Saturday, April 28, 2012


This morning I dragged myself out of bed at 7am to run a 5K at Duke. Luckily I had a group of coworkers who suffered through it with me. I did manage to run the entire time (despite being grossly out of shape) and am mighty proud of myself.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sun and strawberries

There's a nice pick-your-own strawberries patch down the road from our house so AB and I went and picked ~12 pounds worth this morning. We plan on making strawberry smoothies, shortcake, daiquiri's, mojito's, and cheesecake with this round. The people that own it are really nice and for $1.50 a pound it wasn't bad. There was a TON to pick and many more on the way. We also grabbed a jar of their homemade strawberry jam. Good thing we like strawberries!

The weather today has also been beautiful so I spent some time outside with the pets. Pictures below.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Weekend

Okay, so I failed on posting every day. I just don't have that much to say after I'm done running my mouth all day at work. This weekend was quite pleasant; Friday night AB and I took the dogs up to Kerr Lake where we spent most of Saturday with his parents. AB worked on the boat, his dad was installing a dishwasher, and I had some time to hang out with his mom. She made homemade peanut butter cookies and after the 12th one I finally had to walk away. I love peanut butter anything.

We came back to Raleigh Saturday night and this morning we went out to mom and dad's for Easter lunch and to celebrate my dad and uncle's birthdays. I attempted to re-create the carrot cake my cousin made for my wedding- and although hers was better I think mine tasted rather good. It's one of the only things I have ever baked from scratch- including the icing; I even grated the carrots. Yay me. One of the best things about family get together's is we start our day with mimosa's, move to wine for lunch, and then mint julep's for late afternoon (although, not really a fan of whiskey so in the future those can be replaced with mojito's). I swear we're not alcoholics.

AB, the dogs, and I got home a little while ago. He's been fiddling with the boat trailer and I finally went running outside. I discovered that running on the treadmill is way easier than running outdoors, and by using the treadmill all the time I have screwed myself. I have a 5k in 2 weeks and I am the captain of the team. Fail. The next 2 weeks are going to involve a LOT of re-training. And no alcohol or cupcakes.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


There's a cupcake shop near my house, and I have an unhealthy addiction to them. I think Alister and I go there at least once a week, and never walk out with less than 4 cupcakes...and these cupcakes aren't small. If there's one near your house, try them- they're amazing: Gigi's

I convinced my charge nurse to let me go home early if I agreed to bring her a cupcake tomorrow. Cupcakes=love.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


I can't stand passive-aggressiveness. I've always been the type to speak my mind, especially when something happens that upsets me. This is coming up because a coworker at work today was giving me the cold shoulder. When I asked what was up, she claimed that LAST WEEK I yelled at her to do something. I don't deny having a short temper or being loud, but I can honestly say I have NEVER raised my voice at a coworker or patient, especially in the situation she was claiming. I told her I don't recall that happening, and that I've never yelled at anyone at work- so I wasn't sure what she was referring to. Her response was to repeat about 5 times that I yelled at her and then she walked off. Okay- are we 12? No bitch- we're 32 and 40. Adults. One of us has kids they're raising. Is it hard to be an adult? Maturity for $500 please? And if I upset you LAST WEEK why not say something LAST WEEK? Human beings are ridiculous. I have trouble holding grudges simply because I can't remember yesterday, but if I could remember I would have gotten it off my chest at the time and moved on. Grrrr. And again, I have NEVER yelled at work. I need my job. And referrals for future jobs. Just saying.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

5 words describe my day:

long, tiring, frustrating, satisfying, eventful

That is all.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Oh well

I gave up Facebook for 6 whole hours, mainly because work is now monitoring everything we do online and because I've realized I don't have any "real non-internet" friends. However, all the games I play use my FB info so when I deleted it I lost all my games. Fail. I am trapped. That being said, I'll just keep dealing with it.

On a separate note, today was fairly productive. My cat got a dental, I got a dental, I got the boat trailer registered, a spot to park the boat in Raleigh reserved, a new wetsuit purchased, and even made it to WalMart to get a new flat iron and some groceries. Tomorrow I go back to work for a lovely 4 days in a row, and then up to the lake to retrieve above said boat. It's boating season. :-)

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Today is the first day of April, and although that means it's April's Fools, I'm being completely honest in the fact that I'm going to attempt another month of NaNoWriMo (writing a blog post every day for the month). I've gotten really slack and since I've decided to stay off FB until I can write a nursing article, I should have  a little more time to devote to my blog...which, let's be honest, benefits any writing I do better than Facebook.