My Anatomy and Physiology final came and went on Thursday. A few hours after the test, I went home and checked to see if my grade was posted online. I scored a 94.7 on the exam which is worth 1/3 of my overall grade, and, in addition, my lab grade of a 95.7 was posted. This brought my over all grade up in to the 90s, and guess what.. I'm pretty much certain that I pulled off the A in the course that I wanted. My disappearance on MargeBlog wasn't for nothing!
As you might have guessed, that's not the end of things for me. Starting Wednesday, I'll be tackling the second half of Anatomy and Physiology until July 26. In addition, I'll be working on TWO projects with one of my professors (details eventually - but yes, still in the pigeon lab) through July as well. I'll also be accumulating some more outpatient (so much fun) and inpatient (not so much fun) volunteer hours for my eventual application to physical therapy school. Oh, and that nice thing called the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is coming up on July 16, and I sorely need to broaden my vocabulary.
Our Memorial Day weekend was pretty nice. Though I had plans to take Marge to parks and beaches and all that fun stuff, the heat, as well as just exhaustion from being busy with life, kept me home. We did walk a number of times each day, though, in the field across the street (where the above photo was taken). I was surprised to see Marge willing to run zoomies in the humid, sticky weather. I guess the fact that she was cooped with little to do in the preceding days was really showing.
On Saturday night, two long time friends stopped by. Because the rest of my summer is going to be quite busy and also because I truly have not seen my friends as much as I should/would like to, I reached out to a lot of people this weekend, wanting to catch up. So, two of my male friends came over to hang outside in my yard late Saturday night. I put Marge in her crate in the basement with a meatball-stuffed Kong for the first bit of their visit, but ultimately decided to take her out. Though initially a little cautious, she warmed up relatively quickly and even jumped up to plant a slobbery kiss on the face of one of my friends. When I put her back inside the house, she protested by scratching at the door. So, she hung out with us for a couple of hours.
That's a quick recap of what's been going on. Stay tuned for an agility update in the very near future. We have a trial this weekend and some things are going to be brand new for both Marge and I and it's VERY exciting. (Hint: can you say "slumber party?")