Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I hope that in 2009 everyone appreciates every day you are given. Look forward to the future, but don't forget today! Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I currently have three spreadsheets in the works. One for Orthopedics, one for OB/GYN and one for Anesthesia. The first two he has actual interest in, the later is still TBD. Might as well be prepared! So, back to my amazingness/insanity....each spreadsheet lists the program location, hospital affiliation, starting and ending salaries, number of spots, number of interviews granted and everything the program will or will not pay for (licence, paternity leave, life insurance, CME, etc.).
Here is an example of the listing, this is for St. Anthony's in OKC orthopedic program. Isn't all that information completely fantastic? I can't wait to organize it all into my beautifully easy to read spreadsheet. He may think I am nuts now, but next month when he is ready to start scheduling his electives he will be SO thankful for me. :)
Lounging with Honey and Midori.
Friday, December 26, 2008
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. We had a great time with the fam in Edmond. In a nutshell our one and a half days included Christmas Eve service, Christmas Eve pizza, making coconut balls (so good), holiday episode of Top Chef, a Christmas morning workout, pancakes, presents, Valkyrie, more food, Kung Fu Panda, more food and the drive home....I am worn out!
My mom sent us home with an entire ham. Not part of a ham, but a huge, whole twelve pound plus ham. Apparently Kody and I need to eat more?
Quote of trip:
Let me preface this by saying Robin has never been to a Christmas eve service at the church my parent's now attend. We used to always to o to one at Heritage Presbyterian which is a really cute, small church in Edmond. Anyway, as we pull up to the church here was the exchange:
Robin "Ohhhhh...this is the church where Ginny got married!"
Kody: "Robin, I got married here too."
Robin: "Oh, yeah you are right!"
Car erupts in laughter...
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Robin flew in from Tucson last night. There were seven people on her flight, which went through Dallas, going from Tucson to Oklahoma City. They almost missed their connection in Dallas. The group sent Robin running from their gate to the OKC gate. When she got there the door was already closed, but the pilot was just walking to the door. She told him there were seven of them on their way and she would be happy to buy him "some adult beverages" when they landed. He told her the door wasn't really closed until he got on the plane so he would hold it for them. They all got put up in first class. I need to travel with Robin more often. She knows how to work they system in the most fantastic way.
I can't wait for all the goodies my mom makes. She is making me coconut date balls (heaven!) and the peanut butter bars I love. We are having pancakes on Christmas morning. My mom knows how to make me happy!
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Nan and Bomp were the biggest fans of Christmas. Their house was always the best looking house on the block during Christmas. Santa and all the reindeer were on top of the roof and there was always a six foot Santa just inside the front door that waved at us as we walked through the door. So many of my favorite memories from growing up happened in their home and with both of them. I would always ride in the golf cart with Bomp while him and my dad played a few holes of golf. He always pointed out the gators to me in the lake around the golf course. One day there was a baby gator crawling onto the fairway....so neat!
Bomp was a Navy pilot and one of the biggest Gator fans you will ever meet. Every game day my dad would be on the phone with him as both of them talked about how horrible the Gators were playing. They were never satisfied! :) I guess I get that from both of them. I am going to miss Bompa so much. He was so special to me and always will be, however, I know he is in a better place now and isn't in pain anymore. My mom said she thought the first thing Nan and Bomp would do together in Heaven was play golf, but then she changed her mind. She said she thinks Nan is out Christmas shopping and Bomp is trying to figure out how he is going to pay for everything! They'll probably head out for eighteen holes after everything is under the tree. :) I love you Bompa!
Friday, December 19, 2008
I need a good run tonight...come on legs!
Angela and Lauren are coming to visit tomorrow. I am forcing them to come to my flag football game. I might also force them to make signs for my team. They will probably do it because, well, that is just how we do things...we like to draw attention to ourselves, it is a gift. I'm sure I'll have some pictures to post Monday.
I'm getting really excite about Santa's visit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for Rock Band. (Kody, did you see that? Rock Band...yes I want it....still. Remember how much you love me?)
