Friday, June 4, 2010
While We Were Away...
So, now as I have almost recovered from the traumatic experience of taking the MCAT, I can fully recount the moments leading up to that much dreaded day. Well, Sage's moments anyway...
Poor Sage took the lack of attention pretty hard. As you can see from the photo above, Sage was all torn up about it too. I had two weeks from the day of my last final to the day I was signed up to take the MCAT. For the first week I felt like all I did was study, while Sage lounged in the backyard with her friends. I could tell she was feeling a little left out, so I tried my hardest to woo her with toys of all shapes and sizes. That worked pretty well until the toy had to be confiscated due to a safety hazard.
After about a week of studying, I was sick of it! Yes, I know...it had only been one full week, but I had already been studying for finals for a couple of weeks. So, I decided I'd go on a little trip to the Gulf for some new scenery and less distractions. I also figured Sage and I could play some for my study breaks!
Sage and I loaded up the car and headed for the beach! Even though she is great in the car, Sage was anxious to get there, as usual. However, once we got there, we both really enjoyed our time hanging outside and taking periodic breaks to walk on the beach or throw the tennis ball. I was happy that I was in a place where Sage could just run free and explore. Despite a little run in with a Longhorn steer, Sage had a blast.
We swam a little bit, studied some, and played a lot! It was the perfect place to escape from the realities laying ahead and prepare for the MCAT without feeling any pressure. But when the second week finally came to a close, I knew it was time to head back to Houston and face the looming darkness.
When May 27 arrived, I was ready...but mostly ready for it to be over. And 5.5 hours later it was!
Sage and I just got home from a walk around the neighborhood with my Dad and we're pretty tired. So this is where we'll say goodnight! Can't wait to share more summer adventures soon.
Posted by Erin at 11:51 PM