Sunday, September 28, 2014

Music Monday

Hey folks!

Sorry, this is a little early. I doubt I'll have time tomorrow. It's no secret that I miss Peter, and this song pretty accurately describes how I feel going into a season of working long hours and running across the country to apply for interviews.


Life's not bad overall. I'm surprised by how well the acting internship is going- I'm actually enjoying working with this group of residents, seeing patients, and getting a peek into what the next 3 years of my life will be like. But I've said it many times before- it feels like life is on hold while he's not here. The walk in the farmer's market is half as fun, the lazy nights on the couch only half-enjoyed, the meals with friends only half as sweet. 

Half of my heart's not here, but in Delaware. It only makes me more eager to move forward. To graduate, and get a new job, a new home, in  a new town- together, with him. 

Anyways, how was your weekend? Anyone see any good movies lately? I've been itching to get back to the movie theatre. I don't think I've seen a movie since the second installment of the Hobbit came out!

Peace,

G

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Music Monday {on Tuesday!}

Hey folks,

I apologize for the radio silence, between volunteering at Camp Boggy Creek for kids with cancer and finding my place on the inpatient team at my new sub-internship, things have been busy. But it's all been in a good way. I love falling asleep exhausted and knowing I've tried my best, learned as much as a could, or spent my little free time making someone else's life better. Call it sadism; I love going to bed knowing I'm exhausted from a day of hard work taking care of patients and being part of the medical team. Strong words for someone who loves very few things more than sleep, I know. I guess I've found my niche :)

Anyways, here's one of many songs I downloaded recently. I listen to it driving to work at 5 in the morning, long before the sun's up, and feel weirdly content, with both myself and with the world.



I don't know what this new phase is I'm going through, but I kind of like it. :)

Have a blessed week.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Music Monday- The Waiting {it's the hardest part}

Well, today is Monday.
And not just any Monday-
It's the day ERAS applications go out.

I'm sure the majority of you {if there is a you- and if not, I don't blame you, I'm terrible at this whole blog-on-the-reg thing,} are probably raising your eyebrows right now. My bad. Basically today's the day I send out my application for residency programs and desperately hope they email me back saying, "yes! we want you! come interview here!!" This may be a slight dramatization, but that's how I'm feeling right about now. I've flung myself on paper at 80 different programs. We're just gonna have to see where I stick.

It's exciting, because it means I'm one step closer to knowing where Peter and I will start our lives together. It's terrifying because it means I'll know if all the years hard work I've put in during my adult life have meant something. My hands are shaking. My chest feels funny. My thoughts are racing a mile a minute. It's thrilling and it's wonderful and it's awful.

I was driving to the hospital, feeling all these feelings, when this song came on the radio. Music, your timing never fails to be impeccable.



I know it's been a music monday song before, but oh well. It's just too fitting for today.







































Monday, September 8, 2014

Oh, Hi There

Sorry about the blog absence folks- I kind of got busy last week, between the wedding and EM shifts. On the plus side, this is a great rotation- I love the action, the variety, and the just plain weirdness {example: 1/3 of my last shift involved talking with a friendly Baker Act about how she was going to ask out her therapist.}

Anyways. We had a really fun weekend, between brainstorming some great wedding dance songs and getting my tires replaced {ok, the adjective 'fun' is kind of a stretch for that one} but I'm already going through Peter withdrawals. We haven't had time for a proper date night since we got back from Massachusetts- I have this bad habit of falling asleep on him while we're on skype. Oh well...

Here's a sample of the songs we're hoping to get people pumped up at the wedding. What can I say, I'm a sucker for rock n' roll ;-)



Have a great week!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Music Monday

Sorry it's a late one-
Just started EM and between that and my residency applications and Peter's visa forms,
I have pretty much no time.

also, I'm on the last chapter of a Clash of Kings. So that might have something to do with my absence.


Friday, August 22, 2014

How to Get Married in New York {part 3}

Here it is- the last New York post. Thanks for bearing with me on this. I know it's wayyyyy too many photos, but we had such a great time, and this was really the first time Peter and I really got to know our camera, so I really wanted to share. Feel free to provide critiques/feedback, especially on the imagery- this photography thing is brand new to us, so anything we can improve we want to know about....

After your brunch {which includes champagne and cookies on the house as well as your waitress running two blocks just to catch up and return your card to you,}you might think you want to go to Central Park to take romantic photos. However, if you are an individual for whom sleep is important, do that instead. Trust me.

Now it's time to regroup- and continue the New York journey through gastronomic delights- back into Manhattan for drinks with your friends at Turks and Frogs in the West Village.
 






































Next up, follow your fearless foodie leader through the streets of the village, into the super-top-secret restaurant, Hudson Clearwater.







































It's such a cool concept- a secret restaurant you can only find if you know the name- it's not marked by signs or even tables on the street- everything is nestled inside a courtyard, so you'd walk right past it if you didn't know it was there.

Once you're inside, you quickly realize what a special little place it is. Crowded and bustling with waiters shooting off specials like a boss, clanking pots and pans from the open kitchen, and lively conversation from literally every table, the dimly lit, simply dressed room is open and inviting. It felt like some kind of cross between a cozy tavern and an open garden. Truly a cool little spot.

And now it's time to enjoy some good food and drink with the people who have come so far and done so much to celebrate with you.

The men being....manly?










































That, my friends, is duck roasted with seasonal vegetables- a farm to table affair. and yes, it's every bit as divine as it looks!






























Last stop for the night is at Fat Cat- a bar that combines a grimey dive environment with live music, ping pong, board games and draft beer. Or in other words, everything that is good in life.



























Sunday, August 17, 2014

How to get Married in New York {part 2}

As you wait in the bare gray courtroom, stop to read the ledger of couples who were married in this very office years before.

 

The butcher and the homemaker, the soldier and the telephone operator, the doorman and the divorced secretary, who stood here and said their vows in 1944.

Next comes the ceremony- a friendly  balding fellow with a husky New York accent will officiate. Don't blink or you'll miss it- all 60 seconds of it!







Be sure to take photos by the fake lit up back drop before hitting the Brooklyn Bridge for a few photos and your celebratory brunch!





































don't forget to thank your friends for fixing your hair/being awesome.