Sunday, February 28, 2010

Almost to Spring Break

Less than 1 week and 2 exams stand between me and spring break. Both exams mark the final exam for 2 classes, and 2 steps closer to the end of 3rd year. Last weekend, the weather was temporarily warm and Matt and Spokane and I played outside. It felt rejuvenating. This past week I spent very little time in the classroom. I was productive in catching up on some lectures and preparing for my exams this coming week.

I also organized my last Pfizer event as a student representative. Somehow I pulled off a spectacular pain management wetlab Friday evening. Everyone who attended seems to have greatly enjoyed the lab, and I was happy to have my last event be more than just another lunch time meeting. For those of you readers not in vet school yet, you will know what I mean soon enough.

I did a little more planning for my elective externship block in China. I received $1500 toward my trip from the school and purchased additional health and evacuation insurance. I plan to purchase my plane ticket over spring break and my VISA in early May.

All in all things are coming together. Matt and I picked out some new floors to repair the house that I absolutely love, and our trip to the Grand Tetons is one week away. I found someone to watch the pup while we are away and should get to some friends and family albeit briefly when we return to DC.

Here's hoping the hemolymphatic final exam goes as well as the midterm and I can pull off a passing grade for my pass fail advanced imaging elective, which I have not even started studying for just yet.

After spring break, we will only have 6 weeks of classes left. Exiting. More importantly I hope warmer weather awaits.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

3rd Year Winter Blues, Spring Break in Sight.

Well 4 exams behind me and no more exams for 2 weeks. It feels relaxing. The long days of sitting in class are also behind me, thankfully. So far so good this semester, but vet school is losing its' novelty. I know what I need to do and how to do it, but I am ready for the challenge of the clinic. Despite my blah attitude, I decided I should just sit back and enjoy the last semester in the classroom, where I have time off during the day and my own flexible schedule. The weather, however, is not cooperating. With the snow still piled high and arctic temperatures 20 degrees below normal its hard to enjoy my time.

I hope for winter to pass and a lovely spring to replace it. Spring break in 2 weeks off to the Grand Tetons. Hopefully it will be relaxing, fun and not too cold. In the meantime we have been challenged with sever water damage to the house due to ice and snow in our gutters, Spokane having no temperature too cold for her, and crossfit workouts.

As always I am keeping busy despite the wind trying to blow me over.