Sunday, January 30, 2011

nothing says weekend

like 18 hours at the peds clinic.
if i have to give the run down on how to complete an insurance verification paper one more time, well, i won't be the happiest camper. work has infected my dreams, too. i tossed and turned all night dreaming about paperwork and nurses and putting calls on hold. eek!
in other news, I am addicted to almond butter and pretzels.
i made these waffles this morning and they were great.
i ran on the treadmill for an hour yesterday and it wasn't all unpleasant, especially when i have food network to watch.
jordan is now 20 and we surprised her with a great party and bowling and games and excitement. i rather enjoyed it. happy birthday roommate
i vacuumed our carpet. that may sound like small potatoes, but maaaaan having guests pick up hairballs probably doesn't showcase any hosting skills. it needed to be done.
my mom is coming next weekend. i am excited

Thursday, January 27, 2011

when i am old, i will tell my children I was a witness to the year of the jimmer.
and that i used to pick up his dirty socks in the locker room. (and more)
43 points against sdsu?
no big deal.
it's good to go to jimmer fredette university

Monday, January 24, 2011

a cyber sticky note

Samantha brought it to my attention today that evidentially I speak Spanish in my sleep. hehe I hope that is a sign of some kind of Spanish progress, and not just the fact that I let my Spanish homework seep into my REM. Anyways, it made me laugh.
And in microbiology lab today I swabbed my cellphone and now I get to let the grime culture for a week. Can you hardly wait to see what creatures call Antonio home? I can.
And in mission prep today I learned that only 1/132000 people on the planet have the chance to go on a mission. Whoa. You've got a better chance of playing in the Super Bowl.
The sun shone today... and it's actually been shining for a good solid week now, and when I have nothing to watch at the gym in the morning besides the 6 AM news, it brings me happiness to know that the high is over 20 degrees. False spring, yeah, but I like it.
Okay, now I'm just putting off my physiology homework. School is kicking my bootay!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

something new, old, and borrowed weekend style.

i don't know if i wrote about ice skating yet, but kelsey, sam, and i are taking ice skating class this semester and it is all kids of fun.... even though they put us in the beginner group. everyone else is learning how to do triple axles and we are playing red light green light to work on our hey, at least we can skate backwards now though.
last night we went skating to showcase some of our skills to our friends. they were impressed. at least in my mind they were. the best parts of the night? tony landing his spins and me skating backwards and almost running right into a guy that was proposing to his girlfriend in the middle of the rink. classy provo.

a couple weeks ago i bought a microbiology book thinking i was getting a way good deal by buying used. yeah, all that turned out to mean was that all the important pages were torn out. cool. i spent today taking pictures of every important page of one of my classmate's books. fantastic sunday activity while watching notting hill, babies, and mamma mia. ha

mostly i never work any weekends at work, but this weekend one of my coworkers pawned off some of her weekend hours on me. it was good to be at the peds on a saturday, making appointments, transfering calls to nurses, and scanning an endless stream of updated insurance verification forms. yay.
and lots of recipes via the web. today was a cooking day. soup, enchiladas, and apple pie. i should do homework. (haha funny)

butternut bisque.

pardon me.
i must blog the best recipe i've made in this kitchen as of late as so i don't completely forget the changes i made to it.

butternut bisque

1 onion, diced
1 apple, diced
2 c diced carrots
2 T butter
1.5 veggie bouillon cubes
3 c water
half of a huge butternut squash, peeled, diced
2 T sugar
3/4 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
lots of pepper
a little nutmeg or ginger.
1/2 c cream

saute onion, apple, and carrots in butter til they are done. add everything else into big stock pot but the cream, boil, then simmer for 5 minutes. when it looks done-ish and your neighbors are coming over to see what you have cooking, take it off, blend it in your blender (man i wish i had one of the immersion variety) and then add the cream. mix it up and try not to eat the entire batch in one sitting.
trust me people, this is great.

