Monday, July 18, 2011

A typical Sunday evening

Just got done going over my calendar for the next week and making my to-do list. (Nothing in my life would happen without either of those things. did that sentence just make sense?)
So. It's a pretty full week. Like crazy busy. So much so that I'm feeling a little overwhelmed at the moment, wondering how I'm going to get it all done, make it all happen. But it's hard to get any sympathy from the husband when 95% of those things on the calendar revolve around the social lives of my kids...and ok, me : ) Yeah, we're livin' the life.

And did I mention that soon we head to Newport Beach for a week? WITH Paul!?! That fact alone makes me smile : ) We're not even going to know what to do with him...

Anyways. It's not the social events themselves that are the problem - it's the stuff in between. I guess what I'm saying is wouldn't it be awesome if my only job was to entertain my kids? Now I just need someone to cook, clean, run errands, do laundry, and grocery shop for me. Oh yeah and exercise for me. On second thought, just take care of my kids while I do that one myself...

Or...I guess we could always cut out a few of the events on our social calendar. But where's the fun in that??

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Residency will do that to you

I think I need to change my blogger picture. The one that shows up by my name when I leave comments and such? It was taken 3 years ago, at the beginning of residency. Not all that long ago but I swear it doesn't even look like me. I've aged. Residency will do that to you. (Paul now has gray hairs, which he thinks is awesome).

The other day I was feeling like one more year of residency is one year too long. But then I ask myself, how much are things really going to change?? It's true that anesthesia is not the worst residency out there, by any means. But Paul puts a lot into it. Arriving (super) early, staying late, studying at home, reading up on his cases each night, research projects, moonlighting. Ok so hopefully he wont need to moonlight when we're done : ) (Which I am so glad that he does for us right now!!) But I have a feeling some of the other stuff wont change much. Really though, I'm glad he is the way he is. He works hard, he's prepared, he's good at what he does. He takes good care of our family.

And while I know Paul is excited for residency to be over so he actually has time for friends (which residents don't have) I'm sad to say goodbye to this phase of my life, where my friends have been everything to me.

So sometimes I wonder...what's so great about being done?!?

This is the only life we've known. Nine years of school/training, long/crazy hours, living far from family, relying on the support of friends who become like family.

I'm just sayin' it might be kinda weird when it's not like that. And yes, I may be feeling a little sentimental. I have a feeling I'll be feeling that way all year...

Having said all of this, the truth is, I'm still excited : )
And I should probably change my blogger picture.

Friday, July 01, 2011

It's Official

Noah and Alex had Nature Camp each morning this week.
They both love it, but especially Noah. It's right up his alley.
It's seriously one of his favorite things each summer.

I had to get a picture of Alex on her first day though.

Because, yes, she really went looking just like this.

I made her wear shorts, which she hates and refuses to wear under normal circumstances, so the only ones she would put on were her sweat shorts.
She also hates shoes and socks, but they are also a nature camp requirement.
Wearing your socks pulled up to your knees is just an Alex requirement.
As were the purple sunglasses : )

Noah of course declined having his picture taken.
But he's really hoping we can get him into one of the first summer sessions of Nature Camp next year. year from now, we'll be gone.
We're down to our last year here in Rochester.

After going back and forth manymany times and thinking we'd had our minds made up more than once, Paul has officially decided not to do a fellowship.
So we'll be taking a job...somewhere : )

It's exciting and nerve-wracking and scary and sad all at the same time.
I try not to think about saying goodbye to my friends because I'd rather not spend the entire next year crying my eyes out.
But one year?? That's crazy, it's gonna go by so fast.

So here's to one more year in Rochester,
the job search,
finally being DONE,
and hoping for a great Nature Camp (as well as a few other things) wherever we end up : )

I promise to keep you posted.