news since last i updated:
-surgery ended well... as well as expected. i was incredibly burnt out physically and emotionally, but i think the shelf exam went ok. i was glad to spend the last few weeks at children's... people who take care of sick kids just seem a little easier to deal with?
-one of the last few weeks of surgery i got a new phone -- a droid eris. it's a smartphone, which is a new thing for me! i'm still getting used to its touch screen, but i really like it.
-got two whole weeks off for the holidays (!) it was beautiful. henry and i travelled up to nashville for my little sister's college graduation, then we spent the first week celebrating christmas with our families in birmingham. i spent those few days off before christmas doing shopping, wrapping, house-cleaning, and baking. i tried my hand at gingerbread cookies this year, and they turned out great!
-spent the week between christmas and the new year in philadelphia visiting extended family. i love cold weather, cheesesteaks, big cities, and of course my family. henry got to meet a few of my relatives he had never met. we were also able to meet up with a childhood friend of henry's/med school classmate of mine who is a first year resident in Philly. we explored downtown a little, ate a LOT, and rang in the new year with a bunch of my cousins and pictionary. all-in-all a fun way to spend break!
-started pediatrics on monday. went into it thinking i was going to love it. i don't hate it... but i definitely don't see it being the fit for me. shocking, eh? it has really surprised me, actually, especially since this is what i've told everyone i'm interested in. i'll talk more about this in the future, but i guess this is what third year of medical school is all about.
.... over and out! more soon.