The Sun is Trying to Come Out!

Finally there is a break in the rain! Thank goodness because things were starting to look pretty bleak. And because I’ve been running outside for a few weeks, I don’t like being forced back to the treadmill.

Monday and Tuesday were very busy days for me and my photo documentation was lacking. I managed to get my Tuesday morning breakfast because it was delicious – just the right thing to start your day with on a rainy day. Banana oatmeal with a big glob of peanut butter. Yum!

I don’t have any daytime food photos, but I was quite the snacker yesterday. Mid morning snack was an apple, lunch was a chicken sandwich on an Arnold’s thin with a side of carrots. Then in the afternoon I had a small bag of raisins and walnuts and a peanut butter Larabar. Yes, apparently I was very hungry.

After work I had a brief moment when I debated just going home and resting – for some reason the dreary weather always deters my drive to workout. But I powered through and made it to the gym for a quick 5 miles in 42:42. On Monday night I was also a gym rat and ran 4 miles on the dreadmill. Tonight I’m praying for clear skies and an outdoor run.

After the gym, I braved the blustery rain and made it home. And what I found when I reached the top of the stairs in our hallway was a puddle of water. The roof was leaking right in front of our front door. Lovely. Yet another reason why I hate the rain.

Hubby came home shortly after me. He had just finished a really big review/exam-type thing for work. It sounds like he did great. But he was also exhausted as well. He was being evaluated pretty much from 7:15 a.m. until 3 p.m.! Yikes.

For dinner I was craving veggies. I made a quick stop at the store after the gym and picked up two bags of lettuce for $4. That was a steal in my book. So I made a giant salad for dinner with some leftover pasta, walnuts, raisins and cheddar cheese. I sprinkled some Newman’s Low-fat Sesame Ginger dressing over top. P.S. – that is my all-time favorite Newman’s dressing. Have you ever tried it? Amazing!

And for dessert I had a nice bowl of delicious organic strawberries that were also on sale. So juicy!

After dinner Hubby and I watched The Biggest Loser and then I was in bed and asleep by 10:30 p.m. So tired. I don’t think I moved an inch all night.

Coming Soon (I promise): Angela’s Ashes review, The Help review, and my Galaxy Granola review.

And I started a new book on Monday – Sarah’s Key. Anyone heard of it or read it? It’s another one of my mom’s recommendations. So far so good – only about 25 pages in.

Lastly – I need some advice. When you are working cooperatively on a project and you end up putting in more work/effort than the other person, how do you deal? Do you mention the unbalanced workload? Let it go and just focus on your tasks? And what if the other individual is getting the same, or more credit than you for a project which you’ve been devoting a ton of time to? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Have a happy hump day all! I think some fine weather is in our future.

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12 responses to “The Sun is Trying to Come Out!

  1. we are on the same book track! I read Sarah’s Key (grandmother’s recommendation), and did not like it very much. I found it interesting to learn about the Holocaust in Paris because I did not know about it before, but I did not like the main story, the side story of the journalist, and thought it was slow. But looking forward to your review!

  2. The problem you’re having was a huge problem I had when I was in school. I kept being assigned to groups with lazy, lethargic, or slacker students! It took me a few semesters to work out a solution, but one technique that worked was to kind of sort of take charge and say something like, “Since I’m researching the primary literature and citing the document, why don’t you create the graphs to represent the data. We’ll need those by our Thursday meeting.” Stating the division of labor basically politely shames the others into doing their jobs since they realize it’s obvious how much more you are doing!

  3. Newman’s is one of my favorite brands to use! I haven’t found one that I haven’t liked yet…

  4. Agreed, this rain is sucking the life out of me. I cannot wait for us to finally get some sunshine!

    Haven’t tried that dressing yet, I’ll have to keep an eye out for it. New dressings usually motivate me to eat more salad. 🙂

    As for the project issue…. I agree with Grace, divy up tasks and give a deadline if no work done that shows the obviously slacking clear as day. Hopefully things improve!

  5. Ah I cannot WAIT for the sun this weekend! Enjoy your run(s) outside!!

    I agree, task assignment, unfortunately, tends to be the only way.
    Sara

  6. When I’m handling more tasks than my partner, if is a work situation, I usually just chaulk it up. I know I should probably say something, but I don’t like creating drama, when it’s just easier for me to do my job well, and hopefully later get rewarded for it:)

  7. Hey…sorry to hear about the project situation. If you think this will be a one time occurance then I would just let it go but if this seems to be a repeat pattern I would defintiely say something to your boss. I mean fair is fair and no one likes to be used!

    Good job on your runs. I wish I lived in NYC because I think we would be fun running partners! 🙂

    • hoping it’s a once time occurence. I wish you lived here as well so we could run together! Although I think you’re a bit faster than me, but it would be good – force me to speed things up! Let me know if you ever visit NYC!

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