Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Joined up

Looks like Brooke has joined the blog fun, but I can't access it yet. I'll wait with baited breath!

Had a great run with Dory this AM. It seems to me that not much can ruin a day when you wake up, take the dog for an early run, and have breakfast/start the day on time. I only have a couple of patients today, then some computer training this afternoon. Should be a quick day. Too bad it's cloudy outside.

Erica and I are planning on going to the lake Friday to spend the night on the Smith's houseboat. I haven't seen the boat yet, but I know it's awesome. Mom is already over there enjoying spring break with them. Hopefully, the weather will hold out for them. Barkley should have a blast barking at their big dogs and acting tough.

Dad is in Spain on the Costa del Sol. I remember learning about that area in Spanish classes and Hemingway novels. It's probably totally luxurious and gorgeous. Mediterranean bliss...

Erica is now on ER nights. That will end this week, but then she goes to 2 weeks of night float. For them, it's a great rotation - you only work 5 9-hr shifts a week! Almost like vacation to a peds intern. But it means we only see each other in the sleepy afternoon/evening time. So weird to be on opposite schedules.

I switch to infectious diseases on Friday. I'll miss this clinic (I think), but it's always fun to switch. Only 3 more months of internship!!!! That sounds like nothing.

Still working on getting pictures posted. Hang in there.

Monday, March 28, 2005

New week

Maybe because it's the day after Easter...
Maybe because Terry Schiavo is at the forefront...
Maybe because it's springtime...

I have just been very thankful lately. I'm always afraid to think that life is going great; next thing you know, something blows up. Still, things are good. I keep realizing that there are lots of things to be thankful for: my family, my youth, my health, my job, my church family, and a million more. I took one of those on-line satisfaction surveys the other day, and I gave like every aspect of my life a 9 or 10! Well, except the ones about "I am satisfied with my committment to organic living..." I'm not sure what organic living really is.

Suffer my musings a moment more: I have been thinking about a different career path. I am enjoying my month as a primary care doc, and it's gotten me thinking. I'm worried that I'll miss patient care when I become a radiologist. I'm going to give it a shot, though. If I hate radiology, we'll know why. And I'll just switch. No use in wasting time about it. Everyone has told me that they'll support my decision, so I'm not going to worry about it. Anyway, this has been on my mind a LOT lately. Nothing has been decided.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

already wednesday?

I can't believe it's already Wednesday this week. Work has been slow because everyone else in this clinic is on vacation. I have been getting organized (again) lately, so lots of things are getting checked off the infamous list.

Speaking of organized, I have discovered This is a remarkably cheesy yet effective way of establishing routines and order in one's life. Which sounds stifling, but has already made for more free time and enjoyment. I'm glad I'm doing it before my life gets busier in July.

Erica and I are on our last day of dog-sitting today. We have a small German shepherd at our house named Julie. It has been wild! Dory keeps pestering her, and we have realized that our dog is way more hyper than we imagined. I'm working on getting pictures posted, but it may be a while.

Sunday, March 20, 2005


Today was Palm Sunday, so everyone in our church wore Hawaiian/tropical clothes. We had upbeat music and lots of energetic worship. What a blessing to have FUN at church! Today was also Community Breakfast, which is our new monthly ministry. There were 52 people served from the community, and that number will no doubt grow as the "3rd Sundays" come and go. Being a member at Quapaw is like nothing I've ever felt at church - and I grew up Methodist! It feels like therapy. We just survive and make it through together. The world is really a better place because of Quapaw because so many people are so dedicated to reaching out in the world to make people's lives better. I am so impressed (obviously).

Then I had lunch with Linda and the girls. Someday, Amanda's going to quit studying...

Thursday, March 17, 2005

New at this

I'm trying to learn what this is all about. Hopefully I'll have everything up and running soon. Until then, thanks for stopping by! Let me know any ideas you have for getting started, adding fun stuff, and making any changes. I plan on having lots of pictures and an open forum for keeping in touch.