Back to the Grind

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

I'm going to petition the powers that be for a permanent change to 3-day weekends. I cannot even begin to tell you how much that third day did for me. I hope that everyone had a restful weekend, and if you or your loved ones have served or are currently serving in the military, a big thank you goes out to you and your families.

As for me, I spent my weekend being largely unproductive. On Friday night, I must not have done anything interesting because I can't even remember what I did. On Saturday, I got up at 7:30 (barf) to get a TB test and take Luna to the vet, so clearly, my Saturday morning was just buckets of fun all around. I then spent the rest of Saturday lazing about in bed because I didn't have anything better to do, and sometimes, you just need a 6 hour nap. Sunday, Ken and I went to see a house that was a total bust and actually felt like it might actively fall down while we were in it, and then the rest of

Sunday was spent planted firmly on the sofa watching Breaking Bad and being lazy. On Monday, I went to a brunch at Chrystina's and bought her 50 mm 1.8 lens that she was selling because she upgraded to the 1.4 (she's fancy!) The brunch was really nice and included waffles, muffins of multiple varieties, loads of fresh fruit, an egg frittata, and of course, mimosas. It was also at this brunch that I consumed my first waffle ever. No, that is not a euphemism, and yes, you read that right. I managed to make it to the ripe old age of 28 without eating a waffle. Don't ask me how, it just kind of happened. However, now I need to get Chrystina's waffle recipe because it was quite delicious. We have a waffle maker that I have never used (but Ken has used it) so maybe I'll start putting it to use. Oh, and speaking of Chrystina, she just redid her blog and it looks fabulous, so you should go check it out. :)

After the lovely brunch where I lost my waffle virginity, I met up with Constance, her husband Paul, and our friend Matt to wander Philly for a bit. Constance is one of my friends from med school (Version 1.0) and she is one of my favorite people on this planet (and any others, for that matter). She was in Philly for the day because she and Paul had been at a wedding in Long Island the night previously, so we took the opportunity to spend some time together. After some delicious ice cream and a quick stop at Starbucks, we unfortunately had to part ways, but she'll be back in a few weeks to work Philly Comic Con, so we'll hang out more then. Yes, she is a neurologist who also works comic conventions; she is that awesome and you should be jealous that I am friends with her. Speaking of her awesomeness, she's the new face of Marvel's, "Share Your Universe" which is all kinds of cool. They made her into a comic! All that to say, Constance is super cool and I am sad that Jacksonville is so far away because hanging out with her always makes my day.

The rest of Monday was spent doing laundry, watching a weird horror movie on Netflix, ordering a pizza, and talking with some friends online. Ken has been working approximately 937 hours a week at his second job, so I've been on my own for some nights. Yes, my saint of a husband has picked up a second job in the garden center at Lowe's. It was supposed to be a summer job, but they needed him to start earlier, so he's worked about 20-25 hours a week since they started him. I am not sure how he gets up at 5:30, teaches all day, then goes to work from 5-10 (or later!) during the week, but he's managing. Fortunately, school ends on June 25th and things should calm down. I hope.

Hopefully, this week will turn out to be better than it seems to be right now. My skin has decided to freak out, so I look like I have some weird face-plague, I just found out that I have to get a second TB test because no one bothered to tell me that I had to have it read at 8:30 this morning, not sometime this afternoon and that I have to wait 2 weeks to have it done, it's supposed to thunderstorm, and I have no idea what is going on with the contracts for the house we may or may not be buying.

BUT... it is Tuesday, not Monday, which is something to celebrate, my dad's hip replacement surgery this morning went well and he sounds good, hopefully the dermatologist appointment that I have on Thursday will fix my face-plague, I get to see my best friend Sarah (and her pregnant belly carrying Baby O!) this weekend for her baby shower down the shore, and I love the new camera lens that I bought on Monday. Also, my therapist is amazing, and today's session was extremely helpful and enlightening, as per usual.

And now, to wrap up this re-entry to reality post of randomness, here are some photos of the weekend:


1. I was going through my myriad MCAT prep books to sell on Craigslist and Gershwin decided this box lid was his as soon as it landed on the floor. I hope that someday, I love something as much as this cat loves boxes.
2. My first attempt at using my curling wand since I acquired 2nd degree burns on our honeymoon trying to curl my hair. Fortuantely, Ashten blogged an awesome "mermaid curl" tutorial that kept me from setting myself on fire. I did, however, melt the lid to my hairspray. Whoops. Better than my glasses, right? Also, please pretend I'm wearing make-up and not in my pajamas. And also not in my bathroom.

3. My ice cream bar supports relaxing. Thanks, Dove! (The ice cream bar was delicious, by the by.)

4. Luna needs to take the advice of my ice cream bar stick. Here is a terrified-cat-selfie while we were waiting for the vet to come in to see her.

And that, my friends, is that. Tomorrow is another edition of Hump Day Confessions, so check back to see what secrets I share this time! How was your weekend?

- A

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