Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A look into the crystal ball

I love cooking, so last night for dinner I tested my ability to make spaghetti squash. Dr. Dashing is a picky eater - so I had a feeling that he wouldn't completely swoon over the noodle substitute. For about the first 10 minutes of dinner, he just pushed the squash around his plate contemplating what to do with it. I just giggled and offered to make him a grilled cheese. He polietley declined, and to my surprise actually ended up eating it! Mark one in the win column for me!

The conversation during that 10 minutes though was a glimpse into my future. We discussed the upcoming years and his med school demands. He'll start third year (MS III for those fellow med school significant others). That means he'll begin his rounds moving from hospital to hospital for some hands on learning. It also means he'll be gone every third night and have a pager glued to his hip for the next two years. I knew this was coming, not a surprise as Dr. Dashing's mom Glenda* survived the role of a medical school girlfriend - which we discuss frequently.

In the meantime, Dr. Dashing is or I should say, supposed to be studying for his first round of boards - the first test to becoming a legitimate doctor. His schedule is planned out by a specialist that consists of 10 hours a day, 6 days a week. So, I have booked myself solid with fun things to do with friends and family. However, this independing lifestyle isn't going so well yet. For me, it's been fine, but for Dr. Dashing it's a struggle. He's all of a sudden calling a few times a day to say hi (procrastinating) and is always asking if he can help in the kitchen. He even went out and bought garden plants I've been wanting....and then planted them! Wait....that means he actually went to a nursery - fraternity alumna and plant nursery - this must be bad. My co-workers think I should totally take advantage of this and put my love of homemaker activities into high gear...I'll be pondering this more. In the meantime, I'm going to continue to quiz him on things like chemotheraphy drugs - maybe he'll get more motivated to study.

*Will refer to Dr. Dashing 's mom as Glenda, like the good witch from the Wizard of Oz. Beautiful, talented, motherly, supporter, beholder of the magic wand.

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