Friday, June 24, 2011


It has been a crazy two weeks. I picked up my daughter from Girl Scout Camp on Friday June 17th that she had been away at for two weeks. It was very hard to leave her there for that long, but she had a wonderful time taking care of the horse’s everyday and can't wait to go back. I also had my sisters' two girls on Thurs, Friday, Monday and Tuesday for a few hours each of those days (the older niece, almost 13 spent the night Monday for Cassie's birthday). I am very thankful to have older children that can help out with my four year old chatter box niece that never stops for a minute. I truly had forgotten how much those little boogers wear you out.

Lots of shopping on Saturday for Father's day dinner and for Cassie's birthday dinner, the day after Father's Day (June 20th). All the cooking I did on Sunday and Monday was ridiculous I must say, although it was awesome food and an awesome chocolate, chocolate chip cheesecake, but holy cow am I ever tired. Oh did I mention that I still had classes and tests to prepare for as well? So yes, I am tired. But here is a picture of my now 11 year old who thinks she is 25 on her birthday.

Next week is finals week at school and I will start my intern/externship at a local family practice on July 5th. I did my meet and greet yesterday and it went very well, but I was disappointed in how small and confined the office is. It will be a bit of an adjustment for sure; I am a tiny bit claustrophobic, so hopefully it won't take me too long to adjust. Excited about getting started!!

Last but not least, in the it can only happen to me category: I got a random call from Kroger on Thursday about a salad recall from Dole that I had purchased from their store on Saturday. It can be (the salad) potentially contaminated with Listeria. I ate this salad on Sunday and a little more on Monday. I truly didn't think much of it because I didn't know anything about listeria. Tuesday evening I started feeling horrible. Bad headache, stomach pains, nausea and overall I truly feel like crud. I kept chalking my feeling poorly to allergies and the crazy up and down weather patterns. I decided maybe I better read up on listeria and I do have a lot of the listed symptoms. People who are at risk are pregnant women, newborns, elderly and THOSE WITH SUPPRESSED IMMUNE SYSTEMS. I'm still hoping that it is just allergies and the weather changes that have made me feel badly the last few days, but after reading up on listeria symptoms, uhhh....not so sure now. Of course this couldn't come at a worse time (not that there is any good time to be sick). I have finals on Tuesday, June 28th and of course I may potentially have been contaminated with listeria. If so, hurry up and run your course so I can get back to studying!

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