Well, that was fast! I can’t believe nearly two months have passed since my last blog post. So much has happened in just two months. Most importantly, I have officially completed my first semester of PA school. (YAY!)
With the semester end came a lot of catching up. Catching up on sleeping, eating, sleeping, crafting, sleeping, shopping, sleeping…. did I mention sleeping? The last two weeks of school we packed 8 final exams into 9 school days. THAT was crazy. My days consisted of waking up around 5:45 am, driving to school and studying until the exam at 9:00, taking the exam until 10:00, then driving back home to nap and eat lunch, then studying from 1:00pm to 1:00am. And Repeat.
Needless to say, I was looking forward to our long break so I could finally get some sleep and lead a “normal person” life again. PA school has really changed my priorities, some for the better and some maybe not so much. We have a floor mat in our break room at school that says “Study. Sleep. Repeat.” It is so true. I have been pretty out of the loop on current events, life in general…basically anything not related to school. This was mostly out of necessity, as any extra “superfluous” information simply could NOT find a home in my brain. No chance.
A few fun things have happened over the last 2 months and since break started. We celebrated my 27th birthday, the Stately Lady blog turned 3 on November 2nd, two of our sweet friends got ENGAGED (Elisabeth & Tyler and Melissa & Andrew!!), celebrated Thanksgiving, among other great things. More than anything I have been looking forward to today when my sweet Tar Heel finished up work at the office and began his Christmas vacation. Now we can wrap up our Christmas shopping. (Finally!!)
Here are a few shots from the last few weeks. Enjoy!
Skeet shooting on Thanksgiving – a tradition four years and counting.
The Christmas mantel is coming along, and my favorite new ornament from my MIL! My CU PA mug kept me going during finals, plus these amazing sunrises on the way to school (at an i’m-up-way-too-early-hour…)