Monday, December 7, 2009
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As you can imagine I was thrilled! They were waiting on my Oct. PCAT scores to make a decision and so I assumed my scores must have been decent enough to extend such an offer. The only problem was figuring out how to get there on such short notice and not paying an arm and a leg. Thankfully my father-in-law was gracious enough to donate his airline miles so that my plane ticket only cost us a small sum of $105.
I flew out of Atlanta early Friday morning and arrived in Omaha, Nebraska 2 hours before the schedule of events. I got to my hotel room and down to the waiting area 40 minutes before I had to be at Creighton and arrived 15 minutes early. They gave each of us a bag, a binder full of information, and a name tag. We sat through a presentations about Creighton and what we had to look forward to. We then separated into 6 small groups and went to learn more about the school. My group consisted of students that were applying for the distance pathway. We sat through a session that showed us what we would be doing online and we even got to talk to a distance student online and ask questions about the program. After another session that explained to us the equipment we would be getting, a Tablet PC and Ipod touch (3rd year), we finally separated to do our interviews. I apparently interviewed with the chair of the admissions committee! I was so nervous but I answered all their questions and hopefully they liked me enough to accept me! Once the interviews were over we had one more session and then we were taken back to our hotel rooms and the day was over. They said to look for a letter in the mail in 3 weeks! We may get something sooner but they said to give them at least 3 weeks. So here's to hoping that the letter I get tells me that I will be starting Pharmacy School Fall 2010!
Here are some pictures I took on my trip:
Sunday, November 8, 2009
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Sunday, November 1, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The cancer cells collect in the bone marrow and slowly destroy the bone. Myeloma cells also trigger the release of bone-weaken
Right now he's at stage 2 and has had bone damage and is in a lot of pain right now because he has a spinal compression of the spine at his T6 vertebrae, holes in both thigh bones, pitting on his ribs, and damage to different areas of the spine. The plasmacytomas are what caused the bone destruction/damage and the doctors are hoping to reverse the damage and stop it from happening any more. He is currently on pain meds and will be taking cancer drugs as soon as the insurance company approves it (a month supply of the pills cost over $8000). My dad will also eventually undergo chemo and be given stem cell transplants. I'm extremely grateful for my background in Biology right now because I can help my family better understand what is going on and why the doctors are giving my dad certain meds. I just pray that everything works out for my dad and that he can still have many happy years to enjoy being with our family. This whole situation has definitely made me think of what is most important in my life and helped me to make more definite decisions on what I want to do in the next few years. I'm most worried about my little sister because I want her to be able to have her dad around when she graduate high school, gets married, and graduates college. I know my dad is a strong person and a fighter. He will do whatever it takes to put this cancer in remission. His motto: "I'm hoping to pull a Lance". My dad loves to cycle and he is a huge fan of Lance Armstrong. He's hoping to beat the cancer just like Lance did. I love you dad and we are all praying for you and hoping you beat this!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Cooking the elbow macaroni so that it's al dente (2-3 mins less than directions on box):
Shredded the Cheese and mixed it all together:
Cubed the bread and poured melted butter over top:
Flour ready and waiting, spices ready and waiting:
Heating up the butter:
Butter starting to bubble:
Adding flour to butter to make a roux:
Mixing the flour/butter with the heated up milk until it is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon:
Add the spices:
Add all but 1.5 cups of the cheese:
Mix until cheese melts and it becomes a cheesy sauce (Yummy!):
Add the cooked macaroni:
Voila the mac and cheese:
Butter pans, in this case I used mini loaf pans so I could freeze the leftovers for future eating:
Pour in the mac and cheese:
Now this is the fun part, you can lick the spoon and stick your finger in the cheese sauce left on the side :D :
Sprinkle the reserved cheese on top:
I decided to use my trusty hand blender to make finer bread crumbs since it's hard for me to chew at the moment (wisdom tooth extraction):
Sprinkle bread cubes or bread crumbs on top of cheese:
Now they are done I can put aluminum foil on top and stick all but one in the freezer:
Put one in the oven on 375 F for 20 mins or less:
Here is the finished product....delicious macaroni and cheese! Now that's what I call comfort food!
Friday, August 14, 2009
PS: And speaking of Food Network...David and I are going to see Alton Brown in Atlanta for his 10th Anniversary show!!! I can't wait! (And hopefully David can go, he might be in training, otherwise I'll have to bring someone else along).
First I sliced the assortment of left over veggies that I had in the fridge (red pepper, green pepper, tomato, onion, garlic, carrots). I placed them on a piece of foil and sprinkled with some salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, oregano, and thyme (I think next time I will leave out the thyme and oregano ;)
I know some people hate cooking in the crockpot because they are hard to clean. That's why I buy reynolds slow cooker bags. You can find them in the grocery store near the ziploc bags and oven bags. They have come in so handy and I'm glad I discovered them!
Next I washed and sliced some potatoes, sprinkled them with salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder, and added about 1 tbsp of butter.
Then I folded up my pouches of veggies and potatoes so that they couldn't leak.
In the bottom of the crock pot I put in a little bit of water (1/4 cup), red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce (probably about 1 tbsp each), I added some salt, pepper, peppercorns, garlic and onion powder, fresh sliced onions and garlic. Then I put the meat on top. and sprinkled some more salt, pepper, garlic and onion powder.
I covered the meat with foil
Placed the veggie and potato packet on top with the seams up so they don't leak
Placed the lid on
And set to cook for 6-8hours on low (it was a little more than 8 hours for me)
I forgot to take a picture of the finished product but all in all it wasn't too bad. The meat was a little dry for my taste but the potatoes were cooked and so were the veggies. I suggest for best results cook this on high for 4 hours. It was nice being able to come home to dinner already cooked.
These are the ingredients I used to make the sandwich (Tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, red onion, feta cheese, hummus, basil, sweet peppers in a jar)
Put 2 slice on a plate (like I said huge loaf!)
Then I placed some of the basil from the tube into a glass dish
I stirred the two together and placed it on the bread. Panera uses a cilantro humus but I'm not too fond of cilantro.
Then I placed the crumbled Feta Cheese on one slice
Washed and sliced a tomato and placed them on top of the feta
Washed and sliced a cucumber and placed those on bread
Sliced some red onion, placed on bread.
Took some of the sweet peppers from the jar and arranged on bread.
Washed and dried some lettuce and placed on bread
Place other slice on top and volia a beautiful, delicious sandwich!
It was really good!