Friday, June 7, 2013

How is it already June??

I will ask again. How is it already June?  Wasn't it just Christmas...or my birthday.....or Spring break?  
But today is June 7th.  The 158th day of the year!

Lots has been happening in June.  1st off, given the bad luck with Tiberius and his prostate/UTI, we finally pulled the trigger.  He was neutered yesterday- and did well, but oh my goodness.  My heart breaks to see him weak and in pain.  I know it is for the best....but this is my love.  Pray for a speedy recovery!

Next order of business.
How do you say goodbye to family that moves??

Yes, my brother, Erika, and the two girls (Ava and Mya) packed their bags, two cars, and a LARGE moving van and took off for Columbus, Ohio, where my brother will complete a dentistry residency.  After that, Pediatric Dentistry fellowship in who knows where.......

It was horrible saying goodbye and knowing that i won't be able to hear Ava say "hi Auntie Wawa" or be able to bring them leftovers from the HUGE amount of food that i like to cook, or see Mya take her 1st steps, or that i won't be able to see Paul and Erika at family dinners and watch them grow as a couple.
I am totally bummed!!

3rd off-
The months of May/June are associated with graduations.  Paul graduated from Dental School last month and i "unofficially" graduate from my Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowship this month.
The 5 graduates

These 4 guys, Rahul, Travis, Clay, and Matt have been my big brothers, my confidants, my support, my listening ears, my rocks, my teachers, and pretty much anything you can imagine.  We started in July 2010 and now, 36 months later, we are headed out into the world as attendings.  It means for us-  more responsibility, running our own practices, making our own decisions without having to check with a superior, and one big bonus, is that we do get a larger paycheck (but we earn it since we work more!)!!!

As for the graduation- we have a dinner on Saturday the 15th.
There aren't robes and diplomas.
Instead this is my :robe" aka my new dress: Isn't it cute?!?!
And i have a great pair of nude heels that i am going to wear with the dress.  :)

And instead of diplomas, parents send in pictures of the graduating fellows and one of my favorite attendings, makes a slide show of the pictures for each fellow.  Like these gems (hehe).  And yes, i can laugh at myself in the crochet shirt and perm.

AND as for the fellows, we are videotaping skits to make fun of our attendings.
yes we are cool --> <--me in a wig

AND one of my favorite things in the whole entire world....... i have made a "Call Me Maybe" video with the nurses/staff/administration at work in the Pulmonary Department and MICU.  I am so excited about it i can hardly stand it!!!  WHOOOO HOOOOOO!

Well, it is Friday afternoon and the week is coming to a close.  Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Stay safe, have fun, and TTYL.


  1. all that I can say is...I love you!..and miss you! Congratulations on graduating...and I LOVE the dress!!!