Archive for December, 2013

Sitting in a Quiet House in my Owl PJs

Posted by Vicki on December 31st, 2013 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, friends & family
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Ah. Back home again at dining room table, the only sounds the space heater and the virtual keyboard. Mollie, just home from her sleepover, is lounging in the soaking tub in the newly remodeled bathroom. Max is sleeping off an antihistamine-induced coma. cb is upstairs writing recommendations for his students. Thoughts from earlier today, while […]

Tidings Of Discomfort

Posted by Vicki on December 30th, 2013 under Exercise, fitness, food!, friends & family, gluttony, howque?, weight, Weight Gain, weight management
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I used up the first three days of vacation completing xmas stuff and immersed in family time and in completing Doctor Sleep, which was one of Mr. King’s best, replete with monsters, humanity, a combination of the two, and, of course, redemption. Two movies in the past week – Inside Llewyn Davis and today, Nebraska. […]

Little Bits

Posted by Vicki on December 26th, 2013 under Exercise, food!
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Today I plan to go to the Climbing Wall for the first time. It seems expensive – 15 dollars each time. I do not expect to spend more than an hour there. I am going with Woody and Mollie and hope it is a decent workout but mot so hard that I cannot do it […]

The Week In Calories

Posted by Vicki on December 24th, 2013 under being a doc, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, food!, weight management
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Although this is definitely a quieter week than usual in so many ways, it is still a work week. It is more laid back, there are fewer patients in the office, and the call weekend when all i had to do was take telephone calls was not onerous. Tomorrow, when I will also be taking […]

Narrow Escape

Posted by Vicki on December 22nd, 2013 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, food!, friends & family, stress management, weight, weight management
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Some missions were accomplished yesterday, at least the things i vowed to get done, I did. These things included designating and wrapping a myriad of gifts for all peops at work. Still need to get gifts for L, C, P, C, and send gifts via Harry and David to S, and P, and also a […]


Posted by Vicki on December 21st, 2013 under Attitude, friends & family, Lifestyle, stress management
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I don’t mean the mystery novel kind of cozy. Cozy is the word that occurred to me this morning, and it describes my status at the moment it came to mind. Although I am on call this weekend and on Xmas Eve and Day, I have received an unasked-for reprieve. My group has just made […]

Reflections On The Season

Posted by Vicki on December 19th, 2013 under being a doc, friends & family, reflections in a golden eye
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I am so happy to have time to blog today! I was not sure l would, because the way I arranged my schedule turned out to be a race from beginning to end. Although I had not planned to spend a lot more money on gifts, I racked up quite a bill today. It was […]


Posted by Vicki on December 14th, 2013 under Big FAT Kitties, cats, friends & family, howque?, love
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So far this week, all the office staff and docs have been walking around like zombies. Andrew’s obituary was in the paper; several articles about him in Post Gazette. The funeral is Saturday. All day yesterday, which was such a crazy booked day, I was completely distracted from thoughts about Andrew, his family, and how […]

If Only

Posted by Vicki on December 8th, 2013 under friends & family
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Just a few seconds either way might have made all the difference. Isn’t it always the way it goes? If only the timing had been slightly different, or if only he had decided not to brave the weather and instead stayed an extra night in Philly. Or if only he had not been in quite […]

Pride of Ownership

Posted by Vicki on December 7th, 2013 under Uncategorized
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It is probably because I now live in Pittsburgh and not in NY anymore that I am not a helicopter parent. Or maybe I ended up here because I did not want to be one. Not that there are not any of those in this city, it is just that you can live without that […]