I drove Nick to the airport today and he left for China. He will be gone for work for about 2 weeks. I mainly feel jealous that I don’t get to go too. I have been working really hard and … Continue reading
LAST NIGHT ON GI! >>insert dancing and gyrating hips here<<
Jumping in the shower now!
It is almost 0430 and I should go to bed. It is weird to think I will be off of night schedule soon. It will be awesome to enjoy the day like a normal person. I will never take for granted being outside and getting sun during the day again.
Nick and I had a nice walk in the park today and came home and cooked dinner together. I can’t wait until we will actually be on the same work schedule. We are going camping soon in Shenandoah National Park with our friends which I am really excited for. I bought a huge tent that I have been debating setting up in our living room just for fun.
I can’t remember the last time that I went camping. It may have been the giant Model UN camp trip at U of A on Mount Lemmon. And if I remember correctly…that got a little crazy. I vividly remember Nick ripping an entire pine tree (a smaller one) out of the ground for fire wood and dragging it bag to the fire like a cave man. So much for leave no trace! I also rememeber that camping trip involving a lot of drunken shirtless college guys thinking it was a good idea to take turns jumping over the fire. HA!
The plan for this trip is to burn my scrubs. I don’t have to wear them on the psych unit so a scrub roast it shall be. Followed by s’mores of course.
Well. I am going to try to update this thing more regularly again. I am still here and still alive! I will spare you with excuses about why I haven’t been writing (because I have none) and just get right to it:
I am starting a new job. Still at Children’s National Medical Center, just on a different unit. Instead of taking the elevator up to the 6th floor, I will now only have to ride up 4 floors (secret reason why I picked the job because I can’t stand waiting while the elevator stops at every floor and people get on and off while I try and make it up to the 6th. Kidding. But seriously…) So on the 4th floor is the psychiatric unit, where I will be working. The floor is divided up into two separate units one for adolescent psychiatry and one for child psychiatry. I will eventually be trained for both but am starting and was mainly hired for the adolescent side. I am really excited to start. It feels great knowing that I will be using both my degrees and didn’t just collect a psychology degree for nothing at U of A. I will let you know how it goes, sadly though I won’t be able to share a lot of the details due to HIPPA regulations and confidentiality and stuff.
Nick and I have been living in Woodley Park since February and are still loving the apartment. We took a trip to Charlottesville the other weekend and stayed at this bed and breakfast that had chickens. After having fresh eggs in the morning, I have been obsessed with the idea of trying to be self sufficient with food. No, I did not go out and buy chickens for our apartment (although I want to, I realize that is not a good idea) BUT I did start a little vegetable garden on our patio. I am currently growing tomatoes, chives and cucumbers. They were thriving really well until yesterday when I over watered them and now they are looking kind of sad. I am hoping they revive. Someday though I will get some chickens! Maybe throw in a goat too.
If you can’t tell I updated the look of the blog. I was sick of the old one. The current picture if you were wondering is Monica Vitti (the glamorous italian actress and my hair idol) and her dog. Which reminds me, I STILL DON’T HAVE A DOG! I need to work on that. Everytime I go to drop off my rent I try to convince the ladies in the office to get one, but fail every time. “Even if it is reaaaaaaaallllllllllly cute??” did not work with them. A flat “No.” was the response that I got. I will have to work on that.
I think I am going to finish my coffee and walk across the street to the flower shop and get some soil for my garden.
All for now.
xoxo gossip girl. uhh whoops. I mean Julia. (No…I DON’T know what you’re talking about…its not like I have been watching endless episodes of Gossip Girl on Netflix or anything…ok, maybe a little.)
This made me laugh so hard!
Well Easter was fun! Nick and I spent the day with friends in Georgetown picnicking and kayaking. With the exception of a really painful sunburn I got on my leg it was a fantastic day! Can I also say that a coffee traveler from Starbucks is the best freaking invention ever and makes for primo outdoor fika time?! So good!
Nick decided since we had plenty of plastic Easter eggs at the picnic that it would be hilarious to fill them with grotesque/disappointing objects and put in obvious hiding spots for people to come find. My personal favorite was the easter egg filled with a lone mini dill pickle.
Kayaking was amazing! We went to Jack’s Boat House (because I had seen Samantha Brown go there and wanted to try it!) and it was a blast. And best of all, on my first kayaking adventure, I didn’t tip myself over!
Now that I am working all nights, it feels amazing to be outside when it is sunny! I feel like I want to roll around in the grass on my back like a dog. Is that weird? Nah, didn’t think so.
Long time no see wordpress!
Well, life is good. I am engaged, working and enjoying life with Nick and our friends here in DC. We have made some really great friends out here and have been having a lot of fun lately. I feel very lucky. Our friend Jeff just turned 29 and for his one last cling to his youthful 20s decided to have his birthday at Costco followed by karaoke which was really fun.
This weekend Nick and I frolicked about Eastern Market (LOVE IT!!!) with our friend Alex. The weather was amazing that day and it felt so nice to just be outside browsing all the booths set up with crafts, produce, furniture, etc.
ALSO…I AM GOING TO HARRY POTTER WORLD IN ORLANDO THE FIRST WEEKEND OF MAY!!! So excited about this!
I wish I could write more but i need to get ready for work! Will do a better update later.
Good god I love Zooey! That girl can sing. Needless to say totally jealous.