Guess what, friends? Today I have my very last exam of graduate school! Woohoo!!! Our biochem final exam is at noon. We had a review session at school yesterday, after which my classmate Maria and I stayed for a bit more studying, although we weren’t feeling very motivated. All of us are feeling rather wiped out at this point and tired of school, especially after comprehensive exams a few weeks ago.
Maria was sweet and packed lunch for the two of us! As I mentioned, she had our whole class over for dinner last night and she had a bunch of leftovers, so she texted me this morning to see if I’d already packed lunch and if not, if I wanted her to bring me some leftovers, too. I responded immediately with: “YES PLEASE!!!”
We had quite the lunch feast — leftover salad plus leftover Mexican lasagna — basically a chicken, bean, cheese, veggie, salsa, etc. casserole with layers of tortillas. It was amazing and I’ll be making a variation and sharing the recipe soon because it was the perfect make a big batch and eat it all week type of meal!
Maria and I burned out on studying around 2:30 and I spent the afternoon getting some things done around the house before hitting up Franklin Street Yoga with my friend Lauren. It was exactly what I needed.
Dinner last night was fun/sad — Matt and I met up with our friends Tim and Lindsey for a goodbye dinner. We’re going to miss these two!
Their little man, Hayes, joined us as well. What a cutie.
We went to one of our favorites, Pazzo, for dinner. Half priced wine night?! Don’t mind if we do!
Matt and I shared an unpictured Caesar salad to start, and for my entrÃ©e I had the “Roasted N.C. Rainbow Trout over a Hash of Local Sweet Potatoes, Crispy Pancetta, Grilled Red Onions and Shiitake Mushrooms in a Walnut Brown Butter Sauce” — AMAZING.
We may or may not have also gotten frozen yogurt after dinner.
I just went for a run with the girls and now it’s time to buckle down and focus on studying before the exam. Can’t wait until this is over!!