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?