Archive for July, 2011

Cherries, Grapes, Mangoes, Injuries and Family History

Posted by Vicki on July 31st, 2011 under Uncategorized
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I finally found a mango cutter at Williams-Sonoma two days ago, and this morning took a drive to Trader Joe’s to get some more fruit and veggies, some Almond milk, some unsweetened iced tea. Finally I found cherries which every bit as delicious and perfectly textured as the cherries at our New Target. Yum. Very […]

Why vac (vacque?) is good.

Posted by Vicki on July 30th, 2011 under Uncategorized
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I love my work, but I love being on vacque. For a few days, it will be a staycque, and then off to Sleepy Hollow to see Mom, and then off to Honesdale, PA, to our summer rental on Coxton Lake to be with my brother and his fam. He and his fam have a […]

Thank You, Dr. Baum and Miss Fontaine

Posted by Vicki on July 24th, 2011 under Attitude, philosophy
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People are always talking about their most memorable, influential teachers in high school or earlier, even. I’ve always thought, I had some ok teachers, but maybe not so terrific to be influential. But all these years later, looking back, I do realize that a lot of my teachers were influential in one way or another. […]

You’re Gettin’ Warmer. . .or, My Husby: I Think I’ll Keep Him.

Posted by Vicki on July 23rd, 2011 under Uncategorized
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I sure was hot last night. Among those of us who are fortunate enough to have airconditioning in this heat wave, there is still plenty of opportunity for thermal discomfort, and, if living with a spouse or other intimate companion, grounds for strife. It is comforting to know we are not the only ones. I […]

The Ideal Patient Experience a la PFCC and Press-Ganey.

Posted by Vicki on July 22nd, 2011 under Uncategorized
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(FYI — I am on call yet again. Up at 5 am tomorrow morning and Sunday morning. I have work to do now — patient results — but I know if I don’t blog now I will not get to it today, and I missed yesterday so here I am.) Ahh. The ideal patient experience. […]

Approval Ratings and Intercourse

Posted by Vicki on July 17th, 2011 under Uncategorized
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Whenever cb reads my blog, I want to know what he thinks, but sometimes — maybe a lot — he doesn’t really like my writing, at least that is how it seems to me. He did not, for example, like yesterday’s post too much. The subject matter didn’t really interest him, and also, I think […]

Gassiness Is Next To Godliness. And More!

Posted by Vicki on July 16th, 2011 under Attitude, Eating Behavior
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I am in control. I must admit that I was a bit apprehensive about going to Debbie’s baby shower brunch. Debbie, Robin’s daughter, who is 22 weeks pregnant with a girl, flew in from her home in San Diego last night, and I had the honor of being invited to this event today. Robin and […]

ME, a BBFB this time

Posted by Vicki on July 14th, 2011 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, Budget-wise eating, Eating Behavior, Exercise, Healthy eating, Illness, Lifestyle, Nutrition
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PART I I am a BFB again. Setback occurred because I have developed a new medical condition. Well, not exactly new new. Seeds were planted years ago, and have now sprouted into seedlings. I can’t help imagining a full burgeoning down the road. The plant theme is in keeping with later parts of this post, […]

The Kiss

Posted by Vicki on July 7th, 2011 under Attitude, love, strength
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It is all the more poignant in retrospect, since it was not only one of his final gestures, but also because the moment, one of his last, epitomized the man and his relationship with my mom. At the time, of course, I did not know I would never see Dad again, that within less than […]

Paradox, continued

Posted by Vicki on July 3rd, 2011 under Attitude, Big FAT Bunnies, critique, Eating Behavior, Hate, love, philosophy, Unbridled Eating, Weight Gain
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cb and I are a paradox. Get it? Lol. Before anything else is said, I MUST render my most abject apologies to one of my favorite specialties, OB/GYN, and especially to my saviors, Maryanne Hugo, who is a great friend and compassionate, brilliant physician, and Christine Tyndall, who delivered Max (“just because he isn’t crying […]