October 28th, 2017

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October 27--Once there was a tree...

So we finished the clinical rotation part of the semester, and have now transitioned into preceptorships. After clinical we had a nice lunch at Chevy's on the river. My students gave me a new Hello Kitty cup and a book by Shel Silverstein titled The Giving Tree. They asked if I have read it, and I haven't and they seemed pleased that the one they gave me would be my introduction to it. They all signed it and left nice notes on the inside cover. My students are the best.

kitty cup

I like this cup. It is supposed to keep cold liquids cold, and hot liquids hot. I'll take it to work so Malida doesn't claim it as her own.

I just picked up something that was sitting atop the pile of papers next to my computer and was surprised to see it was a satisfaction survey I had completed for a hotel stay, but apparently not turned in. The surprising thing is that it is from a hotel stay in October of 1998. I have no idea how it ended up on my desk. I was disappointed that the coffee service ended at 8 am.
  • Current Music
    Lack of Afro--Freedom
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October 28--A mostly normal Saturday

I woke up well rested and didn't know what to do with the day. I decided to do what I would normally do when Malida was here. I did some chores, enjoyed some coffee with some good music, and got ready to go for a walk along the creek trail.

I've been wearing the one pair of shoes that are super wide since I broke my toe, but today I decide to try my walking shoes, which are lighter, but narrower. They were fine. I walked the length of the creek trail and back, which is about 3 miles, and my foot felt great.

It was a lovely day for a walk. It was warm, but not hot, and there were a lot of people out enjoying the day. I took a picture of a tree at the entrance to the park that was displaying some nice color.

Del Meyer Tree

After the walk I did some shopping for the week. One of my friends had posted a recipe for Texas chili, and that was what I decided to make. I had most of the ingredients, but needed some beef and a yellow onion.

The chili called for chunks of beef rather than ground. I found some good looking top round and cut it up. I browned it, browned the onions, added a bunch of seasoning and some broth, and let it simmer for about 4 hours. I added some tomatoes and some beans, which weren't in the recipe, but I like how it turned out. I wrote down what I put in, and the adjustments I want to make for next time. It was really good!

I have to go into the hospital at 6 am tomorrow for my last initial preceptor meeting. I don't really want to get up that early, but the meeting is only 15 minutes long, and then I can do whatever I want. I'm ok with that.
  • Current Music
    Grant Lee Buffalo--Halloween