Nutella pecan pie. This pie was really really really good. I used store-bought crust.
I mean look at that. YUM.
This is the paper that ripped off inside my printer. I called Epson support to get them to tell me how to get it out. I got it out no problem but then the printer decided to say that all of my ink is empty even though I can hear the ink sloshing around the cartridge when I shake it. What a scam.
I complained to Epson on Twitter and the rep said that customer service would be contacting me, but they haven’t yet. I’m not going to let this go though.
Water marbled my nails last week. I like the swirl patterns but I don’t like the colours together.
I’ve been doing school work all day. Ugh. I’ve accomplished a lot though, which is good news. I have three midterms this week, plus a case study, and two labs to do, then four labs total to write up. BLECH.
Oh glorious weekend after a long week at school. We haven’t actually gotten that much homework yet, but being at school sucks compared to working at the hospital. I am looking forward to my first rotation at St. Pauls Hospital, next next week.
For some reason we decided to cook all sorts of things this afternoon.
I made oatmeal choc chip muffins, nutella stuffed choc chip cookies, and two mushroom spinach bacon quiches (although I should have just made one, they turned out really thin). I kind of want to cut out a circle out of one of the quiche and just put it on top of the other quiche. :/
Scott made that amazing looking cheddar jalapeno bread in the middle of the picture, and also tempered some chocolate to make chocolate covered strawberries. OM NOM NOM.
Now every single dish that we have is dirty. Also I have no idea where we are going to put all of this food. Scott said we should have a bake sale.
I think my nails turned out pretty cool last week. I used my nail stickers again. I like the bare nail parts. Pretty handy that this manicure doesn’t get messed up when your nails grow!
Well……… I don’t have much more to talk about at the moment so I guess I’m off to start the dishes now.
P.S. Thank you very much for all your nice comments on my last post. I appreciate them very much. <3
The first day back at school this year was a bit of a mess. Half the class (including me) had a schedule that said we needed to be there at 11:30, but actually we were supposed to be there at 9:30. My leisurely morning was cut very short after I got that text from my classmate saying “WHERE ARE YOU!?!”. Yeesh. I found out later that September 5th is Be Late For Something Day so really I was just being festive, I guess.
The rest of the week went a lot smoother. It was nice to see all my classmates again. Everything was back to exactly like last year, haha.
So far we’ve pretty much just had each class one time. My initial impressions:
- Applied Physiology (17 hours per week): OMG. This class takes up half of our time at school. 9 hours of it is labs! It is going to be intense. It’s the class that is going to teach us all the stuff we directly need for work. It should really be called Nuclear Medicine 3.
- Physics (6 hours per week): Barry is back! He’s a really good teacher and we don’t have labs so I’m not overly concerned about this class. I think we’re going to be learning a lot more about the cameras and the reconstruction that the computers do with the images we take, particularly the 3D ones.
- Pathophysiology (5 hours per week): The study of all the diseases that nuclear medicine generally sees. The notes seem extremely disorganized so far but I think the subject matter will be super interesting.
- Human Behaviour (2 hours per week): Our other teachers call this class “Feelings”. Our teacher is a psychologist and we are going to get marked on BREATHING. In our first class we had to write down some social norms that exist in our class, so I wrote down things like “Don’t rub your face on other people” and “Don’t lick other people’s stuff”. I wonder if those will make the typed copy she said she was going to make for us.
- Communications (3 hours per week): Not sure about this one yet. Topics include how to write emails and how to write a resume. Also apparently we are going to have to give presentations AND BE VIDEO TAPED AND REVIEW THEM WITH OUR CLASS AFTERWARDS. OMG that is my worst nightmare. HOWEVER, the teacher seemed pretty good so maybe the class will actually be useful. He is new. His Powerpoint was very snazzy and he did speak very very well, so hopefully we can learn from him.
Yep so that’s 33 hours of class a week. This year we alternate between two weeks at school and two weeks at clinical, but the clinical weeks are not going to be much of a break because they’re going to give us a lot of work that we are expected to finish during those weeks, plus we’re pretty much going to have multiple midterms every school week. Coming home from work to study and do labs is not going to be fun.
Bummer post. I just have to remind myself that I only have to suffer through this for one more year and then I can have a career (I mean, hopefully). ONE MORE YEAR.
Magnetic nail polish. Difficult to photograph… but COOL IN REAL LIFE! Magnetic nail polish is not magnetic itself (as SOMEONE *COUGH* ROSEMARIE thought), but you probably already know that because I am way late to the magnetic nail polish trend. But anyway what you do is paint one thin coat on every nail, then one nail at a time you do a pretty thick coat and then quickly hold the special magnet that comes with the nail polish up to your nail and it rearranges itself into patterns. It looks pretty neat in real life.
Tomorrow is my last day at the Children’s Hospital. The kids were pretty fun in general but I don’t know if I could ever work there. It is so incredibly sad and depressing seeing the sick kids. Cute kids with bathing suit tans but crappy organs or Stage 4 cancer, kids with horrible infections. It just sucks. Children should not be allowed to get that sick. I got all tear-y eyed if I looked at them too long.
Dad says that maybe working there would be the most rewarding, but I dunno. I dunno if I could/want to handle sick kids every single day.
Scott and I got to have dinner with a friend from Ottawa and her son the other night. (Hi Jane!) She was in town visiting her family and emailed me out of the blue inviting us out for dinner. We had a tasty dinner at Trilussa on Main Street. We ordered a whole bunch of the pizzas and shared them all. The best part was the strawberry and nutella dessert pizza. Mmmm.
So looking forward to this long weekend. I’ve got VGH work drinks tomorrow, I’m visiting one of my classmates at her family house on the Sunshine Coast, and then Scott and I are renting a car and going shopping in the US as well the day before school starts! Fun times ahead!!
Oh lastly, here are my Children’s Hospital inspired nails. I haven’t been painting my nails lately because of work and my weird hand skin problem, but the latter is getting a little better now and I figured this rotation was my chance to wear a little colour on my nails for once. Excuse the wear and tear, I have to wash my hands a lot, and I did this manicure last Sunday!!
Today was a good day of work. My patients were mostly young and easy to deal with. I wrote down my first D’s (for DID, instead of WATCHED or HELPED) in my daily log. I feel a bit behind compared to my classmates, but I think it’s because the camera I am on sees so much variety… it is pretty hard to get to the D level when I see the same scans so sporadically, unlike on some of the other cameras where they just do heart scans non-stop. I’m sure it will even out over the span of the summer.
I painted my nails on the weekend with Rosemarie.
We were experimenting with my new nails painting stickers that I bought off Ebay for cheap. I’ll try it again sometime and show you how they work.
That’s Joe Fresh in Oyster, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Green With Envy.
Scott was supposed to come home tomorrow, but things went wrong at his work and now he’s stuck in Edmonton until the end of the week. I don’t mind being alone, but he’s been gone for a long time.