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Monday, March 29, 2010

Stretching & growing

Things I've been learning lately....

the meaning of the word grace
the meaning of the offering of grace
the meaning of my name grace
feeling worthy of my name grace

being given forgiveness
being reminded of the cost of my forgiveness
being convicted of my need to have forgiveness
being convicted of my need to give forgiveness, freely, when I don't want to, and repeatedly

being honest
living for truth
expecting and showing truth
living in the present, in what is true and real

learning what is healthy
learning what my dreams are
learning to have the right perspective for those dreams
learning to keep my goals and dreams in check. in the present. in this day.

all of these things are happening for a reason
I am learning what I am learning now because I have asked to, God has heard me, and is teaching!
I am living in this season of life right now. just this one. Not any other.
my goals and dreams are for the future, not right now, and I revel in that.
learning that I need to be content with only maybe having a someday soon
learning that my someday soon, is just that, someday.
Not necessarily now. tomorrow. or soon, but someday
thanking God for his sovereignty in my life.
thanking God for this ever-changing perspective, moving towards a healthy, right mindset

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Week 1

Week 1: February 1-5

 At the end of my first week of my internship, I find myself excited for the future but also frustrated with my present situation. To begin my internship in Child Life at Children’s Hospital Central California, I have to complete various steps so that I can even be at the site. After contacting my site supervisor, she was finally able to put me in touch with the correct person to complete my initial paperwork and qualifications to be interning. This woman schedules the clinical orientations for those interning at the hospital (for nursing and Child Life). After sending her proof of all of my immunizations and my TB test, I discovered that I needed to complete a few more things. Needless to say, after many trips to the health center at school, I will be cleared soon to attend an orientation.
   However, after I found out last week that I cannot attend an orientation until the 19th (of February), I was quite upset. I feel frustrated as I wait to complete all of the necessary steps so that I can even be at my site. When I was at the hospital this week to turn in some papers, the woman in charge of orientation was quite firm and almost scolded me as she told me that until I had all of my immunizations completed and an updated TB test turned in, I was not even allowed to be talking to my site supervisor in any way or to be at the hospital. This was especially frustrating because she did not tell me I needed an updated TB test until after I had asked her. Therefore, after I had gone to the health center for the first time, I had to go back the very next day to get an updated test. Although I was taken aback by her harsh words, I quickly informed her that I have taken care of everything and I should be able to attend the soonest orientation.
In the end, although the initial stages of my internship have been frustrating, I am excited for what is to come. While at the hospital last week, my supervisor told me a little bit about the process of my internship and what areas of the hospital I will be involved in. I’m excited about eventually getting to work at my site and I’m eager to see what I have to share next week!

Week 8: March 22-27

   Once again, I experienced many new things at my site this week. On Wednesday I was in the oncology clinic again and was able to observe a few procedures with a Child Life Specialist (CLS). Every procedure is different, depending on the emotional state of the patient and their family. Some children are very quiet and calm, quiet and scared, or loudly scared, or loudly happy. One girl was very calm and excited to blow bubbles before she received her 'sleepy medicine'. Her dad held her while she became sedated, which seemed to make her and her parents more comfortable. The next patient was quiet and blew bubbles quickly as her mother talked for a long time with me. I think the mother may have needed someone to talk to calm herself down because she just kept talking without needing me to respond very often. Once again, the CLS I was observing told me that if we can calm patients (and their families) before a procedure, then they will wake up calmly and be more calm during procedures in the future. We talked again about a possible project and then I worked on some puzzles with some children. I also attended a long staff meeting on Wednesday. At this meeting, I simply observed and learned many new things. I learned some new things about how a Child Life program works together as a team, each fulfilling certain duties. I talked with my supervisor about my project and she gave me more direction for what I could work on. I hope to start working on my project soon both at my site and at home.
   On Friday, I observed a different CLS in a unit I had only been in a few times before. She explained that she only works with patients who she receives referrals for. Apparently, getting referrals from nurses (& etc.) can be a big problem for specialists. Another thing she pointed out was a referral requesting toys to be brought for a patient. She explained that it is frustrating to receive that request because any professional in the hospital can take toys to a child. However, a CLS uses play and toys in various ways to address a range of problems or questions a patient may have and a more specific referral is more helpful.
   I was also able to talk with this CLS about her background and education in CL. She explained that she attended a prestigious CL program for her master's degree and that she would be willing to talk more about further education goals with me. She encouraged me to become more educated in CL and to really start pursuing an internship position. Another exciting thing was when she offered to talk to the CL supervisor about possibly offering me a summer internship position. I wasn't even thinking I could do a CL internship without a degree (I'm graduating in the fall) so I found this news very exciting. I know at this point that I want to at least volunteer at the hospital once I complete my hours. Hours of volunteering are often required for internships but more than that, I really enjoy being with children at the hospital. And it wouldn't hurt to keep in contact with the CL program! In addition, I was very excited to hear that CL practicums are hard to find in California so my time at the hospital for my school internship will definitely help my resume! She also explained that I need to be more open to relocate for a position in CL because larger programs offer more training venues and larger cities typically employ more CLS at children's hospitals. I already knew some of the information she shared with me but I learned so much more. I'm excited to work with her again next week so I can continue learning about CL education, various CL programs, and becoming closer to completing some of my career objectives.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

