Friday, September 16, 2011

little bits of life

Just a couple of things I've been thinking of lately that I thought to add to the blog.

Had a really good week school-wise. We had an awesome wound & ostomy lecture from the Wound Team at Banner Thunderbird. Saw all sorts of gruesome pictures. Cracked me up how very 'into' her job the gal was...she was very amusing. It was gross, but also cool. Next week are our of-the-devil SIM clinical simulations (which is what gave me my nervous breakdown last semester, so I'm not looking forward to them!) and then the week following we start our clinicals at Good Sam downtown. At that point, the semester will feel half-over, although it's not, really.

I mentioned previously I'd been walking/biking/running in the mornings. Well I've stepped things up. After we came back from Labor Day camping I started running every morning. Crazy, right? Me? The Loather-of-all-things-running-related! I run 6 days a week for 30 minutes straight and have done as much as 2.3 miles. Ok so that's super slow, right? Something like a 13 or 14 minute mile. But I'm running it, which is more than I've ever done in my life. Ever. I still don't love it, and no, Christy, I'm still waiting for those endorphins to show up, but every morning, I'm out there at 5:30ish, huffing and puffing and burning calories. Never thought I'd see the day.

Last night just for fun I started speaking in a *really bad* English accent. The kids thought it was hilarious. Ethan can barely control himself once I start. It's pretty funny. I'm really not great at accents, but you'd think I was doing stand-up comedy he laughs so hard. Easily amused.

Our dryer's still broken. So I'm drying things in the back yard. It stinks. We don't have the budget to buy new and I'm afraid to go Craigslist, so I'm waiting for the magical dryer fairy to visit me. Or at least for someone to know someone who knows someone who's selling. :) In the meantime, our clothes are crunchy and wrinkled looking and I hate ironing!

I started back up with the ward choir last Sunday. Our numbers are super few, so we need new voices! You altos in the ward, I know who you are and I'm not afraid to come after you personally. It would be awesome to have 4 or 5 of us next week. That would just about double our choir. Ha.

I've been in the middle of three books for weeks. *sad sigh* I miss my fiction.

Going to the temple today with Dan (that means Chipotle for lunch, yay!) and then our ward's Progressive Dinner for couples at night. How cool will that be?! Like an entire day of date time with my hubby. It'll be nice since he just came off a 48-hour shift. Poor guy...don't know how he does it.

Tomorrow Sean and Dan are going up to Slide Rock with the Boy Scouts all day. Cameron has a flag football game back here at home, and at night the city is showing "Rio" at the stadium. Should be fun. Should have pictures to share. Should hopefully not take a week to post them. *grin*

Happy weekend everybody!


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I wish you lived closer. I have an extra dryer I could give you.
I think it's so funny to hear you talk about your cool wound class.
It's so fun to discover the silly things that make kids laugh. What would we do without our sweet boys?!
My comments sound really random and weird. Oh well....

leaner said...

Busy lady! Our dryer died and we sent out "Magical dryer vibes" and my SIL had one! It was awesome. Though it would have been super great to get a new one. ;)

Why are you scared of Craiglist? We have had really positive experiences buying things from there.

tif-do said...

Awesome job on the running!

laurie said...

you definitely have a full life! :-) i try to go walking in the mornings at 4:30 but every other day or so i find myself crawling back in bed instead of out the door.

Courtney said...

Hey Aimee check out Sun City Appliances. It is a dent and ding store on Grand in the food city parking lot. We got a brand new gas dryer that had some scratches for like $128 dollars normally $450. They have cheaper ones if you need electric. Good luck:)

wittygal said...

I have been so bad at getting on the computer lately. Your blog is one I always look forward to catching up on. Great job with school and happy birthday.

Jennifer ♥ said...

Love reading your updates. I've never been a runner either - good for you for staying motivated!

Are you going to post a video of your English accent ;)