Sunday, May 29, 2011


Last week I worked 79 hours.  The week before I worked 73.  Still within the "legal" hour limits but definitely outside of my "ideal".

Today I finally had off and Bry and I went to Church. Then we cleaned up the house a bit and dropped my cousin off at the airport.  His grandmother recently died and I had the chance to know her fairly well over the past 10 years - she will be missed.

Then we found our new secret obsession - White Trash Documentaries.  By this I mean Swamp People and The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia.  We have both developed mild Southern twangs and are craving some alligator - or just alcohol and prescription drugs.  Very classy way to spend the afternoon, I must say.

Tomorrow I got back to work and Bry will have the day off to do whatever he'll do when I'm not home.  It's not knitting - my works in progress are never changed when I get home to them.

Today I did finish one hat - the Happy Birthday hat by Susan B. Anderson in pink and white - a commissioned piece for a friend.  Photos to follow.

Next week we will celebrate our 3rd Wedding Anniversary.  We have been following the traditional anniversary gifts for the past 2 years.  This year is Leather.  While I had some unmentionable ideas for what to buy Bry  - I think I've hit on a good idea.  I am open to suggestions, however.... Leave your best ideas for me below.
(P.S. Who took time to think of a 90th anniversary gift?  And is STONE meant to mean "TOMBSTONE"????)

Year Traditional (U.S.) Traditional (UK)[11] Modern (U.S.)
1st Paper Cotton Clock
2nd Cotton Paper China
3rd Leather Crystal, Glass
4th Linen, Silk Fruit and Flowers Appliances (electrical)
5th Wood Wooden Silverware
6th Iron Egg Wood objects
7th Wool, Copper Woollen Desk sets/Pen & Pencil sets
8th Bronze Salt Linens, Lace
9th Pottery Copper Leather goods
10th Tin, Aluminum Tin Diamond jewelry
11th Steel
Fashion jewelry, accessories
12th Silk Silk and Fine Linen Pearls, Colored gems
13th Lace
Textiles, Furs
14th Ivory
Gold jewelry
15th Crystal Watches

Silver Holloware



20th China Platinum

Brass, Nickel


Silver plate
24th Opal
Musical Instruments
25th Silver
30th Pearl Diamond
35th Coral, Jade Coral Jade
40th Ruby
45th Sapphire
50th Gold
55th Emerald
60th Diamond (Yellow) Diamond
Blue Sapphire
75th Diamond, Gold
Diamond, Gold
Oak[15][16] Diamond, Pearl
Wine Wife's Birthstone

Friday, May 6, 2011


It's going to be a rough 4 months of inpatient medicine.
To top it off I'm starting with Peds - not my favorite at all.  I really don't like sick kids.

Also not going to be too much knitting going on.  We'll see.

Hope your spring is going well and you (at least) get to enjoy the outdoors.

Bry and I celebrated Cinco de Mayo last night in proper fashion - after 13 hours of work for both of us and we didn't get home until 10:00pm.  We needed the margarita though!

It's a rough stretch here for both of our jobs - really considering dropping everything and running off to a foreign country.  And working at MacDonald's.  Bry's going to have to start taking the keys away from me - last night we were on the freeway and I nearly just kept driving to Mexico.  Beginning to think Medicine is not the best thing for me.  I've thought it before but now I'm just miserable.  It's hard to do something you don't like for 13 hours a day.  Then again, I keep reminding myself that I am not enslaved in the Corsican salt mines.  But they probably don't have HIPAA and Wisconsin Department of Regulations and Licensing, and Resident Duty Hours there.  Not looking too bad now, huh?
How far is Corsica?