Monday, April 5, 2010

Miss Me Yet?

Alright readers, T minus 2 days until the big test!  I randomly switch between panic attacks and just not giving a crap anymore.  And while I am loathing all of this studying, I will say that I currently have the most complete body of knowledge regarding all things physical therapy now more than I have had at any other point of my education.

(I google image’d “stressed out” and this is what I got—random AND funny.  What’s wrong with James?  That reminds me—remind me to tell you about the time I saw him in LA and my dad embarrassed the total mess out of me.)

From my anatomy to disease pathology to orthopedics and spinal to pediatric milestones to pharmacology and metabolic profiles to stroke and spinal cord injuries… I know it, baby.  If you have a question, ask me now!

I’ll quickly fill you in on a few fun things that happened over the weekend and other stuff I can’t wait to blog about once I get my brain back from the PT gods.

First, He is risen indeed!  My sister said it best, that Easter Sunday is always the greatest reminder of the hope that Jesus offers us beyond this earth.  We went to an awesome service at our church with several of our friends and I had tears in my eyes through most of the worship… Tyler and I enjoyed a great brunch afterward sitting outside on the patio of The Carlyle (one of our faves).  It was a beautiful day and a much needed break from my books.

Second, WE DID IT!!  We finally booked our tickets to Italy!!  Or actually, to Paris!  We’ve been saving our airline miles for years in anticipation of this trip and we originally planned to have our tickets booked in DECEMBER and since we still hadn’t done it, I was afraid we might not ever get it done.  We had to do a bit of finagling and transferring with our separate miles accounts, but the tickets are BOOKED and that’s all that matters.  We’re flying to Paris, spending a day or two there, and then taking the train down to Italy for two fabulous, sun-drenched, gelato-filled, look-at-all-this-culture weeks.  Neither of us have been to Europe, so I’m anticipating a Griswald-esque comedy of errors, but I. Can’t. Wait.  Now that the tickets are booked, we can start all the real planning. So bring on the recommendations!

Verona Italy

(If you could tell me where this is, that’d be great.  Because I’d like to go.)

Not only am I a free woman starting Wednesday at high noon—that alone would leave me satisfied—but I have a fab weekend to look forward to.  Friday I’m heading to St. Michael’s, MD for a girl’s weekend to celebrate a friend of mine who’s getting married soon. St. Michael’s is where they filmed Wedding Crasher’s and though it’s really close to us, I’ve never been up to Annapolis or the Eastern Shore. I’m excited to hang out on a dock with a glass of wine and lot of girls. Super. duper. excited.

I have to leave the weekend early though because Tyler and I are going to the “Grin Gala” on Saturday night to benefit Operation Smile, who are clients of Tyler’s company.  After a million and a half days in sweats and glasses, this girl can’t wait to get all dolled up.  [I smell a shopping trip….] The theme is the Roaring Twenties.  Have I mentioned I’ve always had a secret desire to be a flapper?  Because I have.

I also have a solo trip to Savannah planned at the end of the month.  More on that later.  Sheesh!  Just writing all of that is making it hard to think about returning to my notes!

But I gotta do it.  The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day, so I’m headed outside while I hit the books.  As always, thanks for checking in—hope y’all had a great Easter weekend.



Julia said...

I'm so jealous you are going to Europe. I want to go, but now with baby, who knows if it'll happen in my near future. But happy for you!

Also, I got engaged in St. Michaels. We stayed at Perry Cabin and they filmed that movie there. I think that's the picture you have posted. It's beautiful there. Have fun!

Mom said...

Sounds like you have SO much fun to look forward to!! About the I-talian bridge, when I move the mouse over it, a pop-up says "Vernona, Italy". On second thought, I shoulda just pretended I knew all along....Ciao!

Elizaleasure said...

First, if you need a flapper dress let me know, I have a red one. I can't remember the last Halloween that I dressed up and was not a flapper. LOVE IT and all things roaring 20's.

Second, spend all day on Piazza Michelangelo in Florence, the view is gorgeous overlooking the city.

You all are going to have a blast and I can't wait to read all about it on your blog!

Megan said...

I'm SO jealous you're going to Italy! Italy is MY Master's graduation gift...but due to new business expenses with my Dad's new company and all, I've gotta hold off on my trip for a little while. I'll longingly look at all your stops and make my own list!

(and if I remember to ask, I'll try to get recommendations from my parents on places you should visit! They fell in LOVE with it when they went!)

Adam, April & Aidan said...

Holy smokes. All I can say is Jealous!!! Looks like you have a lot of fun coming up!!! You know I have a gazillion ideas about Italy for you. It's UHHH MAZING! Good Luck on your test in case I don't remember to comment somewhere before then!

Sarah said...

WOW! You've got lots of fun stuff to look forward to! :) Good luck on your test tomorrow...I'm sure you'll do great!

those mitchells said...

Italy is amazing. best italian food ever...go figure. eat a ton. don't worry about calories. just eat. hit up some small villages, they are the prettiest. i work with a guy who lived there for a year or so. i will get an ex-locals advice and get back to you. definitely feed some birds in st. mark's square in venice.