Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter and Whatnot

Hey peoples - just got back from a 4 mile run with my fabulous Cousin A (we walked and talked more than we ran though). We also went straight from the trail to a Mexican restaurant where margaritas were imbibed so you know - keep that in mind while you read this post.

I am about to get started on a little cooking for the Easter weekend. Am planning on making some cheddar biscuits that I've made a few times before and some chocolate chip cookie dough truffles that I've never made before but are sweet and therefore can't be screwed up too badly - by me anyway - sugar loves me. The biscuits have chunks of cheddar cheese in them and use heavy cream instead of butter or Crisco aka lard, so what's not to love? So much easier to stir and they come out all light and fluffy once they're baked. Here's the recipe for truffles and a link to the blog:

our little beehive: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles: "When I worked in my company's main office I used to bring baked goods to work all the time. When I announced that I was moving and (very tha..."

And here's a link to the recipe for the biscuits:
(copy and paste that one - not sure why it's not working)

And here's a few pictures from Easters past:

That's from Easter 2006 and is me, my sister, mom and grandmother. We inadvertently color-coordinated pretty well.

And those are the Easter eggs we made and subsequently hid.

One of my favorite pictures of me and my sister and mama. We are such "in the moment" type people that we usually forget to take pictures so I am glad for the few we have together.

One of the whole family.

And me and my sister aka "Seeser!" with our Peter's pottery bunnies. Also - holy shiny T-zone. I swear I own powder and will not let this happen again.

That's all. Happy Easter everybody!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lazy Days

You think with all this time I've had off I would be posting every single day, but I've found much more fun ways to fill my time.

For those who read and don't know already, Match Day was great! I got my first choice (although I wasn't tacky enough to say that while up at the microphone). It was such a great day. I couldn't be happier with our intern class. There will be 6 of us - 5 girls and 1 guy. 4 of us trained here during med school and are staying for residency. 1 girl is from Arkansas and another from Florida. Arkansas girl and her husband are really nice. They stayed at our house one weekend while they apartment-hunted. I haven't met Florida girl yet, but I hear she's expecting a big surprise. Due the first week of July. Oy. Wondering how much that's going to suck not only for her, but those of us who will have to be there to pick up the slack.

I was on a high for about a week after Match Day. Later that week was the annual Hal & Mal's St. Patrick's Day Parade and I had nothing else in particular to do so I went to the parade for the first time ever. Here's a picture for proof: (Yes, I'm wearing a red shirt - but my shorts were GREEN! And this is the only sleeveless shirt I own since I'm now in the 25-34 age group and I didn't want tan lines. Phew. Is that enough explanation of a very straight forward picture for you? Now enjoy the picture:)

The parade was pretty much what I thought it would be, but I'm not sure if I'll be going back any time soon. Crowds aren't really my thing... It was nice to hang out and enjoy some nice weather with friends though. Felt like I was on the "med school street" seeing as how I kept seeing residents and med students all along our sidewalk. Too funny.

Speaking of school, I'm in the process of applying for my medical license. I've already sent in all the paperwork once, along with a check for $50 (natch), but have received a request for even more documents. Yay. At least this marriage license is getting to see the light of day for once. Ha ha. I went to UMC a few weeks ago and signed my contract, got drug tested, poked, prodded, and had an incredibly unfortunate i.d. picture taken. Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll redo it during Orientation. One can only hope.

Our Ob/Gyn Interest Group has a lunch meeting tomorrow for the M1s and M2s about how to do well on the rotation and I'm going and might have to speak. I'll also get a chance to see my program director for the first time since matching. Wonder if I'll still be nervous around her? Before Match Day I was always careful to mind my Ps and Qs around all the staff, but now they're stuck with me :)

Anyway, this is probably the most boring blog post ever, but just felt like I needed to update. I start my Plastic Surgery rotation in 2 weeks so I should have some good stories for y'all then :)