Ego check!

Well, even though I took my one week vacation very early in this upcoming three month block, I’m so happy I’m here in Norfolk. Mechen and I had an amazing day yesterday. We had an amazing brunch: a huge dish of mussels in a white wine butter broth followed by french toast, which was the best brunch dessert! We also had two Bloody Mary’s and they were so delicious and thick. Yum. It was a close call because we almost got the pitcher of sangria but I think we chose wisely.

Brunch was so funny b/c we were SO hungry and we were going to order the mussels as an appetizer, then split the French Toast and a lobster roll. Our old salt waitress Kathy eyed us very skeptically and said, “Why don’t you two think about that.” When she came back with the massive amount of mussels and informed us that we could reconsider since she hadn’t put the second part of the order yet, Mechen said, “You know what? I think you might know what you’re talking about.” He said it so charmingly and it was so funny (it doesn’t read particularly well).

After brunch, we went to the Harbor Center Mall and after an unsuccessful stop at Banana Republic, we hit jackpot at Nordstroms. I got two beautiful dresses on sale: one bright yellow and the other a deep red. Either will work for the wedding. Mechen got an amazing suit. Holy hotness. He looked phenomenal. Price-wise, eh it’s Nordstroms, but we really saved with the Anniversary Sale. I can’t wait for the wedding! Wait, it’s not ours! It’s a really close friend of mine from college. It’s this Saturday in Maine. It’ll be so much fun and I can’t wait to see everyone.

Today has been a pretty good day. I worked out, went to the beach and had Taste Unlimited for lunch. Oh my, their house sauce is terrific. Now I’m in Starbucks waiting for Mechen to finish his one day of work. The ego check referred to in the title is the effect Mechen’s job has on me. I mean really, I’m a hotshot doctor, shouldn’t my hours be the worst? (I kid). Well, fortunately for me, mine are pretty cush. And Mechen’s are terrible. They’re starting to get better but the amount he’s been working the past several months would definitely violate resident duty hour restrictions!

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