7 Quick Takes Friday

Friday, February 1, 2013

7 quick takes sm1 7 Quick Takes Friday (vol. 205)
I'm a tad late to the party this Friday, but still linking up with Jen ...

1. Since it's getting closer to decision time, I've been doing some reflecting on the courage it would take to pursue the specialty I love the most: OB-GYN; and I found these words from the amazing Fulton Sheen particularly relevant this week:
2. That is our mailbox on the left (or anatomical right if you are a geeky medical student) next to a ridiculous pile of snow. We had several blizzards this week (wonderful) and I have to give a shout out to the hubby: my heart melted when I woke up to him outside shoveling an avalanche of snow off my car (in his pajamas) and warming it up for me on his day off. True.love.
3. This week was kind of monumental for us because we cooked dinner not once, but twice and both were a success. I'm going to take a leap and say that we are turning into quite the homemakers.

Exhibit A: Taco pie

Exhibit B: Chicken and Dumplings
4. Continuing on the food and husband theme, Stephen cooked breakfast for me twice this week before peds clinic. He may only know how to cook two meals (pancakes/eggs and hamburgers) but he knows how to do.it.right.

5. I had a rather scarring experience this week on pediatrics involving a 4-year-old patient's ear exam: the moment my otoscope entered her ear canal, she let out a blood curdling shriek (I almost dropped the otoscope) and looked pretty much just like this:

To make things even better, she kept insisting "My ear is BROKE!"  over and over again when my attending physician came in....

6. Fine Linen and Purple had the lovely idea to host a clothing sale link-up this week and you can shop my closet here (sizes small/medium and 8/10, shoe size 7 1/2). Check out the other ladies' fun items too before the link-up ends!

7. A perfect, perfect bun:
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via Pinterest
Happy weekend!


  1. Erika, I remember reading your posts from when you were doing your OB/Gyn rotations. As a mother, I just love the enthusiasm and joy with which you wrote about delivering babies. I think my OB really loves delivering babies, too, which is why he's great. I'm sure you're familiar with these guys? http://stlouisreview.com/article/2012-04-02/new-face-natural

    #5 cracks me up. FWIW, our pediatrician is very experienced but both my girls still freak out when he examines their ears. Kids.

  2. My daughter is freaked everytime she sees her paediatrician. However, our family doctor she loves. We've taken her in a few times over the flu season and she has never cried when he's checked her ears, etc. One major difference between him and the ped, is that he takes time with his exam to ease her in. He takes his light to each of her fingers. He pretends there's a kitty in her ear and meows in it and tells her he needs to check to find the kitty. :) this has been successful with our almost 20 month old!


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