And they were delicious.
But then they got cold so I tossed the rest. I ran around a bit for a couple of hours, IVs, stock outs, phone calls. Didn't get my "lunch" until closer to 1:30.
I only ate about half of it. I just wasn't feeling it. So I poked around online for some clip art to jazz up a presentation, read some CE, and attempted to start reviewing for my CNSC re-up. It's not until next year, but it's a lot of material. That was a pretty huge snooze fest. So I ate some pineapple.
My only regret is I didn't have more.
Today was an overlap day with fantastic husband, so he dropped the kids off at the hospital and I set them up with cartoons while I finished my shift. When I was done we went down to the cafeteria and had breakfast. I was straight up starving by that point, because for some reason I didn't make my protein shake. Oh well, it's in the fridge for tomorrow.
The bacon was perfect this morning. Melt in your mouth crispy. Ham & cheese omelet, fruit, and coffee rounded out my breakfast. Whenever we eat in the cafeteria, the kids always pester me for donuts. Because we only do this once or twice a month, I usually get one for them to split. Today I got myself one as well, because this is a custard filled long john from Uncle Mike's and it is my fucking favorite.
I regret nothing.
And that's pretty much it. That's all I ate today. In my defense I was full to the point of discomfort when we got home. Since it was 40 degrees warmer than yesterday I suited up the kids and the dog and we went for a walk right away. 2 miles. It was so fucking beautiful outside. The fact that I didn't get to go for a super long run today makes me grumpy. Lack of sleep is also making me grumpy. BUT, we got the 2 miles and some fresh air so it wasn't a total loss. I don't have a picture of the walk because I forgot my phone. It would've just been a picture of adorable children with rosy cheeks and expressions of whining displeasure on their faces.
During the walk we had this conversation:
Spawn: Someone cut down a tree!
Me: Yup, that's a Christmas tree. People with real trees take them out to the curb after Christmas.
Spawn: But why did they cut it down?
Me: Well, it's kind of hard to grow a pine tree indoors, so they're grown on tree farms and cut down for Christmas. Then they plant new ones. There's a tree farm on the hilltop, remember?
Spawn: There's a TREE FARM? On the hill? Can we go up the hill?
Me: Not today, you'll just whine that you're tired.
Spawn: No. I'm never tired.
Of note, we had this conversation every time we encountered a Christmas tree on the curb. This exact conversation. Since the whole neighborhood took their trees down this week, I think I repeated myself about 15 times. In two miles. I was starting to think I was having a stroke.
Then, when we were about 400m from home, this gem:
Spawn: Mommy, my legs are so tired.
Other spawn (with tears and the whole nine): Mommy, I want to go home, I'm so tired.
Still other spawn: Mom, how much further are we going to go? I'm tired.
None of them understood why I started laughing. Now, you might be thinking What kind of harridan forces her children to Baatan death march 2 miles in the freezing cold? Well, that would be me. In my defense, we walk that loop pretty frequently, and it took fully 45 minutes to do it, plus I let them play in the snow. I am a great parent.
I could've gotten on the treader for a few miles this evening, but I'm pretty tired. Tomorrow is another day-one that I'll hopefully get more sleep during. My plan is to sleep for 3 or 4 hours in the morning and then get my miles. I've got to volunteer at the school tomorrow afternoon, then hopefully sleep a bit more, then go to yoga to loosen up a bit.
Right now I'm going to kick this chair back and try to doze for a bit before it's time to shower up. Today is "hump day" and it's all downhill from there.
Oh, and in a month I'll be learning to surf in Barbados. I'm pretty sure Barbados isn't ready for this jelly.