I slept… until 1130am yesterday! I couldn’t believe it! Actually, I could. I’ve been taking cat naps the last few days and have been feeling super exhausted so it makes sense. I really must have needed some sleep.

I woke up feeling really great. I did 50 push ups and 50 crunches,  ate a yummy bowl of cereal with Kashi Go Lean, Fiber One Chocolate 80, and sliced strawberries, took a shower, tidied up a bit and waited for Barry.


Barry arrived with my graduation present, which he had been waiting for from Fed-Ex. He got me  a new stethoscope!!! Woo Hoo! Its pink and engraved!


After beating him at another game of Phase 10 (he got me my own deck), we decided it was time for him to experience a real Philly steak. I’ve said it before, but I’m definiatly a Geno’s fan. “Four wit with wiz, please, and a cherry soda.”  (I was buying for the folks back home, too). I told him he had to eat it with the provided cherry peppers, as well. Barry enjoyed his first experience with Geno’s.


We took a visit to grandma’s house to drop off her coleslaw container, and her precious Spumante. She was surprised by our visit and stayed there chit chatting for a bit. My aunt, who lives with her also told us the news of her adopting two puppies from a shelter in Georgia. She explained that the dogs were brother and sister, had come from an abusive home, and were about to be put down. They are absolutely loveable! I believe they were dalmatian and bulldog mixes, but they looked a lot like pitbulls with spots.

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By the time we arrived back home it was about 830 or so. The day really flies when you  sleep until noon!

We, for some reason, were pretty sleepy, so we laid down until we heard back from our friends. After Lauren got off work, we met her and her boyfriend for frozen yogurt at Yogurt City. I got the usual. Also delicious!

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I just realized, after looking at the picture, that our bowls all really fit our personalities!

During the conversation, Barry said, “Its weird… the longer I go since I’ve eaten Geno’s, the more I really want another.” A little fact about Mike and Lauren: if you mention Philly cheesesteaks… we are getting Philly cheesesteaks. In this burst of spontaneity, we piled into Mike’s car and drove back to Philly around midnight. Although Pat’s was open, Barry wanted another steak from Geno’s. Despite my warning about the hot sauce, Barry put it on his steak. When they state “hot,” they really mean it! Thank goodness he had a cup of Sprite!


Following, yet another delicious steak, we drove around Philly to kill some time. We finally made it back home around 330am! Guess what we did. NOT SLEEP! We went swimming in the pool and played a round of pool basketball. Can you guess who won? The Girls, of course!

Finally, being the sleepy party pooper, I initiated the mosey out of the pool. Finally, sleep!

If you’d like to learn more about the shelter, Middle Mutts,  or donate to help fund the adoption of other pups like Buster and Coco, please visit their facebook.

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I love going to sleep early! I was in such a funk last night, that I barely watched any lecture. I think I was asleep by 830 pm. That did not help with getting out of bed this morning, though. I id have time to enjoy a small bowl of Kashi Go Lean cereal topped with blueberries and flax milk.

I said yesterday how excited I was to start this clinical rotation. Boy, was I in for a rude awakening today. Thank God I was paired up today with my friend, Barbara, because I would have lost my mind! My patient was so complicated and required a lot of work. Its difficult because as a student, I do the job of both the tech and the nurse in the clinical setting. I am also limited on what I can do by myself, as a student. I felt very confident walking onto the unit this morning, but I felt like my instructor did not have a nice thing to say to me. Ugh!

Lunch break was much anticipated! I bought Chobani Flip Raspberry Choco Fix. I didn’t really read the label but, I figured it would raspberry yogurt with chocolate chips. Nope!  I opened it looking puzzled at the appearance of the yogurt, then read the label. It was chocolate chip yogurt! Who ever heard of such a thing?! MMMMM! I flipped over the raspberry puree and sprinkled some chia seeds. I can’t wait to get this one again! (I also split a slice of pepperoni pizza with another team mate to make my stressed out self feel better.)


I needed to finish up some stuff on campus, so I met with Barbara on campus and we did our thing. As I came home, I had one thing on my mind: Dinner. I was not supper hungry, but I definitely knew what I wanted. I took out some tuna fish and mixed in some southwest black bean and corn salsa, garlic powder, and chili powder, and ate it tapas- style with Roasted Sweet Onion Brown Rice and Sweet Potato Triscuits, from their new Brown Rice line. I have also had the Roasted Red Pepper Brown Rice and Red Bean ones which taste like a fiesta in my mouth! On the side I peeled and roasted some carrots and sprinkled them with some cinnamon. Its like sweet potato fries minus the starchy carbs! Yum!


Dessert with assorted fruit and my favorite cottage cheese, accompanied with a study snack of Chocolate Fiber One 80. I do not typically like chocolate  cereals, but this one is a keeps. WP_001592

I’m in another funky mood tonight. I think being able to hit the gym tomorrow will turn things around.

Before I say good night, I want to share with you something I ate tonight. I’m not quite sure how I figured this one, but it your looking for a sweet treat, dip a low fat Cinnamon graham cracker in some fluf and then into ch-ch-ch-chia seeds! I loved the sweet crunch and the seedy chia!WP_001593

Sleep Tight!