June 20, 2015

ten things

1. My crush on Chris Pratt is out of control. That said, I cannot recommend whatever the heck Jurassic World was. I spent half of the movie curled up in a ball since I'm easily frightened, a quarter staring at Chris Pratt's body in envy of his shirts, twelve-and-a-half percent of the time thinking about how ridiculous Bryce Dallas Howard's heels were, and the last twelve-and-a-half percent wondering if they'd develop just one character.


2. If you can get your hands on Code Black [and you like medicine, emergency stuff, trauma, healthcare] GET ON IT.

3. I chopped off my hair. Now it's kind of forwardy-fauxhawky most of the time except my forehead is starting to break out. I know, I know. First world problem.

And sometimes I hate it and long for the days of a messy bun.

4. I bought a phone case before I upgraded my phone because I love it so much. Can I call it a graduation present to myself?

I spent quite a bit of time in KS in May because The Nephew had heart surgery. I’ve debated talking about details and all that jazz, but my words aren’t coming together. The short story is that they heard a murmur in January, had a referral to the main pediatric hospital in Kansas City, discovered that he had a coarctation [narrowing of the aorta], they tried to do surgery in March but he got sick, they had a baby, surgery happened in May, the Nephew was a super-brave kid, they went home after 5 days in the hospital, and now the Nephew needs almost constant reminders to slow down. (-:

You’d never know he had surgery.
I didn’t mention the emotional roller coaster heart surgery brings. Yup. That part was super difficult, but we all made it through and are so grateful for where we are now.

6. Sunset in Kansas. The skies, y’all. [East, North, West]

7. I made the Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Smitten Kitchen. I have yet to taste it [we froze it for later], but oh, is it pretty.

8. I’m just going to leave this here.

9. Do I need more glasses? BUT THESE ARE PINK. I can't decide. AND THEY'RE 2/$49. I need them, right?
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10. I got an electric toothbrush as a gift and it's maybe my favorite thing ever. My teeth are so clean. This feels like such an adult gift. I'm an adult? I'm not sure I'm ready to adult.


  1. Found "Code Black" on Amazon to digi-rent. Can't wait to watch it!

    1. You'll have to tell me what you think, Emma!

      Sara J recommended it to me. Public hospitals, public health, how we treat patients...I have so many thoughts.