I can't believe I haven't blogged since October....
I can't believe Noelle just pooped on the floor....
What can I say, it's an unbelievable day.
|10 weeks left? NO WAY!|
Where do we go from here?!?
That is the big question, so let me fill you in. We leave Grenada on May 31st and head home to Texas for 2 months. We'll be living with our very gracious families...thank you in advance....while Josh studies even harder (can't believe that's possible) for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Basically that's the 1st test to be a doctor. There's like 3 or 4. I haven't gotten that far because right now our entire life depends on Step 1.
Then sometime in July, preferably before his birthday, Josh will take the test and we can finally all relax...for like a week.
|Loving our island life!|
Then, around the week of July 21st, St. George's University tells us which hospital Josh will be spending his last 2 years of medical school at....and it will be in the good ol' US of A...100% positive.
The choices: back in February we turned in our 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for clinical centers. This was not a decision taken lightly. There is a lot to consider when moving a party of 5 anywhere, not to mention the whole reason we are doing this....Josh's choice of hospital. I know you are dying to know the choices....and they are.....drum roll please.....#1 Lutheran Hospital in Brooklyn, NY....#2 NY Methodist also in Brooklyn, NY...and #3 Arrowhead Medical Center in California (near LA). We actually had another choice because you choose states and not centers, so #4 is New Jersey.
We are so excited about our choices and feel pretty good that we may get at least #1 or #2. We've never lived together on the east coast so this will be fun to explore. Plus, we plan to live like true New Yorkers and not get a car. I am super excited about that since the Beach Buggy has just worked out so well. (Currently, we are not moving faster than 40 kph in the Beach Buggy, no joke, KILOMETERS per hour...sigh.)
|Boy o boy we are going to miss this. Lance Aux Epines Beach.|
Nope, not yet. Can't do it....moving on....
NOT Saying Goodbye
Ok, so it's no secret that I've had my fair share of challenges in Grenada. (Spoken like a true teacher, eh?) Now I'm so used to living here, that the thought of going home seems overwhelming. I like our little life in our little tiny apartment with all our friends close by.
I live on an island, I mean, HELLO? Isn't that the dream?? It must be based on what I see on Pinterest. (If you do not know what Pinterest is, don't, just don't go there. An evil website where I now have about 1500 projects to do in my spare time. Ha ha..no... really...)
Sure there are days when I just want to go home, be in the land of Walmart and green limes and chicken, glorious glorious chicken, which I can buy day or night. But most of the time, I'm super happy here. Life is so slow and easy. Once you work the kinks out.
And of course I can say that....I have only 10 weeks left.
Walmart is GOOD...no really!!
I have a new pet peeve....people who bash the Walmart on Facebook.
Yes! I have been one of those people! I hated the lines, the people, the checkers, the crowds...and I'm sure I'll be one of those people again someday.
But now...STOP IT!! You have no idea how good you have it. You really do not.
There has not been 1, nay 1, grocery shopping trip where I have been able to find all the items on my list. Chicken, I just want some freakin' chicken. The breasts...I want the breasts. A few weeks ago, even my chicken guy at the farmer's market was out of chicken. Where is all the chicken going? Not to my house. When chicken guy is out, things are not good.
|Nutmeg....we do have lots of nutmeg. Nutmeg Factory, Goyuave, Grenada.|
Soon we will be home, sooner than I'll be ready for. The locals keep asking me if we'll be back. Of course I say YES! But what they don't know is that it will be a long long long time from now.
Until we leave, time to go soak up some more sun.....