Saturday, May 07, 2005

Lull before the storm

Today was the first relaxing day I've had in a long time. After a grueling day/night in lab, I got home at 11:30 last night and basically collapsed. I slept like a log until late this morning. Had great wake-up sex, and then rolled over and slept for a few more hours while Jason went grocery shopping. Awesome. Woke up to coffee and pancakes (also courtesy of Jason). Vegged with a magazine, a book, and the t.v. until around 3. Decided against taking a nap, got dolled up, and dragged Jason out to the mall. Got the shopping out of my system, and got a ton of neat new clothes to fit my idealized vision of dressing more professionally for lab to appear more like a post-doc and less like a graduate student. Also did some killer damage at Eddie Bauer for Jason. The wallet is now empty but I have shopper's high so it's all good. Then, we watched a the theatres, which is rare for us. Now, I'm taking a quick peek at my cells before heading home to relax. I guess I wish I'd had time for a workout, but I've been so stressed, I felt I owed it to myself to give myself a break for 1 day. It feels good. I have a little anxiety and guilt creeping in now for having so much fun today. I'll make up for it tomorrow. At least now, I can look cute for my committee meeting Tuesday. And I got some of the top things done on my wish list! That's gotta count for something.


G-Man said...

Rachel, when I read your answer to #10, I fell in love with you. You are undoubtedly one of the sweetest souls I have ever met...well kinda met. Jason is a very lucky man. And you deserved a break from it all. You'll be better for taking it so let go the guilt.

Rachel said...

Thank you for the very kind and heart-felt compliment. I feel very lucky to have Jason as well. And I do feel well rested. I think this week will go better b/c I took the time to take care of myself and recharge.

Kevin said...

remind yourself not to feel guilty about some "down time". it is a trap to fall into the mindset that you cant relax once in a while.

as busy as you are right now, you need at least one day out of 20 to "get dolled up" and go shopping, or watch a movie.