Thursday, August 22, 2013

I always dreamed of getting a fancy globe...

Unfortunately, I still haven't gotten one, but I have gotten the lovely clinical site of globe, Arizona, which will be my half home for the next 7 months. I absolutely love the hospital there. Everyone is so nice and friendly and there is a lot to learn. They do a variety of different procedures so I get to see a lot and gains lot of knowledge as well. I'm excited to see what's to come in the next few months. 

On a side note, I have to say that globe has officially given me the experience of being a superb mountain driver now. To be completely honest, I have a lot of random and weird fears (like peanut butter, driving in the mountains, sharks in lakes...) but driving to globe has always sort of been my job in the past when driving up to alpine to visit the cabin or to go snowboarding at sunrise. I always drive until globe, then someone else takes over once the real mountains rather than the canyon takes over. But... Even though its a canyon I still have always been scared. I drove exactly the speed limit (or maybe a little less), constantly hit the breaks, gripped the steering wheel way too hard and basically in a nutshell I was just "one of those drivers". I think it's safe to say that I've gotten over it. I now drive with the flow of traffic (usually going about 10 over maximum because I hear the cops there take things pretty seriously) and just try to enjoy the drive. I've been able to do a lot of thinking over the drive so I think it's been pretty helpful.  

So back on the topic of me wanting a globe. So completely random, but I have to say I have always had my eyes on certain things that I'd love to have in my house one say when I'm married. Whenever I see them I am just in awe. When I went to temecula a few months ago, I went to a few antique stores and couldn't get over how much I loved seeing these things:
 1- a classic marble or fancy looking world globe (they're just beautiful)
 2- a full set of encyclopedias (I guess this is where the nerd sight of me comes out. Honestly, what is more classic than that?!)
 3- an antique tea pot (I don't drink tea, but hey they sure are cute)
 4- a pretty chess set (again with the marble. I have not the slightest idea how to play chess, but they are so darn authentic looking and give off such a sophisticated vibe)
  5- the full harry potter set of books hardback (of course harry potter had to be thrown in there somewhere. I mean, come on he's a legend. Plus... I think I only have half the set in hardback and paperback just look so messy after the years go by)

A girl can dream right?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Remember that one time I passed out...

So the last month or so has been pretty uneventful. It's literally consisted of me being at clinicals Monday through Friday from 8-5, Saturdays spent being well bored and Sundays at church... Then the cycle repeats itself. But, a month ago the craziest thing ever happened. So I was at clinicals feeling normal and fine when I decided to go and get a drink of water. I literally remember walking into the hallway and turning the corner and then BAM. Next thing you know, I wake up seeing blood, being shaken and yelled at asking what happened and to wake up! What in the world right? So I had a freak accident and passed out. Adding my luck to things, my face decided to hit the metal door frame, which left a scratch on one cheek, my nose a little bruised and my lip perfectly split open. Just fabulous. As if I needed a hot scar and stitches to add to my newly single status. But like I said before, when it rains, it pours. I just haven't been that lucky I guess. So the paramedics came and ran tests then suggested I go to the hospital to get stitches (mind you I've never had stitches before so this freaked me out a bit). Within thirty minutes, my mother, brother (Nikolas) and I were on our way to the hospital, which luckily was right next to my clinical site. It was foreshadowed that I'd have a black eye since my nose was hit pretty hard and was bruising but thank goodness I got lucky. At the end of the day after blood tests, urine tests and x rays they found absolutely nothing wrong. Freak accident? Who knows. I'm just so thankful that I wasn't driving when this happened because things could've been a lot worse. Also, I thankfully only was left with stitches on my left (performed without anesthesia since I of course have a fast metabolism and burned it off in two seconds), bruised in random places on my body from falling without control and pretty stiff and sore. But since then I've been getting random attacks of anxiety  and now I'm completely freaked out because I worry that ill pass out randomly somewhere again. (Help me!) I had a follow up with a doctor and I'm off to the cardiologist next week... Because I really need more to worry and stress about. Hopefully this pouring of rain will pass, because I could really use a break right about now!

Oh and yes my lip was huge for about two weeks... Happy happy happy (hahah I just got done watching duck dynasty)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

My brothers are studs.

My brothers are basically amazing. Let me tell you... They're always there for me regardless of the situation and I could not be a more proud big sister. In May, Junior graduated from the University of Arizona with his bachelors degree in MIS. (At a ripe young age of 21) I'm quite the sob at their graduations. I honestly always shed a few tears at their graduations, regardless of what grade it's from. Happy tears, of course, they just make me so happy. In June, Nikolas then graduated from Hamilton High School (go huskies!) and he is only 17. Making his sister proud, yet again. Nik even got the presidential scholarship for chandler-gilbert community college and will have his next two years completely paid for. They both are honestly great and I can't wait to see what is to come in their lives. I love them. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

I think I have 1 million different stress habits

But who needs just one, right?! Stress seems to be the basic constant matter in life right now. So what better way to deal with it than to bake? Because, let's be honest... Who doesn't like to calm their anxieties with food. Basically the cooking/baking has commenced in my house. I have a list, and actually ended up making a folder on my phone's safari titled "recipes", so that I know exactly which ones ill be making next. This week I thought I'd go for a breakfast and dinner in one day. For dinner I went with fried chicken and mashed potatoes. Simple and delicious. For breakfast, however, I ended up with a process longer than I intended. I decided to make bagels and had no idea that it was a 4 hour process one day (minus two hours for the whole yeast-rise effect to occur, but it still counts in my book, along with overnight flavor enhancement) plus the hour that I had to do the next day. Even though it was a long process, I still enjoyed it and they turned out great! I ended up with 16 bagels in four different flavors (a mixed which contained onion, garlic, poppy seed and sesame seed, cinnamon-sugar, plain and my absolute favorite out of the four--Italian cheese). The Italian cheese was absolutely amazing and I think it was the hit in my house so I definitely plan to make a ton of that kind next time! I started off the morning with 16 and by the next morning there were only 3 left! (Ok ok, 3 I gave to my mom, but still!) they were a success and I even got a cute kitchen scale out of it (Im absolutely obsessed with kitchen appliances so it was a win/win sort of trade off).