Sorry it's been a while, but a lot has been going on! A week ago I graduated from Harvard with an MTS. It's still weird to think that I have a Harvard degree, which, by the way, I can't read yet because it's all in Latin. I'm going to have to get it framed, though, because it's pretty impressive! Graduation was crazy...my mom, sister, brother, and nephew came up for the trip, so that was fun. They got to meet Rick. It was hilarious watching Rick and Blaine get to know one another! As Rick says "he's the most awesome kid in the world." I told him that I'd been saying that all along, but now he can agree with me. Here's a picture of Blaine and I at graduation (I still can't get over how big he's gotten!!!!) Well, I was going to post one but blogger is being slow. Maybe later. Anywho, I had a hood and everything. It was crazy. And someone did a speech in Latin (something about "John Harvard Jedi Knight). Very weird. Very Harvard.
Then it was back to the ol' hospital for CPE. I was on call last weekend (the only weekend I had to be) and it went well. No calls at night, thank the Lord, as I was exhausted from graduation. And my visits during the day went pretty well. I'm glad I have a weekend now though. I told the group yesterday that the hardest part about on call (as I was the first in the group to do it) was not the weekend but the week after. When you've been at the hospital for eight or nine days straight working you're ready for a break. So now I actually have a weekend, although I still have a book report to write. Luckily the verbatim is done. I think we're going to go to the beach today, which is really exciting! I haven't been since I was 11, and we're going to this really cheesy beach in New Hampshire where they apparently have a boardwalk with skeeball and the whole nine yards! And I think there's some big sand sculpture competition that starts tomorrow as well, so we can see some of that.
Other than that, not much is going on. Rick and I are still running, and I've gotten to the point where I actually would like to run and it's not such a pain. And it feels good when we're done with the run. We just bumped our time up to 32 minutes, and we may bump it up again soon. Today we did our hilly route and we went faster than we have been going, so it seemed like a much harder run than it did before, but we're trying to work on speed a little right now. We'll see. I must say, aside from missing my family tons I definitely miss the pool! Although, it was only 50 degrees the past couple of days, but next week it's supposed to be quite warm. A pool would be nice, but there's swimming down at the lake so we may go down there soon as well. I have a feeling that the ocean is going to be freezing! I'll take pictures, though, and maybe I can post some on here, if it's not being slow. What else? Working on the reading list from Yale. I'll start the first book this week. Should be good. Other than that, just hanging out with Rick and enjoying the summer. Hope you are too, wherever you are!!!