Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Holiday Outfit with Stitch Fix and PeachBox

Merry Belated Christmas, friends!
I hope this holiday season has been wonderful for all.

Our Christmas took a slightly unexpected course when our entire family (sparing my husband) was plagued with with an illness that involved a lot of vomiting and.... well... let's just say I'm so glad we have more than one bathroom in the house. Despite this "crappy" turn of events, the warmth and love of the holiday season embraced our home, and still was a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate the birth of Jesus. We spent a few days in Chicago the week before, so we were able to see both sides of the family. Today, I finally felt somewhat well enough to wear my first stitch fix outfit and accessorize with some BEAUTIFUL jewelry pieces compliment of The Peach Box!

Beautiful, elegant, high quality, rose gold pieces that are a perfect compliment to any casual or professional outfit

I love the sculpted, futuristic designs The PeachBox offers

Outfit: Stitchfix
Accessories (Ring and Bracelet): Thanks to The PeachBox. Now Select items 30% off!
Shoes: Toms

Merry Christmas from Grace (4 years) and Nathan (17 months)! 

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Stethoscope Stories: Physician's Blog Hop Volume 5 & Belated Thanksgiving Post

Happy Holidays!

Welcome to Volume 5 of Stethoscope stories- A Holiday post for the busy working mom...
With Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's so close together, it's often hard to get all holidays off, especially being in the medical field. How you you guys balance your career and spending time celebrating the holidays?

When I was an internal medicine resident, it was almost impossible to fight through all the time off requests. Aaron spent many holiday evenings alone - eating microwaved meals while I was on a night shift rotation or ICU call. It was really sad at times. We didn't have kids then (this was over 4 years ago) I remember one Thanksgiving evening, he felt sorry for himself- so he reserved a table for 1 at Cracker Barrel and indulged on their pre-made cranberry Turkey meal combo, then came home and played video games all night :) Poor guy

Now as an attending, there's much more flexibility. Mayo gives all employees certain Holidays off, and this includes Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! Another great perk of working at Mayo Clinic :) Sometimes I do have to cover a nursing home, but this is usually for half a day and am able to spend the evenings with the family. What a difference!

If you are still in the grueling training period... there are many ways we can make the most out of working over the Holidays:

1.  I would rather be working than be sick in the Hospital. Remember your patients- they are probably depressed and miserable. If you have a few minutes, do something outside of your comfort zone. One Christmas, I took my dinner into a patient room and enjoyed a nice meal and conversation by their bedside. It was the highlight of my day

2. The hospital holiday meals are actually really good. Much better than my cooking, at least!

3. If you have kids, and have a few minutes to spare, have them visit you in the hospital! It'll be a nice change of pace

4. Gather some co-workers together and while on rounds, try some caroling by bedside. Super fun!!

In other news, happy belated Thanksgiving!! This was our Turkey, made by mama Chen and stuffed with sticky rice with Chinese Sausages

And can't forget the outfit of the day! Brought to you by SuperDry

Coat: Superdry
Watch: Daniel Wellington
Bracelet: Chloe and Isabel
Jeans: AG
Shoes: Toms


How was your Thanksgiving??
How do you handle Holiday coverage, and making the most out of working through the holidays?

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