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Family, Life, School

One week to go!

06.02.11 | 1 Comment

So. It’s quiet around here. The Girl and her Dad-O took off for cooler temperatures and more entertaining people last week, leaving me with a wide open schedule to take this test prep by the horns. I finished the Doctors in Training Step 1 review course (15 days, 3 lectures per day) and am reading and doing questions most of the day now. This morning my friend and I did a dry run to the testing center; we even did some reconnaissance regarding temperature and lockers inside. I’m not ready to take the test yet, but I have a week to review and plane tickets for the next morning, so there’s no turning back now!

Have you ever spent a week away from your child? Because I hadn’t. I think the longest we’ve been apart approached 5 days once, until this time. The first couple of days I did a lot of milling around and not sleeping – put it on my tab – but was able to put about half of those extra hours toward studying. They return tomorrow, thank goodness. Every Mom yearns for alone time and lots of space to stretch out and be comfortable and do whatever she pleases. Did I appreciate the opportunity? Yes, and I’ve been productive. But I’ve grown accustomed to their faces and am disoriented without them here.

In their absence, Chief has stepped up been here to receive my extra love and ramblings. (BTW, I still can’t believe this happened.) We’ve gone on long walks with Goljan audio and frequented the dog park. New landscaping has meant water runoff into the dog park, creating fantastic mud pits for wallowing. So we’ve had a few baths. Confirming Joel’s suspicions that his main objective in life is to be in everyone’s way, he has avoided the bed for all but a few hours the whole week. Without Joel’s long frame to impede, what point would there be?

Enough of my lonesome musings and avoidance of First Aid. I gotta make today count!

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