Monday, December 21, 2015

Block 2, Week 8: Put that thing back where it came from, or so help me...

Magrathean Sperm Whale and a Bowl of Petunias for my 42nd birthday.
So I held off on blogging until today, because it's my BIRTHDAY! I wanted to have a fresh view on what it felt like to be in medical school ON my birthday. Since it is so late in the year, I have never had the experience of being at school on the same day as my birthday, so it's kinda cool that it happened during my first year of medical school. I used to be kind of jealous of people whose parents brought cupcakes to school to celebrate, so it was super fun getting so many Happy Birthday greetings on the day of. I'm sure that will wear off by next time around the sun. We had an exam (a FINAL!) this morning, and I have a skills assessment for either a knee aspiration/injection or a shoulder injection later on this afternoon. I also got to have lunch with my parents today, which was also a treat.
So the picture above is showing off the hilariously awesome gifts my HB gave me for my 42nd birthday. He also bought me a new desk and bookshelf to increase my studying aesthetic. Can you say spoiled rotten? That's me! If you fail to see the joke with the whale and the flowers, let me enlighten you. The book, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, is one of my favorites. There are some silly plot points that include the fact that 42 is the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. Also, there is a place where the whale and the petunias have a starring scene, and it is an absolute hoot. So my husband consulted with nerds to find out exactly what one buys a HGTTG fan on their 42nd birthday, and WHAMMO! Did I mention how absolutely blessed I am? *sigh*
We only have one more class day this week before we get out for Christmas break. I'm really looking forward to catching up on some sleep and completing an online anatomy practical and spending some time with my family. Wait. Sleep, yes, and family, yes. NOT looking forward to doing an anatomy assignment OVER THE HOLIDAYS! My feelings about that are pretty much just... resigned. But that's all I have to say about that.
I just wanted to wind this up by saying Merry Christmas to everyone who is following along on this crazy journey with me. I was looking at the number of page views on my humble little blog, and I was blown away. I hope you all have a lovely holiday, and that you are able to be surrounded with love and warmth and happiness. Of course, if you're with your family, there's probably some other stuff thrown in there too, but I hope it's MOSTLY happy. If you find that you're stuck in town alone and need to borrow some family, please let me know, I have PLENTY to go around! Seriously, though, don't spend the holidays alone, reach out to someone and make it a new tradition. I am happy to include any "orphans" in my Christmas celebration. AND I make a killer coconut pie. If I can remember how to turn the oven on...

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