He Alone is the one

A new song for a new day:

Hallelujah - Seven Stories Up

God of Heaven-
Glorious You reign on high
Great redeemer-
Lord we come to glorify
Here to sing of-
All the wonders You have done

Lift your voice
Sing this louder

Hallelujah to the king
To the name above all names
He alone
is the one who is worthy of all praise
Lift your voices, lift your hands
And in adoration sing
To the king returning

God of Heaven-
Glorious You reign on high
Great redeemer-
The Lord we come to glorify
Here to sing of
All the wonders you have done

Lift your voice
Sing this louder

Hallelujah to the king
To the name above all names
He alone who is worthy of all praise
Lift your voices, lift your hands
and in adoration sing
To the King returning

He's returning
(well) I know he's returning

Hallelujah to the king
To the name above all names
He alone is the one who is worthy of all praise
Lift your voices, lift your hands
And in adoration sing

Hallelujah to the king
To the name above all names
He alone is the one who is worthy of all praise
Lift your voices, lift your hands
And in adoration sing
To the king returning

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

At the present moment

I want it so badly
I want to want it for all the right reasons

I'm learning to recognize them
Learning to change my desires to God's
Learning that dying to self is a natural and necessary thing to do

I'm learning to shift my gaze to heaven
Learning to shift my goal on the right prize
I know my desires at the present moment are right, but still need more refining

I want to want the right things
I'm changing my standards, my goals
I'm taking the pride out of my heart
Replacing it with grace and mercy that covers all
Every imperfection, every imposing 'deal breaker'

A girl that is learning to love
Learning to love in a different way
Love is to offer grace willingly, not expecting anything in return- ever
To sacrifice who's 'right', letting arguments slip away

Living a life of love is hard though
Not easy like singing a song
Both make melodies and go out of tune
But that doesn't mean that it is wrong

Wanting something in this moment I don't know if I'll ever have
I'm hoping, believing, and asking
And trying to live life a different way

God help me with this process! Thank you for this song you gave to me :)

My heart, at the moment

I wanna be the one who knows everything about you
I wanna be the one who’s always on your mind
I wanna be the one to get all of your affection and attention
You’re the one that I’ve been waiting for, for all this time

And I can’t imagine anything, anything better than

Someday falling in love with you
Holding your hand
Making our plans all come true
Someday under a sky so blue
I’ll give you my heart
Our story will start
Someday soon

I wanna be the one who does everything with you
Watching stars, washing cars, taking walks, going to the store
I wanna be the one who gets to change her last name someday
To something that sounds something more like yours


Yeah I’ll be telling you I love you
On a picture perfect day
And those words inside my head
They sound like angels singing praise
It’s what I was made to say


Forever Love

You are my forever love
You are my forever love
You are my forever love
You are my forever love

From the bottom of my heart I'll sing to You
From the depths of who I am I love You
With everything inside I'll run to You
Cause all that I've become I owe to You

You are my forever love
You are my forever love
You are my forever love
You are my forever love

From the bottom of my heart I'll sing to You
From the depths of who I am I love You
With everything inside I'll run to You
Cause all that I've become I owe to You

You are my forever love
You are my forever love
You are my forever love
You are my forever love

Nothing in this world could ever separate us
I will love You more than anyone on earth
Nothing I desire could ever satisfy me the way that You do

From the bottom of my heart I'll sing to You
From the depths of who I am I love You
With everything inside I'll run to You
Cause all that I've become I owe to You

You are my forever love
You are my forever love
You are my forever love

God's Word = Comfort

I find comfort, hope, & faith in these verses. 

