starting thursday, things have been complete and utter madness. it commenced with going wedding dress shopping with rachel, which went well. if not for her fiancee knowing about this site, i would consider posting photos. i have no doubt she will look beautiful based on the preliminary search. i rushed home to meet z where we did absolutely nothing (thankfully).
friday, i was up bright and early to go to my graduation rehearsal, and on to my “class day” which consists of the school giving us awards and money (yay!). i won service to the class and college, which was an unbelieveable honor bestowed upon me by my classmates and some secret committee within the school. i couldn’t believe i won one at all, let alone both. z thinks this is ridiculous, but i remember last year han not winning it, so why shouldn’t i think ali or andy might win it. anyhow, i couldn’t thank my class enough. it was incredibly kind of them. z and steve joined me at the function and it was a great time sitting at the table with erin and chad. it was especially fun because z really likes them both so much (as do i, obviously). we took pictures, hugged, blah blah, fun fun. but the day did not end there… in painfully high heels i ran over to stan hywet and tadoro’s to look at the places with rach. she ended up not choosing either one of those, but one she saw that evening for her wedding. it will be just beautiful.
we then went home, refreshed and headed back out to the school for a “commencement eve” dinner. when i originally said i wouldn’t go to this dinner, it was before i knew that only a few students were invited. i hadn’t realized i was invited for three reasons: the student council and the two awards i won.
the dinner was mostly fun except when my parents starting arguing at the table only 5 feet from the professors and doctors and other administrative people who have watched me for four years. sigh. it was nevertheless, an incredible dinner spent with my sister and dave, brother, aunt, grandma, parents and z. plus it was a free dinner.
the next day was graduation, with lots of people except me (and rachel) crying. so here i am, an official md, which is just a little bit strange. if someone gets sick suddenly out in the open, i can say, “i’m a doctor”, which did happen only 5 hours later to my friend sophie. she didn’t have much idea of what she was doing, or as she put it “i asked him what questions i could remember from the mini mental status exam” and then she told him to go to er. duh. but still hilarious, and crazy that we can say that.
the graduation party was great to have all my family and friends around, and even better when we were all able to sing happy birthday to dave. that cake was delicious, but prevented me from eating my delicious strawberry cake. oh well. still cake.
otherwise, i have written all my thank yous, addressed the envelopes and stamped them. tomorrow i will mail them, and only then will i deposit the gifts i was given. i am a huge proponent of writing thank yous BEFORE you use a gift. someday, when i manage to get married, i have promised myself ot do the same thing. i don’t want them looming and i don’t want people to think i forgot. and i dunno, i just think it seems tacky. it doesn’t take that long to write a little card out thanking someone for sharing in your day.
and now for my very busy days painting, running, and reading, to which i must attend to now.