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18 May

Since my last post, my many things have changed.

I’m now officially back to school, studying to become a Respiratory Therapist and will be graduating in January 2013.  I have done my first of 4 clinical rotations and I have learned that interacting with patients is something that brings a smile to my face.  I have learned that a 12-hour day is not very conducive to making delicious home-cooked meals frequently.  I have also learned that weekly tests and quizzes are also an obstacle to be dealt with in the quest to become an apron-wearing domestic force to be reckoned with.

Despite said obstacles, I’ve managed to make quite a few delicious dishes.  Most of which I photographed with the intent of posting on this little blog.  Obviously, that didn’t work out.  Hopefully I get a chance to post some of it here.

And then there’s the big change.  My husband was hospitalized a few weeks ago with shortness of breath.  He had several clots in his lungs (or as my textbook calls it-pulmonary embolism or PE).  It turns out that he has a genetic disorder that makes him predisposed to blood clots and is now on Coumadin, a blood-thinning medication.  In addition to his predisposition to clotting, he was also diagnosed as a Type 2 diabetic.  He now monitors his blood sugar levels several times a day.  Oh, did I happen to mention that he’s only 33?



one day…

16 Mar

Is there anyone dreamier than Paul Newman?

The Era of the Apron Starts Now

2 Mar

I always idolized the 1950s lifestyle.  As a young girl, I wanted a poodle skirt and saddle shoes.  I would watch with such wonder and amazement when I would come across a 1950s era special on “The Home of the Future”

The cars were better, the clothes prettier and the people classier.  So, I now admit that despite a tomboyish personality and a “I-Can-Do-Anything-A-Boy-Can-Do” attitude, I’ve always harbored a secret desire to be this woman:

Deep down inside my little tomboy heart, I wanted to be able to make delicious meals, to sew the Halloween costumes for my future children.  To be as comfortable in the kitchen donning an apron as I am on the front porch of my house with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other.

And so it shall begin.  This idea came to me one day while I was lounging about the house in my unemployed state, watching old movies.  I started reading an old post from a LiveJournal account that I had years ago.  The post started because of a conversation that my friend Paul and I had outside of the coffee shop where he worked at that time.   We talked about the fact that people used to be more polite, more well-mannered and all around classier.  We decided that we should start to live our lives that way and vowed that 2005 would bring about a better version of ourselves.   We started, but a few weeks ago, 6 years after our original conversation, I realized that it was time to kick it up a notch and put on my apron.

First things first, it’s time to dust off that sewing machine and start sewing that apron.

For your reading pleasure, the original post that inspired this transformation:

The 2005 Resolution