooey got to go down huge water slides and experience kiddie casino.

Winter in New York makes it brutal for me to want to emerge from my cocoon of throw blankets but I made it out here and there..


Don’t worry. There’s been plenty of cooking and baking, from trying out Molly Yeh’s tahini chocolate chip cookies to expanding my challah repertoire (babkachallah!). My co-residents are currently my taste testers. 

Tomorrow is THE BIG SNOW STORM and people are all running around madly. Best of all, WORK IS CANCELLED. I didn’t even know I was allowed snow days as an adult! I love it!

My plans are to do laundry, work on a puzzle that’s been waiting patiently to be opened and read. If you’re in the northeast, stay warm and safe. If you’ve got a snow day like me, here’s some of what I’ve been looking at:

Here‘s a total body circuit to try.

I’ve got pottery classes on the mind.

I am intrigued by this cauliflower risotto.

A great way to use leftover everything bagels.

The biggest threat facing middle-aged men is…loneliness.

These naturally dyed linens call to my love of all things pastel.

Currently watching Shameless. It’s crazy insane and tugs at my heartstrings.

Perfection is in the get-togethers, especially if you’re gathered over warm cheesy pesto bread.

My newest blog reading addiction is blogs by women in medicine like this one by dermatology resident Elyse Love.