Thursday, December 18, 2008
In other great news, my future sister in law, Ashely, finally posted about the proposal. I've linked her blog through her name. Go check it out and congratulate her! She has been studying n France all semester and my BIL, Kasey, flew over and surprised her. What a great early Christmas present! I've known for months and it has been killing me! I hate keeping secrets. Seriously, I am the most excited girl in the world. I feel like I got engaged again, but I don't have to go ask my parents for money to plan the wedding! WAAHOO! My goal is to eat all of her food since I didn't get to eat any of mine at my wedding. I apologize in advance Ashley.
Lastly, I locked myself out of my house this morning. Not my brightest moment. I was taking the trash out and putting some mail in the mailbox. I was very responsible up to that point. As I was walking down the driveway I thought, "Wouldn't it be funny if I couldn't get back in the house?" Nope, not funny. I never leave the house without my keys. They are always in my coat pocket, which I was wearing. Today, however, I decided to leave my keys on the counter. Oops. I had just put Bailey outside to "relieve" herself before I left for the day. She stays inside. Luckily, the backdoor was unlocked and I was able to get in. The moment of panic was stressful though. I didn't have keys, my phone and my most of our neighbors were gone for the day. I have no idea what I would have done. Maybe I could have cleaned the garage...
Here is a sweet picture of my mom and I working out at CrossFit Jenks. They posted it on their website yesterday. She worked out with me the day after Thanksgiving. Look at her row!
Monday, December 15, 2008
In other VERY exciting news....I'm going to have a new sister in law! Actually, she'll be my first sister in law. I'll let her blog about it before I write all about it (which you better ::cough cough:: new sister in law). Once she does, I'll link the page so you can read all about the story. It is so fantastic. I'll leave you in anticipation.
My dad goes in tomorrow to have all of the procedures done for the stupid melanoma. That is how I refer to it now. It isn't melanoma, it is stupid melanoma because it is in fact that...stupid. Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, prayers and well wishes. I'll know a lot more after tomorrow morning. We are still hoping for a positive outcome! I went to visit my family on Saturday just to hang out and distract them from thinking about everything. I went Christmas shopping with my dad and then we took Midori to the dog park. There was a three month old Boxer named Aspen at the park. So cute! She loved Midori. I think Midori was scared of her. Ha! I got to go to the OU Orthopedic Resident and Faculty Christmas party. It was a lot of fun to see all my parents friends who I grew up with. I had not seen so many of them in so long. It was also fun to meet all the ortho residents. They looked just like us...young. It was so weird to sit there and to think that was going to be us in two years. I've grown up around doctors so that aspect is totally normal, but I'm finally realizing that my husband is going to be one of them soon and not just a student. I'm not going to just be a doctor's daughter, but now a doctor's wife. My mom is a doctor's wife...not me! I am a medical student's wife. Such a strange feeling....
Friday, December 12, 2008
In other news, Florida's offensive coordinator, Dan Mullen, accepted the Mississippi State job yesterday. I'm happy for him to have the chance to be a head coach, but angry that he is leaving my Gators! Hopefully he'll stay on through the National Championship. Who in there right mind would give up that opportunity?? Surely not Mr. Mullen! Oklahoma's Kevin Wilson was also up for the job. Florida and OU just really want to compete this year, don't they?
On a lighter note, Heisman trophy tomorrow night! WOOHOO. Any thoughts on the winner? Sammy, Colt and Tim. What a good crowd. Honestly, all of them are deserving, but of course I want Tim to win. Should be interesting!
Happy Weekend everyone!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Me: You know what, I think I want to get pregnant.
Kody pauses game, looks at me confused.
Me: Yes, that way whenever we are home together you won't be able to play video games all the time...you'll have to participate with me and a baby.
Kody jumps up, turns off game....looks at Bailey.
Kody: Bailey, I am turning this game off now. You are the only baby we need.
Yes, I know it may be wrong to joke about getting pregnant and use it in a negative way, but I was desperate. Thankfully it worked and we had a fantastic evening of conversation. Ok, I'm exaggerating slightly, but he did turn the game off and we got to watch Criminal Minds. YAY!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Top Chef is on tonight. Watch it and love it.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
In other news, illness seems to be going around my family. My grandfather (dad's dad) has been in the hospital since the middle of November. He's in Florida so my parents have gone down a couple times the past few months to help out and visit. He's really sick and not doing well. They are hoping to send him home at the end of the week with 24 hour care. He hates being in the hospital. I don't blame him. I know he was very happy Saturday night when Florida won, so that makes me smile. Hopefully things will start looking up for him soon.
