the usual updates, the job, the dog, the running! goodness.
Well, the job has been improving a bit.
I started on my own on Saturday night and all went well. Sunday night unfortunately I had a patient that screamed all night long and then on tuesday night when I recovered I got another patient that screamed all night long. Exhausting. I have found some of the staff are tending to be more friendly as time goes by, thank goodness! I had really had it with some of the not nice behaviors….The department remains pleasantly busy, with very little excitement. So I am enjoying my job, pretty much. I still feel pretty nervous that I am missing some sort of charting, but I feel slightly more confident than maybe even I should.
Running is going along well. I am increasing distance and decreasing time. I have lost about 6 pounds which has definitely helped a lot. I need to drop minutes from my time still, but it’s been fun.
I did get my new ipod shuffle, which is a blast. My Favorite song right now is Miriam Makeba’s Pata Pata….made famous by being used in I think a Honda commercial…
Miriam Makeba had a really long life with this song, which is just WONDERFUL. Here she is in 2007 singing it again. I so appreciate that she continued to sing this crowd pleaser even though I think after a while she must have gotten really sick of pata pata!!!
At any rate, it definitely got me moving on mile three of my little run this morning.
The dog is tolerating the heat of the summer. He seems to have abruptly gotten old. He is quite happy to go out for short one mile walks and snooze the rest of the day. While this seems sort of sad, actually it is working out for both of us because thats the time I have to give him. he gets to snooze at my feet for the rest of the day which he seems to really love. It could also be the heat, however, and come “fall” here he may start to behave crazily again!
I’ve been doing a little bit of cooking as well. I discovered College Inn makes a coconut curry infused broth for, coconut curry. it makes it very very easy to make this dish, you put the broth in with potatoes and veggies and a chicken breast or two into the crock pot and 6 hours later add a can of coconut milk, one hour later you have the curry. I added a little extra tumeric and curry powders but it was really that simple…
I also tried this recipe from recipezaar, a ridiculously slow loading site. It was called an iranian wash day stew. As a stew it isn’t much, but if you serve it with the cucumber yogurt, voila, a lovely lovely meal.
Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
Cover and cook on high for 6-7 hours.
Serve into pita pockets with a slotted spoon.
I serve with Hoda’s Cucumber-Yogurt. Combine 32 ounces of plain yogurt with 1 large cucumber peeled and diced (about .5 cm size), a LOT of dill (at least a tablespoon), and salt to taste. (I asked my friend Hoda what it’s called and she told me in Persian. I said, “what does that mean?” “Cucumbers and Yogurt.” Well, okay.).
I foudn that Pita pockets were near impossible to find here in Florida (in my town) so I just ate it in a bowl and it was still quite yummers.
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