Friday, October 24, 2008

I've been drooling over this lamp on The Ex List. Isn't it fab?p.s. It's a slow day at work. I'm passing the time with a little eye candy.

I just bought this shirt*. It makes me happy.*Don't worry, Heath - I used a gift card :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

the desk

The desk before:After:
The cute knobs I got from Anthropologie.

Next up: hanging my West Elm capiz shell chandelier. I'm on the hunt for a cool rug and some curtains. Any ideas?

I'm it.

Okay, Chris, you're not helping me to get any cleaning done today. I've been tagged! And, since I never did the other two tags (please, don't hate me.), I figured I should get the job done on this one. So, while I haven't quite done enough cleaning, or anything, to take a break - I'm going to anyway.

1. Clothes Shop

- J.Crew. I am obsessed. I could buy almost anything in there. Due to that little thing called money, I usually buy nothing from there. Instead I just drool. One day, you will all be mine, J.Crew.

- Anthropologie. Thanks to my sis working for my next fave, I get a pretty discount there. She introduced me to my dear, sweet Anthro and I will be forever grateful.

- Urban Outfitters. I agree with you, C, I could do some damage in Urban. While the style as a whole isn't quite me, they have some amazing stuff. And, again, the discount doesn't hurt.

2. Furniture Shop

- Pottery Barn. I know, such an obvious answer. I can't help it. I'm in love.

-Anthro, again. If I could, I would buy up all of their tasty upholstered chairs and delicious bedding.

- I love random found objects too. So, no particular store, but I like antique stores, flea markets, garage sales. Pics of the fabuloso desk we re-finished soon.

3. City

- I've gotta give some love to good 'ol OKC. With our new NBA team (Go Thunder!), nearby neighbors Norman and Edmond, and a fabulous downtown that rivals the riverwalk in S.A., I'm quite happy here.

- Madison, WI. Oh, the one that got away. I still have some tiny regrets about not going there for residency. I'm still holding out hope that we might go there for fellowship, or at least a little vacay soon.

-L.A./Laguna/anywhere in Cali - I couldn't live in Cali, but I could definitely sit and stay awhile. I spent a long weekend there last year and it reminded me how much I loved it there. The style, the beach, the weather -ahhh, what more could you want?

4. Sweet

- I've been trying to cut back, but I have a love hate relationship with ice cream. I've been known to go for weeks eating it daily. These days, with my advancing age and slowing metabolism, I try to keep it down to a few times a month. But, oh, how I cherish those times.

5. Drink

- Water. I drink gallons and gallons of water. Not a good combination when you have the bladder of a squirrel (as Heath says), but I just can't get enough. If I'm bored, I can drink a bottle of water in a few minutes without even knowing it.

- I can also drink my fair share of alcoholic beverages. Those of you who knew me in college know the scary, embarrassing truth to that statement (let's not share stories, I have a reputation to uphold around here). I'm not picky either. I like beer (Corona, Miller lite), liquor (margaritas, vodka tonic) and wine (red, please).

6. Music

- I love it all. Some of my faves are Counting Crows, Sister Hazel, Jason Mraz, Matchbox 20, John Mayer, ...anything slow and soul-ful with lots of guitar.

- This may come to a surprise to some of you, or not - but, I also have a love for some artists that I'm not so proud of. *Nsync (3 concerts), Britney (just two), and pretty much any ghetto pop song on the radio right now. Fave songs of the moment - Womanizer and Whatever You Like.

7. TV series

-DVR is the devil. I have more 'must see' shows than I'd like to admit. To name a few: Gossip Girls, Project Runway (finale tonight!), The Hills, Grey's, Brothers and Sisters....ok, that's enough.

8. Film

- Anything that makes me laugh or cry. The Notebook, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Pretty Woman, Sweet Home Alabama, Last Kiss, Anchorman, Hitch.

I actually hate going to the movies though, such a waste of time. I'd rather curl up at home with a DVD or buy one On Demand. Movie theaters are not my thing.

9. Workout

- Ha. I haven't worked out in awhile. Working 80 hours a week kind of puts a crimp in my jogging schedule. I would love to go for a good run 4 times a week, but it just ain't gonna happen.

10. Pastries

- I like the occasional cream-filled maple long john, but I'm not a big pastry gal.

11. Coffee

- I don't drink it. Not at all. No caffeine for me. How I made it through college, medical school and now a good portion of my intern year without the drug is quite amazing. I love the smell of coffee, but it tastes like battery acid. I'll still to my water. And beer.

Ok, now I'm off to clean. Until something else catches my attention.


