This past month has been all over the map! Thankfully there hasn’t been much travel for me, other than the first week, so it’s been a pretty typical blend of elaborate eats, simple meals, and going out.
Once again, sporadic at best. I’ve gone to a boot camp class a few times that I actually really enjoy. I’m having a hard time allowing myself the free time to go workout though – which is something I hope to work on.
Truth is, with full time (and very demanding) school, work, and family – the first thing I always sacrifice are the things I do solo – like working out. It’s lame and I know I’d be a better mom/employee/student if I just invest that time, but I can’t get over the feeling that it’s selfish for me to do so.
Well, October has come and gone since we last visited with each other! It’s been a busy one, that’s for sure. Not that my life is ever anything else though, right??
So let’s see – I went to DC for a few days for work and managed to get in a nice lunch (despite the pouring rain) in Georgetown with KS. We go to school together and immediately clicked when we met. She’s a great person, and it was nice to be able to see her between residencies.
Speaking of classmates, I went up to Richmond to have a study session with JG and SH also. Exams are starting (actually, started yesterday), so it was nice to get together to review the hardest class of them all.
School in general is going very well. It’s intense and I spent a lot of time studying, but I really do love it. It’s challenging and exciting as much as it is exhausting! About one day a week I will take “off” from class work to do something fun or nothing at all!
My birthday was this month! The Saturday before hand, we went to Busch Gardens for Howl-O-Scream fun. Had a great time! On my birthday itself (a Monday), M and I went to the movies in the middle of the day, and then we all went out to my favorite b’day place – Geisha – for hibachi, veggie sushi and my “un-cake” which is 1/4 of a pineapple with other fruits on it.
A friend of R’s spent the weekend with us, and we took the girls to Busch Gardens and let them do whatever they wanted. N (R’s friend) isn’t a big fan of spooky, so we got through one haunted house only. Didn’t matter though – the girls had plenty of fun on rides and goofing off like 12 yr olds do.
SC came up from North Carolina for an evening of cooking wine, and relaxing. We’d been trying to get together since May, but one thing or another kept coming up. He brought wine and the two of us cooked half the night away. After dinner, he and I and R took a long walk around the neighborhood and had an overall great night.
D and I played in the United Way Nerd Golf tournament again this year with ABD and her husband JD. It was a great time! Oh, and it’s called Nerd Golf because it’s all our IT department that does it.
The next two weeks are my exam period for the end of my first term! I’m budgeting my non-work time to prep and organize for them, with the intent to knock them all out Fri-Sun next weekend. That will give me a full week to take it easy before Term 2 starts and I head off to Brazil! My passport was returned this week with my visa, so I’m good to go!
Until then, I leave you with the normal random pictures and morning pictures!
And the morningpictures and selfie!