I pulled it off, then did nothing

For the past three days with the exception of my daily run, I have spent pretty much all my time on my fanny napping, reading or watching football.  After having an amazing Thanksgiving I decided I earned having as much down time as I wanted before heading into my final two weeks of rotation.

Thanksgiving went off fairly flawlessly with the exception of the dumplings (which I was the only one that cared about them anyway, so no harm, no foul).  My pictures are bad though because I thought my camera was broken, but turned out the battery was just dead…THANK GOODNESS!!  In the next few days I need to add the crock pot sweet potato casserole and crock pot green bean casserole recipes I used.  They were so easy and so delicious and saved me a lot of oven space!

Turkey all Prepped and ready to go in

Turkey all Prepped and ready to go in

Ready to come out!

Turkey got a nice tan!

Thanksgiving Spread!

Thanksgiving Spread!


We had been enjoying the left overs (we still have enough mac and cheese to feed an army) for a few days now and Casey even took the left over ham to make ham and bean soup for dinner tonight.  Absolutely delicious, and unfortunately gone or else that would have been lunch for work tomorrow!


After a few much need rejuvenation days I am ready to head in to my final two weeks of my second rotation.  I can’t believe it has already been 6 weeks, mind blowing!  Before I know it I will be packing up and heading home for Christmas and then to Philadelphia.  I can’t even believe how time is flying.

Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving break and are enjoying the start to your holiday season!

Happy Thanksgiving


After an incredibly busy day yesterday getting ready I am enjoying this moment to relax with a cup of coffee before the craziness begins.


Watching the parade!

Watching the parade!


This just in, the balloons will fly…yay!!!

Anyway…yesterday was a serious prepping day so I knew every minute counted which meant waking up 20 minutes before needing to be at work nearly sent me into a tail spin.  Somehow (I swear teleportation must have been involved) I made it 2 minutes late which was pretty lucky.

I was able to work a half day and from 12:00 to 11 I…

  • Baked Apple and Pumpkin Pie







  • Baked Yeast Rolls
  • Cleaned Kitchen and Living Room
  • Did laundry
  • Got my TB test read
  • Took Scarlett to the vet
  • Ran 7 miles
  • 30 minute Nike Training Club Work out (sore butt this morning, let me tell you)
  • Grocery shopped for last minute stuff
  • Put up our Christmas Lights!!  (will get a picture of these today)!

Crazy right, I am tired just thinking about it!  Luckily though my head popped off the pillow this morning.  I had dreams all night of everything that could go wrong.  By the way, I am not sure if I mentioned this or not but I am making the full thanksgiving feast this year!  This will be my first time ever!

Casey’s dad is coming over to make breakfast and we have a bunch of friends coming by for some morning festivities so I have been doing as much pre-cooking as I can to get out of his way when he gets here.

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese


More importantly, I think it is important to think of all the things you are thankful for on this day (and really every day).  I have so much to appreciate about my life.  Love and support from friends and family in every aspect of my life, be it school or running or anything I decide to do.  My beautiful puppy girl who we got a year ago today.  For my legs that carry me through the beating I put on them each and every day!  And also for the simple things like a roof over my head and food to eat each day.

To all my friends and family at home, I miss you and will be thinking of you especially today!

Off to peel some potatoes!  HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!