Saturday, December 24, 2011

3 Minute Mint Chocolate Fudge


Doesn't that just sound SO amazing!  Now, you must keep in mind that I have never made fudge in my life.  Before yesterday I was a fudge making virgin if you will. But then, I found this.  By the way, I am obsessed with her blog (MADE).  She has given me so many creative ideas it is ridiculous.  Anyway this was exactly what I was looking for.  Although it may seem otherwise, I assure you I have precious little time available for creative craftiness and making yummies.  But this you can whip up in no time and have time to look good doing it! ^_^

Saturday, December 10, 2011

My First Sewing Machine Project

Okay.  I know.  I know.  It has been a while.  I've been busy...you know...Medical school (with a capital M) eats up quite a bit of a person's time.  But fortunately I had the forethought to be done with my surgery and internal medicine rotations right away and before the start of the holidays.  P.s. Having your birthday on Thanksgiving is pretty nice actually.  Even though I did not leave the kitchen for two days. :-P  But I digress.  
I have been wanting to be more crafty for....years.  Seriously.  No lie.  And to be entirely honest I was sick of continuing to put things off because of school.  So the second I got out of my Surgery exam in October I ran to my local Micheal's and grabbed a bunch of balls of yarn and ordered a few crochet patterns from Amazon.com and finished up a fantastic bright and yellow project which hopefully someday I will have the time to elaborate on.  But after I finished that I wanted to expand my horizons!  I already knew how the basics of crochet but there are so many more beautiful clothing pieces that you can create via knitting.  But really the idea of having to size to really fit a person is so intimidating.  Its not like you can cut and paste like with sewing.  Which brought me to this current project.  Sewing up a bag.  

Monday, June 6, 2011

Thoughts of the Day

1 year anniversary (still in love!), 10 days till D-day, then a mini vaca to God knows where.  Then it all starts again with orientation.  I have to say...I love orientations.  They are always so full of promise and excitement.  So full of incredible possibilities.

I am doing a little bit of a better job at choosing to be happy.  And incredibly better (compared to last year) of not being AS stressed out about things.  [e.g. This does not mean I am trying any less.  I am still studying 16 hrs a day...but the point is I am trying the best that I can.  If I don't pass...then I'll change things up and see what happens.  I'm not beating myself up about it (as much).] 

I don't think people appreciate the little things in life nearly as much as they should.  Being stuck indoors with nothing for a companion but an unsightly book for two years really has given me a new perspective.  Going to a store is like nirvana.  I act like a little kid in a candy shop.  Having the blessed TIME to be in the sun!  Oh what a thing it is!  (note that for the past 4 weeks I have stepped out of my apartment a grand total of 2 times...literally.)  Yesterday I managed to wrench myself out and went to Kmart and Bed Bath and Beyond.  (Sitting at home is a dangerous thing.  You start seeing all sorts of things that need to be fixed/changed.) I ended up buying bath towels, a bathroom rug, kitchen rug, towel rack, and a couple other things.  And I had a grand old time! My new bathroom look! -->



Finally people I know are getting married.  It was rough being the first one out the door!  And babies are popping up everywhere (although that does not seem to ever end in my family :-P )

On a related topic, I wish my period was more regular.  It certainly makes it difficult to determine what is going on.  Having a range of 23-60 days is not useful.  Poo.

Flowers and chocolates from my boo.  :-D  Officially the first time I have ever been delivered flowers. *happy dance*
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now lets see if I can pass this test.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

As a remedy for being so bored from studying that I could poke my eyes out I started reading The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - - - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.




I read his 4 main stories before and ABSOLUTELY fell in love so I had really high hopes for these short stories. They are still jam packed with his same quirky nature and chalked full of detective work and dear old Dr. Watson is as charming as ever. Unfortunately, and maybe it is just a result of being in medical school for too long, but I felt like I was reading a medical report. A big long list of "my client looks like this...looks like that...found himself doing this...and CLEARLY it leads me to the obvious conclusion that THIS amazing thing is going on" Just replace 'client' with 'patient' and there you go...medical report. (I'm not bitter :-P ) Granted, he does have a lot to pack in if it was to remain a short story but I feel like the plot suffered for it a little bit.

That being said. They are still exceedingly enjoyable....(God...anything is better than my 40 lb Pathology textbook) and I would recommend these short stories to anybody who likes Sherlock and/or good old detective stories.

I rate them a 4/5