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I have the office sleepies.

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The face on my right is my fake I-am-totally-awake face.  


I forgot how being in a windowless office makes you lose all sense of time and reality.  What day is it?  Is the sun shining?  Can I go home yet?  WHO AM I?


These are the questions on my mind today.  But at least I know what’s for lunch because I actually planned ahead (wahoo!) and packed a lunch for the Husband and I so we didn’t SPEND money while working hard to MAKE some money.


In the cooler:



More black rice with black beans, roasted carrots, and roasted broccoli.  Plus the oh-so-lovely Bone Suckin’ Sauce.


And grapes!


The secretary’s office has turned into a mini staging area for 1/2 clinic-related stuff and 1/2 blog and book related stuff.  It’s pretty sweet that I can work at the Husband’s business while doing my own, but eventually, we’re going to have to hire someone else.  The time isn’t right yet, though!


We need a coffeemaker.



  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin November 22, 2010, 1:32 pm

    Being in an office can definitely be rough! I’m actually in a cube farm myself, so it really stinks because I can’t even shut the door. The only saving grace is that there are windows right by my cube so I can at least tell what its like outside. Makes it easier to sit at my desk all day when its raining!

  • Sara @ OurDogBuffy November 22, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Well your shirt is cute! I have a co-worker that is fighting to stay awake, as we speak, OK as I write! I sit in a cubical, staring at two computer screens all day. I feel your pain!
    And your lunch looks much better than mine. Hope you get a coffee pot soon!

  • Nicole, RD November 22, 2010, 1:34 pm

    Bone Suckin’ Sauce, I love it! I agree, an office with no windows can really throw you out of whack…and never in a good way!

  • Leanne (Simplicitlee) November 22, 2010, 1:40 pm

    I am determined to find that bone suckin’ sauce in Canada.

    I purchased Amazing Dad’s bbq original sauce this weekend (its organic, wahoo!) and it tasted ahmayzing on my chicken last night! A little pricey, but at least I know it’s good for me!

  • megan @ whatmegansmaking November 22, 2010, 1:47 pm

    Sounds like a great way to multi-task! And it looks like you brought a great lunch. the lunch I just finished eating pales in comparison. Although I did have chocolate chips.

  • Katryn@rampantcuisine November 22, 2010, 1:50 pm

    Must try the bone suckin’ sauce! I work in an office and on certain days it is truly a test of endurance to stick it out until 5:00!

  • tina November 22, 2010, 1:50 pm

    you’re such a good wife to work the desk! 🙂

    is it getting busy?

    • Caitlin November 22, 2010, 2:36 pm

      Yes! We had three patients today!

  • Tanya @ Vegan Faith November 22, 2010, 1:57 pm

    I have to admit it is a little odd to separate blog from reality right now…since I just saw your face in person today and now on the blog! It was so cool to meet you and your husband today. I will let you know when I post about my experience, which was all positive! Thanks for offering the opportunity to check out acupuncture for my first time!

    • Caitlin November 22, 2010, 2:36 pm

      So glad you could come! 🙂 Very nice to meet you finally IRL!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 22, 2010, 2:00 pm

    Yeah, you aren’t fooling me with that “I’m awake” face — hahaha. But I have those same feelings right now. I need to get to bed EARLY tonight!

    Good job bringing lunch!

  • Katie @ Up Fit Creek November 22, 2010, 2:03 pm

    Oh man. I remember those days of office work and I do not envy you today. I swear time moves infinitely slower when you have to sit at a desk.

  • Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks November 22, 2010, 2:04 pm

    It’s true. Going to work makes me exhausted, but as soon as work is over, I feel just fine and ready to play.

    My office is horrible. It’s in the basement…there are no windows. God only know what is going on in the world. I’m completely cut off. Unless Google news tells me about it, I’d have no idea.