Monday, January 17, 2011

i know the heart of life is good

John Mayer has made his way into my life lately. not complaining.
Naturally, January sucks. But, as I see it, every day passed is just one less day of winter. I like that. Winter is becoming more manageable.... but maybe that is simply because the last two days it's just been rain rain rain. Which I also like, seeing as it's been washing away a nasty inversion spell and my car in the process. Win win.
here are some of the good things life has packed lately:

pandora on my phone. Never will I have to endure another Kelly Clarkson hit per Utah FM thanks to internet radio and a three dollar ebay adapter. Kings of Leon radio. listen in!

this little baby that I like a lot. I haven't been around an infant in a looooooong time but little Evie Pugh is just the most precious thing I've ever laid eyes on. What a doll!

Sam is not going to die. For the past few months, my roommate has been a world of hurt with some serious gastrointestinal problems. But after many prayers and much patience the strongest girl I know got some answers and life is looking a little brighter for her! hallelujah

I took myself on a date to Rubio's Saturday between work shifts. There is something great about going alone to eat and getting yourself a burrito. And eating it like a heathen.

Intramural soccer started and my life was again complete and the void was filled. There was something so heartwarming to have old friends together, repping our jerseys and scoring goals in the name of Spain. Even if we lost... next time, next time.

I finally did the thing I always wanted. Sit at Borders all day long and just read. Let's just say after four hours my rear was sore, but I had more than made a dent in Mockingjay... and actually the whole trilogy has been completed. yessssss

and we can't forget the fort. it was much cooler in person.... but this will do
oh, and happy MLK day. My day was really great. I worked to get that money, grocery shopped, went to the gym and ran and watched food network, and then came home and cooked. It was fabulous.  Just the way a day of break should be spent. Tomorrow it's back to the grind... but I like it.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011


is a good day because I get all my missionary buddies' emails. They are so great and classic I do miss them all.
today my calendar quote was, "life, however hard, is preferable to the alternative." bahahah so sarcastic and true I did enjoy it.
today my micro lab finished early and it was fantastic... and we just played with microscopes the whole time and drew pictures of strep cultures. fantastic.
everyone here is getting married and engaged and it is suffocating me.
now i must whisk myself off to mission prep, where i get to experience Brother Bott for the first time. I am doing my best to remember what life was like before this momentous occasion. and Emily is in there with me. We are gonna be so cool in a sea of freshman boys.
oh, and we built a fort in the living room. it's really great and people flock from all about liberty square to marvel at the 8th wonder of the world. feel free to stop by.
that's all

Thursday, January 6, 2011

isn't it funny

how life can be going so smoothly, almost be too good to be true, and the all of a sudden slap you right in the face? That is kind of the point I am at right now.
I've fallen right on my hiney and it hurts. All of this New Years business about starting anew and whatnot is something I'm really going to have to make a serious effort to embrace this year because right now I just feel like punching the next person who tells me "everything happens for a reason" in the stomach. Or kidney.
Anyways, that's the big black rain cloud of the week. However, a handful of good things have happened too, which parted the clouds for at least a couple choice moments. Let's make a list. I like lists.
- Kelsey and I went to Olive Garden on Monday and it was fantastically delicious.
- One of my friends from home came back from India so we were able to talk hominess and cook with Anita. It was much needed. And the lentil soup deserves an A.
- I finished my Hunger Games books... and I am going to make an effort to read more.
- I was finally able to get my car out of the snow that held it captive for a whole day.
- Microbiology is currently my favorite class and I am somewhat excited to learn about bacteria.
- We are taking ice skating. Every Thursday til April I shall be carving ice and sow cowing circles around my classmates heads.
- Chase had another show and it was fun to see the little prodigy play after so long.
- I got my glasses so now I can see! People probably get uncomfortable when I pass by because I just study their entire face.. not because I want to stare, but because I am just so surprised at how clearly I can see them. Makes some people much more attractive. (And others much less so)
-My aunt had her baby! And while I haven't seen Evelyn yet, I am so happy for the Pugh family.
Welp, that is all I can recount as of this moment.
These words were printed on my calendar the other day.
"You're gonna make it after all."
I'm gonna make it. You're gonna make it. Maybe not tomorrow, but after all. And I am okay with that.