The Jester of Deadline Kingdom

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As Katie so eloquently put it, I’ve rolled into Crazyland, which shares a border with the Deadline Kingdom.


The dogs have accepted that their biggest form of entertainment these days is staring at each other and playing on the rolling chair with me. 


(It’s 2 PM and I have not even changed out of my pajamas yet.  Bad news.)


I think they are expressing their mutual frustration by shredding toys.  RIP, Penguin.


I promise they are being walked.  It’s just short and sweet.  Need to focus!  No time for playing! 


I truly am going stir-crazy with the book deadline.  You know how, during car trips, you start to get really antsy at the end because you know you’re almost at your destination?  Yup.  That’s how I feel.  T-minus 6 days!


Breakfast was a pretty bowl of banana oatmeal.


With almonds and blueberries on top:


For lunch, I had a bowl of the leftover pineapple quinoa that Megan cooked last night, with pea sprouts on top.  So crunchy.  So delicious.  Actually, the quinoa was just as tasty cold as it was warm. 


Back to work…





  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 2, 2011, 1:56 pm

    I work from home and just changed out of my PJ’s at 1pm of it makes you feel better 😉

  • Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life September 2, 2011, 1:58 pm

    All the luck to you in finishing up your book without going too crazy!!! You can do it! You are almost there! : )

  • Carin September 2, 2011, 2:05 pm


    1) Are you walking the dogs in your jim-jams too?

    2) Is there a chapter in the book which explores the connection between chair-sliding and questionable mental health?

    3) Do you have your passport ready to depart DK in 8 days? I think you’ll be ready to leave then!

    So impressed with your positivity and grace under pressure – keep it up love!

  • Natalcho @ Tomatoes Rock September 2, 2011, 2:16 pm

    Oh la la – I can only imagine the pressure that comes with a book deadline! But you seem to be handling it very well finding entertainment with questionable moving devices:) It’s almost over and you will feel so great once you deliver the finished product! Keep going and good luck!

  • Katie of Cabbage Ranch September 2, 2011, 2:16 pm

    And a happy long weekend to you, too! Good luck with the book.

  • Cate September 2, 2011, 2:19 pm

    You have me obsessessed with rice cakes Caitlin.

    The sea-salted kind are great with coconut butter, yogurt and jam. I’m addicted to them like granola.

  • Alyse September 2, 2011, 2:23 pm

    I’m surprised Maggie isn’t scared to go on a roll. haha. She seems to be…. limited? James might put up resistance with his ears if you go too fast. 🙂 I miss having pups.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 2, 2011, 2:25 pm

    Lunch looks great! And I think that since it’s now 2:30, you might as well just stay in the PJs… it’ll be evening soon anyway! 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 2, 2011, 2:29 pm

    Haha sounds like me during finals! Good luck!

  • Nicole September 2, 2011, 2:31 pm

    As soon as I saw RIP penguin I was reminded of a movie but couldn’t recall which…then it hit me. Look Who’s Talking II when the little boy destroys his sister’s favorite toy, a stuffed penguin…Random comment, I know 🙂

  • Hayley @ Oat Couture September 2, 2011, 2:43 pm

    I wouldn’t worry about it, I am at home most days and I am exactly the same! 🙂 Good luck with the final push!!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) September 2, 2011, 3:14 pm

    Good luck with finishing your book! I feel that way when I’m on a long run- when I have a mile or so left to go, I start getting super antsy because the finish is so close.

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 2, 2011, 3:32 pm

    good luck with your deadline!!!!!!!! 🙂

  • The Healthy Engineer September 2, 2011, 3:35 pm

    Trust me when I saw that it is so much better to be busy than having nothing to do at all.

    The first week of sophomore year (which was last week hahaha) it was super free and I could basically do whatever. But I actually needed some club meetings, outings, homework to keep me busy because I thought I was going to lose it!!

    And now with hanging out, meetings, homework, procrastinating with others, the second week suddenly became PACKED.

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery September 2, 2011, 4:02 pm

    Oh the pineapple quinoa looks good!

  • Nicole September 2, 2011, 4:12 pm

    Margaret looks scared. I can’t imagine she likes the rolly chair.

