So I am finished with my boards!!!!! Well....so far. I will feel a heck of a lot better when I get that envelope in the mail and can see what my score is. Still praying about that one! They were hard, but I felt ok about everything when I left the testing center last week.
However. I think all that studying has taken a toll on my brain. If you can, imagine for a second a jar that is CRAMMED FULL of stuff. It has a little hole on the top, where you can cram in more stuff, and a little hole in the bottom, where things can fall out. And every time you jam something into that top hole (which seems to be more and more difficult to do), a couple of things fall out the bottom, never to be seen again.
That, my friends, is the current state of my brain. I think if it could talk, it would be screaming "WARNING! WARNING! OVERLOAD! DANGER!" and there would be one of those hazardous materials sign over it that I see on all of our medical waste bins up here at UMC.
So what I really need to know is--am I normal??! Does anyone else ever feel that way, like you are so overwhelmed that if you put one more piece of information or event to remember or appointment to schedule or document to mail in your brain, it might explode into a thousand pieces?
I think I need a vacation.
This weekend was my birthday, and it was so much fun! My sweet husband gave me what he is calling the manliest birthday gift he's ever heard a girl ask for--a new TV for our den. The reason, you ask? Well it all has to do with my morning rituals. Every morning, I do one of two things. I either wake up and sleepily grab my gym bag and my packed lunch and head to the gym--OR--I wake up early and head to the kitchen with the doggies to make my lunch for the day and eat breakfast. I love to watch the news in the morning, and if I don't have to be up at the school until a little later, I love to watch the Today Show. But--the problem is that there was no TV in our kitchen. There was a TV cabinet, with the cable jack and everything, but no TV. I've been trying for months now to run back and forth from the kitchen into the den to see the 7-day forecast as soon as they announce it, but invariably I am carrying my bowl of cereal and end up spilling milk all over myself, and then missing the forecast anyway.
You can see my dilemma.
So--I asked for a new tv! The one in the den was really too small for the space anyway, so we moved it to the kitchen, where it fits perfectly in the little tv cabinet, and got a new one for the den. Sweet Taylor had it all set up when I came home from school a couple days before my birthday. We also got to head up to Fairview, my parents' deer camp, for the weekend with my parents, two couple friends of theirs, and our sweet friends Clay and Christina. I am SO bummed because I accidentally left my camera at home and thus didn't get to take any pictures. I'm going to make up for it at Thanksgiving though, let me tell you. I'm gonna be a picture taking fiend.
Speaking of, I am SUPER pumped about the dishes I'm making for Taylor's family Thanksgiving. I am going to take one of them over to my sister's house too (she is hosting for my family) in hopes that they will eat it. I like to mix things up and bring different dishes, but my family always has the exact same thing every Thanksgiving and every Christmas--so not too much of mine gets eaten! Maybe I just need to figure out what my specialty is and stick to that, so it can get incorporated into the "regular" dishes every year.
Hope you are well and have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I know I have so much to be thankful for.