Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas Time is Here

Apparently it is time for Christmas. That doesn't really bother me, I'm just always surprised at how early people start celebrating. I always feel bad for Thanksgiving. It is like the ugly stepchild of holidays. Once Halloween is over everyone bypasses turkey day and moves on to the north pole. I would be happy if it were Christmas every day, but I feel guilty about not appreciating Thanksgiving the way I should. I say this because I went to Kohl's during lunch today. Oh my goodness they are having the most amazing sale ever. Everything is 50% off, everything! I got two really cute tops for basically nothing. I was going to look for some fun Thanksgiving decor to have at our house since we are hosting both sides of the fam this year. Nothing. Absolutely nothing involving a turkey, Pilgrim or pumpkin pie could be found. There were lots of candy canes and snowmen, but no gobble gobble. Of course, I spent fifteen minutes looking at Christmas items and remembering how I lied to my entire first grade class and told them I actually saw Santa come down the chimney. They totally believed me. I'm quite convincing. Anyway, I can't wait to make my gingerbread house and decorate my tree, but first I'm going to enjoy every bite of my turkey! Thanksgiving is great enough to demand a paid day off from work so I should give it the respect it deserves!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Honey....Oh Sugar, Sugar

After my eating extravaganza last week, I decided that starting this Monday I would go back to my P90X diet for a few weeks. It is always nice be taken out to lunch and schmoozed over (one of the many perks of my job!). The downside, however, is that you can't say no! If they order an appetizer or eat an appetizer and dessert. That is the nature of the beast. Needless to say, I felt a bit lousy after the continual intake of carbs, sugar and all the other good stuff I try to avoid on non weekend days. Yes, I am one of "those" people, but most of you already knew that.

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

I'm Not an Addict, It's Cool...

As Kody stumbled in this morning at 6:30AM, I told him I was probably going to have to go to rehab by the end of his rotations. Why will I have to go to rehab you ask? Simple. NyQuil. I know, I know, I shouldn't "take medicine to sleep", but in my defense I have been getting sick. I have had a bit of a fever the past two days and some nasty sinus headaches in the evening. I don't sleep well with headaches (who does?) and I especially don't sleep well when Kody is not home. I slept really well last night(ahhhh NyQuil) until Bailey jumped on me at 2:30AM, which is pretty normal. She has a secret boyfriend that she meets at the fence in the early hours of the morning. She thinks we don't know, but we do.

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

Two Ships Passing in the Night

Today is the big day. Today is the day I have been preparing myself for over the last four months. Today Kody works his first night shift! It is actually kind of exciting. He'll get to help out with actual births and c-sections this week and next. It is going to be very strange with him on this schedule. We won't get to watch our shows together or work out together. I won't eat a meal with my husband until Sunday. I think it is going to work out pretty well though. I have big goals while Kody is "away". I'm going to get our house organized! Yes, not just "picked up", but actually organized. I spent $45 at Wal-Mart during lunch buying storage containers. Enough is enough. I looked in my closet this morning and I was just disgusted. I need to get rid of about half the things I have and find places to put things that I have just been throwing in there since we moved in....two years ago. Bless my heart. The office is the real beast. I blame it entirely on Kody. It is the medical school book dungeon. Every note packet, book, test or folder from school is in there...not filed. It drives me bonkers...bonkers I tell you! No more though, after I am finished with that room it will be a paradise. My family is coming to stay with us for Thanksgiving so that is the real motivation. The office is going to be Robin's guest room. I don't want to see the judgement in her eyes if she sees the room in its current state. Love you sissy! :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray

Two things to cheer about today:

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

Working for the Weekend

I have the sweetest husby in the world. He brought me flowers at home last night for no reason at all. Well, maybe there was a reason...he loves me! I didn't find them until this morning because he played basketball until 11:30 last night and almost forgot to come home. That is the usual Thursday routine though. He plays basketball and I get to watch Grey's Anatomy without him asking me to record it and watch something else. I love having control over my television!

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

Like a Surgeon...Cutting For The Very First Time

Kody finally got to assist with a surgery! I'm so excited. I think he thinks I am a huge nerd because of my excitement level. Like I have said he is on his OB/GYN rotation and this is surgery week. The first three days he spent in clinic because there were no surgeries...none! How horrible to be on surgery week with no surgery! Anyway, today he had surgery all morning. That is fun to say...he had surgery all morning. In the last one, a hysterectomy, he got to "move stuff around" and do the final sutures before they closed up the patient. I never want to know if a third year medical student is doing anything to my internal organs...unless it is Kody or one of the Stephen's. :)

In other news, I might have to buy new pants soon. I have a lunch set up with a rep every single day next week. Sure, it makes me feel popular to be so loved, but my poor waistline! Luckily I like to work out about as much as I like to eat so hopefully it will even out.
I bought a fantastic candle for my office. It is a Glade Cinnamon Gingerbread Limited Edition candle infused with essential oils. It smells like Christmas, plus it has a cute gingerbread man on the label. Go get one so you can smell the Christmas spirit too!
Me and my pal...Nicholas Cage.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

And Now It Is Over...

Good-bye election day! It didn't turn out exactly as I had hoped, but I am going to be positive and hopeful that everything will make a turn for the better. Kody and I were watching the results all evening. We are political nerds. Anyway, it is always interesting to watch coverage from all the different stations. I know everyone has their favorite and we definitely have ours. Maybe Obama will be able to bring the Olympics to Chicago in 2016. I have read that the other contending cities are nervous about their chances of landing the Olympics now that he has won. Interesting!

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 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


All you are getting today is pictures, but that is ok because they are all awesome. I don't have a child, so most of my pictures are centered around my dog. More pictures to come from Vegas later.
This is me in Vegas at Cesar's Palace. I know, I could double as a statue, right?

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.
Pumpkin Patch with Bailey. Both our pumpkins we picked out were stolen off our front porch on Halloween. Parents really need to teach their kids some class! I was very upset. Anyway, we had fun and Bailey got to wear her winter coat because it was cold. Yes... she needed it.

Bailey's Halloween costume. If you can't tell, she was a Florida Gators cheerleader and it looked awesome! Kody is trying to show her the trick-or-treaters at the door. She was full of spirit. Go Gators.