27 hit me pretty hard.
on the morning of my birthday,
a. it was monday.
b. i had to work. (i haven't had to go work/school on my birthday since maybe....2nd grade?)
how is this possible?..you ask? well, leap years aside, i was homeschooled. and i always insisted that school start AFTER my day of birth. so there.
c. i woke up with some wicked aches and pains. (possibly due to the reincarnation of my gym routine post-Xmas-break.)
d. the day before my birthday, i skyped mi broheim in Afghany (yay!) and he informed me that i was a mere 3 years from 30.
thanks for the reminder, lil bro. i'll be sure to cushion the blow for you when your time comes.
but then the hubs made me breakfast.
and we went to work together (big first. we've never had the same rotation at the same hospital before.)
then we got off at like, 1pm (which NEVER happens. and is clearly awesome.)
went to the gym. (i know. strong moves. it IS 2011 after all.)
and went shopping.
it was sort of a modified shopping trip, since we went to REI
which is clearly a sporting goods store
but we were on a mission...
meet my new backpack.
it's sort of a backpack/duffel/amazingness.
there's a zip-away daypack which will hold my camera, jacket, etc.
and then the straps zip away into another compartment to make it easier to check/carry on planes.
plus, the lumbar support.
oh...the lumbar support.
|gratuitous butt shot. obviously Nick was my photographer here.|
where am i going, you ask?
oh...just a little place called Turkey.
after we work our way through Turkey,
we'll do a little hopping through the Greek Isles
|oh hello Santorini|
just for a wee taste of freedom before we are chained to our respective residency programs
and because we have a month of vacation still to burn before graduation
and because we love to travel
and because we can
thank God in heaven for that!
|gotta love the self-timer. and the off-centeredness.|
|my tulip. from the other side of my new lens.|
so there you have it.
my birthday in a nutshell.
27 has been pretty rough for me all week,
and now i think i've caught some vicious disease from one of my patients in the ICU.
(thanks a lot.)
but hopefully i've effectively adjusted to 2011,
and can get back to my normal blogging routine.