The founder of the practice where I work (an OB/GYN practice) is turning 100 today. You read that correctly... he is a century old. He still comes to work every day and sees patients which makes him the oldest practicing physician in the country. He no longer performs surgeries or delivers babies, but that's only stopped in the last decade. He is the sweetest, most caring physician you could ever hope to have. In over 60 years of practice he has delivered 15,000+ babies.
I'm sorry for being such a bad blogger and not posting much lately, but it has been an overwhelming few weeks and this week is looking the same. I've had a lot of things due for school (like a paper I have yet to finish start that's due at 2pm today -- only 3 pages, so don't freak out on me -- 2 tests next Monday, quizzes and assorted take home assignments... the list gets longer every time I glance at it) and I'm getting ready for cashmere pearls 'n' boots to come visit this weekend, so there's the whole "get all my junk out of the guest bedroom and finally be motivated enough to put it away" thing. I'm hoping to post again this week, but I can't make that promise. I am reading your blogs and will comment when I can, promise!
Update: In the 3 short hours since I posted this I have (started and) finished my paper AND done a load and half of laundry...
I am Southern Baptist, so technically "we" don't celebrate Lent. However, my Daddy's mother was Catholic and I remember going to many, many masses with her and being in awe of every part of the experience. That being said, I have always loved my Baptist upbringing (Daddy converted when he married my Baptist Mama) and have never had a pull to leave and convert to Catholicism. However, I always gave up something for Lent with my Grandma and have tried to keep up that tradition since she died. This year, I am going to attempt the impossible.
I am giving up chocolate. Well, technically, all chocolate except Nesquick Chocolate Syrup because I drink a glass of chocolate milk every morning instead of eating a whole breakfast (doctor-approved, and yes, I am a 10-year old at heart). I would gag if I tried to drink that much regular milk, and strawberry flavoring just won't cut it. So, yeah, that's all the chocolate I get until Easter.
This will be difficult for me because I adore chocolate and have it in some form daily. I still have half a heart-shaped box of miniature Reese's left from Valentine's Day, I love love love Oreos, brownies, and cakes/pies/cookies... not to mention Snickers and Almond Joys and... well, I can't think of anymore of else my willpower will be gone.
To distract myself, I have ordered (because they don't sell them anywhere in Augusta or close by... I've checked) these (which are obviously the best choice for a TMJ sufferer). Yes, I ordered in bulk. Yes, they are a childish candy. But if it helps me ignore my chocolate cravings, I'm all for it.
What are you ladies giving up? Any tricks to making it through Lent?
After two months of applying for jobs he has been offered a WONDERFUL position. Woohoo for free weekends from here on out (if you're just tuning in, Mr. Preppy works every Friday and Saturday night at his current job).
If you are not a Republican, please don't take offense at the following post.
I'm all for giving presents to and receiving presents from your significant other for any and all occasions... as long as you can afford them. One of my coworkers (surprisingly not the one I've mentioned before) is flaunting her two new David Yurman items that her "baby daddy" (yes, she really calls him that) got her for Valentine's Day. She is on food stamps, WIC, and Medicaid.
Just sayin'... don't use my tax money to support yourself and buy frivolous things.
I am a snow grinch. I don't like snow when I have things do to. I have to run some errands after work tonight (and I won't be leaving until 5 although half of the office gets to go home after 12) and I do not want to be doing that in the snow. So, snow, please hold off until 6:30 or so. Please.
Please keep your fingers crossed for me y'all. I skipped my chemistry class last night because I started feeling sick (and still am not feeling great) and didn't study as much as I needed to for the test I have at 5:30 this afternoon. Therfore I will not be attending my class on the Secondary Student this afternoon (seriously, I know it seems like I skip class a lot but I don't) so that I can study for this beast of a test I have in Ethnic Conflict tonight.
I love this professor but I've only ever had to write a paper for his classes before... no actual test. I know it will be essay and short answer, but this is a really grey topic (like, an ethnic identity is this, an ethnic group identity is that, and they can go together but probably don't... that kind of thing) and I'm really worried that I'm going to bomb it.
On the plus side, this will all be over in 6 1/2 hours and I will either be a) going to a basketball game, or b) running errands. Then I have to watch an hour each of MTV, VH1, BET, and CMT/GAC plus a movie about teenagers so that I can write a report for one of my classes that's due Sunday.
She is my old roomie previously referred to on this blog as Pensecola Preppy... henceforth she will be cashmere pearls 'n' boots (you know, since that's her name on her blog and all... kind figured it made sense).
Anywho, she's fabulous and her IRL personality definitely shines through in her blog... picture many, many days/nights of the two of us sitting in a corner making snide comments about people we weren't fond of (hey, I never claimed to be perfect). You'll love her as much as I do, pinky swear.
**And yes, this is my sad little attempt at distracting you from the fact that I haven't posted a substantial post in a while. Please forgive.
Twenty-something southern sorority girl loving her firefighter husband, stepson, miniature pinscher and all things preppy (and some that aren't). Political Science major (i.e., occasional dork) Christian. Unapologetic Republican.
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