Monthly Archives: December 2009

Ahhh, free at last! Except not quite.

I’m completely done with my first quarter of vet school!! Woooo!! Finals week was really intense, and was literally non-stop studying. Overall, I’m proud of myself and think that I did really well. Except for cardiovascular anatomy… apparently that class is an “easy A,” but I still studied super hard in preparation. And… didn’t get an A. Blah, I’m pretty bummed about it, because it makes me feel a bit silly to get less than an excellent grade after studying really hard and still not getting the A in an “easy” class. Oh well, I guess. Moving on…

On Friday morning I packed up the four kitties, all of my clothes for three weeks, picked up Sharon, and drove from Davis to Los Angeles. It was a pretty good trip. Six hours goes by way quicker when you have company to talk to! After dropping off Sharon in Pasadena, I finally made my way to my home in Burbank and my waiting husband. He took 10 vacation days off from work, which is so fantastic. :) After a couple of days of lounging, TV (Dexter!), and Christmas shopping, we made our way to San Diego today. Tomorrow we head out to Julian, for two nights in a fabulous bed and breakfast, to spend some time away from it all. That’s our Christmas present from Scott’s dad and sister, and I could not be more excited! After living apart for the past three months it’s going to be really nice. :) We will be back in San Diego Friday, for a holiday party with friends and family and to celebrate Christmas. I love this time of year! Then on Sunday we go back to Los Angeles, just in time for me to catch a plane to Ohio Monday morning, to spend a second Christmas with my family. I see them 1-2 times a year, so of course I can’t wait. And hopefully, there will be snow!!

The unfortunate thing is that this break is not really a complete break. Over these three weeks, I need to write a six page ethics paper, work on my STAR project application (including reading an entire novel on Lyme disease), complete my application to be the Pfizer student rep, and complete scholarship applications. I’m pretty sure that once vet school starts, there are no more actual breaks. But it’s still totally worth it :D

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Here we go…

I am officially done with all of my classes for my first quarter of veterinary school :D All that’s left between me and three weeks of freedom is 4 final exams. We had our radiology exam yesterday (though not officially a final, since the class actually spans more than one quarter), and it wasn’t too bad at all. Of course it helped that it was open note/open book! After a long Thursday it was movie night with the girls, and we watched Star Trek and drooled over Cpt. Kirk. Oh, and I better not forget — we also watched the Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey, thanks to Heather, haha. It was cute, but definitely no Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer ;) Which, by the way, I didn’t realize came out in 1964! Wow. Then today I had a 3 hour lab (starting at 8am!!), a 3 hour break, and then another 3 hour lab followed by good food and good friends at the biweekly TG. Now I am doing nothing, deciding that I need a break tonight. I may end up regretting it later, but right now I’m happy to not be studying.

So Monday is our anatomy final, Tuesday is pchem, Wednesday is cardiovascular anatomy (eek!), and Thursday is histology. It’s going to be a very tiring, long, stressful, and sleep deprived week! But then, Friday morning, I get to pack up the kittes, pick up Sharon, and drive to Los Angeles!! Woo! My plans for the holiday are crazy and awesome and I can’t wait. The only downfall is that I have an ethics paper to write, my STAR application to complete, and a book about Lyme disease to read. But still, my first quarter of vet school will be over :)

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