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Went to the Oregon coast today, it was a beautiful sunny day after a whole week of similar balminess. Suzanne drove the first part then I drove her truck. We went out 10 to 8 to 6 to Tillamook, then north on 101 to 26 and back again. We stopped at one overlook on the Tillamook bay where we could get to a quiet little pebble beach. Another place we walked a bit of the beach with salt in the air, then caught fish & chips at a little restaurant right there. Twas relaxing...and fun to see Suzanne so happy. She loves the ocean.

I didn't do much schoolwork over the weekend, just a glimpse at biochemistry and an attempt to sort out my papers and folders. I think my new filing system may work. It is an organic thing. Suzanne bought a huge old filing cabinet for my files but they don't fit. The old filing cabinets have shallower drawers than a modern hanging file. Anyway my filing system is attempt to sort out all the incoming medical information from all sources into some division that will ultimately make sense to me. I am in effect choosing my specialities by the areas in which I consolidate my knowledge.

I feel more grounded after two weeks in the new place. We have internet now, and a couch, and a microwave.

Vida likes bottled beer. She is sitting in Suzanne's lap and pawing at the bottle. Suzanne has trained the dog to do a great assortment of tricks, my favorite of which is howwwwling like a wolf to earn a cookie. If you have never seen a pug trying to howl, noseless and bugout eyes, each trembling howl terminating with a compulsive yawn, you haven't seen the funniest thing in the Universe yet. Vida just licked the mouth of the bottle for a good minute after Suzanne turned it up. Cheap entertainment. =-]


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Oct. 29th, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
May your life in the new place be full of moments of quiet contentment like this one. You sound more relaxed than you've been in many weeks.

My thoughts and well wishes are very much with both you and Suzanne.
Oct. 30th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Now that I've settled in a bit, let me say if you ever come thru PDX please come visit! And hope you are doing well. I hardly ever see posts from you.
Oct. 29th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
It's nice that you're able to do some 'normal' days of just getting out and relaxing. I hope you are both able to get more of those. Cheers.
Oct. 30th, 2007 10:59 pm (UTC)
My hope is to spend at least one day of each weekend doing something out in NATURE. Helps me maintain sanity. You know....
Oct. 31st, 2007 02:42 am (UTC)
Nice image of pooch howling for a treat. I'm glad your program is progressing, and that you have time to relax now and then. The job of becoming and being a doc tends to stretch the limits of the spirit. Also, hi to Suzanne.
Nov. 2nd, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
yeay for Nature, yeay for Companionship, yeay for Beer, yeay for Couches, Microwaves and Internet!!
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