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27 of 28: A Week in Review

October 30, 2011

Okay, so the week sort of got away from me and my 28 straight days of activity definitely fell by the wayside.

But, I accomplished some great things this week and I definitely want to share:

  1. Started my first bridge prep, which means that I drilled away some of the structure of a couple of my patient’s teeth so that a bridge fill fit over top of them.  I did a good job and was really proud of myself.
  2. Finished my first root canal, which happened to be a molar with 3 canals.  Though there was a bit of a hiccup in the process earlier on, it was definitely satisfying to get a root canal under my belt.
  3. Made the most amazing Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala, which was recommended to me by Deana over at Soles of a Mom.  It was so good that I wanted to lick my plate afterward.  It may be the best meal I’ve ever made.
  4. Took a stab at making cake pops.  If you haven’t checked out Bakerella’s website to see some of the amazing creations she’s whipped up, then you should head on over and check them out.  Mine were not as pretty as hers, but they tasted good.
  5. Had another physio session and am making progress.  My hip has been bothering me less lately and hasn’t been feeling as tight.
  6. Went for a walk/run today.  Wow, have I ever lost conditioning since I basically stopped running back in August!  My heart rate was ridiculous during my running intervals.  I walked 20 minutes, then did 18 minutes of run-walking (2 minutes running, 1 minute walking x 6), before cooling down.  Despite the fact that my lungs were not able to keep up, it felt great to get out there.  I’m looking forward to doing more running this week coming up.
  7. I bought myself a pair of tall boots and a really warm winter coat (3/4 length dark blue down North Face) this week.  I want to buy myself some new Uggs (SO warm), a new toque, and some new gloves before it gets really cold, but getting a new winter coat was the biggie.
  8. Gave a presentation to my class this week and it went pretty well.  We have very little homework this year, but this was one project that I had to do.  It’s nice to be done and have it out of the way.

Tomorrow is Halloween.  My son is dressing up as Bumblebee from Transformers, while my daughter is going to be a vampire.  I plan to get in on the dress-up action and put on a vampire costume, too.  I even did these really cool nails for my daughter.

The week coming up will be busy again.  I’ve got an exam coming up and need to review a ton of material for it.  Time to get cracking, for sure.  I’ve procrastinated enough.

Do you like to dress up for Halloween?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. October 30, 2011 9:57 pm

    Those nails are awesome! That video is great too – I love the girl’s accent.

    I LOVE dressing up for Halloween and wish that I could dress up crazy every. single. day.

    I dressed as Minnie Mouse yesterday, and it was fun!!!


  2. October 31, 2011 5:38 am

    cool nail trick.
    SOOO checking out the tikka masala recipe. Love it…


  3. October 31, 2011 7:12 am

    Mmm…Indian food in a slow cooker….I LIKE it.

    I do like to dress up. I’m going to wear a creepy mask at work today. I’m a reference librarian so I’m very public with it, too. :^)


    • October 31, 2011 10:31 pm

      Hahaha – and here I thought librarians were uptight and boring ;) JK – I was an accountant and will soon be a dentist. I hope I don’t fit the stereotype of either!


  4. October 31, 2011 7:28 am

    YES. I’ve been waiting for someone to give the slow cooker version a test-run. Since you and I are on the same page about most everything, I am printing off the recipe right now. Run, don’t walk. You know.


    • October 31, 2011 10:33 pm

      Absolutely run. Vast quantities of butter and cream may not be healthy, but they do = deliciousness.


  5. October 31, 2011 10:04 am

    Root canal…just the word freaks me out. I still recall the one root canal I had like it was yesterday. And it’s been 2 years!

    I don’t dress up for Halloween. I barely find the energy to dress Maya up. I’m just not into this holiday at all!


    • October 31, 2011 10:34 pm

      Ah, well. Guess we can’t all be into Halloween. And I’ve had a root canal myself – not the most fun I ever had, that’s for sure, though a person’s experience can vary. My patient had no problems/pain as far as I know….


  6. October 31, 2011 9:18 pm

    I love Bakerella! I haven’t tried to make the cakepops though. Good on ya! And congrats on getting back into the running :)

    Hmm…this year I very happily let Halloween pass me by. A much needed break from a hectic last two months but usually I’m all for dressing up – but usually it’s based on what I can find in a thrift store!


    • October 31, 2011 10:35 pm

      Cheap costumes are the best, though I find it easier, now that I have kids, to just suck it up and buy them. Takes so much less time than being creative ;)


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