Friday, June 17, 2011

7 Quick Takes Friday... a little late

1. There are certain shows that just make me happy. I don't know what it is but there is just something completely comforting about them. What's funny about it though, is that they are really random ones... Just a few I can think of... Gilmore Girls, Friday Night Lights, Drop Dead Diva (a lifetime tv show... I can't believe I'm admitting I watch that) Deadliest Catch... I have no explanation but on nights when I am up late and suffering from insomnia and the rest of the world is peacefully resting and I feel completely mad cause I can't sleep... these shows give me comfort. Yay for the little things.

2. Speaking of the little things. My BFF Kelly found this awesome tumblr that totally made my day.
One of my faves: #357. Changing into sweatpants. SO true.... one of the best feelings ever. Especially if you've been dressed up all day! Check it out. I'm sure it will make you smile. :)

3. The interns and residents at work crack me up sometimes. I can't tell you how many places I have found lines of surgical sutures attached to things. The most recent one was a phone cord. lol Obviously a teaching moment. Other fun places I've had to cut practice sutures from... chairs, blankets... the list goes on. Good times.

4. I recently started going to the Chiropractor and it has been time consuming (3 times a week I have to go for now) but it has been helping! I've been noticing some funny issues with my running form and I pretty consistently have neck, shoulder and back pain so when I found a deal at a local art and wine festival (random!) I decided to sign up for a consultation. So far, so good. When I ran my SD marathon my usual back and knee pain didn't flare up until mile 20ish which is amazing.

5. Just to give you an idea of how completely jacked up my spine is. Here is a picture of my x-ray. Your neck is supposed to have a very clear C-shape to it, with the rounded part of the C going toward your jaw line. My neck is so out of whack that its S-shaped and is basically going the opposite way it's supposed to go. Not good times.

6. I recently finished reading the novel that Kelly wrote. I have read a few different revisions of the book and I have to say that this was hands down my favorite. I am a difficult reader to catch. I don't read novels very often mainly because I don't find many of them interesting enough to spend the time reading them.... but this book was amazing. I may be biased because she is one of my best friends but seriously it was good. So good that when it was over I felt a sense of loss because I became so attached to the characters. It was filled with such insight and depth and compassion. It was beautifully written and had me in tears at points. She recently acquired an agent and is in the process of finding an editor. I can't wait to go buy her book someday and turn to the person next to me in the store and say "The girl who wrote this is one of my best friends!" Truly amazing!

7. I am slightly on the verge of burn out. This week I work 6 days in a row and then I have one day off and then I come back for 3 more days, then I leave right after to go to Seattle to run my second marathon. I don't have enough time to do anything. Time to clean my house properly, time to go to church, time to sleep, time to run enough, time to stop and have some "me time", time to study for the CCRN exam, time to actually see my friends more than once a month. I feel like I've had this issue for a while now and I'm starting to sound like a broken record. Don't really know how to fix it because my schedule doesn't look like it will be changing for a while.... but something's gotta give or I'm gonna have a melt down. Anyone have any ideas?


  1. I LOVE Drop Dead Diva! I discovered season one on Netflix and just finished up season two over the weekend...just in time for season three to start!

    I am a huge fan of the Chiropractor! Glad you're feeling better after your visits.

  2. Thanks Hannah! I love Drop Dead Diva and have actually been re-watching a bit of season two recently. Can't wait for Season 3!

  3. I have an idea... don't go to back to work til I leave and we'll just hang out in Santa Cruz all day.... <3