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A Day in the Life

Day 15 of the 31 Day Blog Challenge, My Daily Routine

My daily routine is pretty normal; get up, get ready, go to work, come home, make dinner, watch TV, go to bed. There’s been a slight upheaval this week what with the whole no-working-washing-machine-in-the-house thing, but it’s nothing I can’t handle. Here’s a rundown of what I did today.

6:00 AM: wake up, pee. (Sorry) I consider 6am “oversleeping”, because I always plan on getting up at 5 to pack my lunch and bust out 20-30 minutes on my recumbent bike, but sleep kind of wins. Every day.

6:05: iPhone time. Email, facebook, twitter, reader, instagram, pinterest.

6:30 (laaaaattteee): shower.

6:45 get dressed, brush teeth, put in contacts, brush hair.

7:00: run downstairs, put on shoes, throw whatever food I can into my lunch bag, and

7:10 drive to work

7:30 arrive at work, punch in, unlock office, turn on computers, run the daily QA on the scanner, put in the day’s MRI orders and type patients/information into the worklist, get all paperwork in order.

7:55 Get coffee, mix instant oatmeal.

8:00 Start morning patients, which are scheduled every hour on the hour. Have coffee, oatmeal, and banana while scanning first patient (shh.)

10:15: Second cup of coffee. Continue scanning. Get paperwork for tomorrow’s patients ready, checking for MRI clearance/previous studies/surgery.

12:05: Morning patients done. Greet the GE technician that came in to fix a small problem with the scanner.

12:15: lunch

12:45: prepare for afternoon patients, again every  hour on the hour, until the last one arrives (late) at 16:25.

17:25 Finish with last patient, scan billing sheets to the billing department, empty dirty linen, clean up scanning room, change out of work clothes, punch out at 17:40.

17:45: pull out of parking lot

18:05 Stop at a small grocery store for a head of lettuce

18:15: Stop at local laundromat, put two loads of clothes in to wash.

18:40: load wet clothes in car and head home

18:45 get home, unload car, take wet clothes downstairs and throw into dryer.

18:55: make dinner, which tonight consisted of a tossed salad with some leftover grilled chicken and a side of my favorite roasted broccoli.

19:25: Settle down on the couch to eat & watch some TV.

20:30 Bring dry clothes upstairs and fold

21:00 Finish watching Glee.

22:00: Start to clean up kitchen, get distracted and have a living room dance party (Damn you, Pandora)

23:20: Write this post

23:50 PJ’s. Bed. Sweet dreams, kittens.

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31 Day Blog Challenge, Day 14; If I Won the Lottery

Oh, this is one of those “what if?” moments we all like to imagine happening, isn’t it? But how much money are we talking about here? $50,000? $500,000? A million? 15 million? 350 MEELLION DOLLARS??? Seriously, I have contingency plans for all of those scenarios, because I have an overactive imagination and an empty wallet.

If it were a smaller amount of money I’d just use it to pay off most of my debt (not the mortgage, but definitely school loans and such) buy a new (-er) car, and save the rest for a rainy day. A dream amount? Like 300 million+? The first thing I’d do is split it with my parents, because they deserve it, and they would do the same for me. Probably. Next I’d pay for me and my friends to have one kick ass vacation. What else would I do….?

Retire from healthcare

Move out of Allentown, but keep roots in the LV. Maybe an apartment in Historic Bethlehem or an old farm house with a barn that I can turn into a kitchen/entertainemnt space like Ina Garten has. Oh, yes.

Travel freely – Africa, Asia, Europe, maybe even roam all over the States in an RV

Donate to worthy causes


Pay for Avery & Tanner’s college

Go back to school

Find my passion

Do that

Share a vacation home on an island with mom & dad

Live peacefully

Now, someone give me some winning numbers. Please?

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Of Course Cake was Involved.

One of my earliest memories happened to be during my 4th birthday party. It was early September, and my parents had thrown a party with my family and friends. I remember Nicholas, Erin, Dennis, and Mel being there, along with my grandparents and  great grandparents. I was wearing my favorite dress – a brown jumper with white turtle neck. We hadn’t quite started building the house my parents live in now, and were living in a trailer at the rear of the property. The party was hopping – well, for a four year old’s party – running around the yard, playing hide and seek, playing with our dog, Jaime. I think I got a doll and some other toys for gifts. It was a great day, until my mother brought out the cake. I bent over the table to blow out the candles and when I stood back up, I had frosting all over the front of my favorite dress.

I was devastated. My dress! I was covered in frosting! In front of EVERYONE I knew! Such four year old drama! My mother just laughed it off, cleaned me up, and cut and served the cake. She was much more laid back in the late 70’s.


I think it was the pot.

Share your earliest memory and join in at the 31 Day Blog Challenge!

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Whiskers on Kittens, Not So Much.

Last of my 31 Day Blog Challenge catch up! I feel your excitement!!

Things I love, in no particular order:

1. HGTV, specifically House Hunters and Property Brothers, even though the people that go on those shows sometimes make me want to stab myself in the ears.

2. The smell of thyme, lemons, and cookies in the oven. Not at the same time.

3. Sleeping on freshly washed sheets.

4. The sight of a newly-organized cabinet. Or bookshelf. Or anything, really. That feeling of accomplishment is the greatest, ever.

5. Lying poolside with a beer in my hand.

6. My kitchen. It’s where I gets my swag on.

I apologize for that phrase. Uncalled for.

7. Purses

8. This commercial.

9. Hello Kitty. Yes, I know, I’m 36 and she’s a cartoon character, etc. I love her. Suck it.

10. French bulldogs. I mean COME ON.

11. Philadelphia Phillies baseball

12. Going to the movies

13. Chinese food, specifically spicy chicken with broccoli and fried dumplings.

14. The way the air smells before a snow storm.

15. First kisses.

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It’s All About the Hair, Baby.

Catching up on the 31 day blog challenge, and Day 10 was about  my best physical feature.


Even when it’s messy from being in a ponytail all day, it’s fabulous. I’m still growing it out from an ill-advised bob back in October — I like it better shoulder-length or longer. Props to my best girl, Susie, for keeping me pretty. She’s the best thing that ever happened to me.

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Falling behind, Catching Up.

Ahhh where did this week go? I’ve been so busy with work and things around the house and so tired when I get home that I haven’t been able to think about doing the 31 Day Challenge.

So here’s catch-up post number one, from Wednesday; My worst habits.

I’m a huge procrastinator. I always leave things to do for later – laundry, dishes, yard work, paying the electric bill….

This blog. (Ha.)

What else…ooh…laziness, over-spendy, bad language, messy cooker, I never make my bed, and I like to snack.

Too much.