Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Hey y'all. So much to catch up on. I have good (great) news & I have bad news. Which do you want first?? Ok good news first...I passed my boards!!!!! Hip Hip Hooray!! I'm officially Christina, RN. Thank goodness. Lots of prayers later, I did it. I really couldn't be happier. "New Grad orientation" begins next week then the following week I'm on the floor with my AMAZING preceptor. I'm super nervous about being officially responsible for other people's lives but I'm also so grateful that I've made it.

Ready for the bad news?? BFdeLuxe is leaving :( While I'm bringing home the hard earned bacon, he will be here...

Yes that's right...BF is going to Sparta, Greece for not one but two whole months. WHAT?!? Does anyone else besides me see something wrong with this?!? Ok fine, I'm bitter. But I think I can be. In all fairness, BF will not be laying out on a beach chair everyday for two months. His family has many, many acres of land filled with olive trees in the southern coast of Greece. These aren't just regular ol' olive trees. They are planted in the SAND. As you probably know, sand is one of the best filtration systems in nature; So basically, there olive oil is as "extra virgin" as you can get. And let me tell you, it's AMAZING!!!

Bf's family have recently (in the past year) started importing this heavenly oil to the United States after placing 2nd in an international olive oil competition that took place in California. SECOND PLACE!!! I'm pretty certain this year they'll get first. I have no doubt. And please, don't think I'm saying this as a biased opinion. For many months, I bickered with BF about how "olive oil is olive's all the same". But let me tell you, it's not. Not even close!!! Don't take my word for it, try it yourself. Currently they have stores carrying their product all around Virginia and parts of Maryland, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Best part- it's on tap!!!! This means you're always guaranteed to get FRESH olive oil...not something that has been bottled up and sitting on the shelf for Lord knows how many months.

If you love to cook and are passionate about quality products, I really hope you'll give this olive oil a try. I assure you it's the best one you've had. And it's completely pure, first cold pressed, and straight form the source. No mixing of different nasty oils here!! I think their webpage is just about finished, here it is!!!

(if it isn't up yet, PLEASE check back....)

Point of the blog is that BF is going to Greece to help his father with the gathering & processing of the oil. It takes SO much work. I'm hoping that with a little encouragement & positive comments on here from YOU, my awesome readers, he will agree to be a "guest blogger" and post some pics & stories of his trip.

I'm going to be so bummed here without BF but I'm hoping you all will keep me company. Now that i'm DONE DONE DONE with studying (well, at least until I start school again next summer) I will have plenty of time on my hands to cook & bake & post. I don't know how many of you actually read this blog because only 5 are actually followers...but I hope you know how much I enjoy doing this & how much I appreciate you all taking time to read my posts. Leave me messages & keep me company...61 days to go until BF returns. Let the countdown begin.

XOXO, Christina.


  1. Congrats on passing your boards! That's so exciting and such a relief I'm sure. I can't believe your BF is leaving for so long but I for one would love to hear about his time in Greece :)

  2. Thanks, Christina!!! I'm so happy that now I can read nursing stuff because I want to...NOT because I have to. And I knowww, I can't believe BF is gone too. I just said bye to him and it was so awful :( Don't worry...he will keep us all posted on his time there in Greece.


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