Monthly Archives: September 2011

greatest grocery store that I haven’t been to yet

One of my dearest friends parents just moved back to Oklahoma and opened Sunflower Farmer Markets.  I love there promotion of Your source for meal planning, printable coupons, savings and recipes. :: Sunflower Markets. The new store that I am talking about is Oklahoma city located at :

6410 N. May Avenue
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116
I wish that I lived closer to this store! The pictures that I have seen from my friends make it look like one of the most wonderful grocery stores in the world. They have fresh produce that looks like it just came off the farm. The prices I have seen are ridiculously cheap for the quality of food that you are getting.  What else is pretty cool is that they have weekly adds that are worth looking at and using: Weekly Circular Advertisement :: Sunflower Markets.
I am pretty sure that I am in love with this place and have not even been to this store yet. I have had a few friends drive from northern Oklahoma to visit this grocery store and do all of there grocery stopping.  I hope all my friends and family that live in OKC  will take advantage of this new wonderful store located in the heart of Oklahoma City.

What to do with a mango?

What to do with a mango? I asked myself this evening as it sat in the refrigerator staring me in the face. So I looked some different options up: This is the one that I chose!
Category Desserts
Servings 4
3 medium ripe mangos
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions Bring water, sugar and flavorings to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add peeled and sliced mangos. Simmer for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Cool. Serve plain, with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
It didn’t turn out to bad. This might be the first time I have ever eaten a mango.

the Titanic (today in class)

Today in multicultural health I was a passenger in the second class. My entire row in class were all second class passengers. Brooke and I were the only ones that survived in the first scenario.
Second scenario: my row happen to all be men, and all of us but Brooke died.
I am going to go ahead and say I am never going to get on that ship again. It would be a lonely world for Brooke if we are died on the ship and left her here! Not a fan of the titanic today.


It took a long time for me to figure out how to study and an even longer time to figure out where to study. Yes, these are some of the dilemmas that medical students face. Do I study in a group? Do I study by myself? Do I study at home, a coffee shop, the library, a carrel, or a breakout room?

It took me until finals week of the second semester of medical school to figure out that my optimal study space is at home. The only problem with my study space then was that it was a tiny desk that did not have much room for my computer, books, and notes on it all at the same time. Since  I still had that same desk the time that fall semester rolled around I thought that I still needed a study carrel in the library.

The week after school started I decided that I missed studying at home for many, many reasons. I went to office depot and bought a new desk from office depot. What made it even better is that I got a $300 desk for $99. What a deal! After it took Mike about 2 hours to put together this 65 step desk, I now have a wonderful new study space at home! Here are some of my favorite advantages to spending the weekend at home and knowing that I am disciplined enough to stay in my office to do work:

1. I have a coffee maker at home

2. I do not have to plan what I am taking for lunch or must go out to eat because I didn’t bring anything with me

3. I can see my husband on study breaks

4. Good lighting

5. If my phone rings I can answer it and not have to whisper

6. I can see the outside world

7. I can study as early or as late as I want too

8. I can take my earplugs out and listen to the birds chirping outside

9. When the husband is at home he will make me lunch and dinner so I can have optimal study time with minimal interruptions

10. No added stress of other classmates being stressed