Why yes, I'm still here. I haven't been posting because - well nothing's happening. I submitted my rank list for residencies. Now I just have to wait for March 20 to find out where I'll be spending the next four years. This is assuming that I actually match, but I really don't think that I won't. I ended up ranking 13 places out of the 14 I interviewed at. There was one place I just really didn't feel like I fit in, and just completely felt uncomfortable at.
Anatomy elective went very well. I had a much needed mental break, but I still think I did a pretty good job on a difficult dissection (female perineum) and read a few articles about hysterectomies and episiotomies.
This coming month we have lectures pretty much every day, and skills sessions in the afternoons. Some of the lectures sounds interesting (business of medicine, financial planning) but do we really need yet another lecture on diarrhea?
The knitting front has been pretty tame lately. I need to finish a few things so I really need to get back to Graces shawl and the baby surpise jacket.
So I'm working on the Creatures of the Reef Shawl for my aunt. I spent a lot of time with her as a child and had planned on making this shawl for her for Christmas, but she was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. I'm trying to get the shawl done soon and give it to her while she goes through radiotherapy.
And I was working on the shawl and dropped a stitch. In L-A-C-E. With silk yarn. And it started to unravel! BUT....I picked it up. I am so proud of myself.
Now back to the regularly scheduled program.
Yeah! I'm liking this cast-on. Fun to do and stretchy. I'm starting the Pomotamus socks for my mom (because I don't have enough on my needles already).
Oh yeah, my father-in-law had a heard attack last week (on his 50th birthday no less). This past Sunday my father crashed a motorcycle while taking a safety class. He ended up with a minor pneumothorax and some cracked ribs.
This has not been a good month for Eddy's grandpas.
Luckily they are both doing well, and at home recovering. Now back to studying for the boards.
What can I say, I'm a joiner. I just put in an order for Moo cards. I tried to vary the pictures, but most of them ended up having Eddy in them, the kid's just so photogenic.
Also, on Saturday I had a great day out with the some of the women from my knitting group. It was so nice to be able to get to know everyone a little better. I managed to go to a yarn store and NOT buy yarn... but, I did pick up a set of sock blockers. Sorry no pictures yet.
Anyway back to ultrasounds tomorrow - I'm enjoying this elective, but I'm glad I'll have a few weeks off to study for my board exams.