Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

I can't believe it's Christmas Eve!  I have had some trouble getting into the spirit but I woke up this morning bright and merry.  I even enjoyed my trip to Walmart this morning to get everything I needed to cook today and tomorrow.  I will definitely blog some of my meals, unfortunately I haven't done a whole lot of cooking lately (I managed to satisfy that craving for Mexican food and was given sushi for Christmas by a friend).  I will be cooking some wonderful cookies today.  Cream cheese, butter and a chocolate cake mix rolled in sugar before baked.  They get a nice crust and stay soft and gooey on the inside.

Food is such a big part of any holiday and I will certainly be eating my share but after Christmas I really need to add some activity to my routine.  I eat a healthy pescatarian diet (meat is evil...mostly) but my lack of activity during school has caused me to pack on a few pounds and I am NOT happy about it.

Okay, wow, time to move on to something more Christmas.  I can't wait to give everyone their presents.  I think Meg and I did a pretty good job picking things out for people, so hopefully no one will be unhappy with what they get.  We'll be doing a lot of traveling the next few days.  Going to my moms today, then back home so we can have Christmas morning at our place followed by Christmas day at Meg's parents, I'm gonna run and see Cody and Quee and the grandparents and Meg and I are gonna stay at her parents' house so we can celebrate her birthday with her family the next day.  I don't mind the travelling but I know it's not Meg's favorite way to spend the holiday. 

Random thoughts:  It's cold, I actually kinda hope we don't get snow tomorrow...I don't like the stuff, I still can't believe that I will have a new niece and nephew in one month (my sister and Meg's sister Michelle are both pregnant and due within 3 days of each other), why do all of my cats sleep wherever I'm not during the day, we have no plans for new years and nothing in sight, cheese ravioli toady...yum.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

It's Alive!!!

I'm back!  I keep convicing myself that I don't have time to blog regularly and then I realize that this is the best way to keep my loved ones informed of my daily life and a wonderful way to keep a record of this interesting time for me.  School + Work + Mairrage, medical school on the horizon and now talk of babies in my future...there is too much going on in my life right now for me not to make a better attempt at documenting it.  Moving on...

Fall semester is over, thank God.  I'm pretty thrilled with how everything went.  Just for the record my schedule was advanced Biology with lab, advance Chemistry with lab, Spanish 2 and Precalculus.  I made an A in 5 out of 6 classes.  My only B was in Precalculus and that's because I slacked off and skipped the last 2 weeks of class.  I will say, however, it was a vast improvement for me because the old me would have slacked and just made Bs in all of my classes.  I'm still having trouble motivating myself to do the work but I'm doing way better than I ever did in high school.  Next semester I have Biology and Chemistry part 2 with labs, advanced Spanish 1 and American Literature 2 (turns out I needed another English credit, can't say I'm sad about it though).

Surprise: I'm loving my science classes.  The things I learn on a regular basis absolutely blow my mind.  I have to say I'm both excited and terrified about the major I've chosen at UGA (where I should start in the summer, I'll be sending my application in early January).  It's gonna be Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a mouthful for sure, but it should be pretty awesome.

Random Thoughts:
I want another tattoo,  I miss Ryan and Cody...a lot, I wish I didn't have to work while I'm in school, Christmas shopping sucks, I want mexican food, the Christmas tree in my bedroom looks awesome (I'll post a pic later)...

Question for everybody reading this: I have a choice to make, I can either cram all my remaining classes into the next 2 years at UGA and graduate with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and an A.A. in Spanish, or I can add a year, stretch out my classes (while adding a few more) and graduate with a B.S. in Biochemistrey and Molecular Biology and a B.A. in Spanish (2 bachelor's degrees instead of 1).  Reasons to add the degree: classes are spaced out more so I take fewer hours each semester, I graduate with 2 bachelor's degrees which makes me more competitive, I have more time to bring my GPA up, I'll learn more Spanish which will aslo help me get into medical school and will help me get a job later down the road.  Reasons not to do it: it'll take an extra year, it's a lot of extra work to get a second bachelors degree, more classes means more chances I could end up lowering my GPA, unless I do actually get a job somewhere with a high spanish population the degree will be a waste, it's an extra year (I know I said that one already, but it's worth repeating).  Thoughts?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weather, Work, and Weariness

We've had some truly beautiful weather here the last couple of days.  Not that I've been able to enjoy it thanks to work but I hope it's a sign of what is to come over the next couple of weeks.  I'm dying to get the hard top off of my car and I said as soon as the weather hit 60 degrees I would do it.  Hope that comes soon.