Romans 2:14-16(Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law, since they show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts now accusing, now even defending them.) This will take place on the day when God will judge men's secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares.

I don't ever want to forget the idea of every person having a conscience from God.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Week 7: March 15-20

  One thing I have realized lately is how much I am learning. Every day is another new and entirely different day. CL specialists have to be flexible and work with a very tentative schedule. This week I observed in the oncology clinic again which is where cancer patients receive outpatient care. On Wednesday I was able to observe three LP procedures. During a lumbar procedure, the patient is sedated while spinal fluid is drawn (a chemo treatment is usually given too). For the two younger patients, the CLS used distraction and breathing tools to help calm the patients before their procedure. The CLS simply talked quietly to the older patient and held her hands. At first it was hard to watch such little children having this procedure, but I quickly saw the necessity of the CLS for each patient. She kept telling me that if a child is calm before a procedure, then they are able to stay calm during the procedure and then wake up calmly.

  The ever-changing schedule in the oncology clinic allowed me to do many different things this week. She has also shown me different places in the hospital, telling me about the purpose of each area. We went to a tumor board where doctors discussed the history and diagnosis of a patient with germ cell tumors. It was really interesting to hear the medical process of treating patients. Also, I helped out in the playroom, working on puzzles with a patient. Another thing I enjoyed doing at the oncology clinic was making crafts with patients. We colored, cut, glued, and glittered. It is neat to be able to engage patients of different developmental stages in fun activities. The pace of the clinic is definitely different from a regular unit and we were able to talk a lot while waiting for patients. She explained the requirements and certification process CLS now have to go through to work in established hospitals. I'm really excited to hear how other established specialists got their start in the field of CL and was glad when the CLS shared her experience with me. We also talked about the role volunteers have at the hospital, helping patients when the CLS and medical staff cannot. Also, after talking to her about the clinic, I think that I may have a project to work on too! I'm excited to go back next week and put some longer hours in. Hopefully I can talk to my supervisor about visiting and observing in different areas of the hospital soon as well.

*To answer Lauren's question, I became interested in CL a few years ago. I met my current site supervisor through a mutual friend and talked her ear off about CL. I quickly realized that I wanted to go into CL instead of my original goal of nursing because my background and schooling fits the CL career far better than nursing. Although I sometimes wish I knew how to help patients medically, I know now that the role of the CLS is extremely helpful for patients. There are so many things children deal with at the hospital that can affect their physical situation that must be addressed too. Oops, I'm stepping off my CL soapbox now, but feel free to ask more questions!

Week 6: March 8-13

  A big thing my supervisor has been showing me is having to help patients who are emotionally reactive. When a child doesn't speak the same language, if they are delayed, or if they are fearful of adults then being at the hospital may be a scary experience. While it is easy for anyone to dismiss another person's fears by calling them "irrational," I feel that it is inappropriate to do so for children. In scary situations, children need to be allowed to express their fears. In tough situations, children need to be told that crying, screaming, and being afraid are natural and 'okay.'

 Another thing that I have had to deal with personally are my own hesitations I have while at the hospital. Sometimes being in a hospital can be a scary thing because of the various codes given over the intercom, language barriers, and the seriousness of medical problems all bring their own amounts of anxiety. Working in the medical field involves everything from life to death. Patients die, parents grieve, and their nurses and medical caregivers must cope with such losses. One example of a moment of anxiety occurred this week while I was walking down to a lower floor to meet up with the specialist I was observing. Before I reached the stairwell, I heard noises and lights going off in one unit. A 'code blue' was quickly called and as I continued to walk down the stairs, numerous doctors, specialists, and nurses ran up the stairs towards the patients' room. Sometimes it is hard to hear codes because it usually means that a patient has stopped breathing or has other life-threatening problems.

