Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Finding a Place to Call Home

As I promised earlier, I will be posting in the next day or two about Dan and my most recent discussions about where we'd like to end up after graduation. Yes, it won't be until May 22nd next year (can you tell I'm excited!) but we know that the time will go fast.

What has been things you've had to take into consideration with previous moves? I'd especially like the opinion of people who are beyond us in life stages!

Monday, June 29, 2009


Ahhhh...I love summer! As a kid I planted only 25 little plants of raspberries and despite not being the best weeded patch under the sun, we have a plethora of plants now! Mom and I spent a quick 20 minutes and easily picked a quart or more! When Dan and I move, I've already told my family that I'm taking starts of the plants for our home (sooo...those of you in KY or at least down south, lemme know if you want some plants and I'll bring you some when we move!) I can't remember the variety, but if I go hunting I might have a receipt lingering around somewhere. I wanna say the variety started with a D....like a Durham or something. I could be wrong.

There are plenty more to pick and Dan needs to get here with his long arms! Methinks a Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry sauce for the 4th and Dan's b-day.... :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Weekend with the Girls

I got to spend this weekend with my good friends from Malone, Becca and Megs! What a lovely weekend of fellowship, fun, shopping, and SALES!!! :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009


I finally got around to finishing the scrapbook of our wedding--yes it's been over a year. My good friend, Cindy, bought me a book and Dan and I received a gift certificate from another friend, so it worked out perfectly. Several nights, many hours, and over a year later, voila!

Now, I just have to keep up with other major events...hmmmm..

Friday, June 26, 2009

Blog Remodels

Yesterday I found a link that I just LOVE for my blog! I was getting tired of only having the 20 or so options from Blogger and I found a site that has TONS of options--many of which are VERY pretty or more professionally done. Just look over to the right and they have blog entries on how to put it into your blog!


Aaaaaaand, using the concept that they said, I also figured out how to add music to my profile that will always be there, even if I keep posting.

1. When you're looking at your blog, choose Customize, and it should bring you to a page entitled "Edit Layout."

2. Select "Add a Gadget" and from the pop-up box, click on the + sign next to "HTML/Java Script.

3. Add a title for your new Gadget if you want, but in the open space paste the code from a music site (I used Imeem). I didn't go through Imeem's whole process on their website and instead just copied the whole code where it says "embed" after I clicked auto play, and pasted that.

I hope you enjoy! Let me know if you come across any nifty gadgets or tips for blog beautification! :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Here I am nearing the end of my first rotation--it's been a very good experience with frustration kept to a minimum; however the lack of stability is starting to wear on me. With every 6 weeks, comes a new slew of arrangements to finagle--travel plans, preceptors to contact, finances, living arrangements, jobs...the list goes on. I've enjoying my time here with my family, but the longer my rotation goes, the more I miss just being in my little apartment, coming home every day to my Dan and being a little home-maker with baked goods and fresh, home, cooking. A marriage counselor said to find your Engedi (from Song of Solomon), your oasis of rest and peace and security and work to create that for your marriage. Mine is in my own home, making it a comfortable, welcoming place for my husband--and I'm sorely missing it!

Yes, this isn't ideal being uprooted every 6 weeks and having to try to finagle life to see each other every other weekend or so, but it is the impetus that will propel me to make the most of my clinical year and make graduation and reaching this life goal ever more sweeter. The day I receive my diploma will not only be the culmination of 6 long years of schooling, and a major accomplishment for both me and the best support anyone could ever ask for :-D, but also the end of obligatory separation from Dan for any period of time. After this, we will be able to make the choices that will allow us to never be separated for more than 24 hours.

With that in mind, being able to make plans for our future will be that much more exciting and wonderful because we know that wherever it is (and hopefully it's Kentucky--more to come on that later!), it will be...together.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Congrats Keren!

Well, today we've been bustling around getting ready for Keren's grad party! The little genius not only basically aced the SAT, is a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship, and is graduating from high school at 16, she's HEADED TO HARVARD!!!! Congrats Keren!

A few of my favorite things...

My newest pair of Danskos--they're amazing! I have no idea how I would've ever gotten through this clincial year (or all my years of practice) without such comfortable dress shoes!The newest, cutest puppies ever! Goldendoodles and they're so cute! Dan and I want to buy one of them from his family next year--after graduation and just in time for our own home!

Getting two extra days off of rotation and spending my birthday with a certain amazing, handsome hubby of mine :) Love you, Dan!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Rotation Reflections

The other day I received my mid-rotation e-mail from my clinical coordinator--time to reflect as this rotation is now over half way done. I can't believe that it's gone by so quickly. Honestly, it's been a wonderful first rotation and I know that it will be hard to top. The learning environment has been great (despite some occasional blips in the comm lines), I've been given a lot of freedom rather quickly, and both my preceptors have been very encouraging of my progress, even to the point of making some broad hints about my coming back to practice for them--and getting broader as the rotation winds to close. I'm going to miss this first rotation. The staff has been amazing and welcoming and I've started to feel like part of the family. Yes, this is a poor area and very depressed economically. I know that working in a place like this I won't make the mega-moolah, but it really doesn't feel that important anymore, despite the education loans looming in the distance. There are patients who are excited to see a new face, they know their providers and Dr. Wood has seen the progression from little kids as they grow up and graduate from high school and college. It's a community and I know that that will be difficult if not impossible to gain in a more urban setting. Yes, I realize that with the deeper relationship with my patients and the greater familiarity, keeping work separate from home life, and making myself a haven away from my patients for my family will be something I'll struggle with. It's the double-edged sword of living and working in a small community--getting stopped at the grocery store, having the occasional person stop on your doorstep. These are stories that Dr. Wood has told me of his patients. And yet, as hard as that will be to gently shoo them away to see me in the office, to keep my Eden for the Rohe family and be a care-provider for my own home first, I think that it would be a wonderfully rewarding and humbling way to practice, to be so an integral part of my community and a trusted individual in one of the most sacred and personal areas of a person's life. Like Uncle Ben in the Spider Man series always said "with great power comes great responsibility."

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Gotta Get Through This"

That's the title of Daniel Bedingfield's album in which he features "If You're Not the One." That's a particularly special song to Dan and I and one of our favorites--we danced to it at our wedding. I heard it the other day in the car and it reminded me of my Dan! Rotations need to be over already--I miss you, Dan!

If youre not the one - Daniel Beddingfeild