This morning my dad found out that he has melanoma. Yes, I am freaking out. No, I don't know anything more than that. We have to wait until the end of the week to get more tests back. My mom sounded good on the phone. She is the eternal optimist which I love. I know there is no reason to freak out until we know more. Ever since she called I have been worthless at work. I've been reading and learning about treatments and what happens at what stage of the cancer. Somehow I feel like the more I know, the more likely it will turn out to be nothing. My mom noticed it on his back last week and he immediately when and had it checked out. I questioned her for ten minutes today on if it was new, if she had noticed it before, blah blah blah. I know I can't do anything about it, so I'm just praying about it and hopeful that everything will be fine.
I could really go for a big bag of twizzlers right now....
Monday, December 8, 2008
Lots of friends came by throughout the day. I love having friends at our home. It reminds me of the Grey's parties we had in our first apartment. I still remember watching the season 2 finale when Meredith and McDreamy ::gasp:: "reunited" during the "prom" for the Chief's niece and then Denny died. Oh my....
Ok, back to my dream game in the making. My parents came up for the Florida came and Kody's made it for the OU game. We had enough food to feed an army. It was a feast!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
It was a Ziti and Meat Sauce concoction. Aside from the sauce exploding in the microwave (oops) it was super easy to make. You just fill the pasta bowl with water, heat and drain. It even comes with a handy draining lid. How smart! You heat the sauce separately, mix together and enjoy. I had co-workers coming into my office asking what smelled so good and then I went into my thirty second infomerical explanation. I have to say this is by far the best pre-made meal I have ever had from Health Choice or any other healthier brand. I give it five stars out of four. Seriously, I was that impressed. I fully expect Healthy Choice to be calling me soon or at least send me a huge package of free Fresh Mixers. Just call me Kelly Ripa.
In other news, Bailey survived the cold yesterday. Kody said she was a "Baileycicle", but she was ok. Thank goodness! She totally forgave me for mistreating her and slept beside me last night. I left her inside today. All is right in the world.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
In other news, when I woke up this morning I thought I was starring in a movie. My alarm clock is set to one of my favorite radio stations. This morning was like a perfect opening scene to a super cheesy movie. Let me set the scene....
Dark room, girl cuddled warmly under her covers...clock radio begins playing...
"Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world. She took the midnight train going anywhere."
Girls eyes open. She smiles and stretches her arms to the ceiling....
"Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit. He took the midnight train going anywhere."
Girl lies in bed as she contemplates her day. Music continues to play....
"A singer in smokey room, a smell of wine and cheap perfume. For a smile they can share the night it goes on and on and on and on."
Girl jumps out of bed, throws on her favorite sweatshirt and begins singing and dancing to the music.
"Don't stop believing..."
Thank you Journey. I feel quite motivated now. And yes, it happened just like that. Perfect. That song is actually on my running CD so it really gets me going. Nothing like some good 80's music to get my blood flowing. I wish every morning started like that one...
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Friday we are having a work Christmas party. I get to leave a 3PM for the shin-dig..score! At this gathering we are supposed to bring a $25 gift for dirty Santa. The gift is supposed to be something we would want for ourselves. I guess they put this rule in place to avoid having a lot sex toys show up in the mix. Maybe they should put that rule in place for bridal showers (Angela!).... Anyway, I have no idea what to get. I'm good at buying gifts so I don't know what my hold up is. Any suggestions? I'm thinking about just going with a gift card. I love gift cards. Some people, however, are very snobby about gift cards. I don't like those people. I could always bring a combo NSYNC/Britney Christmas CD set. I would love that gift! I'm not sure I want to let everyone see that side of me yet. I need to give it some more time before I reveal the true crazy...
One of my co-workers just came in my office and threw three cough drops on my desk. He told me I sounded terrible. Poor me.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
I currently feel like there is an elephant stuffed up my nose. As you might imagine, it isn't the most enjoyable feeling. The mister and I have been sick since Wednesday. We played it off pretty well until Saturday afternoon...that is when the goodness really set in. Today we are both over the ache, headache, fever stage and we are in the cough it up, can't breath through our noses stage. Needless to say all the NyQuil in the world didn't help me sleep last night. Breathing seems to be a necessary function and my mind wouldn't let me sleep...I think I thought I would forget to breathe and die. Scary.
