All week I've been planning a date - me, a delicious dinner, my couch, and a movie. But before the perfect lazy evening, there was business to get done. I spent the morning at the hospital working and then came home to spend the early part of the afternoon studying for Step 3 (the last of a series of painfully difficult boards we take as medical students and residents in order to receive our medical licenses). About 3pm I headed out for a run. I was really dreading the run in the wind and cold, but but the thought of running on the treadmill was much worse. So, I bundled up and headed out on a route I strategically planned to allow for running past Harris Teeter to pick up my movie for the evening. Between the new route through yet another beautiful Charlotte neighborhood (if only I had the money to buy a house) and the ease at which the miles ticked away, it really was one of the best runs I've had in a long while. 7.5 miles and 56 minutes later I was back at home. Filled with the endorphins of a good run, I found the energy to clean the house from top to bottom. It felt so good to knock out a "Sunday" task a little early.
The movie selection for the evening was "The Help." I had read the book about a year ago and just had never gotten the chance to see the movie in the theater or on rental before now.
Dinner was a good one! Pan seared herbed tofu, roasted cinnamon butternut squash, and sauteed collard greens. I think roasting is my favorite cooking method. Whether it's veggies, potatoes, or butternut squash, I love the flavors that roasting really brings out.
Me, my dinner, cozy pajamas + slippers, and "The Help". A perfect evening to end a busy and productive day.
Tomorrow is Sunday and I DON'T work. And, I've already tackled cleaning and the mountain of laundry that was on my weekend to-do list. Sounds like it's shaping up to be a wonderfully relaxing day!