Weekending: casting workshop and date nights!

Monday, April 25, 2016


This weekend was filled with equal parts work and fun. As a PA I have to get a good amount of continuing education hours each year so I decided to attend a casting workshop about 2 hours from home. Since work was paying for everything including hotel and food, hubs and I decided to make a fun weekend out of it. We headed out of town Friday after work and stopped at our favorite mall for shopping and dinner at the spot we had our very first date. Our meal was amazing as always and I scored some cute pieces from Anthropolgie including this adorable kimono that I'm obsessed with. Because my shots for IVF must be given at the same time each night, I had no choice but to do Friday night's shot in the restaurant bathroom. That was interesting…


Saturday I had to be up early for the workshop. Though it isn't ideal to spend your entire weekend in a continuing ed course, it was actually really fun and informative. Most orthopedic PA's don't do their own casting but I want to put every cast on my patients by myself so it was great learning new techniques and tricks to make the most effective (and aesthetically pleasing) casts! While I was working, hubs met up with some of his former teammates and best friends that live in the area. I was so glad he got to catch up with them!


Saturday night we headed to a different mall for more shopping. I indulged a little too much buttttt I deserved it right?!? ;) We had dinner at the best steak house in the area (hello, my work was paying so I was treating myself to a darn good meal). It was SO yummy and I was in a serious food coma. Then it was back to the hotel for my first night of stims! More on this to come but basically I started 3 shots a night to grow my follicles/ovaries huge. We are really in the thick of IVF and I am equal parts excited and scared shitless (sorry for the language mom).


Sunday was spent at the workshop then driving 2 hours home and prepping for the week ahead. Why do weekends have to fly by?? I'm not ready for Monday!

28 comments :

  1. Continuing to pray for you Owen! So glad you got to get away and have at least a little fun this weekend. And dinner/hotels/dates paid for by work are the best!!!

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  2. Go you guys for making a fun weekend of it all! I know it's an equal mix of excitement and scared but you're a rock star! And you have so many people rooting you on from all over, including this girl up in VA!

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  3. What a fun weekend! Shopping always helps when you have to do a some work over the weekend. Hoping the next steps are working for you guys - fingers crossed!

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  4. Oh my gosh, when you said casting, I didn't think literally putting a cast on someone. How hysterical! Thinking & praying of you and your IVF journey! ~Hannah (www.HannahAtHomeBlog.com)

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  5. So nice that you got to bring your husband along - I love doing that on work trips! Good luck as you continue with IVF!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  6. Looks like a fun weekend even with the continued education! And prayers as you continue this IVF journey!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  7. seriously this weekend def flew by! look at you mixing work with fun though! the best kinds bc so productive. i had to do a double take when i saw your snap with the arm cast though i'm not gonna lie haha. i was like what happened! hope you have a good week girly

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. So awesome that you guys make a weekend getaway out of your continuing ed and being in a food coma is totally deserved after spending the day in casts! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Ugh I'm not ready for Monday either. The weekends go by WAY too fast! So glad you guys had a good weekend despite having to do some continuing ed! You definitely deserve to indulge a little, especially being such a trooper with all of those shots! Your snaps definitely looked painful! Happy Monday girl! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. Saw that pic over the weekend on insta.. I wish you guys so much luck and love the positive vibes! Happy Monday! Xo

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  11. What a fun weekend!! Saw y'all went to the angus barn - it's the best!! During Christmas, they make gingerbread men that you get on the way out and they're SO GOOD! Glad y'all got to get away for a little, even though you had workshops! Good luck with the shots - they look intense!

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  12. Such a fun weekend! Good food, shopping and learning sounds like a good mix!

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  13. This sounds like such a fun weekend - and that steak dinner - yum! Great choice!

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  14. I love that you got to mix work with fun! So glad you got a getaway with the hubs :)

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  15. Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

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  16. That sounds like a fun weekend and a nice little getaway with your husband! (And um, is there ever such a thing as too much shopping?! Ha!)

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  17. Good luck with the IVF! And good for you for learning to do your own casting.

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  18. That's good you enjoyed the workshop! Working on the weeekend or taking classes is never the best case so I'm glad you were able to make some fun with it!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  19. Love that kimono you are going to live in it. That is so fun you learned how to cast, I don't think I ever learned that along the way and now you can totally sympathize with your patients. I really love how honest you've been with the whole IVF process. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Seriously btw that first picture, the most gorgeous couple ever.

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  20. Good luck with stims! Two of my best friends did IVF for their kids so I know it's a long road but I love how optimistic and open you're being! I think more people need to talk about it so more people are aware of how hard it really is. Looks like you had fun casting, I loved when I broke my arm in 5th grade and got a cast ;)

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  21. I think it's amazing that you want to cast your patients yourself. You sound like such a dedicated care professional

    -makingrestorations.blogspot.com

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  22. Ahh this reminds me of our casting workshop in PA school which was SO fun! However... I'd happily let the cast techs do it :) Glad you got to make a fun little weekend out of it and you definitely deserve to treat yourself! I've been guilty of that too with stocking up for the wedding and honeymoon... oops!!

    xo, Kristina

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  23. You two are just like ridiculously adorable together. Seriously. Good luck with the IVF. I hope it works for you!

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  24. Sounds like you got some great dinners out of this weekend! And it's so sweet that you went back to your first date location!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

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  25. I am so glad the hubby was able to be with you this weekend so you could make a "vacation" out of your training! Praying for you as you continue your journey. Xo, Stephanie

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  26. Such a fun time! I loved seeing your snaps from the workshop and Angus Barn! And you guys are rock stars! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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