I hate taking drugs (D.A.R.E. totally worked for me!) so it has been very strange to pop pills every four hours for the past five or so days. I guess I'm coming over to the dark side. My parents take drugs...lots of them, the legal kind of course. Any suggestion on some really sweet pills that will get rid of my congestion? I've done the DayQuil and Sudafed thing...so far no big change. HELP!
Monday, December 1, 2008
So first thing to update you on is VERY excited. I received my first award! I feel quite honored!
I am supposed to recite the below and then pass this fantastic award onto eight other bloggers who make me smile every time I read what they have to say. Thank you so much to Summer for thinking of me!"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."
My awardees are:
The Life of Emily
The Heart of Life in Oklahoma
Sugar N' Spice and Mostly Nice
The Doctors Wife
Thanksgiving was a huge success...mainly due to my fantastic mother and mother-in-law! Sure, I hosted and cooked the turkey, but they provided most of the sides and did most of the clean up! I always feel guilty when other people clean at my house, but not quite guilty enough to stop them and let me do it. My mom and sister stayed the night and we hung out all day Friday which was so fun. My dad was supposed to come, but he ended up going to Florida to see his dad. He isn't doing very well and it made sense for him to be there. I'll post more about that later, but thankfully for now everyone is doing ok and we are just waiting to see what the next course of action is. Back to Thanksgiving...we had a packed house, Kody's grandma, Kody's parents and sibling and my mom and sister...plus Bailey and Midoir....yikes! The dogs were very well behaved. I was quite pleased with both of them. I've had my fill on pumpkin and potatoes. Now it is time to decorate for Christmas! Bring on the yuletide cheer!
Exciting Upcoming December Topics:
Kody's Surgery Rotation
Britney's Documentry on MTV last night (score!) and new CD
SEC and Big 12 Championship games on Kody's birthday
On Saturday we went to Bartlesville to hang out with Kody's family and watch some football. I asked Kellen (Kody's youngest brother) what he wanted to for Christmas. Here is a fake transcript of our conversation:
Me: Kellen, tell me what you want for Christmas right now.
Kellen: A nephew.
Me: Ummm, I don't think that is going to happen this Christmas. What if we gave you a niece?
Kellen: I would drop kick it and send it back. Now get to work on my nephew.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Today is Wednesday, day three of project "Get In Control Before Thanksgiving". I find the third and fourth days are usually the most difficult. The first two are exciting because I can see immediate differences in my fun areas. Today, however, all I want to do is eat some holiday M&M's and have pizza for dinner. The cravings will pass, I know because they always do, that is why I am taking it to the blog. I had a glorious piece of baked chicken that I made last night with some veggies and cottage cheese for lunch. Tonight I'll probably have more of the same with my whole grain bagel. I can't wait to eat that bagel. Before you start freaking out, I'm eating plenty of food and it is very healthy. I get to eat all the wonderful food groups, just not my favorite...candy!
In other news, my house is so incredibly clean right now! When I refer to "my house" I am excluding the office (scary!) and the guest room aka Kody's closet. Kody is working on the office today. Getting organized really makes me giddy. It is amazing what I can get accomplished at home when the boy is not around.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Living alone is going to be my big challenge over the next year. Our electric bill will probably go up quite a bit those months since I like to leave lots of lights on! My estimate is that Kody will do at least five months of rotations out of Tulsa....maybe more. Since I work, I won't be able to go with him like some spouses. Once he really knows what he wants to do we'll be able to plan that better. And yes, it is KILLING me not being able to help schedule his elective rotations right now. It is an intrinsic need of mine to schedule and plan for life. I'm a nerd.
Yesterday I forgot to post about something extremely important. I don't know what I was thinking. Saturday, the CFJ Crushers won our first pre-season co-ed flag football game with Tulsa Sports. Yes, I am a member of the CFJ Crushers. I love flag football. I think our team is going to be really strong. We are loaded with athletes! Our females can dominate all the other females in the league. We will be unstoppable. Our next game is this week at 2PM. I will keep you updated on our progress!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
1. Tulsa officially has the cheapest gasoline in the country.
2. Florida is the SEC east champ and will dominate Alabama on December 6th and win the right to play the Big 12 champ for the BCS Championship. Ok, maybe that latter is a bit pre-mature, but I'm excited. Plus, the SEC Championship is on Kody's birthday. What a party!
