***Prayers go out to everyone impacted by the tragic events in Boston. It is so heartbreaking. I hope that we can come together in love and strength. I didn’t know anyone personally running the race, but in this blogging community I know there are many people who had friends running, were running, or were there watching. My thoughts are with you. Lots and lots of love <3
This weekend I almost set my house on fire…
Just kidding- luckily I didn’t set the house on fire. But between Sunday food prep and an ongoing fire in my fireplace, I sure could have!!
Ever since I bought my house in 2009, there has been a huge pile of sticks in the back behind my garage. I live on the end of the street, so I have a HUGE side yard with 3 gigantic trees. This means constant branches falling in my yard. For the past 3 years I’ve been piling most of these branches in the back. I have no idea what else to do with them!! Kyle and I went out into the yard to pick up all the sticks that have fallen this winter. After filling 2 extra large trash bags, we began adding to the pile in the back.
That’s when I got a great idea!! Why not build a fire in the fireplace and burn some of those bad boys? In the winter, all the wood is too wet to burn. But this weekend, the wood was nice and dry- ready to burn!!
Kyle and I had an ongoing fire for HOURS. We had to refill the fireplace with wood every 5-10 minutes and I am not exaggerating! We were able to make a major dent in my wood pile. If we do this a few more times, that pile will be history!! Thank goodness. The wood pile was giving me anxiety- it has to be a major breeding ground for termites or ants or other things I don’t want near my house right?
Ahh the joys of home-ownership.
With the fire raging on in my living room, I got to work in the kitchen. First thing on the list was to roast some veggies. I sliced up some eggplant, squash, and sweet potatoes.
In a big pan, I sauteed ground turkey, garlic and mushrooms.
Add some pasta sauce…
Mix in your roasted veggies (the eggplant and squash- not the sweet potatoes) and you’re done!
Oh yea- I forgot to tell you about my crazy morning! I had to go into the hospital to round on the post-partum patients Sunday morning.
Thursday was our first day of OBGYN and we were in the clinic. Friday, we were in the OR all day. So I hadn’t had any time on the actual floor of the hospital. I had NO idea how to use the computer system, how to find out which patients were mine, etc.
I just knew I needed to have all my notes done by 7:30am on Sunday morning…
Being clueless about what to do, I got to the hospital bright and early- 5:30am. I was not too excited about it.
I walked around like a lost loser for a while. Then I messed around on the computer for a while, trying to figure out how to get the vitals, how to figure out which patients I needed to go see, etc. It was a mess.
Finally I got the hang of the computer and one of my classmates on another team told me how to find the list of patients. I wrote notes on 5 patients, found a super nice resident to go over them with, and was out of there by 7am! YAY!!
I’d say it was a successful weekend!
Did you food prep this weekend? What did you make??
What are you having for lunch today!?