Yesterday was probably one of the best days of the year.
All craziness came to an end, and school gave me a random day off.
|The Beach in Costa Rica|
What was the craziness?
For the past three months I have been studying for one test, a test that I was not guaranteed to even be selected to take. I had all but given up and even quit studying for a week. Then on March 23rd I got the e-mail saying I was one of the 200-250 (out of the 700+ who applied) to take the PA admissions test on April 10th. At first I was excited, then looking at the calendar found this had to be the worse possible day to the big test.
I had 3 exams the week before, was skipping a class Thursday to go to Jari's Graduation. Only would get to study while on the 5+ hour plane ride... because who can study while the whole family is together? I would for sure come home Sunday sleep deprived and unpreared to take such a test on Tuesday with 70% of the questions being like this...
A 42-year-old man with portal hypertension secondary to cirrhosis of the liver and subsequent massive ascites presents to the ER. He refuses to have a transjugular intrahpatic portosystemic shunt procedure and prefers surgery. Which of the following surfical connections is involved in the most practical method of shunting portal blood around the liver?
But apparently I was wrong. I mean sure, I could have used a few more hours of study. The exam was on anatomy, medical terminology, medical math, microbiology, and a random essay. But after the three-hour test I acrually felt good about it. I don't know if I was just glad it was over or what. Either way, I feel good.
So what does one do with a random day off school?
Sleep in an extra hour.
Turn on pandora as a clean the whole house. I cannot remember the last time I vacuumed; Blake has been the sole house and car cleaner for a few months while I was studying. He's the best!
Then cook a dinner that take longer the 10 minutes.
Make Emily's Cookies.
Watch Blake study for a test.
Feel a sense of freedom all day long.
I even had time to pick up a stranded brother-in-law at the Miccosukee Village out in the Everglades. It’s a good thing the test was not tomorrow or I might have made him walk the 30 miles back to civilization.
And the semester is almost OVER!!!
Yesterday I felt a glimpse of what graduating must feel like.