Hip Hip Hooray!
PS. Erin and I kept the Graham girls overnight Saturday evening. I got to play mom to two girls under the age of three. It was a lot of fun, but I was so exhausted on Sunday. I discovered a talent that I do not have, styling hair on a two year old! I'm hopeless.
Friday, November 7, 2008
I keep singing "everybody's working for the weekend" in my head and visualising myself dancing in a barn just like in Footloose. No, that isn't the song Kevin Bacon dances to in Footloose, but in my 80's movie fantasy starring role I am dancing to that song....or maybe Maniac... Kody and I have a car dance to that song. We roll down the windows and jam. Sometimes you just need to dance it off.
Tonight we are watching Christmas movies and getting take out and I am really excited. I might as well move to a retirement home...
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Kody started his OB/GYN rotation this week. He is on surgery this week. Unfortunately, due to a lot of junk going on with OSU Regional Medical Center, there have not been a lot of surgeries for him to be involved in. Hopefully that will change today. He has been in the clinic a lot the past few days and has seen quite a few "post birth" patients. Needless to say, he is not too excited about he idea of a "natural" birth. I won't get into the reasons why, but you can use your imagination. His descriptions are too graphic to write about.
Oh yes, one great thing that came out of the election yesterday...my uncle was re-elected to the state senate in Florida. Congratulations Uncle B! He won by over ten points. YEA! I'm encouraging him to run for senate and then president in 2016. Obama did it after he was in the State Senate and a two year senator, right? I want to run his campaign. I haven't told him that yet, but I'm sure he'll say yes! Why wouldn't he? I would be amazing. If not, I might run for office myself....I haven't decided what yet, but it will be something awesome.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Costume party with our class from church, of course only three of us dressed up. I was the good old standby....cowgirl. Kody and I were going to be Tim Tebow and a Heisman Trophy (trophy wife!), but he couldn't come. Boo.
Friday, October 31, 2008
One thing I realized while in Vegas is that I have become a complete and total wuss. Darrica and I went to the OSU alumni reception at the top of the Stratosphere hotel one evening. There are three different rides you can ride at the observation deck. Darrica kept trying to get me to go and I kept semi freaking out. That is so unlike me! I love rides, I love scaring myself, but something about a ride that dangles 104 stories over the ground made me stop and think. Plus, the roller caster that Grissom rides on CSI is gone. I would have been on that in a second! I didn't see anyone famous, but I did get my picture taken with a wax figure of Nicholas Cage...pretty close to the real thing! I have a lot of pictures to post so hopefully I'll get to that soon!
I hope everyone has a happy Halloween. Kody dressed up as Clark Kent today. Today was his last day on his pediatric rotation and they all were in costume. He went to Wal-Mart last night and purchased a boy's size 4 superman shirt. I'm not exactly sure what the though process was there, but he made it work. I had to help him pull it on because t was so tight and it barely covered his chest! It was quite a site to see. I accidentally already opened my Halloween candy and started to eat it. I always do that. What a surprise!
Core starts on Monday. Core is the most "intense" part of the rotations for medical students at OSU. They do one month of OB/GYN, one month of surgery and two months of internal medicine. Kody starts on OB/GYN. It is going to be really exciting, but he'll be very busy. Hopefully during this time he'll get a better idea of what he wants to do. He's going to get to help deliver babies! Can you believe that? Seriously, I can't imagine doing that. Wish us luck, and by us I really mean Kody, but you can wish me luck too...I'll take whatever I can get!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
I get back from Las Vegas on Tuesday night around 11PM. I am going with another girl whose husband is a third year with Kody. We are delegates for Oklahoma for the Osteopathic Convention. YAY! Wednesday morning at 7:45AM I have to be at orientation for my new job. This lasts for two whole days...until 5PM each day. So basically, I have Friday, Saturday and Sunday to myself before I start my new job on Monday. Yes, I am complaining a little bit, but my two and half weeks of vacation has turned from me spending time with friends, leisurely Christmas shopping and Utica Square, decorating the house for the holidays and getting into the best shape of my life into me trying to cram in a bunch of stuff I didn't really plan on doing. Ugh. Maybe I'll be ready to go back to work soon.
