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!


8 Responses to “spilling the beans”

  1. Alaina February 20, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    Congrats- you know I love me some Delaware!! Also a friend’s husband will also be working in the Christiana ED. How funny! I hope I’ll be able to get up to see you this year. Glad you’re healing and feeling better.

    • annaojesus February 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

      Thanks so much, Alaina! How are you doing??? Yes!!! I think we should hit up a Deltones concert…what to do say? I need to get down to NC! Miss you lots!!

  2. Jill Blasingame February 20, 2011 at 6:47 pm #

    great news and glad you’re moving closer to us.

    • annaojesus February 21, 2011 at 3:08 pm #

      oh, thanks Jill! Closer to the Blasingame-Pack gang of trouble-makers is always a plus! love and miss you!

  3. RM February 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm #

    i’ve passed by that hospital like 50 times (mostly when i went to college 5 miles from there). glad you two will be nice and close again! christiana has a great ER reputation.

    • annaojesus February 21, 2011 at 3:09 pm #

      thanks so much, Rick 🙂 How’s NC treating you two? I’m so glad that Delaware treated you well…I must say, John and I already have some great associations with that state 🙂

  4. Dad February 22, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    Everything sounds like you are slowly getting back to normal, but ….. how DO you put your hair up into a poneytail ????

    • annaojesus February 22, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

      ha! well, *I* don’t…I come to school looking terribly disheveled, and then I ask one of my girlfriends do please do something with my mop of hair. A guy in my class remarked, “Thank God you don’t wear make-up to lecture…you would be a disaster.”

      Love you!

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