So despite telling myself “I’ll blog tomorrow,” tomorrow just never seemed to come. Most of my free time over the past couple months has been spent applying for medical schools (or doing all the associated drudgery that comes with such apps), and with nine schools to apply to, I just have put off doing anything extraneous. (In case you’re wondering, I’ve applied to the Washington, Michigan, Baylor, UT-Southwestern, Northwestern, Illinois, UNC, WashU in St. Louis, and Mayo.)
When not slogging through my labwork, med school apps, or my Literature & Medicine class that requires me to write two essays a week, I’ve mostly been spending time with my wonderful Caitlin. Tonight we went on a date… to the store, to buy ingredients for pumpkin cheesecake. We collected cream cheese, spices, and graham crackers… but when we got to the last part, canned pumpkin, the only size can the store had was big enough to make TWO cheesecakes. So what was there to do but buy more cream cheese and make two whole cheesecakes so that the pumpkin would not go to waste? The last several hours have been spent gleefuly mixing a melange of ingredients in hopes of popping out something that resembles cheesecake. We’ll see how it turns out.
I have not, as some people feared, yet killed Phiji the Betta Fish. He enjoys doing the Bringer of Food dance every time I come around with the Betta pellets, and the Bringer of Light and the Day dance when his blinds open. And unlike his two cohorts Gamma and Pez, he does not gnaw on his own tail.
I find myself looking forward to Thanksgiving more than just about any of the past school years. It isn’t that this year has even been particularly difficult, coursework-wise. It’s just been so stressful. But I’m also especially looking forward to bringing Caitlin back with me