 Other things include seeing an 8-month old child in the oncology clinic receiving a weekly chemotherapy treatment. One little 9-month old had SMA (small muscle atrophy) and the CL (Child Life) specialists were amazed he was still alive. Apparently SMA and CF (cystic fibrosis) patients usually die very young. Also, in DNR (do not resuscitate) meetings, parents must decide whether or not to keep their children on life support even after they code. I can't imagine having to decide whether or not to keep your loved one alive even after they cannot live without the support of machines. Seeing kids so young that are so sick or dying is sad and somewhat depressing. However, I really enjoy being involved in the emotional part of their healing process. I knew it might happen at one time and just last week, I heard a little girl tell her mom in a quiet voice that her friend was going home. Her mom commented, "Isn't that nice for him?" The girl replied, "but I want to go home! It would be more fun if it was me going home- not just him." I was glad that she had her mom to help her deal with her emotions, but sometimes it is the job of the CL specialist to help patients and families cope with overwhelming emotions. Sometimes parents become overwhelmed by the severity of their childs' situation and are not able to help their children adequately.

  Therefore, at the same time that all of these things make me hesitant to enter into such an intense environment as a profession, they have fueled my desire to enter into the field of Child Life. If everyone felt anxious, overwhelmed, and scared by this intense profession, then children and their families will suffer. Sometimes I have to remind myself that while few things strongly scare me in a hospital, those same things, and many others scare children, which have harmful benefits in their healing process. I feel that I have a fitting personality and life experience to aid children and their families in their process of being hospital patients, some with light or serious health problems.

  For instance, I am minoring in communicative disorders (deaf studies) so I know American Sign Language. A deaf patient was admitted a few weeks ago but not many people in the CL department know how to sign. (Actually only my supervisor and myself know ASL.)  My supervisor had me talk with the patient and get to know her. When I went back a few days later, I was able to talk with her again, and I hung out with her a lot yesterday. Nurses and doctors are somewhat impatient with children sometimes (even without language barriers) so I was glad I could explain to her what was going on. Then on Friday, I was able to interpret for some CL workers, explaining the games we were playing and allowing them to carry on a conversation. At first I was really frustrated because I kept making mistakes, but then I slowly warmed up and started remembering things. She kept laughing at my mistakes so it was fun to joke with her and relate to her. When grown adults approached our signing as a strange thing, I began to realize how isolated she was. (It was a little strange when other patients became curious and stared at us signing though!) At times I felt badly for her because she was so isolated in a profoundly hearing environment, but then we became closer as we played games together. I was pleasantly surprised to have such a unique skill to share as a CL student, and I hope to see her next week and continue our friendship if she is still there. In the end, I have definitely learned that I cannot allow children to be treated passively so I am constantly feeling stronger about becoming an ally for them and becoming a Child Life specialist.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

tick tock Tick Tock TICK TOCK TICK TICK

My clock is keeping me awake at night.

How ironic.

I know.

I know.

The clocks I have had the past year died and I finally replaced my wall clock with a big, shiny, navy blue preppy clock that was surprisingly inexpensive.

But don't let inexpensive shelf prices deceive you like I did.
That darn thing is Not quiet.

I really only noticed the sound my old one made when the hands would get caught.
(which happened all.the.time.)
But this new one?

I hear it while I get in bed.
I hear it as I try in vain to fall asleep.
I hear it when I wake up in the middle of the night for no reason. ugh.
I hear it when I'm trying to wake up in the morning.
I hear it everywhere!............................well not quite.
But honestly, I do hear that thing a ton.
I just don't get why a store I love so much would deceive me with such a cute, little viciously ticking clock!

Done with my rant. Thank you for abliging me.
And to answer your obvious question, Yes, I will be returning my clock (from vicious ticking land) and as quickly as I can.

Monday, March 8, 2010


My soul, my heart, and my mind have been
resonating with this song the past few weeks.

