Linking up with Meghan at Clean Eats, Fast Feets for the Week in review.
I missed last week for a very good reason: my parents were in town for a couple of hours on Sunday afternoon (when I usually write this post), and spending time with them and Baby Brother was more important.
I’ll actually be seeing them next month as well: the boss’s daughter is getting married, and so my parents are flying in so my dad can perform the ceremony. (He’s a chaplain and a good old country preacher, and my boss’s family loves that stuff, and the boss loved my dad when she met him, so…). My parents will be here for about a week, then Baby Brother and I fly to New Orleans on the same day they do, because my dad is having three surgeries in one day, so we’re going down for that. #priorities
This past week was pretty brutal at work. Throughout the week, we had eight admissions pending at both clinics, and we ended up admitting four already. And Wednesday, we had two ambulances/2 sets of paramedics at one of my clinics at the same time for two separate patients. That’s a first for me.
Not-even-remotely-organized chaos, all week. I was so ready for the weekend!
In addition to the work craziness, I reviewed three books: Southern Discomfort, The Coincidence Makers, and I Found My Tribe. The first is a nice cozy mystery with a Southern setting, the second is a…multi-genre tale of the secret agents who organize the seemingly-random coincidences people experience, and the last is a memoir of a woman with five kids and a husband with Motor Neuron Disease (fantastic read).
I also read In Search of Us, The Heart Between Us, and started In Sight of Stars, all to be reviewed.
Even better, I got in four cardio workouts this week, and two strength training sessions!
I have the Wild Canyon Ultra 25k the weekend following my dad’s surgeries. (Yeah, that week looks like this: work Monday and 1/2 of Tuesday, flight out Tuesday evening, surgery on Wednesday, fly back to Dallas Thursday evening, drive 1.5 hours home, leave Friday morning for the 6-hour drive to the race, 25k on Saturday, 6-hour drive home on Sunday, stay in bed all day the following Monday…)
And here’s the lovely chocolate mint I bought and potted on Tuesday:
Not pictured: the rainbow moss hanging basket and the “sweat plant” that I potted and that now live in my bathroom. (I’m obsessed with the recently-discovered concept of “shower plants.”)
I also saw A Wrinkle in Time last night, in 3D. I was very much looking forward to it, and…I was disappointed. The movie was visually stunning (amazingly so), and I loved the diverse cast. I don’t even have a huge problem with it being completely unlike the book in a lot of ways. However, I do have a problem with Oprah being portrayed as basically godlike (egotistical much?) as a character who was totally not that way, and I have a major problem with turning a book by a noted Christian author with distinct Christian themes and even several mentions of Jesus Christ into…a science- and human accomplishment-glorifying film that goes so far as to even leave Jesus out when naming all the “warriors” who’ve fought against the forces of evil throughout history. Seriously, people?
That’s it for me this week.