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spilling the beans

20 Feb

Oh, it’s been a while!  I think I should cut this hiatus short, if I don’t get too bogged down in Brain & Behavior.  I’m feeling loads better (I can type pretty easily, though writing is still a bitch), mainly just entering the annoying-as-all-get-out stage of the injury.  Just got my stitches out this past Monday, and I have a dainty 1.5-inch scar on my shoulder (the beauty of healing by primary intention).  Thank you so so much for all your kind messages!

I have a series of fun pieces of news to share, which I’ll try to spread out instead of slamming you with an overwhelming megapost.  So I should start with the most joyous and exciting, yes?

Starting in July, JOHN WILL BE A FACULTY MEMBER IN THE CHRISTIANA EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT!!!  He was offered the position at the end of December, but I had to be pretty tight-lipped about it (well…tight-lipped for me, at least) until he crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s of his contract.  We are both thrilled!!  Of all the locations where he interviewed, Christiana was John’s favorite.  It really has it all: a reputation for stellar patient care; access to a diverse patient population and high acuity situations; incredible academic opportunities; inspirational colleagues and mentors…and the list goes on…

And so we’re on to our next adventure: DELAWARE 🙂

I can’t tell you how abundantly happy we are that we can both learn (and work, in John’s case) at institutions that will really help turn us into the physicians we hope to be…AND I’m getting my favorite roommate back!  Living alone has had its fun, bohemian moments, but living together is THE BEST!  I can’t wait to get back to a life of waking up next to my favorite person, having someone else for whom to cook (and who might do the dishes in return), and simply returning to the day-to-day moments, the insignificant (less significant) errands, divisions of labor, study breaks, afternoon capuccis, drop-of-the-hat road trips, hikes, concerts.  (And, God forbid either of us sustains another restrictive injury or illness, it’ll be nice to have someone around to help the other, say, put her hair back in a ponytail…just a “for instance.”)  I can’t wait.

4.5 months!