Well, it's been awhile since I've written anything, but this afternoon I had my last class before spring break, so I can finally manage to waste a little time. I had a HUGE seminar paper to turn in, and I got it in a few days early because I was so tired of dealing with it. It can get a little tedious to spend weeks reading about reproductive rights in prisons, but that was the subject of my paper, and it was better than what some of my classmates had to write about! Anyway, the first draft has been turned in, and I hope I get some good feedback on it.
Even though I'm on spring break now, I will still end up spending the next 10 days just sitting in St. Louis getting work done because I can't afford a $500 plane ticket to Atlanta...sigh. I was REALLY hopeful that there would be a fare special for this week, but there isn't one because everyone seems to be on spring break. Oh well. It will be a good chance to make some money working on a project for one of the professors at the law school, and every little bit helps. If we have a bit of warm weather, I'll probably go spend a few hours laying in the park some afternoon, too!
James just finished his last day on the surgery rotation today, and tomorrow he has to take the surgery board exam....which is probably the last "big" test that he'll ever have to study for in his life. He'll still need to take the board certification exams periodically, but you pretty much just need to pass those...unfortunately, on this one he really needs a good grade in order to get a good residency. Well, we've been praying about it and he's been studying for weeks and weeks, so it will be fine. But just in case, I'm making an apple pie...life is always better when there is dessert.
We had some sad news this week...Jordan's cat Max had to be put to sleep last weekend. He had been really sick, and he took a definite turn for the worst, so it was the only humane thing to do, but Dad (who makes the medical decisions) still felt terrible about it, as did we all. We've had Max forever...like 18 years...and he was a member of the family. He will go down in the annals of Patton family history as a cuddly playmate, a soulful sympathizer, a good housemate, and a faithful furry friend. We will all miss him.