  • kathleen September 2, 2011, 4:44 pm

    good luck, caitlin!! that pineapple quinoa looks delish.

    at lest maggie and james have each other to entertain themselves, right?!

  • Hillary September 2, 2011, 4:54 pm

    I get the same way towards the end of the school year. Those last two weeks, I’m worse than the kids!

  • kristen September 2, 2011, 5:09 pm

    just take one day at a time! and make time for you, and of course the hubby and the dogs too!

  • Ellie September 2, 2011, 5:44 pm

    I’m unemployed (although I just got a new job I start next week!) and frequently wear my pajamas until like 6 PM. Terrible, right? But I live in Texas so I have to change clothes between being inside (AC) and outside (105) so it wouldn’t really help to change if I’m inside! Haha.

  • Molly @ RDexposed September 2, 2011, 6:09 pm

    Maggie may need a seat belt…

  • CJ @ September 2, 2011, 6:09 pm

    I always love when you feature pictures of the puppies. Dogs make me smile!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now September 2, 2011, 6:57 pm

    Almost there! Hang on tight!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 2, 2011, 7:24 pm

    You are SO there!!! So happy for the end–for YA 🙂

  • Amanda @ The Beauty Notebooks September 2, 2011, 7:28 pm

    You’re in the home stress for your YA OB book, Caitlin!! So excited for you 🙂

    I’m sad to hear about the stuffed penguin’s demise! We call our Vizsla Buddy’s favorite toy Ms. Blue Kitty, and she is indestructable.

    Btw, I met the most adorable mini daschund today — 9 weeks old, and his name is Dudley. Cutest little guy ever!

  • Emily September 2, 2011, 8:08 pm

    Best of luck Caitlin!! I am having flashbacks to finals times where I just would get up, roll out of bed and plant myself at my laptop surrounded by books and notes for hours on end, yuck! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, though 🙂

  • Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) September 2, 2011, 8:08 pm

    Are we there yet? Are we there yet??

    Haha you’re almost thereeeeee keep up the good work!!!

  • Colleen September 2, 2011, 8:14 pm

    Hang in there. You are in the home stretch.

  • Mary September 2, 2011, 8:52 pm

    Those sproutz look so delicious!

    just go go go, plow through it you’ll get it done! you. are. awesome!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 2, 2011, 9:14 pm

    If I worked from home, I would never change out of my pajamas – true story. And my dog always destroys things when he’s bored!

  • sarah@spinach and spice September 2, 2011, 9:17 pm

    Have a great long weekend!
    Your blueberries look so plump and so good 😀
    I posted about your french toast casserole today!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 2, 2011, 9:36 pm

    Sometimes during exam period when I’m studying all day, I don’t change out of my PJs either. 😛

    Good luck with the last little bit. You’re almost there!!

  • Angela @ MyPinkyToes September 2, 2011, 9:54 pm

    Seriously…you and your dogs are TOO cute! Good luck the next six days!!!

  • Sweet and Savvy September 2, 2011, 11:41 pm

    There’s no shame in wearing pajamas at 2 in the afternoon! 🙂 Especially not when you’re working on a book That so many people are waiting for and are sure to love!!

  • Rosa - Fitness, Food, Fulfilled September 3, 2011, 12:23 am

    I’d wear jammies all the time if I could too. On days I work from home, I usually get back into them after working out and showering. Isn’t everything more tolerable when you’re in your PJs?

  • Khushboo September 3, 2011, 12:46 am

    I’m convinced that being ‘allowed’ TO stay in your pjs all day is one the perks of working from home! Good luck with the deadline!

  • Sana September 3, 2011, 1:29 am

    I would love to zoom around in a wheely chair hehe, soo much fun!

  • Amber K September 3, 2011, 11:40 am

    Looks like crazy fun. Or just plain crazy. You pick! 🙂

  • JenATX September 3, 2011, 12:26 pm

    haha you can do it! just a few more days & then you’re out of crazy town

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 3, 2011, 6:08 pm

    Haha, I think my dog would love playing on the wheely chair! If only she was little enough to fit on my knee… 🙁

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