I feel better now.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Top Ten Reasons Why Kasey is Tied for "Best Brother Ever"
10. If you replace a nerf dart suction cup with a thumb tac and then shoot him with it accidentally, if you beg him not to tell your parents, he won't.
9. Any athletic record you set in your life he will break it.
7. Even if he is taller than you, faster than you, more handsome than you, a better marcher/saluter than you, and more world traveled than you, he wont rub it in.
6. He can't pogo stick because mom says his legs are too long.
5. Shower games are not off limits, as long as swords don't cross.
4. He could never leave J.P., he's comin too.
3. He is the co-inventor of such games as "black snake" and "smack the winkie"
2. No matter how old he gets, or how much of a man he has become, he still lets me be his big brother.
1. Upper Deck baseball cards are exactly what we wanted. "Happy Birthday to me"
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
My Florida/LSU cake! I was very proud of this creation. Kody helped die the cake layers and he was responsible for the Tiger/Gator fight on top of the cake. As you can see the LSU side is yellow cake and the Florida side is orange. I'm so creative sometimes it scares me. Yes, the LSU side tasted just as good as the Florida side....it was just eaten at a slower rate!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
A big shout out to my parents wishing them a happy 37th wedding anniversary today. WOW!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
Kody and I had a really busy week last week. Kody started a new rotation. He was working from 6AM to 6PM everyday. He hasn't put in many twelve hour days yet so this was a new experience. He handled it really well! I think he is enjoying this new rotation. He loves being at St. Francis. They just built a new pediatric ward. There is an Xbox in every room. That was the first thing he told me when I asked how the new rotation was. Go figure.
In other news, I have accepted a new position at a new organization. I'll post more about it later, but I start on November 3rd. Last week was really a roller coaster for me. I have never left a job for a new job without moving. This is going to be a great opportunity for me with a lot more responsibility, a shorter drive, a lot more money and really great benefits. All good things when you are supporting a medical student! Our families have both been very supportive of the move. I don't know what I would have done if it wasn't for Kody. He's been great. He is really good about encouraging me when it comes to my career. He knows how ambitious I am, but I worry so much about how other people view me or what they would think. He doesn't let me get in the way of me. :) I need that!
Saturday we traveled with my parents to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the Florida/Arkansas game. We had a great time. We were on the 5th row. Our entire section was filled with Florida fans. Albert and Alberta were both there. Albert was getting down when the band played. That gator has got some moves! I ate one of the best pretzels I have ever had and did the Gator Chomp a lot! I love being at those games. We got to see my Aunt and Uncle who flew up with some friends for Orlando. My uncle is running for re-election for the Florida State House. They took the day off from campaigning just to see us! The Arkansas fans are some of the nicest around, and I truly mean that. They all congratulated us on the win (like I had something to do with it!) and wished us a safe trip home. I'm not sure I would have been so gracious if my team had lost, but that's just me. I let myself get too emotionally involved when it comes to Florida football.
It is a wet, dreary day in Tulsa today. It's the kind of day that makes me want to curl up on the couch with hot chocolate and watch Lifetime movies.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
"Ginny, you can't write things like that. My mother reads your blog".
Sorry Mr. King, there is not a filter on these fingers. Once they start going you can't stop them. I suggest you filter yourself, because there is no way I can do it for you. It's to fun to write about things you say....plus, you gave me premission. Lesson learned? I think so!
In other news, the VP debate is on tonight! Aren't you so excited? I love this stuff. I could sit and listen to people talk about politics for hours. I remember when I was younger and I would always ask my parents why they liked watching news about politics so much. I didn't get it. I thought it made them old and boring. I get it now and it in no way, shape or form makes you old and boring. It makes you awesome.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Updated 10-14-08 Kody was incorrectly quoted by me. I regret my grievous error.
"I appreciate a hygienic "girl area". - MSIII Kody King
Yes, my dear, sweet innocent husband. Can you guess who made which GameDay sign yet? Funny thing is, being married to a medical student that comment seems like a completely normal statement. I just giggle to myself when I think about what other people would think if they were ever able to eavesdrop on our conversations. You could write a book...