  • Leah @ Why Deprive? November 22, 2010, 2:05 pm

    Sitting in an office all day is EXHAUSTING!!
    At least you get to do blog/book stuff though. Thats kind of a nice bonus. 🙂

  • Sara November 22, 2010, 2:07 pm

    It’s true. I work in a windowless cube, and I’m always sleepy. And I often walk by offices with windows and am shocked to see when it’s raining or something. Also, when we were told we could no longer get online at work, that’s when I finally got my BlackBerry. I couldn’t spend the whole day not knowing what is going on in the world!

  • Amanda (Eating Up) November 22, 2010, 2:09 pm

    You DO need a coffee maker! And windows!

  • Sarah W. November 22, 2010, 2:10 pm

    you should also get a mini fridge along with that coffee maker so you can keep food at work 🙂 a toaster oven and microwave would also be helpful

  • Sarah for Real November 22, 2010, 2:10 pm

    The trick is to get up and bounce around for a couple of minutes every hour. This is ok for me because I have a cube, but might be embarrassing for you if a client walks in… Just be careful.

  • anonymous November 22, 2010, 2:11 pm

    your shirt is so cute!! 🙂

  • Kristina @ spabettie November 22, 2010, 2:29 pm

    I wish I was local, I would LOVE to work there part time! 😉

    my trick was to get outside, even for a five minute walk around the block. even working from home I do that a lot, leash up the pup and do sprints up and down our (very remote!) street… Basil loves it!

  • Erin @ Bishella November 22, 2010, 2:32 pm

    You’re making me yawn at my desk! :p

  • Maddie November 22, 2010, 2:36 pm

    I love your shirt! It’s so cute. I will need to get some bone sucking sauce. I’ve been craving BBQ veggies lately.

  • Julie November 22, 2010, 2:38 pm

    One of the many reasons I hope to be able to be a mobile worker one day. The desk isn’t my fav right now.

  • Jenn @ LiveWellFitNow November 22, 2010, 2:39 pm

    Oh the fake-I’m-totally-awake-face is so hard to maintain! 🙂 I still haven’t completely discovered what the afternoon zzz’s are from. Sometimes I think it’s food…other days I think it’s lack of water but most days I think it’s just my body being my body! 🙂

  • Leanne {The Energetic Mommy} November 22, 2010, 2:42 pm

    “Sounds like someone’s got a case of the Mondays!” …Sorry, I couldn’t resist 🙂

  • Paige @Running Around Normal November 22, 2010, 2:43 pm

    That’s so nice of you to help the husband out like that! Glad you can get your blog and book work done at the same time:)

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat November 22, 2010, 2:58 pm

    Yumm that lunch looks good! I also don’t have windows in my office and I’ve left countless times not realizing that it’s pouring rain outside. Desk life is definitely hard on me… I need to MOVE!

  • Camille November 22, 2010, 3:00 pm

    The best jobs I have ever had are jobs where I am able to work on my own things while at work. For my second 2 years of college I worked at a self serve frozen yogurt shop. Aside from little tasks here and there, I basically just had to ring people up. When it was slow I could work on my homework or read or whatever!

  • Lacey @ Lake Life November 22, 2010, 3:05 pm

    I feel for ya! The office that I work at is in the basement so this time of year I basically only see daylight on weekends 🙁

  • sarah November 22, 2010, 3:08 pm

    sleepy at work = my life today

  • Michelle (The Runner's Plate) November 22, 2010, 3:10 pm

    I actually split my time between two different offices–one without windows and one with. It is so nice to be able to see the light of day on those days that I have a window!

  • CarrieBeth November 22, 2010, 3:18 pm

    i’m sure your husband will miss having you as his secretary if he ever has to get a new one!

  • Johanna B November 22, 2010, 3:26 pm

    My office doesn’t have windows either so I can identify with your confusion. We have to go upstairs to the main floor to see what the weather is or to breathe fresh air. We at least had skylights til they built the new ER next door. Oh well, it’s a great job despite the lack of daylight.

  • Kacy November 22, 2010, 3:27 pm

    I am quite familiar with the office sleepies. Quite familiar. But it’s awesome that you’re able to work with the husband! That has to be so fun!

