Saturday, February 23, 2008

Back to It

Thankfully the uber-test went well. They usually go fine, but they are always preceded by a few days of panic. I think they might not go as well if the panic didn't come first. It's definitely better than panicking after anyway. The afternoon was everything I hoped it would be, but I didn't sit around in front of the television as I thought I might. I read a little bit, from a book that had nothing to do with medicine, and J and I took to the town. We ran some errands and walked around Cherry Creek for a while. I haven't been to Cherry Creek for at least 4 years, and it was nice to get out in the sunshine. We went to Cost Plus which is pretty much my favorite place on the planet, and overall had a good afternoon.

Today it's back to work. The reprieve was short, but there's only two weeks left of the block and I have to say that I'm close to having the best showing I've had in med school yet. It's motivating me to keep working on it. The lure of spring break as the light at the end of the tunnel is also a huge motivator. I figure if I stay up on it, although I probably still will have a few days of panic, at least they might be a little less intense than the last week has been.

Tonight is also our big night on the town for Denver Restaurant week. We're going to Oceannaire Seafood Room this year and it's really exciting. It's nice to get done up once in a while and go see the city. Speaking of getting done up, the whole "I need to stop looking like a med student" thing is not really working. As J pointed out yesterday when I didn't even shower OR change clothes from my pajamas before leaving for the exam, I have effectively stopped even bathing. Not always true, but disturbing none the less. It's not like I don't get up early enough, I'm just that apathetic.