Thursday, December 1, 2011


Hello! I am beginning to get back into the groove now.  It's kind of hard to be motivated though when I have only two weeks of school left!  This week has been flying by.  I have spent a lot of time in the anatomy lab working on learning the muscles, arteries, veins, and nerves of the front limb of the dog.  Just this afternoon alone, I was in the lab for over three straight hours working away.  Hopefully I remember everything!  Tomorrow we start the horse front limb.  I found out earlier this week that when they posted part of our lab exam grades from before Thanksgiving break, some of the exam grades went to the wrong people.  So, I rechecked my grade.  To my surprise (and delight!) my grade was one that had been goofed up (so I had someone else's grade before).  My score for that section of the lab exam jumped 7 points higher and my total lab exam score jumped almost 9 points!  I was obviously excited but it wasn't the same for everybody.  One girl two people down from me lost seven points and a girl behind me lost ten! 

There has been a lot of scrapping for points on our midterm exam.  Monday in anatomy, some of the students were giving our anatomy professor a hard time about one of his questions on the exam and he got upset.  He said, "You have to take responsibility for you education" among other slightly raised voice remarks.  I have to say that there is a lot more questioning the professors about the exam questions in vet school than there was (that I was aware of anyways) in undergrad.  It is a very challenging curriculum and students want all the points they can get!

Now, yesterday morning I went to leave for school and my car door wouldn't close.  It would just bounce against the car and not latch.  Well, I had to get going so I just drove off and held it closed with my hands.  I finally got it to close when I was almost to school.  Needless to say, it was kind of annoying, hanging on to that door for ten minutes straight while driving (a little bit of the drive was highway too!).  It was fine the rest of the day and today although I did stop somewhere today to have it checked and they lubed the latch for me.  The guy said that sometimes moisture (there was a lot of frost yesterday morning) can cause the latch to not work properly.  Hopefully that will solve the problem!

This weekend I will remain in Champaign.  Saturday the U of I young group are going to be with the sunday school kids so the parents can have some time to holiday shop, etc.  I also have our second quiz Monday morning at 8AM so I have to study for that.  Two weeks from tomorrow is our last day! Can't wait!

I will end with a recent photo of my roommates and I:

Loren, Me, Josh


Sunshine802 said...

I agree with you! I can't wait till the semester is over and can hardly stay motivated to write a paper and draw a picture.
I laughed so hard I almost cried when I read about your door. :) It just made a funny picture in my head, you driving down the road holding the door closed :) :)

Anonymous said...

If it was a dodge it wouldn't have happened, but no, you have to drive a ford. Thats what you get!! Hopefully you learn from your mistakes and will think about this in your future.

Sunshine802 said...
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Anonymous said...

i ment to say anonymous