Thursday, March 20, 2014

Currently [v7]

 >>> Almost finished with week 3 out of 7 of the notoriously hardest course of the entire year. I've been spending a lot of time in the anatomy lab at school and sitting at my desk when I'm home. Thankfully when I'm home there's usually a furry friend who joins me in the office for his afternoon and evening naps with some belly rubs thrown in for good measure. I kid you not, he's always in there with me and I love it.

>>> Loving the Cartwheel iPhone app for Target. I've always tried to be thrifty and not spend money when I don't have to but I just simply don't have the time to delve into couponing. Let's be honest, that takes a lot of work to make it useful. This phone app however is super simple and I love using it. I'll occasionally browse through the deals to see if anything pops up that's a great savings. Otherwise I keep a running list in my head of things like lotion, ziplocs, things we need occasionally and look for deals on those items before I purchase them. The best part about it is that you can search a barcode while you shop to see if you could be saving money on an item already in your basket. When you go to check out you simply show the cashier the barcode on your phone and it takes off all the discounts you found. Yay, saving money!

>>> Thankful that the weather is starting to change even if it is a bit bipolar here in Colorado still. Afternoons spent reading notes on the back deck while the dog plays in the yard are much more enjoyable than it being dark by 4:30 and sitting in the office. Plus I think the extra Vitamin D I've been getting lately is making me happier, and everyone appreciates that. I actually don't want it to turn into summer quite so fast though because that'll definitely hinder my study habits.

>>> Obsessed with Cran-Cherry juice this week. I've always loved cranberry juice but for some reason never picked the cherry mix variety off the shelf before now. I was always a Cran-Raspberry kinda gal. But oh heavens, what was I missing! This stuff is delicious although I usually end up watering it down since it's so sweet. But hey, that just makes the bottle last longer and you can't beat that.
>>> Pleasantly enjoying our new neutral bedding gifted to us by my sister at Christmas time. When we first moved in I wasn't thrilled with the paint colors in our master bedroom but there were a handful of other projects that needed tending too right away so we never handled it. Over the last ten months the colors in our room have grown on me and while they wouldn't be what I would have chosen, they're just fine for now and not worth the effort to change at this point. So the easiest solution was to just get new bedding that correlated better and I'm much happier with the room already. Hopefully we'll be able to make a few smaller changes and decor updates and turn it into a room we love soon.

>>> A bit stunned with how our anatomy lab has been going recently. Granted I am in medical school and I knew going into it that we'd be doing dissections of essentially the whole body. But man though! I won't go into details for the sanity of everyone reading this, but seriously I've had moments where I have to force myself not to think about what we're doing because its just plain creepy!

>>> Forced to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a Shamrock Shake a day early since our first set of exams fell on Monday and Tuesday of this week which meant no late night partying with green beers for this girl. Boy what I wouldn't give for a Guinness or a Jameson & Ginger though. 

>>> Sad that there's only one slice of pie left in the fridge from Pi Day last Friday. I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned it here before but J got his masters degree in mathematics. Combine that with my overall "nerdy-ness" and we're big supporters of that "holiday". We celebrated by making pizza pies on the smoker for the first time (usually we bake them) and they turned out fantastic. Dinner was obviously followed up by pie, pecan and triple berry. But by the looks of that pie tin I might have to be making a new dessert this weekend. 

>>> Looking forward to the weekend if only for the opportunity to catch up on both study material and sleep. It's been a long week, even more so when I was convinced Sunday night was really Monday night and I'm in need of some catch up time. Hopefully there will be a bit of relaxing and a possible date night with my hubs thrown in to top it off.

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