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Category Archives: Mornings

Six Months

Six months is a long time.  For some things, that is. Like, “I’ve been waiting for my paperwork to go through for six months.”  That sort of time spent waiting … Continue reading

January 10, 2014 · 3 Comments

Over the Moon and Hanging with the Sun

Mr. Whine and I did not have the classic post-nuptial honeymoon we’d planned.  Quite shortly after we were married, I became suddenly and seriously ill, so any plans for travel … Continue reading

June 11, 2013 · 4 Comments

And I Won’t Come Down

I am exhausted – physically and emotionally. That is what absolute, unfiltered joy does to a person. Yesterday, in a room of my peers, sitting next to people I’d known … Continue reading

March 16, 2013 · 11 Comments

Sing It Solo

Mr. Whine has been the esteemed night float senior for the cardiology service this week.  (Read: Most often turfed to medicine resident in the hospital. ” Troponin?  You need to fix … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Good Conversations

“Well now, aren’t you a sweetheart?  How kind you look, how kind!  Look here, I have a very expensive box of chocolates I’d like you to have, you just look … Continue reading

January 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

You Know, It Makes Me Wanna….

YAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!! Ms. Mullberry Whine has just finished her LAST RESIDENCY INTERVIEW. Seriously. Seriously. SERIOUSLY. Singing (in the elevator) and shouting (into the hotel-room pillow) and celebrating (with chocolate, almonds, and … Continue reading

January 18, 2013 · 17 Comments

Softball

“With the controlling medications we have today, the life expectancy for someone with HIV is actually longer than for most people with diabetes…  And the infectious disease people here are … Continue reading

January 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sing It Study-time

I do so enjoy the incomparable sound of Mr. Ray Charles. I also enjoyed the state of Georgia in the time my family was stationed there, during my early childhood. … Continue reading

September 30, 2012 · 2 Comments

Favorite Two Elephants in the Room

While The King of the Whines is pleasantly trumpeting a soft warm light, this little guy – the second of Thimbleberry’s Babar inspired birthday gifts – serves up the best tea … Continue reading

September 28, 2012 · 6 Comments

Till I’m Not

“Do you live here in RadCity?” “No, I live in SouthBurbs – but it’s only a 15 min drive to here.” “Oh, that’s convenient.  Who do you live with?” “My … Continue reading

September 24, 2012 · 8 Comments

Sing It Sunday

One of the local, independent music stations here plays five newly released music tracks each Friday, asking listeners to either call in or hop online and vote via Facebook for … Continue reading

September 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Favorite Elephant in the Room

I have one sibling, a sister, the lovely Thimbleberry.  I used to be the older sister, the one with the job, just rolling in the dough – the sugar sister, … Continue reading

September 21, 2012 · 14 Comments

All Systems Go

“Alright Mr. Jones, just a few more prying questions before I ask permission to examine you.  We call it the ‘review of systems’ – it’s a set of questions about … Continue reading

September 17, 2012 · 12 Comments

Power

“He’s getting pretty bad…we may have no choice but to intubate him soon,” the fellow circles a few values on the ABG and looks through the glass door at the … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · 9 Comments

Favorite Things Film

Whenever I do something clumsy (which is actually quite often)  – I may be heard to exclaim – “OH, DAY-VID!” – simply because of this movie. The AFI has listed this … Continue reading

August 31, 2012 · 4 Comments

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