Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday Faves 6/26/15

I was working right through Friday last week so I missed favorites time, but this week here they are!

1. Things My Sisters Say
Shannon's dog Chakka has been living with her for a while but is ultimately Emma's and will be going to live with her soon. Look at this face.

2. Music
This is my summer country favorite at the moment: Blake Shelton, Sangria.

3. Snack or Meal
The other day what with my night schedule and poor eating habits I was really craving greens and got this salad from the bar at Whole Foods.

4. Lifestyle and Beauty
This soap is amazing. John bought it and I can't remember where - World Market maybe? It makes my hands feel awesome and smells amazing.

5. Recipe
Shredded Kale Salad from Oh She Glows

[Photo is mine - Tofu Scramble with kale from Flying Star. Oddly I cannot find a good kale salad picture anywhere in my archives, which means it's time to make a kale salad.]

Happy weekend!

Thanks for reading, see you soon.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Friday Faves 6/12/15

Fridaaaay! That means it's favorites time and here they are.

1. Things My Sisters Say
My youngest sister Nicola has been rocking and rolling around Greece and just got back so I just thought I'd share this precious photo. I'm so jealous.

Look at this cutie.

2. Music
I couldn't get it to post the video right here, so I'll just share the link. It's so summery and pretty.
Isobel Anderson - Botanical Romance.

3. Snack or Meal
Whole Foods makes vegan pizzas, so the other day John and I got a half regular cheese/half Daiya cheese vegetable pizza. We put a lot of vegetables on it and the crust was great but I ended up preferring the pita ones we make ourselves.

4. Lifestyle and Beauty
I haven't actually purchased this product yet but I put it on every time I go to Sephora and it's first on my list to purchase when I have enough of my budget for truly frivolous purchases available. It's amazing.

5. Recipe
This one is just too gorgeous. Mango Curry Tofu on Choosing Raw.

[Photo is theirs]

Happy weekend!

Thanks for reading, see you soon.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Friday Faves 6/5/15

It's Friday [okay it's Saturday but it's close] and you know what that means - Favorites time. Who missed Friday Faves? I know I did.

1. Things My Sisters Say
This one is just one of those great days when I wish I lived closer to my sisters so I could help them out. This one courtesy of Shannon:

She did eventually finish her paper. I'm so proud of her.

2. Music
The Acoustic Summer Spotify playlist is perfectly suited to my mood about 70% of the time these days. [The other 30% is a weird combination of country and Top 40]. This is Cherry Wine by Hozier, and it's just so good.

3. Snack or Meal
I've literally eaten basically nothing but Lara bars and avocado toast this week. I'm never hungry and when I am I'm working and it's all very confusing for my poor stomach. With that in mind I'm going to share this picture of delicious Panang Curry from Sala Thai that we got on one of our first nights back from South America.

4. Lifestyle and Beauty
I've had the hardest time the past few months finding a conditioner that strikes a balance between not too dry and not too much buildup. I really like this one from Organix.

5. Recipe
It's just about summer - seriously it's 90 degrees here - and that means peach season isn't too far away. In preparation, I'm looking ahead and here's a peach cobbler recipe I want to try from The Southern Vegan. Link here.

[Photo is hers]

Happy weekend!

Thanks for reading, see you soon.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Up All Night for No Reason

Being on a night schedule is so weird.

A little over 3 weeks ago I started inpatient night shifts, and this week I switched to Emergency Room, but I mostly have 5 PM-2AM shifts so it's still kind of a night schedule.

Last night I slept from 3 AM to 7 AM, then I went to clinic in the afternoon and fell asleep when I got home from about 5 PM to 7 PM.

It's not really enough sleep but I think I've been on a night schedule for so long I can't go to sleep.

So now I'm watching Parenthood and sitting up writing this at 3 AM.

It feels like an equivalent number of hours pass more quickly at night than during the day. Even if I think really hard I have a tough time figuring out what I do all night.

Short answer?

Here is a list of my activities since arriving home from clinic:

- Nap
- Watch Bachelorette and have dinner with John
- Watch an episode of Pretty Little Liars
- Watch approximately 7 episodes of Parenthood
- Make a veggie burger
- Make single serving peanut butter cookie dough
- Watch some movie trailers
- Get lost in a YouTube hole
- Exhaust the extent of Tumblr content
- Play innumerable rounds of Candy Crush and Soda Crush Saga
- Play approx 3 games of Settlers of Catan on the iPad. Lose them all to the computer.

I'm looking at this list and wondering if it's really true that I did nothing, really really nothing productive. Technically I ate I guess. I also drank some water. Oh! Dishes! I washed like 6 dishes.

I do have some productive things I could do, but despite the fact that I feel very awake, it also still feels like the middle of the night and my natural tendency is definitely not to start any typical daytime tasks. Off course business hour things are off the table, I could go to the 24 hour Walmart but I don't really need anything.

But when you're up so late your Chrome plugin says "Good morning" it's sort of sad to reflect back on the night and its lack of productivity.

I have a shift the next 6 days (or nights, however you figure it) so we'll see how it goes. I'd love to get back on a sort-of day schedule, but we'll see. It may not happen for another month and if that's the case, it'll just have to be ok.

And those are my thoughts about nights.

Thanks for reading, see you soon.