We have gotten some things done around the apartment though, so I wanted to share some pictures of the progress. A while ago we bought some patio furniture as part of a gracious house-warming present from my parents. Here is a picture of that. It's really simple, but perfect for our small patio.
|Two chairs and a small table. That's all we need right now for us, but we can bring out more fold up chairs for extra seating when we have people over!|
We haven't had much time or money to really decorate it, but there are some small things we've done here and there.
|Lilies we got a Lowe's. The flowers have since fallen off with all the rain and hot weather, but I have faith that they will come back and be pretty again|
|We found this jewel at Michael's for 50% off! :) I want to get some more colorful wall decor to make our patio fun and colorful - perfect for entertaining!|
|Bienvenidos a Mexico. Tequila sunrises and corona were served along with chips and a guacamole dip!|
|Caribbean decorations at Erinn's house|
|Bryan's ice cream cake!|
|All the girls enjoying hunch punch in the "Caribbean". There were little umbrellas in the drinks, so you might see some girls decorating their hair with them :)|
|I made crinkle cookies from the Hershey's recipe book I got for Christmas. They were super easy and DELICIOUS! Everyone at the shower loved them! Yeah for being able to at least bake - still working on the cooking!|
|Getting ready for pregnant twister|
So around the hard work and studying, I'm still trying to have fun. But at least Theory lab is learning and fun! We've been learning how to use the slit lamp. It's basically a telescope that lets you see a very magnified view of the eye, and depending on how you angle the light, you can create a cross sectional view of the front part of the eye! It's amazing the detail you can see. We also use very powerful lenses to be able to see the retina and optic nerve. There's a 78 diopter lens and a 90 diopter lens that we use to look at the back of the eye and scan the retina for any bleeding or irregularities. We just had the 78D practical and I will have the 90D practical next week. I'm getting to school a little bit earlier than classes start to practice with a friend. An unfortunate reality even though the views are awesome is that you have to be dilated in order to easily find and view the optic nerve, macula, etc. So, needless to say, I feel like I've been dilated more often than not this summer, which doesn't make bright lights fun. Let me just say that prescription sunglasses were the best investment I've ever made!
But now I need to go study for pharmacology. I really like the class. The information is interesting and the teacher is a breath of fresh air to the teachers we have earlier in the day that literally make my blood boil! However, the list of drugs we need to know is unreal! So I will be studying, studying, studying 24/7 until the big test on Monday! Only 14 more days!!!!! :-D