Happy Monday! This weekend was a whirlwind of fun with Kyle: out to eat twice, medical school formal dance, an unfortunate incident Saturday night, a Butler basketball victory… all the good stuff!!
Saturday morning Kyle and I went to one of our favorite spots for breakfast- Petit Chou. This little french bistro has a fabulous menu with fresh ingredients, a beautiful atmosphere, a champagne bar, and the best self-serve coffee I’ve had.
Kyle and I were seated and I quickly made way to get some coffee.
Then it was time to order!! Kyle decided on an omelette with cinnamon toast on the side.
I ordered the ‘loaded toast’ with homemade ricotta. This dish came out with 2 HUGE pieces of whole wheat bread with creamy ricotta spread on top. The toast was piled high with fresh greens, cucumbers, carrots, and tomato. I could only manage to eat one piece of the toast, but every single bite was outstanding! I will be ordering this again.
After napping off my breakfast, I felt the need to go to the gym and sweat a little bit! I was still pretty concerned about my dress being super tight (despite my 7 day slim-down). When deciding what workout would make me the sweatiest, the stairs won hands-down. I climbed away for 30 minutes and then finished with 40 minutes on the elliptical.
Once I headed home from the gym, it was time to get ready for our medical school formal!
Here are some close-ups of the dress:
Kyle and I have gone to the medical school formal every year so far.
The name of the dance is St. Vitus which is actually a medical term!
A side effect of Strep throat (caused by group A streptococcus bacteria) is a movement disorder called Sydenham Chorea.
Chorea means to dance.
Another term for Sydenham chorea is “St. Vitus’s Dance”.
So, in true medical school fashion, we named the dance: St. Vitus. This is first year (thanks Facebook):
Here is a pic from second year:
Around 9pm Kyle and I decided we wanted to go see the Butler basketball game. Some of my girlfriends were in Broadripple watching the game and we planned to meet up with them. We took a cab from downtown up to Broadripple and 2 seconds after we got out of the cab the worst thing happened….
Kyle said, “I left my cell-phone in the cab.”
We spent the rest of the night at home tracking the phone online, calling the basically non-existant cab company, calling apple, calling AT&T, calling the credit card company we used to pay the cab, calling the police… all with no luck. Someone turned off or disabled the phone which made us unable to keep tracking it.
It was gone.
I started thinking about how attached we are to our phones. It was understood that Kyle would have to go out and get a new phone the next day… because who can go one day without a phone? It was also pretty much understood that Kyle would get another iphone even though they are absurdly expensive and kind of unnecessary. Once you have an iphone, it’s hard to imagine the world without it!
We are SO incredibly blessed to have all the things we have- computers, ipads, iphones, all the modern luxuries we need. I have to admit, I felt a little bit guilty because I know if I lost my phone I would do the exact same thing.
The whole episode was just a good reminder of how lucky we are and how we should appreciate everything we have. I try really hard to not live beyond my means (hello student loans and med school debt) but with my families help, I am SO blessed. I never go hungry, I can afford good quality healthy food. I can buy textbooks and study aids freely (those things are expensive!!!) and I can even splurge on a manicure every once and awhile.
I always find myself thinking, “I can’t wait until I’m older so I can donate to organizations x,y, and z”. But come to think of it, if I could afford to buy a replacement fancy phone, I can afford to give a little more than I do. I donated to the Foundation Fighting Blindness this year and I always donate to Goodwill multiple times a year, but I think there’s room to give more of my time and extra cash.
Questions: Do you volunteer or donate to any organizations? Which ones?
Have you ever lost something expensive only to go out and quickly replace it?
What did you do this weekend?