Thursday, January 31, 2008
What was even more interesting, was the 3-fold fashion show!
1. Mommy fashions
2. Baby fashions.
3. Stroller fashions.
I was seriously shocked by the diversity and intensity of some of these strollers - it was crazy.
One more thing - there must be something special in the water in Yaletown because these women looked WAY too skinny to have just had babies! It was ridiculous!
However, I am trying to convert to my new student ways and adapt the student uniform (in my program that consists of yoga pants and sweat shirts for the most part). Yesterday I wore what my friend Heidi calls my Sporty Spice outfit (jeans, running shoes, cute little sweatshirt). And of course, yesterday was the ONE day that I actually needed to dress up! I had remembere that I was going to a pre-natal class and that I wouldn't be home until late, but I had completely forgotten that I was supposed to look nice!
Of course it happens on the day where I dress totally casual, and not on a normal clothing day for me :)
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I will admit it was a bit weird to teach these women about breast feeding since I do not even have children, but I'm sure that I will get used to it.
This week I don't get to go to the hospital :( because I'm doing community maternity work. It should be good, but not as much fun as the hospital. But when I go back the next week, I get to spend the day in labor and delivery, plus I will hopefully get to see a c-section.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The first part of my semester I'm doing Maternity and then after spring break I will swith to Pediatrics. I'm very excited for both of these! For maternity I got an incredible placement - BC Women's Hospital! And to sweeten the deal, my instructor is INCREDIBLE!!! We spent the day in class with her today and I was blown away by her amazing teaching style, passion and understanding. We have our first day in the hospital tomorrow and I can't wait!
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
When we first walked in there were about 10 people there all standing around, talking and drinking beer. They started cheering when we walked in and called out welcomes to the "newcomers". The owner chatted with us for a few minutes, poured us some really good beers and even came by our table to chat for a bit. We saw a trophy saying it has won the Smallest Pub in America award for 4 years. The trophy said that it was only 460 square feet!
We will definitely be going back though - for $3.50 for a pint, how could we not? :)
Friday, January 04, 2008
Total sidenote, but I found out that you can post pictures directly from Picassa to your blogger account. So much faster!!
Happy New Year everyone!
The beautiful jewelry box Phil gave me. I also got a thermarest and a bunch of stuff to keep me warm when we go camping :)
This is the wine decanter and aerator that I got for Phil. It looks so cool when you use it and it makes the wine taste lovely without having to let it sit out and breath for half an hour.
Here is Peter trying to lift a heavy gift.
One of their clients started going nuts and putting through hundreds of orders every day! It's great for business, but it also meant some very long hours. Couple that with the plans that we had every single night of the week, and my first week "off" was crazy!
But then Christmas came and I did get to relax!
Most of the guests were staying at the hotel, including us. It was so nice to just be able to walk downstairs. The reception had amazing food, funny speeches, and great dancing. Such a great night!!!
Congratulations again Lisa and Rick! And thanks for the great party!
Getting ready all together is always fun, but there is an added benefit - you end up looking really hot!!! So off we went to Sanafir for dinner. The food was good, but overpriced. Oh well. At this point we started making Lisa do some of the things from the "list" that we had made for her. The best was getting a couple of guys to sing happy birthday to her.
Unfortunately, Lisa was a bit under the weather after all this and ended up going back to the hotel for a rest. Since she assured us that she would be back soon, the rest of us headed on to Republic. We actually had an escort bring us! It was really weird. Since we had reservations at the club, they sent one of their staff to pick us up at the restaurant and walk us over.
Although the club is normally very fun, being there at 9:30 meant that it was quite empty. We sat around for a bit, but finally went back to the hotel where Lisa was OUT!!! We went downstairs to just hang out and 20 minutes later Lisa shows up ready to go back out!!! Several of us were simply too tired by that point and declined, but the rest of them went out until 3 am!
Of course we had brunch the next morning too :)