July 20, 2014

ten things

1. Guess what happens this week?? I START MY OB CLINICALS! Who has two thumbs and is so excited? THIS WOMAN.

2. Last week I was off from clinical for a week, so I did what I'd like to do every week and painted my nails...twice. Neon nails summer 2014!
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Why, yes, I placed every piece of glitter individually.      

3. Since it was an "easy" week, I popped [can one "pop" on a 3-hour trip?] up to the lake for a day. I went to eat in Goshen at Venturi to partake in a feast of delight. I'm pretty sure I could live in Goshen after I'm done with school.

4. I'm devouring avocados like crazy. I made corn salad last week. You should make it. It's bomb(dot)com. Freals.

5. I found my coffee shop! If you've been around for awhile, you know I love finding a sweet local spot to go for a cup of coffee and working/studying. It's about 4-5 blocks from my little space and the people who work there are fantastic. They recognized me after 3 visits and are always very kind and helpful. Plus, good coffee and treats. Duh. [There's a cherry almond bar that I will re-create.]

6. I have GIANT, SWIRLY cucumbers from the grandparent's garden. I think I'm going to make some refrigerator pickles. I'll keep you posted via IG, don't worry. [I could tell you were worried.]

7. Bloggers I'm digging lately: Jamie @ Jamie the Very Worst Missionary; Jessica @ How Sweet It Is; Roo @ SEMIPROPER

Who do you recommend?

8. I made homemade deodorant [1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/4 cup baking soda, essential oil - I used purification blend]. It seems to be working, I'll keep you posted on my body odor.

9. I want to do a tourist day in Indianapolis. I want to eat and wander around to see and taste the BEST OF [affordable] INDY...Where should I go? What can't I miss?

10. The Nephew turns THREE this week! It hardly seems possible that this little boy has been in our family for three whole years! I love this kid! He gets funnier every day and is 100% my favorite nephew ever!

I hope your day is fantastic!


July 11, 2014

dog food

The Niece is basically the most helpful 1 1/2 year old I know.

I am biased.
First she fed the dogs.

Then she cleaned it up...one piece at a time until we found a little broom for her.
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Who cares that we were waiting on approximately 50 people to descend on the house that we'd been cleaning for days? (-:

And because I can:
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Kansas wind is no joke. 

July 6, 2014

nearly naked nachos

Now, if you know me well you know the next line is:

“Neeeahly naked? how can you be nearly naked?” said in the voice of Hermione Granger.
The past two weeks have been FULL. I traveled to Kansas where I saw friends and family, I traveled back to Indiana, I started my second summer session [pediatrics and obstetrics--woo!], I drove up to the Lake last Thursday since The Family is vacationing this week, and I drove back to Indianapolis Friday night so I could work on Saturday. It’s a 3-hour trip each way otherwise, I’d be in my car doing more driving.

I am exhausted. [Partially from all the travel and partially from all the extrovert time.]

I almost fell asleep on two out of my five clients at work. Probably not my best massages…sorry clients. (-:

Once I got home late in the afternoon after five sessions, I stripped down and threw myself in bed where I slept for the next two hours and tried to maintain my willpower to acclimate my body to the heat and not turn on my air conditioner. [Yes, I know my aversion to ac is weird and unnecessary.]

I’ve been talking and thinking about nachos since last Tuesday. Really, I want them from The Tamale Place, but I had four ripe avocados in my refrigerator, so I had to make my own.

Of course I didn’t put clothes on, that’s what makes these nearly naked nachos. It’s not for a lack of toppings; it's because of my attire.
I started by making some guacamole where it’s all about the lime. One avocado, the juice of half a lime, a sprinkle of salt, a sprinkle of onion powder, a sprinkle of garlic powder, and a scoop of pico.
I picked up my pico at Trader Joe’s, and I think I made a good choice when the boys at the checkout flipped out over the fact that this hot pico de gallo salsa was back in stock. It tastes especially good to me on the ever so slightly sweet, sweet potato tortilla chips I grabbed there as well.
The black beans are rinsed beans straight out of a can, thrown in a pan, sprinkled with cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder and slightly smushed. It’s a very technical process.
Put the goods in a bowl. You’ve made nachos before, right? Good.
Get on it and take care of business.

So, what should I do with my other three avocados? I know eggs will be involved one day simply because I heart eggs and avocados so much.