Tonight, I’m going to give Edda a shower and then I’m going to dry her hair.  Then we will snuggle in her bed until she falls asleep.  If I’m industrious, I’ll study via youtube videos while I’m in bed with her.  If I’m less industrious, I’ll watch a movie on Netflix and fall asleep next to her.


We hosted Sunday night dinner.  We did it the simple way and ordered four large pizzas – cheese, pepperoni, meat lovers and verde.  As the boxes emptied, I gathered them up and headed to the garage to throw them away in the recycling bin.  As soon as I opened the door between the house and the garage, Vince and Bryson rushed up and grabbed the boxes from my hands and told me that they’d be happy to take care of the recycling for me.  I squinted my eyes and asked them what sort of naughtiness they were up to.  They sheepishly admitted that they were using a power drill to impale screws into a plastic dinosaur.  I looked at the dinosaur and reminded them that they really should put on safety glasses.  A couple of safety glasses were promptly found and I left them to their power tool happiness.

Oh the poor dinosaur.

What happened today.


The queen-sized bed we bought a week or so ago was for Edda.  We’d been sleeping with her in a twin sized bed for 10 years.  She’s 85 pounds now and takes up a lot of space.  You always ended up with a crick in your neck or your arm would fall asleep.  Now sleeping with Edda, the grown-up gets his/her very own spot!


Jeremy made a PB and J sandwich for his long bike ride this morning.  He managed not to hurt himself (on either the bike ride or making the sandwich) and for that, I’m thankful.


Vince and Edda watching TV.  Edda’s cheeks are all red from her hand mouthing now, a sure sign that winter is coming and the air is dry.


Jeremy made hand-pressed hamburgers with tater tots for dinner tonight.  I always think the hand-pressed burgers have too much meat in the patty, so I asked Jeremy to slice my patty along the horizontal axis and I eat only half the burger.  Guess who got the 2nd half?  Why these two well behaved doggies of course.


Good morning.


Good morning Rockville!  I see so many sunrises these days.  It means that I go to bed really, really early.  I’m learning stuff like what to do for: heart attacks, hypotension, asthma attacks, COPD, heart failure, hemolytic blood reactions, hypoglycemia, kidney failure, AIDS, and spinal cord injuries.  I’m dutifully memorizing all the signs and symptoms of all the most commonly seen issues, all the drugs (generic and trade names), all the side effects and the antidotes of the drugs.  I’m able to rattle off all the normal lab values and what happens when the lab values go out of whack.  It’s really interesting, but I consider this stuff almost secondary to the other important thing that I’m learning which is to touch people and do a full hands-on head-to-toe assessment: take their pulses and listen to their heart/lungs/belly and then really listen to what they are saying.  This is harder than you think it would be.


Date night.


Date night = Whole Foods + Old Navy.  One of my favorite places to have dinner is Whole Foods.  I like their salad/hot food bar because it seems like everything is possible.  Want to have Chinese food with collard greens?  Or do you want to have quinoa with strawberry cake?  Yummy.  No one else seems to like this idea.  But Jeremy indulged me tonight and took me there.


Then we headed to Montgomery Mall where I tried on many, many leather jackets on behalf of Edda.  We are trying to pull together an Amelia Earhart costume for Edda for Halloween.  I could not find any leather jackets at my favorite price point (eight dollars), but I did find a flowing white scarf for her to wear.



I love beets.

What’s going on here?  Ummm.  Midterms are over for me.  Halfway done with the term.  Jeremy lost the cookie competition at work.  Heartbreaking.  Vince got his bike stolen at school and spent two hours (during class time ?!?) looking over security camera footage to see if he could find the thief.  No thief found, but the bike was found in the middle of the field on school grounds.  Edda went to Strathmore to see a concert yesterday.  We are eating a lot of vegetables.  Things are well.


Donald flew to Portland this weekend to hang out with mom and to get a cup of coffee.

I went running on the C&O and it was beautiful.


Vince made me a BLT for lunch!


Jeremy is in a cookie bake-off at his work this week.  He wants to WIN.