How great the Father's love for us
how vast beyond all measure
that He should give His only son
to make a wretch his treasure

How great the pain of searing loss
the Father turns his face away
His wounds which the chosen one
bring many sons to glory

Behold the man upon the cross
My sins upon his shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished

I will not boast in anything
no gifts, no power, no wisdom
but I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection

What should I gain from his reward
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Week 5: March 1-5

. In my second full week at my internship, I am finding my confidence and my knowledge of Child Life growing in leaps and bounds. As I may have explained before, although I am completing the internship requirement for State, I am only considered a student at the hospital, and not an actual CL intern. At first I was a little frustrated that this limits what I am able to do at the hospital, but now I know that I am in the right position. After slowing becoming acclimated to the many aspects of the hospital and CL, I realize that having the position of a student who may only observe and may not get as "hands on" is okay. There is definitely a lot to learn and a lot to know about the profession. By asking more questions and keeping my ears open, I have finally learned the meaning of some crucial terms such as patients with NPO, RSV, contact/droplet (many patients have that), and 'appy's (appendicitis). Although I was a little overwhelmed at first, I am learning as I go and becoming more confident and comfortable.

. Another large part of building my confidence depended on becoming familiar with the medical staff. It seems like every time I am at the hospital I meet someone new! As the nurses and various other medical professionals are becoming more familiar with my face, I have found it easier to work alongside my supervisor. A few times this week a few nurses even talked directly to me which may seem weird to mention, but because of the hierarchy of a hospital (surgeons, doctors, np's, nurses, specialists, and eventually CL specialists & etc.), it is very encouraging to me. I knew from job shadowing that dealing with attitudes from this hierarchy is a somewhat frustrating part of a CL specialists job, but each positive experience I have alleviates my doubts. Although some people obviously do not like the CL workers, one nurse initiated a conversation with me without even questioning my status as a student or waiting for my supervisor to join me. Patients and their parents also appreciate the work of the CL department and I am now very willing to be an advocate for CL programs and their many benefits.

. Over time, as my supervisor notices my growing confidence and knowledge, she allows me to do more things and initiate more activities. This week I read more literature about CL, retrieved necessary toys and distraction tools, and was able to sit in on a procedural teaching lesson. Each new day brings more opportunities and drastically different experiences. On Wednesday I helped out in the classroom for a few hours, working on reading, math, and logic with some patients (yes, they do still have to go to school! -especially if they are at the hospital for an extended period). I have escorted patients to their rooms, ran to retrieve items from other departments, and have gone on rounds in other floors.

. Also, each day I am asked to interact more with patients which is exciting because I get to develop my skills as a student and also because merely observing can be a little mundane. Next week I am going to be working with a different specialist and I am excited about the new opportunities. However, I do not know exactly what to expect because I will be in the oncology clinic, a department I have never visited. Needless to say, next week will definitely be interesting!

One Hundred

For my one hundredth post, I thought I would spice things up a little!

Here is a list of some favorite songs:
Something Beautiful- Needtobreathe
The Kingdom- Bethany Dillon
Glory to God by a worship leader at church- awesome, awesome song!
Hello Seattle- Owl City
Hey Soul Sister- Train
Take Me As I Am- FM Static
Alive Again- Matt Maher
Forever Love- Francesca Battistelli
On and On- Chason
Stand For You- Jonny Diaz
Live Like We're Dying- Kris Allen
Tik Tok- Key$ha
Whatcha Say- Jason Derulo
Listen Up- Brandon Heath
No Not One- Brandon Heath
Hallelujah- Tenth Avenue North
Yahweh- Hillsong
Let the Waters Rise- Mikeschair
Hallelujah- Mikeschair
Safe- Britt Nicole
Hanging On- Britt Nicole
Have Your Way- Britt Nicole
Corner- Allie Moss
The Chain [Live From Webster Hall]- Ingrid Michaelson
Winter Song- Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson
Folding Chair Regina Spektor
I Want It All- HSM#3
Oklahoma!- orig. Broadway cast

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Freckles & Jellyfish

Thank you God
for taking me to the end of myself and replacing me with you.

It's fun to teach kids things.
It's always the little things in life that are brought up when you babysit.
You know, the small things that fall by the wayside. Things like freckles and if jellyfish have legs.
(And why I even thought these were important things to learn I'm not so sure.)

