Ahhh, deep breath.
I should really put this energy into something more productive, and lets be honest I don't want kids any time soon and there is always botox to consider...
Now for a look back at the past two weeks:
I have been back to St. Augustines for the past two weeks with Amanda. It is a much more pleasant experience driving up to the hospital in her car instead of taking the hot, crowded city buses. It was so nice to be back and it felt good that everyone was happy to see me again. Amanda and I were surprised to discover that Brian, who is actually a medical assistant (not a nurse as I previously stated), has been taught to do sutures and has done them on patients. In the US only a nurse practitioner, physician assistant or doctor is legally allowed to do sutures but as Amanda and I both have hopes of becoming an advanced practice nurse, we asked Brian to teach us!
|Brian, preparing for a dressing change.|
|Amanda's pro suturing skills at work.. kind of.|
|You can see were were quite busy that day...|
On that note, I am almost done getting everything sent in for graduate school applications. The frustrating part is waiting for my references to get their recommendation letters sent. A few schools are completely done, but as the competition is great, I am trying to apply to as many schools as possible. This notion makes me anxious and a little bit insecure. I am confident in my skills and my academic background is competitive, but I know that this field is gaining popularity at a rapid pace and many, many qualified people are also applying. If things do not work out this year, I can always take classes at home and apply again next year. I'm trying to let that settle in my mind...
Random updates: I made a craft! I wanted to add some decor to our boring white walls, so Jessica taught me how to make these pictures durable with canvas and mod podge. Running continues and Cayley is finally cleared to join me again! AND we are number 1 in kickball!!
Patrick continues with facilitating DES and attending another selective on top of studying 24/7. He "can't wait for this term to be over" and we both are looking forward to the laid back 3rd term that starts in July. I am still super proud of him and I can't wait to have some medical school-free time with him during break this summer!
|My craft project with Jessica! Pat and me jumping the cliff behind campus- Thanks to Nick for the photography!|
|A view from my run.|
Thurs- Creamy Tomato Pasta
Fri- Tilapia- Po Boys with Brocoli
Mon- Canellini Bean and Tuna Salad, and Breaded Parmesan Ranch Chicken- I loved the bean salad. I was iffy about adding the tuna but it turned out very good.
Tues- Maple Salmon with Brocoli
Weds- Black Bean Burgers
Thurs- Buffalo Chicken, and mixed green salad-
Fri- Vegan Pinto bean and Sweet Potato Tacos- AMAZING.
Sat- Chicken Adobo with cooked Carrots- I thought this turned out really good. Pat seemed to like it but he wasn't raving.
Mon- Butternut and Blackbean Enchilada Skillet- This was SO good. I will make this again before I leave. It was easy, quick and seriously delicious.
Weds- Supper Club at Nick and Cayley's!
Thurs- Pepper Crusted Salmon and Pinto Beans -Thanks to Courtney, I have become slightly obsessed with reading the backs of cans in the store to get recipes.