Happy Monday! In planning my posts for this week, I decided to do a little bit something different today. Since it’s Monday and we are probably all just trying to power through the day, I thought I would share a funny post for today. I got this idea from my favorite character on Friends…Ross Geller. He is hilarious. He’s funnier than hilarious. I’m convinced he & I are the same person. Here’s a countdown of the five funniest Ross episodes in my opinion:

{FIVE} “I’m Fine”

Ross & Rachel…who can ever tell if they like each other or not? Some seasons they do, some seasons they don’t. Rachel ends up dating Joey after a long trip to Barbados for Ross’s paleontology conference. Ross invites his girlfriend Charlie, Rachel, and Joey over for a dinner party. Ross almost immediately drinks too much and starts acting super weird about Rachel and Joey. He starts bringing out food out of the oven without hot pads on his hands, and he’s just completely lost touch with reality at this point. He just keeps saying “I’m fine” over and over when he is clearly not fine.

{FOUR} “Teeth Whitening”

We’ve probably all whitened our teeth at some point, right? But Ross takes it to the next level. We are talking fluorescent teeth! Ross heads over to a date at a girl’s house and pretty much doesn’t talk the entire time. She tells him he is a good listener and he just keeps agreeing with his mouth closed. He then asks her to turn the lights down and for some odd reason she has black lights. You can pretty much guess…his teeth glow-in-the-dark and the girl is so weirded out.

{THREE} “Leather Pants”

The fact that this is the third funniest episode must mean that it was a hard decision. I have watched this clip so many times. Ross thinks he’s cool by wearing these super tight leather pants to a girl’s house for a date. He ends up getting super sweaty from the pants sticking to his legs and he thinks the pants have shrunk. He gets up to go to the bathroom to try to take them off for a little bit to get some relief from the sweat. He spends forever in the bathroom and the girl ends up getting weirded out. He asks her to turn the lights off, and she’s like NO! He tries to pull up the pants but they won’t come up. He decides to call Chandler for some help but Joey is the only one home. Joey proceeds to tell him to try some powder then some lotion and neither idea works. Ross ends up hitting himself in the face when trying to pull his pants up. It’s hilarious! He then has to come out of the bathroom with no pants on and a powder/lotion paste all over his legs.

{TWO} “Spray Tan”

This episode might be one of the main reasons I’m scared to get a spray tan. Not really, but kind of. Ross sees Monica’s spray tan and he decides he should get one. He goes to the spray tan place and the guy tells him the instructions…when the light blinks, close your eyes for the spray and when it stops count to five then turn around for it to spray your back. Well Mr. Analytical Ross decides to count 1-Mississippi, 2-Mississippi, and ends up getting his front side sprayed twice. He then goes back in to spray his back but there’s no light on the back wall so he starts freaking out and gets his front side sprayed two more times. At this point, he’s angry and leaves. He shows up at Monica’s apartment and they all make fun of him. He returns to a different spray tan place and the booth is set up differently. You’ll have to watch it but long story short he gets sprayed on his front side two more times. Poor Ross!

{ONE} “Pivot”

Y’all. I can barely even type this without laughing. Ross gets a new couch and wants to carry it up the narrow staircase to his apartment. He first enlists the help of Rachel, but they drop it over the railing. Rachel then wants to get Joey to help, but instead brings Chandler. They begin to carry the couch up the stairs, and Ross begins yelling “PIVOT” every 5 seconds. I think it must be so funny because his accent. And he’s being his usual bossy self. They’re all getting frustrated at this point and he says “PIVOT” one more time to which Chandler replies “shut up, shut up, SHUT UP”  and that’s when I lose it. It’s SO FUNNY. Later in the episode, he ends up sawing the couch in half and tries to return it.

I decided the easiest way for you to relive these episodes is to watch for yourself! I’ve created a playlist on YouTube:

I’m still dying laughing. These episodes will never get old. PLEASE can we have a FRIENDS reunion? 

I actually took a poll on my personal Facebook page, and all of these episodes were mentioned more than once by my friends. I usually watch an episode at night while I’m getting ready for bed, and I always gravitate to one of these if they’re on my DVR.


I want to hear from you:

-What is your favorite Ross episode?

-Was Ross your favorite character?


