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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cha-cha-cha-changes!

FYI we're still alive.  I haven't read anyone's blog in weeks.  I feel so out of the loop.

Here's the highlight reel of our lives right now:

Jeff takes his written boards tomorrow (Thursday)!  He's been studying from 6am-midnight every day since he finished residency.  I'm ready to have my husband back.  In other news, I haven't had any help packing up our apartment, so that has been fun.

I finished teaching my summer school class a week and a half ago.  I am so glad it's over.  It was so much more work than I anticipated.  Having to come up with a brand new lecture I've never presented before 5 days a week for 5 weeks straight was brutal.  I imagine once you've taught a particular class a few times it gets much easier.

I've gotten very comfortable not working in the lab for the past several months.  My first day as a post-doc on August 5th is going to be a wake-up call that I'm not sure I'm ready for.  I like this stay at home gig.  However, I imagine it would be a lot more fun with a disposable income.

Oh by the way, we are going to EUROPE.  I still can't believe it!  Who are we?!  Apparently we're people who go to Europe.  I never would have guessed it.  Yes, it's going to be expensive and yes we are still living on a "residency budget."  No, we haven't signed some lucrative contract since I've been away from blogland.  But at some point you just have to be like "F you residency, I do what I want!" And you realize this time between residency and fellowship may be your last chance for a long, long time to take more than a week of vacation.  And then you blow all your savings on a trip to Europe.  So that's how that happened.

Anyway, I'm currently accepting offers from people who want to come help us load up our UHaul truck at the end of July which just so happens to be the hottest part of the summer in New Orleans.  That should be fun.