Monday, July 25, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday #149

I've started my last rotation - interventional cardiology. It's amazing to see how quickly the doctor, whose super talented by the way, can insert a stent and open a patient's coronary artery. Yes, I miss open-heart surgery, but I'm sure I'll learn a great deal in the next three weeks. 


On that note, I promised myself (and you) that I would start posting more. And, I did! Just a quick recipe for blueberry-watermelon daiquiris, and I took the photos with my phone, but it's a start. I hope you check it out and try them for your own homemade happy hour. 

Now, what have you been working on this week? 
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Blueberry Watermelon Daiquiris


A friend lives next door to a blueberry farmer. He started the farm a few years ago, and I got really spoiled having access to fresh, huge, sweet blueberries for $5 a pound. After two years of home delivery, the farm was getting more successful and the price went up to $6 a pound - still a great deal. But then, last year, I didn't get a text when the berries were ready. By the time I tracked them down at the local hairdressing spot (the farmer and store owner are dating), they were all gone. This year was the same, I didn't even see the sign advertising them.

That's a problem.

You see, my family has become addicted to those huge, juicy blue bombs of flavor.

Sweet, sweet blue bombs of flavor.

Not available again this year.

Boo hoo.

Of course I'm happy for the farmer and his success. Of course I am happy his farm and business have grown. But, I'm sad too. I want my berries!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday #148

I graduate from PA school in one month! August 19, 2016 I will no longer be a student. It's been a long, stressful and rewarding experience. I've learned a great deal and am ready to launch my new career in healthcare. I'm looking forward to graduating, but I know it comes with great responsibility. No longer will I be able to defer patient questions with "I'm just a student." I'll have to know the answers, or at least know where to look them up. It's an awesome responsibility, but I'm ready. Another great benefit, I no longer will be so swamped that I ignore posting my many ideas and recipes on this blog. I know I've put my ideas in the background for a long time. But, I promise to start posting again.  I have a lot of ideas piling up and am ready to share. In the meantime, what did you work on this week?

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday #147

Wow, how is it that short weeks after holiday weekends always seem longer? Maybe I was just spoiled after being able to sleep in until 9 a.m. for three days in a row, but 5:30 a.m. seemed really early last week. I love my cardiothoracic surgery rotation, but the early hours of surgery are hard to get used to. What time do you wake up? 
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Monday, July 4, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday #146

Welcome to a new week of Turn It Up Tuesday! Hope you all had an amazing 4th - and you got to spend time with family and loved ones. Thank you so much for joining in the fun! And if you're new here...welcome! Feel free to share, share, share!
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Monday, June 27, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday #145

Thanks so much for celebrating the start of Summer with us last week! I can't wait to see what you have thought up for the Fourth of July holiday. It's hot here in SWFL, as in super searing hot and humid. It's not 113 degrees like it is in the southwest, but hot enough to want to be floating in the pool when you're outside. So, what are your ideas for keeping cool?

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Turn It Up Tuesday #144

It's officially Summer everyone!!! And we're celebrating all week on Turn It Up Tuesday!

Summer 2016
What are your plans for the summer? Do you have any tips for having a great summer? Do you have any great summer trips in the past? Share them all here on this week's Turn It Up Tuesday!
We had an amazing week last week, and we thank you so much for joining in the fun! And if you're new here...welcome! Feel free to share, share, share!