I have a problem.
I’m stalking the mailbox. The mail man. The husband who maybe got to the mail before me at night.
For the past….oh, 8 weeks, I’ve been dying to know if I passed my Board Certification in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM). I sat for the exam on December 18th and I STILL don’t have my results. How, in today’s modern world, can I not get test results FROM A COMPUTERIZED EXAM more quickly, is beyond me. And then to snail mail the results? Seriously? Seriously? You almost can’t blame me for the stalking.
In the past 8 weeks, I’ve managed to completely forget every question I pondered over and over inside that noggin’ of mine. With each day, I have become less and less confident that I passed…even though I entered the testing center knowing that I had studied and prepared…and left feeling like I had done my best. It is what it is…but I think I passed.
I hope I don’t regret being candid with my hopes and beliefs of my passing the exam. Rather than secretly waiting and stalking, I’m bringing on words of positivity. Today…maybe….I’ll get the result because supposedly, they were being printed and mailed on Monday. Supposedly.
(Ahem, that letter should be over-nighted for the $600 exam fee, psh.)
Continue stalking. Continue thinking positively. Plan to make one of these babies when the results come – good or bad. The waiting has is well-deserving of at least one glass of sangria. And at least I’ll finally know and I can end this winter-long waiting game and emotional roller coaster.
Eight weeks…I deserve some Blood Orange Sangria. Plus, those beautiful blood oranges won’t be in season forever. Don’t delay…it’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Cheers!
Blood Orange Sangria from How Sweet It Is
6 blood oranges
1/2 cup sugar, for glass rimming
2 (750 ml) bottles pinot grigio
1 cup club soda
1/2 cup brandy
12 oz strawberries, sliced
1 apple, chopped
Zest one of the blood oranges and combine it with the sugar in a small bowl. Rub the sugar and zest together with your fingers until fragrant; set aside.
Juice four of the blood oranges, discarding any seeds or pith. Chop the remaining blood oranges into pieces.
In a large pitcher, combine the wine, brandy, blood orange juice, club soda, apples, strawberries, and blood oranges. Stir well to combine.
Place the orange sugar on a plate, then run an orange slice (or simply use water) around the rim of each glass. Dunk each glass rim in the sugar, coating well. Fill each glass with a few ice cubes, then the sangria and fruit.
Yield: 8 servings (each 10 ounces sangria + fruit)
Nutrition Information (per serving): 280 calories; 0.9 g. fat; 0 mg. cholesterol; 10 mg. sodium; 27.1 g. carbohydrate; 3.6 g. fiber; 1.0 g. protein
Result: Mmmm! This is not all that sweet….which I loved! This was easy to make and I love that you can prep it ahead of time for entertaining. Surely this is better in summer, but hey, that’s not when blood oranges are in season Enjoy!
TGIF! Who wants some sangria now? Bah. Work first.
P.S. I scored an awesome goal last night – woo!