One week into the rotation on OB ICU. Back to waking up at 0430 everyday, leaving the hospital at 1800. To be honest, I really surprised myself on Monday morning. Two days prior on Friday night, I was up until 0330 Central Time so 0430 Eastern Time and then woke up at that time on Monday morning. It’s impressive how quickly your body can just adapt to a new schedule when it has to.

I’m a super bum this week though. And it’s probably going to carry over, but hopefully I can change the pattern. Just home, eat, sleep. The key is, don’t go home after work!!! I know that but I still do it. BAH. Next week will attempt not to do that. Also been eating like a freaking college kid. Pizza, ramen…what! I always forget to defrost things in the morning though.

I can’t remember the last time I looked forward to a weekend/break this much. Maybe when I started IM, but this morning, I definitely woke up and thought “OH THANK GOODNESS it’s Friday and I’m not on call.”

You know what else really sucks? I live like 6 minutes away from the hospital. But because of the stupid traffic lights every 500 feet on Ohio which DO NOT change at the same time (WHY WHY WHY WHY) it can take forever to get there. Even at 0500. WHY do they do that?! Stupid lights.

Also, Hell’s Kitchen and Shark Tank are very addicting.

I’m trying to find a place in Indy that will allow me to bring The Bing periodically. He’s too big though for downtown!! T.T Everywhere seems to have a 30lb weight limit. He is definitely over that. I don’t think he would like living with me in my 577 sq ft studio anyways though…



Fishtail Top Bun + Birthday Love

Almost a month without a post. I’m not quite keeping up as well as I had hoped. Hum.

In any case, since I haven’t done a pinventure post in a while, thought I’d put this one up. I’ve actually used this hairstyle a couple times already. Found it (of course) through Pinterest, and love love the blog. They have fantastic hair tutorials and gift guides and giveaways and… 🙂 A Cup of Jo with direct access to their Braided Top Bun tutorial. This is one that works quite well and stays in place all day. Very cute and convenient for running around the hospital.

I thought, normal braid works well, why not try fishtail with it? So it’s exactly the same as the original except braided fishtail style. Worked out alright, fishtail braids don’t tend to stay as tight as a regular braid, but still looks pretty good. If nothing else, it looks nicely coiled.

On another note, had my first bday away from home. Was able to spend a nice weekend with friends at home, delicious dinner with authentic Chinese dishes which I have missed very much since moving. (Aside from the food my mom has packed me!) And a nice night out (with some drama, but that just adds spice to the memories)…although I did get very sleepy early on. Alas what waking up at 0430 does to you!

Then had a wonderful dinner on my actual birthday with my classmates! Got slammed on the floors and didn’t get out until later than anticipated, but I was so happy to walk into the restaurant and see everyone there!! A pretty big deal considering everyone’s schedule doesn’t always pan out. (Just missing our nights lovely girl) Homemade birthday cake decorated with real flowers. Delicious shared pizzas since I got out late and didn’t order. Made it quite perfect. 🙂

Not to mention a gift sent from across the country. Distance don’t mean a thing…just like that meme I posted before.

Despite being away for the first time, I couldn’t have asked for a better way to start off another year of my life!