Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A few things.

Here's the low, pit, pow of my day:  I've grown an inch and a half in a year. While that may not seem like a lot, or not seem like a low, let me fill you in on why this is a big deal.  I was 5'8" last year.  That was plenty tall.  Honestly I could really go for about 5'6" because I could wear tall shoes and not tower over not only my friends but also a good number of boys.  At 5'8" I was having to watch myself because in the wrong setting in the wrong shoes I would look like a literal giant.  I wore flip flops to prom both years, and I always have to order extra length on dresses.  So my height was already an issue.  Now, at a lofty 5'9 1/2", it is just more obvious that I'm unusually tall.  I thought girls stopped growing in high school and boys kept growing in college.  Anyway, this has just really upset me today.  No wonder my legs have been hurting a lot in the past year... I was worried about blood clots, but no, Sarah's just growing again. 

And here's something else- I'm at the age where it is no longer socially acceptable to go to a pediatrician.  I visited my pediatric rheumatologist today for my next to last appointment with her.  The past two times I've been I've gotten comments such as, "are you the patient or the parent?" -the receptionist  and "I typically don't see twenty-somethings" -the resident.  Thank you.  I realize I'm old and I have every intention of transitioning out of my pediatric phase upon graduation from college.  I know there are people younger than me sitting in this waiting room with their children... believe me, I feel uncomfortable, too.  On the bright side, my doctor told me we could go out for drinks and to see movies or something when I'm not her patient anymore... that makes it better that I'm about to fly the pediatric coop, I guess.

Tomorrow I get to pick Lila up from the beauty shop.  She told me to "look pretty" so we can go to lunch.  Will do, Libby, will do.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Christmas Break!

You know what I've never noticed?  How much earlier PC gets out than other schools.  I'm finished and have my final grades already while other fools are just starting their exams.  Its nice.  So now that I'm home and all finished with school work, I can relax until school starts again in January.  FALSE.  I'll tell you what.  This whole application thing is causing gray hairs and stomach ulcers, and lots of them.  I submitted my first application tonight.  Exciting, but what if I sounded stupid?  Or if I addressed the letter to the wrong person?  Or if I don't even want that job in the first place?  Seriously there are too many things to think about with all this.  And with me still not having a clear direction of where I'm heading, but instead approximately 3 directions, it doesn't help that my applications have as a result tripled.  I've never been good with decision making, and unfortunately decision time is drawing closer and closer, people.  Scary.
But, in an attempt to not drive myself crazy while I should be relaxing and preparing for next semester, I have a few things planned.  I will be fulfilling my goal of learning to play guitar over break by taking some lessons at Lexington's local music store.  It should be both entertaining and blogable to say the least.  Which reminds me I need to get my guitar strap monogrammed before my first lesson.
Aside from being musical, I get to cook and bake til the cows come home.  I'll be working my way through my Paula Deen cookbook making as many dinners and desserts as I have time for.  So there's plenty to check back for, people.  I promise not to bombard you with my job/school hunt stress too much.  I'll try to keep this whole thing upbeat.

Today I'm so thankful for my trip this weekend to the booming town of Dalton, GA to see one of my friends from school.  It was so wonderful to catch up and have so much fun with my wonderful friends!