  • Coco November 22, 2010, 3:33 pm


    I’m graduating in less than a month and I need a job! haha

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 22, 2010, 3:47 pm

    Ugh – I hate that time right after lunch when I get so sleepy I could go to sleep!!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) November 22, 2010, 3:49 pm

    I am pretty sure you two would have no problem hiring someone! If I lived in Charlotte (which I wish I did for so many reasons), I would totally want that job!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) November 22, 2010, 3:53 pm

    I am lucky to have a window in my office – and I swear it makes such a difference!!!!

  • Megan (Braise The Roof) November 22, 2010, 4:13 pm

    I love what a team you and your husband are! It sounds like such an ideal setting that you can work from practically anywhere so that you can help get the clinic up and going. Plus I’m sure it’s nice to have a chance to see each other!

  • mitzi November 22, 2010, 4:45 pm

    hi! i’ve been searching for a particular blog post of yours but for the life of me can’t find it! i’m pretty sure you were recommending particular yoga mats and yoga towels, and which ones were good for newbies, which ones were good for more yoga experts, etc…do you remember writing a post about that or am i just imagining it? haha

    • Caitlin November 22, 2010, 4:47 pm

      🙂 I just wrote about yogitoes and said it was an awesome yoga towel!

  • Heidi - apples under my bed November 22, 2010, 4:49 pm

    How fun that you get to work together (almost) 🙂 It is so great that you can do two jobs at once. I can imagine how disorienting it must be working in a windowless office though!
    Heidi xo

  • Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa November 22, 2010, 5:01 pm

    I was in as a windowless office all last summer and it was rough! I feel ya!

  • Ellen @FirednFabulous November 22, 2010, 5:25 pm

    Ohmygosh, yes, get a coffee maker girl. It’ll be worth every penny!

  • Charlie November 22, 2010, 6:58 pm

    Love your shirt :).

  • sarah k. @ the pajama chef November 22, 2010, 7:18 pm

    i have no windows in my office either… no fun 🙁 but it’s only part time so its do-able.

  • lindsay November 22, 2010, 7:24 pm

    well I work in a gym and also from home. I love to take the laptop outside. Maybe you can make your own window. Hmmm, I’m thinking all you need is a envelope opener and maybe a sledge hammer? hehe!

  • faith @ gracefulfitness November 22, 2010, 7:25 pm

    I love reading about your time at the office because my husband and I are opening a Chiropractic Clinic in Charlottesville in the very near future. He’s the Dr. and I am front desk! In fact, I would love any tips you have about (wo)maning the desk!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin November 22, 2010, 7:33 pm

    I definitely had that fake “I’m awake” face on during my 8:30 am lecture this morning. 😛

    I love your shirt!

  • Aimee November 22, 2010, 8:01 pm

    saw your tweet about stir-fry overload– you could try grilling veggie skewers, making steam packets of veg w/ herbs, a little butter and a splash of white wine in parchment paper, chili, minestrone. just made emily’s foodbuzz video roasted veg & kale soup and it was awesome.

  • C November 22, 2010, 8:04 pm

    Looking at your yawning pic, I immediately feel sleepy. :)) Cute shirt.

  • Kiran November 22, 2010, 11:18 pm

    Cute handy dandy cooler 🙂 I know what you mean with no window. I have the same problem in my kitchen. So dull 🙁

  • Erin November 23, 2010, 8:14 am

    My kids are little but we have talked about new years resolutions…I told them that you make a decision in the new year to do something good (a kid friendly way to say positive)…my son’s, he is 6, is to only answer questions when his teacher calls on him and to try and be more flexible (this is a concept they are learning in school), my daughter’s, she is 4, is to stop spilling fingernail polish on her bedroom floor and to be nicer to her babydolls…lol..gotta love them!

  • Amber K November 23, 2010, 11:04 am

    I totally recognize that fake “I’m awake!” face. I make it more often than I should!

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