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Halloween 2014

Halloween 2014… a.k.a. the year I bought an entire bold of fabric and didn’t sew anything :) And the year of lazy costumes. Basically, the complete opposite of last year. Halloween was weird this year. It was my last official day in the military, we were getting ready to move across the country, AND I didn’t do really anything for my costumes. Call me a costume snob, but I blame my mom (love you, Mom!) ;) I was spoiled and never had a store-bought costume growing up, and I’ve always tried to avoid them as much as possible. This year I had two costumes, both thrown together with regular clothes… they weren’t my favorites but they worked out alright. So first up, just in case you’ve ever wondered what an entire bold of army green broadcloth looks like… here ya go: Here’s the whole M*A*S*H crew: And here was the same group (mostly) the weekend before: :) Oh my goodness, I’m going to miss all of them so much! Who wouldn’t!? Check that group out! …

No Motrin No Mission

Meet my pharmacy staff! We recently had t-shirts printed for the pharmacy. Here’s part of what we included on the back, along with the phrase “No Motrin No Mission” :)     I’m sure you can guess which one is me. Oh my goodness, though, they all crack me up.  Tomorrow I have a pre-move home inspection. Basically, they are coming to the house to see what sort of packing materials they’re going to need to bring and what large items they’ll need to pack, etc, etc. It’s all getting very real. We’ll be moving in a couple of months. I’m so excited and yet a little nervous. Getting a license in CA is a nightmare; they finally got back to me after 3 months of waiting to tell me I’m missing something the application specifically says I do not need. And they are impossible to get a hold of. Oh, the fun. Once that part is over, though, I think it will be smooth sailing. I’m going to miss my coworkers here (I mean look …

Working from Home & Undecided

Took a day off work today to work from home :/ Most days, it’s just too crazy at work to actually get anything important done… of course I get plenty done, but it’s the balance of what is urgent/not urgent and important/not important that they always talk about in time management. Sometimes I get too bogged down with the small stuff that is urgent but not important. These things are easy to get done and push through, but they’re not necessarily what I should be dedicating my time to. BUT, it always seems that these things are of utmost importance to other people, so they push you to get them done. Well some days… like today… I just have to run away from the small stuff to be able to focus on the bigger, more important stuff… as is the case today with P&T (Pharmacy & Therapeutics… it’s the committee I run that determines what we add to the formulary, what we take off, approval of authorized drug lists for the clinic, contract compliance and …

Happy 4th of July!

Happy Independence Day! Patriotic fruit pizza was a great way to celebrate – made this for our work BBQ yesterday. It was a pinterest inspiration success. Used a sugar cookie base, mixed cream cheese with powdered sugar and melted marshmallows for the middle layer, and found some deliciously fresh berries to top it off. Almost looks healthy, even though it’s not :) Also made peanut butter chocolate bars (one of my favorites!) and sangria (mmm…). If I were ever to make a list of the things these people are good at other than pharmacy… eating would definitely be at the top of the list :) Oh, and I’ve decided sangria is the perfect solution to wines you’re not a huge fan of. I had two open bottles of white wine in the fridge that neither of us liked enough to finish. But… mix them together, toss in some  fruit, let it sit… and you have a delicious drink no matter what the wine tasted like before. Win!

I have the best coworkers… just sayin’

“These are for the Captain” was all I heard behind me. I turned around to see these being handed through the pharmacy window: My techs know that I’ve been worn down lately. After taking over as Flight Commander almost two months ago, it’s been one thing after another and I’ve been averaging 11-13 hour work days plus weekends. We’re getting everything together, and it shouldn’t stay like this forever, but for now it’s busy. Very busy. But this was such an unexpected surprise… I almost started crying right then and there. I’ve been truly blessed (can I say blessed if I’m not religious?) to be working with such a great group of people. We may have our ups and downs in the workplace, but at the end of the day everyone really cares about one another. And with that I really couldn’t ask for more! So I set the flowers by my checking station and got to smell them the rest of the day. Count a narc… smell the flowers… check a dose… smell the …