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.