I am going to quit promising to post more often. I just can't seem to stay on top of it! I only have a few minutes each day to "play" on the internet, and I spend that time catching up with everyone else's blogs, and I don't ever get around to updating mine.
Anyway, school is moving right along. My first term as a dental student will officially be over November 21. My class president has worked with our professors and actually gotten everything moved up so that we have all of Thanksgiving week off, so I am looking forward to that!!! I am enjoying school a lot, but a break is much needed right now. I am enjoying Operative Dentistry especially. I get to play with all my toys, and practice doing procedures on mannequins! As far as grades, I already know that I have a B in histology. There is a good chance I will have an A in Biochemistry, as long as I can do well on the final, which shouldn't be a problem. My other classes do not end this quarter, so I will not have grades for those classes until the spring. I would be lying if I said it wasn't a little hard for me to get used to not having all A's or being nearly top in my class. Dental school has really taught me that being average is just fine. I have decided that I will do the best I can while still having a life. I am spending time with my husband, family and friends because I will never get this four years back and I want to enjoy it! Luckily, my husband doesn't mind having an "average" dental student for a wife! ;)
I am SO looking forward to the holidays. I am a BIG fool for this time of year. I have already been burning my holiday scented candles. I love Yankee Candles Autumn Wreath and Harvest (and Mistletoe for Christmas). We are going to be spending Thanksgiving with my family most likely, and visting my husband's family over that weekend. Then, back to school for three weeks and then out for Christmas! I am decorating my house the weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving, so I will have time to really enjoy it. See, I told you I was crazy about the holidays. We bought some of the old-fashioned, big ceramic lights (in red and green) to put outside along our front porch railing. I am really excited because we just bought this house in April, so this will be the first time I have decorated it.
Well, I guess that's about it for now. I have been keeping up with all of you. Crystal, Jenny, and Renee, Addison, Chloe and Mia are GORGEOUS! I love seeing the pics. Renee, congratulations on your raise! That's really something! Rusti, I always know you will have an interesting post, you never let me down. And Brittny, glad you are enjoying the weather right now, and I know you are looking forward to coming back to the States soon on your trip. Are you planning your usual trip to the Cheesecake Factory?