Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekend Recap!

This is the last week where my mind feels...simplified. For next Monday at this time I will be in clinicals eithe rin the ER or the ICU - Critical Care starts, and I am t-e-r-r-i-f-i-e-d!! I'm just not the ER type of gal. We'll see, though....

I had a great weekend though! During the week, Ryan & I kind of turn into robots! So when we get a weekend together - it is wonderful! So this weekend I.........

  • Got a great score on my Psych-nursing ATI test. Which really isn't that big of a deal "grade-wise" - but is indication that I will do well on my boards! So it makes me happy :-)
  • Did a "trial run" on some of the food we'll be cooking for the grad-party. I made: shredded chicken, cilantro-lime black beans, and guacamole! Turned out fabulous!
  • Did an 8 mile run. I love long runs when I'm not training for something - I can just breath and enjoy!
  • Watched the sunrise Saturday morning prior to my run on our deck! I am loving AZ right now, sun comes up at about 5:40 am! (I'm weird, mornings give me a high)
  • Made Taboulleh salad for the 1st time ever. Amazing. Highly recommend it! Great for a light lunch.
  • Went out for Sushi at Ra - our favorite restaurant!
  • Ordering a drink with dinner, and had to send it back asking for more diet coke. The waiter laughed at me, and said this rarely happens. I guess it's proof of how much of a "party-animal" I am not!
  • While picking weeds in our backyard, I found more cigarrette-butts from the neighbor. (Grrrrr)
  • We took a trip to the gym after mass yesterday and lifted weights together , and now sitting/standing is very difficult for both of us!
  • Layed out our deck and soaked up the sun!
  • Enjoyed an all-grilled dinner last night outdoors (picture below)
  • Had a lovely campfire - which is the most nostalgic smell ever!!!
  • I dominated Ryan in Scrabble. This occurs rarely - he usually beats me. So I now get bragging rights for a while! :)
Grilled sweet potatoes, red peppers/onions, pinapple, and steak!
This is my new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes: boil for about 10 minutes until slightly tender, season with fresh parsley/sea salt/pepper/oregano, and grill for about 10 minutes!


Marlys said...

Your food looks delish! It is making me hungry - but it's almost supper time so no wonder! Sounds like you had a fab weekend! Can't believe you get a high from early mornings - you've changed so much since high school when I was lucky to get you up by 11 am on Saturdays! Good luck with ER or ICU nursing - you may be surprised to find out you like it! We'll see!

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ha - I had to send a drink back and ask for more diet coke when we went out for Brooke's birthday in December. I got a lot of crap for it but it was so dang strong! YOu could pretty much see through the drink!

Good luck w/ Critical Care. I am sure you will do great!