Sunday, August 20, 2017

HO3-- WEEK 7

Fishing in a backyard for last week's youth group activity (the girls totally out-fished the boys!)
This week..
-- all the buzz has been about the total lunar eclipse happening tomorrow as we live in the path of totality. The last total solar eclipse in Grand Island was April 1194 and the next one will be July 2744 (yes those date are correct!) though there will be one in May 2106 in another part of the state. So, definitely a rare event! No one really knows how much traffic to expect since there are definitely more well-known cities in the path (ex: Jackson Hole, Wyoming). You definitely can no longer find a hotel room or get a spot at the airport! Most medical clinics are closed for a majority of the day so the employees can enjoy the event. There are also only a few surgeries scheduled in the morning and some schools are cancelled. Unfortunately, the midwest is supposed to have partial cloud cover tomorrow so hopefully we will be able to see it!
-- I finished my rotation with ENT (ears, nose & throat). We spent each early morning between the hospital and the surgery center doing surgeries (tympanostomy tubes, thyroid surgeris, parathyroid surgeries, sinus surgeries, surgeries in conjunction with neurosurgery for parotid gland tumors, etc) and then spent 9-5 in clinic. It was only a 2-week rotation but it is extremely applicable to primary care and I learned a lot! This week, I start 2-weeks with ophthalmology (hopefully we won't see any retina injuries from looking at the eclipse without the proper eyewear!)

xo,
Krista

Sunday, August 13, 2017

HO3-- WEEK 6

The only picture from our day at the lake
(you know you're in good company when you don't think about taking photos)
This week..
-- we spent Saturday night with good friends at their family's lake house. The weather was beautiful. We spent some time on the beach and even more time cruising in their boat. They are friends who also appreciate good food so we had a delicious meal finished with dessert to celebrate a birthday! (We brought the Chantilly cake from Whole Foods - if you're looking for a non-chocolate dessert I recommend it!)  Is there anything better than time with great friends?!
-- we got to briefly talk to my little brother on FaceTime. Did I tell you he is no longer in L.A.? He moved to Hawaii! It's so fun to see the adventures my siblings are creating! The best part of errands & events in Omaha is that we typically crash with my parent's on Friday night. We relaxed on their deck, checked out the newest projects at their house, and I complained about taxes (T confirmed our tax rate next year and since I'm considered a contractor we will pay >50%. Barf!) They also introduced us to their new favorite ice cream which is poor timing as I've been trying to improve my diet (fast-food is way to convenient in this city!). And bonus! We were with them when my brother called! A 5-hour time difference is a little difficult.. just sayin'.
-- the appliances were delivered to the new house! Yay! Now you don't have to hear my chatter about them any longer! Yes - it felt like Christmas. Yes - I did stand in the laundry room for the whole first cycle expecting a hose to fly off the back and the room to flood. Yes - I am completely impressed with the advancements in technology and the thousand features. And yes - it is amazing to have a perfectly clean, empty fridge.

xo,
Krista

Sunday, August 6, 2017

HO3-- WEEK 5

Quick trip to the new house - and gorgeous fall-like weather!
This week...
-- we took a quick trip out to the new house for a night away! The weather has been gorgeous - 70F without much humidity. So we spent the evening on the porch chatting, munching on chips, you know - the typical. The countdown is on - next time we're there we should have a refrigerator, washer, and dryer! I really only care about the fridge.. food (work and church!) are about the only reasons we leave.
-- my desire to ever visit Sea World was crushed by the documentary Blackfish. You've all probably seen it because it's a documentary on Netflix that was at Sundance in 2013 (but T and I held out getting Netflix until this year so we are still in catch-up mode). I never had any desire to swim with dolphins or interact with other sea creatures - but it is incredible to learn more about them and see evidence of their power!

xo,
Krista

Sunday, July 30, 2017

HO3-- WEEK 4

The orange spray paint is the size of the future garage - considerably more functional than the existing!
 This week..
-- T was in Omaha all week for work. Well, at least he tells me he was working 8-5 because all I heard about was dinner with friends, golfing, and watching the USA soccer game with friends. He work is starting to ramp up and he's enjoying shifting away from the full-time training.
-- I was able to deliver my coworker's baby! It's always a privilege to be part of a delivery but it is even more special when it is someone you know outside of the doctor-patient relationship. It's also a great when it's complete and behind you and you're no longer wondering - will I miss the delivery if I run this errand to Omaha? Should I nap this afternoon on-call incase I'm up all day on Labor and Delivery? I LOVE that in our practice we deliver our own patients (instead of working purely on a shift-work schedule) but it can be stressful trying to be prepared for an unpredictable event!
-- I did a lot of squinting and making attempts at imagining changes at our new place. We got a good start planning the window coverings for the main floor and talked more details for the new garage. It's amazing how fast the budget can evaporate with only a few projects! A few more months and hopefully we won't feel "on display" in the new place with many windows and few spaces for privacy!

xo,
Krista