Ramblings about health, dogs, and other randomness

Pursue Tenacity

Pursue Tenacity

Ramblings about health, dogs, and other randomness

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Life Lately

Life Lately

May 2018 has been filled with pediatric critical care, kickball playoffs, Mother’s Day festivities, Cinco de Mayo fun, a trip to Los Angeles, an Indian-American hybrid wedding, new friends, a research conference, an upper respiratory tract infection, and keeping my head above the water. I’ll […]

April 2018 Highs and Lows

April 2018 Highs and Lows

I’ve been too absent in these parts lately. Partly due to FUN, partly due to work, partly due to being a dog mom, and partly due to just needing to decompress. But here is a recap post that will give you a snapshot of what […]

Just Like the Old Times, and Remembering One Special Lady

Just Like the Old Times, and Remembering One Special Lady

This weekend flew by, and was filled with girl time, nostalgia, adventure, family, and remembrance.

Friday started with my favorite TGIF yoga class. After, I took Hope to the dog park and got ready to hang out with my old roommate. We went to sushi and then settled in at her apartment with both of our dogs to watch How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Classic girl night rom com. Just like how it used to be when we lived together!

Saturday morning started a bit stressful. My dryer decided not to work + it was pouring outside, leaving me with a sopping wet dog and no towels to dry her with…Eventually I got the appliance situation figured out and got to move on to the highlight activity of the day: indoor rock climbing at Climb Up!

I knew that I wasn’t scared of heights as I have been rock climbing, but I wasn’t sure how I would handle this new experience. I am happy to say it was a blast and I want to go back! I started with a class about how to “belay” and use appropriate climbing lingo. From there, I was set lose on the walls. I definitely have some confidence to gain in my footwork, but I intend to go back. I was pretty tired after the outing, so the rest of the day was spent with food and the Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce.

Sunday morning, my mom let our family know that my sweet grandmother passed in her sleep overnight. The news was not a surprise, and we are all happy that she went peacefully, got to see each of her children before she left, and is now with her husband.

My grandma intentionally sought out individuals to discern what she could do to make their lives better. She was an exemplary mother, intelligent teacher, and first-rate baker. I hope to live as fully and love as deeply as she did.

Despite the sadness from missing my grandma, my Sunday continued as usual. I went to church, spent time with Hope at the Lake Hefner dog park, watched Netflix, and finished laundry.

This week, I’ll give another lecture for my teaching certificate and work on research. What is going on in your corner of the world?

 

Friday Favorites #15

Friday Favorites #15

Hi there! Friday again? I apologize for the lack of posts lately. Between bike riding, research, lectures, Bible study, kickball, friends, and just life, my energies have not been coming to this space quite as much as I would like. This weekend, I plan to […]

Residency Matters-My Teaching Certificate

Residency Matters-My Teaching Certificate

April, which is officially my “research” month of residency, has transformed into a hybrid “teaching and research month”. In addition to completing clinical pharmacy rotations throughout my twelve month residency, I also will complete longitudinal rotations in management, hospital staffing, research, and teaching. While I […]

Friday Favorites #14

Friday Favorites #14

Coming off of day 12 of working and ready for sleeping in this weekend. Here’s a summary of what I’m loving this week!

The Backstreet Boys

Maybe I should be embarrassed about this, but oh well, I’m not. I still listen to “I want it that way” on the reg. But what I’m really loving is the fact that I got tickets to see the BSB in Oklahoma in August with some girlfriends. We have planned a little girls’ getaway weekend and I’m stoked.

Apricot La Croix

I try to mix up the flavor of La Croix that I buy, and this one is really good!

Riverdale

I have the worst attention span, but this show is keeping it.

Spring

After last week’s snow, I’m loving the return of sunnier temperatures. Spring is my favorite season, so I am a happy girl.

Packs of Poodles and Doodles

I am loving watch Hope socialize with other dogs. She is becoming more confident and outgoing. I loved watching her play with a bunch of poodles last weekend!

April Snow in Oklahoma

April Snow in Oklahoma

Crazy wind, snow, ice, and then sunny and warm enough for the dog park…Oklahoma weather always keeps ya’ guessing. I managed to have some fun this weekend, despite my 7 AM shifts at the hospital. Friday Friday was a relaxed day. I took a yoga […]

Friday Favorites #13

Friday Favorites #13

It’s my weekend to staff at the hospital, so have some fun for me, okay? šŸ™‚ Here’s what I am loving lately: This episode of If You Only Knew, a mini-series from the Happy Hour Podcast by Jamie Ivey. I strongly encourage anyone with an […]

Weekly Eats #8

Weekly Eats #8

Work routine=less exciting foods BUT still nourishing and enough to sustain my recovery.

The other thing(s) that are really cool about food these days are that I’m less rigid with where I eat and what I eat, and I’m only buying the food I need and what I will eat. No more unnecessary trips to the grocery store and food hoarding. (please take this asĀ hope that if you’re experiencing this obsessive behavior I know all too well, you canĀ breakĀ it. Please email me if you would like to chat about this!)

Breakfasts

Toasts, eggs, yogurt.

Lots of overnight oats, berries, and yogurt at the hospital.

Lunches

Yogurt, sandwiches, and veggies

Loaded salads with full fat dressing, full fat cheese, chicken, sweet potatoes, and pretzels on the side for carbs.

Ancient grain salad from Panera Bread

Dinner

This is such an unattractive photo and for whatever reason this looks purple but it’s a bison burger my friend made for me on this week’s meaty Monday. It was tasty!

 

Shrimp salad. I had some milk, potatoes, and rolls as well.

Purple sweet potatoes are so tasty

 

Shrimp pasta!

 

More shrimp pasta

Burgers, fries, and salad

Salmon Sunday becoming a regular part of the rotation.

And a burrito bowl at Cultivar

Snacks

Cereal, granola, banana chips

Kefir smoothie

More protein shakes

Full fat yogurt with m and m’s.

Outfits Round 3

Outfits Round 3

Another round-up of what I’ve been wearing lately! Top is from Piper and Scoot from last year; Pants are black faux-suede leggings I got at a random store in the mall 2 or 3 years ago, and these shoes Top and bottoms are both from […]