Case in point:
"These are freckles. See? I have a lot!" as I point to the many freckles I have.
followed by a long contemplative look and his bitty 2-year old hand slowly moves to point to my freckles.
"Yep, lots of freckles! But that's not a freckle."
"No freckle. Owie." (puts hand in my face to show me)


"What are these?"
"No, it is an animal. Can you tell me which animal it is?"
silence -crickets chirp- looks confused
"This animal is called a jellyfish. Can you say jellyfish?"
"Yes, jellyfish. Do jellyfish have legs? Do they have feet that they walk with?"
"Jellyfish walk. They go everywhere. They always going." (& 2 more minutes of made-up info about jellyfish)
"I don't think jellyfish have legs. Let's look."
I point to one.
We look.
"Do jellyfish have legs?" (point to my legs)
Long-drawn out, "Noo.o.o.o....."
"You're right. Jellyfish don't have legs. They don't walk. How do they move?"
deer-in-the-headlights look, again
"Where do jellyfish live? On the land or in the water?"
Interrupts quickly- "water! In da ocean!"
"You're right. Jellyfish live in the water. They swim and wiggle around because they don't have legs."

or random thoughts kids have that they just have to tell you:
As we're sitting on the couch watching some little kid train show,
the three-year old says, "Sometimes mom pops our toes."
was all I said, but not all I was thinking. That was more like, 'Why are you telling me this?' and
'You're so strangely random that it's super cute!'

or when I asked the three-year old how old he was,
he said, "I'm four." (followed quickly by:) "No I'm three and a half!"
And then when I said, "You're three and a half? You're a big boy!"
And he quickly said, "I'm three."

embellish much? Ohmagosh! So stinkin cute!
And of course, all of this was said while his two-year old brother was going 'potty'
and I had to remind him to hold his peepee down.
Hahahaha. I seriously wanted to videotape some of our conversations that night.
They were that random.

or when you do something you see on a show or in a book with kids and they get super excited and hyper about it. Case in point: when we saw a bouncy ball on the Mickey show, I said, 'bounce, bounce, bounce' as the ball bounced in the show (which made the boys turn and stare at me like I had three heads).
But then when I realized we were all getting restless, I suggested we bounce like the bouncy ball (hey, it was a boring show for me. And I like to make things interesting/relevant for 2 & 3-year olds which I surprisingly have experience with now.)
So anyways, we got up and started bouncing, each in our own different way. I started jumping and hopping around a lot, while the three year old bounced around like he just had a hit of speed, and the two year old was bopping away (somewhere between jumping and trying to move around at the same time- when he moved he had to stop jumping and then when he jump and tried to move he couldn't do it- oh so cute). So after 'bouncing' for awhile, I started getting tired and a tiny bit bored (I'm not as easily enthralled by such a glorious activity as the boys were:). After suggesting we bounce to the kitchen, and then to the rug, and then to the couches, and then to the bedrooms, I was kind of bounced out.

And they remembered, even a week later. After one got bored, they would start bouncing and say, 'Bounce!'
And then when they were all ready for bed, the oldest said/shrieked, 'Let's bounce! Bounce!' and started hopping away. Almost stopping him, I then realized it might help him to move before getting in bed (sort of a shake your wiggles out thing). And boy did he move!
When I told their parents what had happened, they smiled and said, 'Yeah, it's like he's on speed when he gets ready for bed. He gets so wound up.' Thank goodness, I thought it was me:)

or when a bitty kid clings to you when they are freaked out & super scared.
Like when they see an imaginary bug right after they pee and they hold onto you so tightly you have to pick them up nudie butt and all and try to figure out what happened.
And after asking 'what happened? What is it Mackie?' at least four times, he says "bg." (which you somehow deduce means bug).
And then you tell him over and over again 'it's okay. It's gone! That bug flew away!' and then make up a story that the already embellishment-happy older brother says about 'smacking' the bug and making him go away (his word not mine- must have heard that one from someone though).
Oh man, it's moments like those.

Thanks for those moments God!
Go away cumulonimbus clouds!

*I literally stuck my head outside and said "Go away!"

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Don't know why but I just love this comic!
A part of me resonates with this humor so much :)


Bell pepper + olive oil + italian seasoning + (s&p + teensy bit of sugar)
Premade: Pasta + olive oil + pepper

Ohmygoodness. So good!
Saute peppers about 5 min. (depending on how much used)
Add spinach for 1/2 min.
Add precooked pasta
Italian Blend Cheese optional topping.