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Kody: "Are you ready?"
Me in my head: I'm sorry. What? Ready for what? I know you are not talking about children. You mean my food, right? Yes, I am ready for my food. I'm starving!
Me outloud:"Ummmm no". Kind of giggling because I am completely freaking out. "Why, are you ready?"
Kody: "I'm ready when you're ready".
Me in my head: Freaking out resumes.
Me outloud: "Aren't I supposed to be the one that begs you for years until you finally give in?"
Kody: "Exactly, I'm ready when you are."
Me in my head: Thank goodness...there is no way I can raise a child and a husband at the same time right now!
Sorry, no grandchildren for the parents anytime soon. I just realized last night that I am much further away from being "there" than I thought. This is a good example of why communication is so important in a relationship...you can talk each other out of things!
Kody asks me every night now what I am going to write about the next day. Soon he'll start staging stunts just to get a blog out of it. Husbands are lots of fun!
Grey's and The Office premier tonight. Is anyone else just chomping at the bit to see what goes down? Seriously...love my DVR.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Has everyone been enjoying premiere week? This is one of my favorite weeks of the year. All new shows, all the time. Our DVR is loaded up for evenings of fun. We still have a lot to watch so don't you dare go telling me anything about anything. I watch too much TV...DVR has ruined my life, but in such a good way! However, it is my job. I have to know TV like the back of my hand. What does that really mean anyway? Like the back of your hand? I really couldn't tell you much about the back of my hand other than it is covered with lots of epidermis. Oh well.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Yesterday I went to "Get Motivated" at the new BOK Center in Tulsa. I heard Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Joe Montana, Zig Ziegler and a number of other great speakers. They all had great things to say and I took something different away from each of them. I saw "Get Motivated" in OKC about three years ago. It was a nice way to spend a Monday.
In other news, I may or may not have some opportunities presenting themselves to me which makes me a little nervous. I'm being very prayerful. I want to make the right decision for my career and family. Kody is being very encouraging. My job situation in Tulsa has been a frustrating one ever since we moved here. I still don't feel like I have found my place in the job world and that I have so much more I can do than I am doing. I want to make this decision with Kody and not let outside influences detour me from what could be a great opportunity. It remains to be seen if this "opportunity" really will be good, but if it is then I am going to have to be very prayerful. I know everything will work out as it should.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
In other news...don't forget to check my blog tomorrow to vote on the GameDay signs!
No, I'm not pregnant...
No, I did not win the lottery (shucks!)....
No, I didn't find out that after all these years Justin Timberlake really does love me...
Actually, it isn't that exciting at all, but in the King house it has been the talk and focus of the last four days. Starting this Saturday and every Saturday until the end of football season Kody and I are having a GameDay sign contest! Yes, that is right, I am bringing the excitement of GameDay straight to my living room. Here is how it is going to work...
GameDay Sign Contest Rules:
- Every Saturday at 9AM, signs will be posted on my blog.
- The sign can be about any team and any subject matter relevant to college football.
- Readers will have until the following Friday to vote on their favorite sign.
- Signs will be posted without me specifying who made each sign...gotta keep it fair.
- The "winning" sign will hang in my living room until there is a new winner the following week.
- Whoever wins the most weeks has to take the other out on a date of their choosing. Kody doesn't know about this part yet, I just added it to the rules.
I know, what a great idea, right? I don't many people that share our excitement for GameDay or college football. I love the witty banter between Chris, Lee and Kirk every Saturday morning. More than anything though, I love reading the signs in the audience. Kody and I talk about them for days. My sign is all ready to go for this Saturday. Be sure to vote! I may open it up to others if you want to participate as well. We'll see how it goes.
Speaking of announcements, in elementary school every time we had "announcements" the whole school sang this:
"Announcements, announcements, annoooooouncements. I sold my cow, I sold my cow, I have no need, for your bull now. Announcements, announcements Annoooouncements."
I don't think I understood the "bull" part of that until years later. I was such a naive child.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
We record a lot of CSI on our DVR. There was a recent CSI marathon on Spike TV a few weekends ago which we have been watching over the past few evenings. The other night we were watching an episode about a bull rider from Elk City, Oklahoma. The investigation lead the CSI team to a bar in Las Vegas...shocking. Anyway, they walk into the men's restroom, open the stall door and BINGO....dead guy on the floor. That is all the proof I needed. If it can happen on CSI then it can surely happen to me.
