Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Can't believe...

... it's been almost a month since I last posted...

Lots has happened in the past few weeks.....

... the little Miss has turned four. I can't find my external harddrive so can't find all the old photos but it's hard to get my head around that the little bub who was so eager to arrive and who I first met in a humidi crib with tubes and wires around her is the little girl who is about to embark on her preschool adventure, was so incredibly brave for her needles, who makes me smile most days and who is a joy in my life in more and more situations. We had a family dinner with the extended family and then just a little dinner at home with the three of us. She was spoilt as always!!

... the little Mister has started swimming lessons. Thanks in part to the school swimming program. Day one of the program he wouldn't put his head under the water, day 10 and he was a different child, 4 weeks into regular swimming lessons and he's diving to get rings off the bottom of the pool. He's definitely in no way a proficient swimmer but his confidence in the water is just amazing. It's been good for all us to get in the water - we all head down on Tuesdays now to have a splash about. Tires everyone out as well which is an added bonus.

... there is someone else who is sharing in our life now...

... uni is over - yep OVER - my undergraduate student life is finally and thankfully over. Graduation is exactly five weeks today!!! Student life is not entirely over though... I'm heading back in February to start my honours program. I've got my topic semi-covered, have written the application and have been talking to uni about possibly supervisors. It's an exciting time!!

... I have a job! I've been offered a place in the February intake of graudates for the new grad program. I've put in preferences for 10A (gastro surgery), 8B (ENT, cardiothoracic, maxio facial, opthamology & plastics), 7B (medical assessment and planning, PaTCH (paeds). I should know by christmas where they are going to send me. I'm looking forward to seeing where I'm heading on my clinical pathway. Given the honours though I plan on working part time, studying part time and losing any sense of sanity for any other time I have!!

... given the lack of uni, readings, assignments, essays, clinical and the general lack of routine and 'stuff' I haven't got much crafting done. I've got two quilt tops in the works and tops for each of the kidlets finished. I'd love to get them both quilted and finished for the kids for christmas and at least one of them finished for me before the end of the year. It's do-able but I've also been sewing some tops for me for summer.

Anyway, that's a quick wrap up of life here at the moment. Will post again soon with some photos of life around the place!

8 comments:

Mrs B said...

So good to read an update Bec!! Can't wait to see the pics of everything too :) :)

Lou's Mum said...

congrats on finishing uni! the under-grad part at least. I know the feeling of relief. Sounds like life is good right now :)

twitchy fingers said...

Sharing in life??? Pet? Explain! (oh, and congrats on finishing study!)

Michelle said...

So nice to hear your update! All sounds very exciting - you'd better spill on this 'other' though!

Kelly said...

Heyhey! Great to hear from you again! Were your ears burning last night? Carrie and I were talking about you wondering what you're up to. :) Congratulations on finishing your undergraduate studies and also on the job offer. It seems to all be coming together for you now. :) Hope to see you at more SnB's at well!

knitting sprouts said...

yes yes - WHO is it? and how fantastic to hear you have finished uni, for now.

and happy birthday small person!

Trudi said...

Finishing uni is one of the best feelings. Congratulations on making it through all the exams and essays. You are lucky that facebook exists to keep in touch with your uni friends, with people moving to different hospitals/cities etc we have lost track of a lot of our friends from uni. Technology is amazing. When I started uni the internet was really just beginning!

Can't wait to hear about the other person sharing in your lives!!

JustJess said...

So glad to hear that so much is going well in your life!