Have a good week! XO,

Rebekah

I cannot be the only one who is not exactly sure where 2016 went? And the Holidays? Where did they go? It’s almost as if I blinked my eyes and it was already 2017! That’s okay though, because I am going to embrace it. This year, I chose a word that I believe will be the basis of my 2017: FOCUS.

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According to dictionary.com, FOCUS is defined as “a central point, as of attraction, attention, or activity”. 

For me, I feel as if I’ve been sort of “going through the motions” for several years now. I was in school for SO long that I developed somewhat of a routine and I stuck to it. We are creatures of habit, and I am one of the world’s worst. I despise change. I LIVE FOR ROUTINE.

But is this always a good thing? I think it was Sunday at church when I really got to thinking. It almost just hit me like a ton of bricks. I stood there for a second and I was just like WOW. This is 2017, this is a new year, and this is a time for change.

I had written on Instagram that I wanted to take more time to stop and look around. As I was visiting the Oklahoma City Memorial on my mini vacation last weekend, I realized that so much life is happening around me. We aren’t guaranteed a single second of our lives. It could all be gone tomorrow, so this year I’m making an effort to FOCUS.

I want to FOCUS on the time at hand. I want to FOCUS on the specific patient I am helping at the time. I want to FOCUS on the meaningful relationships in my life. There are a four ways I want to achieve FOCUS:

*pray daily first thing in the morning & last thing of the day

*have at least 30 minutes of quiet time each day

*quit planning every second of every day

*rely less on my phone

I also wanted to share some other exciting news. 3 friends & I are starting “Whole 30” on Tuesday. We are meeting up on February 10th for a BFF weekend, so we will be on this eating plan for 30 days. I’m SUPER excited and went grocery shopping today. I’m ready to feel more energy and quit eating nasty fast food simply because it’s convenient. If any of you have done the Whole 30, please comment any tips/recipes below ;)

I hope you will join me this new year and FOCUS. Let me know what your resolutions and goals are for this year!

XO,

Rebekah

Hey y’all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I wanted to share something that has really been on my mind lately. If you don’t know me in real life, this will be news to you since I hadn’t shared it on the blog yet. About a year ago, my grandma was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Without going into too much detail, it is a form of dementia that causes mental decline over time. It gets worse with time and can be very frightening. I was contacted by Bay Alarm Medical to see if I would be willing to try out one of their alarm systems, and I felt like God really put it on my heart to share today’s post.

As you know, I graduated in May from pharmacy school. I took a job back home, so I have moved in with my grandparents for the time being. There are a lot of reasons for this, but I prayed a lot about it and I felt that it was what I should do. I’ve been a roller coaster of emotions since I moved in. Some days are easier than others. There have been days that I was scared that something might happen to my grandma. For the sake of the family, we needed reassurance that there was something that could be done. This is where Bay Alarm Medical comes in.

They sent me a kit to use in the home. This version requires a landline. Keep in mind that a different version available works with a cell phone. It came with several ways to get help. It came with a bracelet, necklace, a small button (can be wall-mounted), and a large button (great for desktop).

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For me, it was important that the buttons be placed where my grandma spends the most time. The small button was placed on the table by her la-z-boy and the large button was placed on her bedside table. Since the bracelet/necklace provide security on-the-go, I chose to place the buttons somewhere I thought she could access when sitting or laying down if need be.

It also came with a refrigerator magnet:

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This card is slipped inside the plastic refrigerator magnet and provides pertinent medical information about your family member. I know how important medications are, so it provides a nice area to put medications down. IMPORTANT: this card should be kept somewhere that is easy to find. This way, emergency medical personnel can easily find it and contact the person listed as the “emergency contact”.

I especially love this in-home kit, because if my grandma was to get down and need help while one of us is around, we can run to the nearest button and push it for help.

There are a lot of things my grandma cannot comprehend at this point. With the necklace or bracelet, she can understand that if she needs help, all she has to do is push the button. I really like that the small and large button have HELP written in large letters on a red background.

There is NO greater feeling than knowing my grandma is safe. The reassurance that Bay Alarm Medical provides is life-changing. I cannot thank them enough for making this transition a little easier.

Know this: if you know someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia, you are not alone. I want to be someone that you can talk to and share experiences with. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the disease or about the Bay Alarm Medical company & its products.

Thank you for reading!

XO,

Rebekah

Thanks to Bay Alarm Medical for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own.