Working Late Balancing Out Pre-Mature Vacation Brain


Due to an unexpected interruption, this morning was a bit more rushed than normal.  Yes – too rushed, even, for a homemade smoothie.  Enter gluten-free pretzels and hummus for breakfast.  With coffee.  On the road.  Yum…(insert sarcasm here).

Lunch was a veggie burger and fries out with D.  I felt like hell most of the afternoon for eating so unhealthily.

As such…dinner was a veggie packed salad.  SO not an exiting food day!

Later this evening I’m going to start planning my travel food so I don’t end up eating like crap and feeling even worse.


I’m living on the workout DVD’s lately.  I will be until my travels next week are completed.  DVD’s and hotel gyms….that’s okay though.  At least I’m not just sitting on my tush.

Today’s workout was intense ab work.  It was tough, and I’ll feel it tomorrow I’m sure!


Work.  All day, all night.  I’m not complaining AT all though – I’ve mentioned a billion times that I totally love my job.  It’s tough – never dull and boring – and I make a difference in the lives of other people.  Can’t really beat that.  However…my brain is starting to check out in preparation for vacation in just over 3 days…and I find myself working until late in the evening to be sure everything is wrapped up and I can fully focus on fun in Florida all next week (yeah…say THAT five times fast….).

Update on A.  Monday was a little boring as she was still doing program orientation stuff.  Tuesday was an inspiring day spent getting ideas by visiting galleries and museums – as well as visiting stores to determine what the target selling audience is (she’s in a fashion and marketing program).  She was particularly inspired by the jeweled colors and embroidery of some Indian exhibits (yes as in India, not Native Americans).  Today has been classes where she said she’s learning a ton.  She designed a trend board and designed sweaters, learned how to make croquees (not sure what those are…will google later), and learned how to layer fabrics based on the grains.  Her last text said “I am pleased”.  That’s always a good thing.

We Skyped last night, and she seems to be doing great.  Misses us, but is having a blast.  Apparently her dorm room is the central hang out for the floor.  Fun times!


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

2 thoughts on “Working Late Balancing Out Pre-Mature Vacation Brain

  1. Pretzels and hummus are good, but as a snack LOL. There is nothing wrong with the home DVDs. That’s all I did forever. And it’s great that you’re still getting in workouts while traveling and stuck in hotels. I love that you love your job too. One of these days….

    1. I totally missed my smoothie yesterday morning. I love pretzels and hummus, but you’re right. Snack only, not a meal!
      I just hope I don’t get bored with the DVD’s. They’re all new ones, so I haven’t done any repeats yet. I get a bit wonky on repeats.
      And I do love my job. It’s unique getting to blend a clinical healthcare background with a technology one too. I never would have guessed that building software for hostpitals would still give me the feeling that I’m positively affecting the quality of someone’s life. I don’t build directly anymore (my team’s do), but the work I do is really awesome. I know how lucky I am to be able to say that.

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