Thursday, October 30, 2014

State Fair

Once the leaves truly begin to change around here, the South Carolina State Fair also rolls around. This has been a tradition for my family since I can remember! When I was younger, I would look forward to riding the rides every year...but as I've gotten older, I look forward to the food for sure! ;) Most of my family are 'anti-selfies' but rest assured,  it was truly a family adventure with my mom as the photographer ;)

Baby Chicks! 

Funny story about these baby chicks: These cute little ducklings were sliding down this little slide one at a time. It seemed like so much fun until my mom informed me that they hate getting wet at this age...and that they weren't voluntarily falling but rather being pushed by one another! Very entertaining but apparently not for the baby ducks. Poor things

Then we went to check out the bigger birds

and I found cubby's twin :) No one else in my family saw the resemblance except me. :)
Impromptu photo opp duh ;)

This is pretty much all I go for every. single. year. Fried goodies. Um. Yum! This little stand takes treats, dips them in batter and serves em up fried with powdered sugar.

They have everything you can think of...even fried butter. Yep, that's right. This year I tried the fried Snicker bar...I usually do the fried Oreos. After trying the Snicker, I think I'll just stick to the Oreos ;)

Then in true fall fashion, we headed over to see the Great Pumpkin(s) 
I dont think I have ever seen a pumpkin that weighed twice as much as I did.

On this particular night, I found two ;)

I love love love little family outings that involve awesome food and fun! I kinda wish the fair 'lived' here that way we could have Fried Oreos all year round :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Highlights from Fall Break

With Fall, comes fall break. Love fall break and all of its awesomely, wonderful goodness!
It usually comes smack dab right in the middle of the semester which is around the time I am typically running off fumes. I typically use this time to catch up on sleep, go to that dentist appointment I've been putting off for a few months, and hang out with my family without worrying about  cramming for an exam I have the next day.
Some of the highlights of this year's fall break were: 
The end of my rotation. 
I was super happy fall break finally came around but I was a little bummed about leaving this rotation in particular. I'd learned so much and met so many wonderful people. I hope to rotate through again in the future

My new rotation is at a Dialysis Clinic in one of the towns near my school :)

First PSL of the season! 
Notice the epic name fail hahah. The different variations of spelling my name have never ceased to amaze me after all these years that's for sure!  I also could not help but notice the perfect caption that's photo bombing the pic. Pumpkin spice lattes are the perfect drink and I supposed they deserve their own perfect captions. 'Charming'
My family are football fanatics to say the least. So during my break we were able to catch a football game at my sister's school where it just so happen to be homecoming.
About 10 minutes after getting there, my mom and I both agreed that we have been totally spoiled over the years by Clemson football.  I still love the sport, but I'd probably be fine waiting a while to go back to a high school game ;)

Hanging out with Cubby

About a year ago, Keith and I found some little spots that were beginning to come on Cub's belly. We didn't really thing much of it until they got worse. Eventually we found out he has severe allergies to pretty much everything.
So this past summer, we had to start taking him to an allergy specialist that could help and potentially treat his allergies. Here we are waiting on our appointment.
Our happy buddy :)
You'd never guess how many rounds of antibiotics and steroids he's been on by that face :). The people were super sweet. One of the vet techs said she'd never seen a dog as happy about being at the vet as Cubby always was haha.

So happy to be halfway done with this semester! 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's October!

I love the first day of every month but I especially love October. In my opinion, it is the official begin of the holiday season. I consider Halloween a holiday and now it is only a month away! So exciting :)
I just wish the temperatures would get with the program. Here in SC its still mid 80s on a good day. Most days we are talking 90s.
This semester is in full swing. I have officially finished my first round of exams! We have actually been testing since about the second week of school but they have come in spurts. This past week, I had a little run of exams--4 exams in 5 days...hello insanity ;)
One of my favorite parts about this semester has by far been my rotation. I have had quite a few up until this point but I am in love with this one. It just so happens to be at the exact same hospital I was born in which makes it even more exciting! So far I have been able to meet so many amazing people and hear so many of there insights and perspectives. About 3 weeks ago, we were able to round with a pediatrician and his residents in the NICU. Talk about a humbling experience. Last week, I was able to round with one of the pharmacists in the geriatric unit of the hospital. This time it was huge team: the pharmacist, her interns (me and one of my class mates), a case nurse, a nurse tech, an actual nurse, two doctors and their residents. Imagine having about 10 people walk into your hospital room all at once. Ha! It was uplifting considering the majority of the patients were super happy to have so much company :)
This week is health week at the hospital. Yesterday, we were able to educate first graders from local schools about the importance of poisons. 

 There were different little stations

The bad blogger in me totally forgot to take pictures of the pharmacy section haha. I was running off very limited sleep and at this point I just wanted to make it through the day without falling over and getting a concussion ;). And once the children arrived, I didn't want to take pictures and risk accidentally getting someone's face in the mix. But it was so much fun. There were about 250 children who came with their respective schools. Each of them were so full of energy and life which was pure energizing.  ;)