Thursday, January 27, 2011


This morning I woke up with something whooshing past me.

A bird?
A plane? That would be January making an exit. Is it just me that feels like January just started? 

Time passes faster when I'm in school. Practicals, patients, reading, tests, quizzes, projects and I look up and another month is gone.

This semester has been chocked full of lab work and projects and practicals. It can be exhausting staying in the lab after school to finish up the mountainous amount of work, but it's not that bad. Honestly, I love what we're doing right now, crown preps, bridge preps, root canals, ortho, and we're starting to work on actual patients. I've just been cleaning teeth so far, but next week I will complete my first filling. I so prefer this to studying, although I will soon start studying for the National Boards on top of all my classwork.  It's ok though. I don't mind the work. The lab is cathartic at night with music playing and the building almost empty. Of course, I try to work quickly so that I can come home to this handsome man.

Korey has started making beer as a hobby. He got a home beer making kit for Christmas and we brewed his first batch 3 weeks ago. Beer making is a much more intricate process than I thought it would be. 

It reminds me of one of my college lab classes, only instead of growing bacteria in a petri dish, we grew a gigantic yeast culture in this container in our second bedroom.

Clover was a little skeptical. I guess we'll know how it turned out in a few weeks.

And of course, I must mention the great snowpocalypse of 2011.

We heard it was coming and when the snowflakes started falling we suited up and went outside to watch the magic. 

Enough stayed on the ground that patients were canceled and we were granted the first snow day of the year. We spent most of our snow day like this....

Clover loved cuddling with my knitting. She was too precious. I couldn't take it back from her.

Unfortunately the snow was more like sleet on the ground.

Everything was covered in tiny bits of icy glass.

It was a good excuse to stay in, watch movies and drink hot chocolate and cuddle. 

We stayed home for a day and a morning, and then snowpocalypse 2011was over for us in middle Georgia. So we went back to school and then saturday we bottled the beer we had made and set it in a cabinet to condition.

So life is good and sweet and precious. 
I am so very thankful for my little family and good friends. One Republic is singing my themesong tonight.

When you're happy like a fool
Let it take you over
When everything is out
You gotta take it in
I feel like there might be something that I'll miss
I feel like the window closes oh so quick
I'm taking a mental picture of you now
'Cuz hopelessly
The hope is we have so much to feel good about
Say oh, got this feeling that you can't fight
Like this city is on fire tonight
This could really be a good life
A good, good life


  1. hey sister! i love your blog, you are good at it. i wish we could drink some beer with you and let our dogs play together (we have two now). much love from texas.

  2. Clover is so cute :0) Always love hearing about your life!

  3. Your dog looks so sweet! And I hope the beer turns out good! Also, I have recovered from the mini-heart attack about operative. Have ab good weekend!

  4. Love the beer making. That's awesome and so up Korey's alley. Clover is awesome, I want to meet her.

    You knit too? How did you learn? I'm trying to teach myself.

  5. this is awesome! i can totally see korey holding a beer bottle like that as he poses for his after winning a rookie beer making competition. :) glad y'all got a snow day too. :) but you got what the rest of us wish we had... just ONE day. haha! hope y'all are doing good.