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Lives of Doctor Wives: January 2011

Monday, January 31, 2011

Poll - Do you have a Kindle/Nook/etc?

I don't have one and I'm curious what people think. I just finished a book yesterday (The Scarlet Pimpernel - fantabulous btw...) and I just love holding a book. But, I also hate losing pages when a bookmark falls out, etc.

I just can't wrap my head around an electronic book as being a good thing. Thoughts?

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Monday, January 24, 2011

How long have you been married?

New poll is up.

We hit 11 years last month. YAY!


P.S. I lost my old poll list when I switched computers. Feel free to send me more poll ideas. :o)

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Poll - How much do you spend on clothes/shoes (you only!) each month?

New poll is up!

Probably 9 months out of the year, I spend $0. I did get some long sleeved shirts to go under my Signing Time shirts back in September though...

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Poll - How many countries have you visited?

New poll is up!

Here is my list:

1 Canada
2 Mexico
3 France
4 England
5 Germany
6 Switzerland
7 Italy
8 Austria
9 Amsterdam
10 Belguim
11 Luxemborg
12 What about the Vatican, is that considered a country?
13 And what about Monaco?

I just checked, they are both countries. LOL!

We'd love to travel more and we can't wait to get back to Europe. Some day!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Thinking of all of the MSIV Ladies...

My husband is MSIV and going through residency interviews and it is honestly the most stressful process. I get so anxious thinking about Match Day - - worrying on Black Monday we won't match - - and worrying about where we will go, can we afford it, will I have to keep working, what will life really be like in residency...etc. I always thought fourth year would be the best but between away rotations, interviews and step two, it is the most stressful!

Please tell me I'm not the only one worrying!!!

Any advice from the experienced ladies?
Do I put in my two cents when it is time to rank programs, or do I let him decide what programs are best for his career? I think we both have the same #1-3 lineup but we are ortho, so the chances of matching 1-3 is slim to none I fear.

So good luck to all of the other MSIV ladies. I'll be thinking of you!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Reader Question: Military Scholarships in Med School

We have a question from reader Shanna:
My husband is going to be entering Medical School this coming fall and has been offered the Military Scholarship. We have asked around and heard a lot of bad/good things, and people who are completely for it and people completely against it.
Any thoughts/opinions about military scholarships you could share?
Thanks!

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

December 2010 Recap/January 2011 Check in!

Happy 2011 - hard to believe 2010 has already come and gone!

I just thought I'd check in and see how everyone's December was?
We had a very busy December, DH was on his third consecutive month of neurological surgery, and it was long hours as expected. He was kind enough to ask me on December 23rd, what I wanted for Christmas. I know this sounds thoughtless, but the poor guy honestly didn't have any free time prior to then. Being the big romantic that I am, I asked for a garage door keypad (because I keep locking myself out of our house!)
We were very fortunate that DH's program breaks up Christmas, and New Years, so that half the residents work for 4 days for one holiday and the other half work the other four days. This means that each resident gets 4 days off at some point in December/early January. DH was lucky and got 4 days off for Christmas which allowed us to travel and see some family.

This month also starts a new calendar year. What will 2011 bring for all of you? For us I am looking forward to a fairly uneventful year (2010 had more than enough going on)! It will be nice to know that we aren't moving again, and that our jobs will stay the same.

So what's this month look like for all of you and your families?
This month DH is on inpatient neurology, which will mean much shorter days, and much more free time (he has been on neurosurgery the past three months). I'm hoping he'll be able to get a lot of studying done, and some projects done around the house.

Happy New Year!

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Poll - How many computers/laptops do you have in your house?

Hmmm, someone forgot to post the poll yesterday. Oops. :o)

We have an insane number of computers. I have a laptop, Brad has a laptop, we still have our computer from 2001 that our boys use, then we got a PC in 2005, that my boys also use. And somewhere in that mix is another computer that Brad wants to "take apart" to get the good parts and sell the rest. Yup, that is 5 computers/laptops. Oy!

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Wanted to share

Hey happy New year everyone. I entered a blog post on my blog and wanted to share. Here it is.