It's starting to feel like fall. We've got a 'cold front' in Oklahoma, with temps dipping down to a frigid 51 right now...back up to the mid 70's the rest of the week. Brrrrr ;)

I'm in my happy place today. I've got the day off and I'm trying to get some stuff done around the house. I've got my iTunes playlist turned all the way up, I'm using the heater for the first time in our new house and cooking some crockpot salsa chicken. We (that means Heath) finally got the antique desk that we bought refinished and moved into the office. So, I'm hoping I can make the office look photo-worthy today and maybe you'll get a peak of our amazing vintage find.

Don't worry, the post about my Bubbles is coming soon. But, I kind of lied about it being my next post.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

strike three.



Why do we do this to ourselves?

Friday, October 10, 2008

catch up. not ketchup.

Sorry, I've been MIA lately. A few reasons why : not too much to blog about and I've been busy as heck. Back to working 75 hours a week and lovin' every second of it.

First and foremost, I'm a little late on this, but another dear friend of mine just got some horrific news. She recently found out she lost one of her IVF twins. She's trying to look on the bright side and be strong for the baby in her belly but she's very much still mourning her loss. Once again, say a little prayer for, M (a different M). Or send her a little bit of comment love. She needs it right now. Thanks

So, I acutally have a pretty slow afternoon today so I thought I'd chat you up a bit. I've spent the last few months on Peds Hem/Onc (cancer) and I think I've found my calling. There have been some extremely heartbreaking moments, but many good ones too. I absolutely adore the patients. Something about a little bald kiddo just melts my heart.

This weekend is the big OU/Tx Red River rivalry football game. My husband has been counting down the days for the last 364 days. In case you don't know, it is a huuuuuge game. And with the teams being ranked #1 and #5 (Oklahoma being numero uno, obvs.) it should be pretty exciting. We'll be spending the afternoon with some good friends of ours, so it ought to be a good time for all.

I've been meaning to post some pics from my visit to Dallas a few weeks ago. This was the weekend that I kind of broke down, but it certainly wasn't all bad. I got to spend time with some of my favorite people in the world. So, hopefully pics will be coming soon.

For those of you who have asked, I'm actually doing really well. My emotions are just all over the place. I feel like I'm on a rollercoaster. I know that's so cliche, but that describes it to a tee. I spend days or weeks on this slow, but steady ascent and before I know it I'm headed back down at a frightening speed. So, these days I've just been enjoying the ride up. And, although I hope it's a long, gradual climb - usually those lead to bigger drops once you reach the top.

I had a very uncomfortable moment last weekend. First of all, I was exhausted - I'd been on call all weekend and was just ready to really rest. I left the hospital, got cleaned up and headed to my sweet friend Sarah's baby shower. Sarah is the one who's husband's sister-in-law is A. Yes, that A. So, of course A's sister was at the shower. I wasn't really sure who she was. But, a few minutes into the gift-opening, the woman next to me says "Oh, Sarah! Did you know A had her baby! I got to go back with her and cut the cord, it was so neat!".

Excuse me? Are you seriously talking about your sister, who's baby you wanted ME to adopt? And you're doing it right in front of me? Of course at the time, I assumed it was malicious, but I don't really know that she knew who I was. Except that when I walked in the door Sarah ran up to me while calling my name. And then repeatedly mentioned mine and Heath's name. But, maybe she didn't notice.

This bothered me on many levels. One reason I was so miffed was because A's sister, who had been on of the key players in trying to make this adoption happy now seemed to be so happy about her sister's new bundle of joy. Secondly, she thinks she's telling Sarah for the first time! I would have thought she'd call Sarah immediately after the birth so that she could notify me of the final decision. She obviously had no idea what it was like to be on this side of the fence...the waiting, praying and tears that went into hoping this adoption would work.

So, I kind of shut off. I left promptly and the rest of the day wasn't all that great. But, otherwise, things have been going well. I think I'm too busy to even think about it much.

Blah. Anyway, this has turned into a novel. And, the point of it was to say that I'm doing well - and I'm afraid that's not the message I sent across. But, really, I am!

I think I'll post next about my amazing husband. I don't know what it is, but lately I just can't get enough of him. I am just so blessed. And I don't think I say it enough. So, the next post you see will be dedicated to that hottie that I like to call Bubbles :)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


As if I don't ask for your prayers enough - please say a little prayer tonight for my friend, M, who recently told me she was pregnant. She found out today that she miscarried. Although it wasn't a planned pregnancy, she's pretty devastated.

Thanks, ladies.