Have I ever mentioned that I hate my job?  I've always envied people that enjoy their work.  Medical billing was a door that was opened for me a long time ago when I desperately needed employment and I am thankful for the living it has provided me this far, but I'll be damned if it isn't the most boring thing in the world to do as a job.  I thought when I got into management it would be better but management is just tedious and lonely.

I figured out my schedule for next semester and it's a killer one.  I'll be taking 17 hours comprised of an upper level French and Spanish, advanced chemistry, advanced biology, labs for both sciences and precalculus (which is kind of a step back since I started college with calculus credit, but it's also been 7 years since I've taken a math class so I can't exactly step into calculus 2).  So basically, sometime around late October I'm gonna need everyone to start praying for me.

Last but certainly not least I caught wind that Fox's Glee will be holding an open audition to fill spots for 3 new characters on the show and I will definitely be auditioning.  I love the show, love the characters and think it would be awesome to be on it.  They haven't announced the dates for the auditions yet, but I will certainly let everyone know when I find out.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentines Day

Just wanted to say Happy Valentines Day to everyone!  Heather, Mawmaw, Ryan I love you guys immensely.  I've never been a big fan of valetine's day.  I'm not exatcly sure why because I have good memories of days past. Hell, I got engaged on Valentine's Day (that one was definitely the best one yet).  Today's been a good day though, first valentine's married.  It amazes me because I realized today that I have been married for almost 11 months.  Wow.  Anyway, I don't have a lot more to share today.  I know I promised a post about Megan when I first started this whole thing...It's coming, I just don't want to write it with her right next to me.

Love to all.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Why do I keep doing this to myself? I just realized that I forgot to do my online french workbook that was due Friday at 11:59. On top of that I'm still not ready for my oral exam Monday. I've done the math and I have to get an A in every class I take just to have a chance at making it into Emory...

I don't understand what causes me to procrastinate but whatever it is I need to get rid of it. 7 days a week...7 days a week is what I should be working. Between school and work I need to work EVERY DAY!!!!

Sorry for the yelling, I'm just incredibly dissapointed in myself. Bonne nuit et a demain...good night and see you tomorrow.

My Brothers

I was looking over my 2 older posts and realized I need to clear something up...

Ryan and Cody are truly my brothers and I love both of them dearly.  Like any sibling relationship there are ups and downs.  I just wanted to say that Cody and I have mended our relationship after a brief rocky period and I am thrilled that Cody and Marquee are getting married.  I plan on not only being there but also helping make sure the day is wonderful for both of them.  Also, just so Cody knows, Ryan and I are gonna throw him one helluva bachelor party.

Winter in Georgia

Snow. We actually got a like 1.5" of snow. Thank god for it to, because my Saturday morning religions class was cancelled and the teacher, overjoyed by the Saints victory and thrilled that he would not have to wake up early on Saturday gave us a one week extension on our Buddhism research papers.

Kinda bored right now, which is bad because the boredom has led me to play Farmville on Facebook (yes Ryan, I did kinda enjoy it) and research residency programs. I try not to think too much about my future, at least not beyond the classes I'm taking right now, because every time I do I realize the daunting task ahead of me. Somehow I have to raise my GPA from a 2.88 to a 3.7 and also live enough of a life outside of that to impress the admissions committee at Emory. Then IF I get in, I have to maintain fantastic grades because both specialties I am considering have extremely competitive residency programs.

Whatever. Everyone keeps asking me how married life is...I don't understand this. Does anyone actually think I'm gonna say "It's terrible"?

It's not. It's wonderful.

School on the other hand is not. Word to the wise...never study two different languages at the same time. Also, if you're going to study a foreign language just study Spanish. It is SO much easier than French and is infinitely more useful.

I've just learned (in the last 10 minutes) that the term "long-distance speed-skating" is an oxymoron. Screw you Olympic coverage for trying to get me excited in this crappy event.

That's it for now.