Question of the day:
What kind of crazy fears do you have?
Note: Yes, the question is my pathetic attempt to attract comments. I want readers! My life is too exciting to not read about.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
1. I am unpierced. It is very rare these days to find somebody without man made holes in their body. I am one of those wondrous creatures. My dad didn't want us get our ears pierced until we were sixteen and by that point I didn't care. I hate needles anyway so it really worked out for everyone.
2. I was a water baby. My mom and I took a class when I was only a few months old. We have a picture of me swimming under her legs when I am about four or five months old. I was a fish! Apparently they don't recommend that much anymore, but I turned out OK. Plus, I never ever had a fear of water. If anything, you couldn't get me out!
3. I wanted to grow up to be a monkey. Literally, I told everyone "When I grow up I'm going to be a monkey". One year for Halloween I was a monkey and my sister was a banana. It was awesome.
4. I was a pre-law major until my senior year at OC. I was always going to go to law school and get my joint JD/MBA. I changed my mind my senior year for multiple reasons. A lot of times I wish I had stuck with it. I ended up getting my MBA and abandoning the whole JD thing.
5. Mambas are my favorite candy of all time. Sadly, I haven't had them in a few years, but every time I see them in the gas station I get giddy.
6. One of my favorite things to do on the weekends is to go to open houses. It doesn't matter how big, small, new or old the house is, if I see an "Open House" sign I have to go inside. It calls to me. Luckily, Kody has a very similar case of the "Open House" disorder. We were made for each other.
Now for the lucky friends I am going to tag: Katie, Angela, Maggie, Emily, Miranda and Michelle! It's like chain letter for blogs...don't you love it?
Monday, September 15, 2008
So I'm trying out this new template. I'm having a hard time getting used to it, but I think I like it. I'm not 100% sold yet.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
- Six loads of laundry, clean and folded
- New sheets on bed
- Clean bathrooms!
- 1 1/2 mile walk with Bailey the Dog
- New YMCA membership
- Trip to Target
- Georgia v South Carolina Game
- USC v Ohio State and OU v Washington game tonight
- All of the above done with the husband (minus Bailey walking and laundry)
I love being productive on Saturdays. It makes my heart happy.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Boy has my life done a 180 since Kody started medical school. Time goes by faster, I spend a lot "quality time" with myself and I can pronounce big words that the general population doesn't understand. As the wife of a medical student, intern or resident you play a lot of different roles. Here are a few of mine that deserve a nomination from the academy:
- Comedian - This kind of life demands a sense of humor. If not, you are sunk.
- Gumby - Be flexible, even if it hurts.
- Encourager - Phrases like "Don't worry" and "You'll do better next time" have to be sincere! Medical students can sniff out sarcasm and insincerity like a bloodhound.
- Widowed Woman - Waking up at midnight to find your husband still not home and weekends alone with the dog become all to common during rotations. If you don't enjoy time to yourself, please reconsider your choice of mate immediately!
- Research Assistant - In my case, I am the head honcho of research, but that is because I love it. You will be required to do some digging on life after medical school. Students are too busy being in school to think about the next day, let along preparing for residency!
- Share Bear - When your spouse actually gets time off, don't expect most of it to be spent with you. You have to share with family and friends who are also in the picture. If you want to be alone, schedule a vacation...in ten years.
- Superwoman - This one pretty much sums it up. If you can't be strong, independent and look amazing in spandex then head for the exit.
I've said it before, my experience so far has been great, but that doesn't mean it has been easy. Third year is very different from the first two. Every month is different. You can't plan in advance for anything (boo!). I've met a lot of first year spouses over the last week with SAA and it sounds like most of them are having a hard time adjusting to the life. It gets better with time. It is a cool life. It's kind of fun to say "Kody is at the hospital observing a hip surgery tonight". I feel privileged to be a part of his success as a physician. I like to say if it wasn't for me he wouldn't make it, but that is kind of harsh...he could do it without me...maybe.
Seriously...will this day ever end? It just keeps dragging and dragging and dragging.....