December 31st, 2012
Well we’re at the end of another year. This was a pretty big year–lots of trips, food, fun–and oh yes, our little guy. I’m pretty excited to watch him grow and change this year. I’m sure at the end of next year, I’ll be amazed at how big he is and all of that stuff.
Anyway, looking back, I realized that it’s been pretty busy, besides kid stuff.
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December 23rd, 2012
Whoa. It’s been a while since I’ve been around these parts. I’ve been a little busy though with a pretty big project. I had planned a cute little reveal using this pic:
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May 9th, 2011
This is perhaps a day late, but unfortunately, I had a test this morning and wasn’t able to do a proper Mother’s Day entry. I did give my mom a really nice brunch though, which was my first time entertaining my parents at my place. I also broke out a wedding present to use for this lovely affair, which is probably completely against all etiquette in the wedding world, but I didn’t have a dish suitable for my mom!
Anyway, I tried to make it special with some springy tulips on the table and some awesome brunch dishes, most of which I was able to start the night before. Even though I love my mommy, I really can’t get up at 6am for most things. The brunch was really tasty, and even though I had a test this morning, I was so glad that I could at least do a nice thing for my mom. So what are the recipes? Well, in order to avoid making this entry super long, I’m splitting it up over a couple of entries, but any of these dishes would be awesome for any brunch! Especially if you’re not a morning person like me. Brunch is a great meal to host–it’s not too early and even after your friends leave, you have a lazy afternoon ahead of you to enjoy. Plus no waiting for a table. Hope everyone else had a wonderful Mother’s Day!
February 18th, 2011
Somehow I blinked and it’s been nearly a month since my last post. It’s crazy how quickly time can fly and though I’m used to being busy, spring semester has been particularly trying. In addition to some type of exam nearly every week, the wedding planning (oh yea, I’m getting married this summer!) has been ramping up as well. Unfortunately, cooking and subsequently blogging fell to the wayside. Hopefully we can try and get that back on track!
Don’t fret too much though, the cooking groove has sort of come back to me, but in addition, I’ve also taken up a new hobby. Though not necessarily as conducive to being photographed as food, it’s fun to be knitting again. I personally think I have too many hobbies, but really, is that possible? Not sure what I’m making? Well, I’ll keep you all updated as it progresses. I have to have some mystery in my life!
December 25th, 2010
Hope everyone is having a great Christmas! I’ll be going to dinner later with some close family and friends, but for now, I’m just relaxing with Rabi on the couch while watching some TV and preparing to eat way too much food later.
I also wanted to show off our very first Christmas tree. It isn’t much, but over time, we’ll add to our ornament collection, but it was just fun to have our own tree. I think Rabi just enjoyed the fact that he got to cut it down–I should share those pictures at one point!
Anyway, enjoy time with your family and friends. I know I’m thankful for many things this year and it’s nice to take a moment to remember that before the craziness of life starts again. Merry Christmas!
November 29th, 2010
I know most people post their Thanksgiving posts on, well, Thanksgiving, but I get so into the holiday itself that adding blogging to the day would probably send me over the edge. Thanksgiving is probably my favorite holiday–mainly because we get to do it just like everyone else. Well, let me add a little background to that. I don’t really celebrate Christmas in a traditional sense–but Thanksgiving we did like everyone else. Not that I mind being different, but when you’re young, it’s hard to not get all the presents and have a tree and such. Plus it was always an event at our house with all our close family friends. We ended up being the home for stragglers too, which I always find exciting. Anyway, I get really into Thanksgiving as evidenced by my craft project above. I was at a craft store and got inspired and decided to add a fun touch to the holiday table. I thought they were cute and more fun than the normal napkin ring. read more »
September 12th, 2010
What does a lobster roll have to do with balance? It’s actually more of a reminder. This is from the beach, when I went last Thursday. Wait–beach? On a Thursday? Aren’t you in medical school? Well yes, I am, but fortunately, they tape our classes and attendance isn’t necessarily required for all of our classes. I remember being a first year student last year and being completely overwhelmed with the prospect of medical school. After all the blood sweat and tears, I was finally in! Then you start school and it’s like a slap in the face. I felt like if I blinked during my classes, I missed an entire block of material. I’d come home from class feeling exhausted, worn out and completely unmotivated to do any studying or additional work. It was definitely a tough experience, but while the learning curve was steep, I think I finally got it by the end.
Flash forward to this year. After a summer off and feeling a bit rejuvenated, I was ready for this year. I’m not necessarily thinking that I’m going to get 100 on every test, but I know that I can find a way to get through school that will work for me and not feel bad about it. Things I’ve realized about myself: I don’t learn that well in class. So I’ve started going to the library and studying the lectures on my own during class. Giving up the obligation of getting up for an 8am class is really freeing. I feel like I’m really learning the material, while enjoying the process of learning it. And last week when it was nearing the end of summer, we realized that it may be one of our last opportunities to go to the beach, so we went. At some point, we will be on the wards, or in clinic and I’ll never have the chance to play hooky and enjoy the last 90 degree day of summer and a gorgeous lobster roll. For that one day, it was nice to pay attention to the part of me that isn’t the medical student.
July 22nd, 2010
One Friday, I was depressed about my seemingly never going to arrive ‘pre-order’ iPhone. Everyone seemed to be having luck in stores, so I called all the Apple stores in the area, to no avail. In a last ditch effort, I ended up calling the Best Buy near my work. Imagine my crazy surprise when the very nice woman on the phone answered yes to my dejected question. She also added that it was quiet in the department right now and I should come quickly. Flash to me literally running down Brookline Avenue towards Best Buy. Ten minutes later I arrived at the mobile counter and tried to act cool when asking if there were any iPhones in stock.
Lucky for me they did in fact have them in stock and the really fantastic woman helped me out and about an hour later I walked out with my shiny new plaything. So far things have been great and though apparently there are a lot of problems with the phone (have you heard?!?), we’re working through them together. Right now, if you call me and I hang up on you, it’s not my fault, it’s my face’s fault. The one thing that has been great is that the camera is fun to use and I’ve been enjoying taking pictures of stuff while out and about. So you might see some iPhone pics sneak onto the blog so I’m not the crazy person with a SLR at a restaurant! Now off to start a conference call with my face–that is if I have signal.
July 11th, 2010
It’s a bit late, but I wanted to share my 4th of July. I got to spend it with the lovely Michelle who so graciously offered her roof deck. It was also fun as her neighbors in the building were up there as well–lending to a festive environment. She said that this was only her second time on the roof deck, which amazed me! If I lived there, I would probably be up enjoying a glass of wine or reading all the time. Either way, the location was perfect and gave us an awesome view of Boston’s festivities.
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July 5th, 2010
What is that? If that is a camera, then what am I taking pictures with? Well, I’m obviously taking pictures with my camera, but then what is this other camera? Rabi and I bought a Rebel XT back in 2007 when we started on this whole photography journey. We figured that it was an investment, but not prohibitively expensive while we learned the ropes of taking pictures. Well, as with most things in life when you start out, we got more and more excited about photography and as we had some friends who invested in upgraded camera equipment, we started coveting it ourselves.
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