Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pete has a new hobby... maybe.

Since our life has become slower recently, Pete has decided he needs to do something to fill his evening time. House and yard projects are no longer an option. And spending time with me... not really an option either... most evenings I am shooing him away to study for my next exam. So, he has decided that he wants to work on getting his pilots license. Yesterday evening, he went up for the first time and was able to take the controls in the air. He had a good time, and came home all excited!

This pic is of him flying around:

Saturday, March 19, 2011

You never know where...

Since entering medical school, I have come to realize that the idea that most people are connected by as few as two degrees of separation (but as far as six degrees of separation) is probably true. Several of my classmates know people that I know (either through church, relatives, other people), and it kind of makes the world seem like a bit smaller of a place.

However, I never expected to meet a relative in medical school... While attending a lecture for an elective class, I started chatting with the person sitting next to me. Turns out, this person is a distant relation (second cousin once removed). As I come from a large family, meeting random people who are relatives is not that uncommon... I just had not expected to meet someone that I was related to in medical school!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Yes, we are nerds...

Happy Pi day!

In honor of Pi Day (3.14), we had a slice of pie at the local pie shop. As good an excuse as any to enjoy a slice of pie! :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Break

As of Friday a bit before noon, I have been off on spring break.

My highlights thus far...
-Catching up on sleep. I was only awake for 7 hours on Saturday, and I was not even sick! :)
-Making a trip to the planetarium near my home. Had never been to a planetarium. Really neat to see the night sky constellations pointed out, and learn about dark matter in outer space. Felt like a middle school field trip!
-Seeing the L* family. They made the trip out to visit us on Sunday and have dinner. It was nice to see them! :)
-Attending a recipe exchange party tonight. It was nice to be able to attend a social function on a week night, and get many great new recipes!

Aside from the above, I have also been resting and trying to get some errands done (taxes, oil changes, and the like). I gave myself a four day break from anything school related, and it felt great to relax!