Well it’s back to real life this week. I am so thankful Matt and I were able to take a big trip together before he has two years of nonstop work. Looking back on the trip, the past ten days were truly amazing:
Number of miles traveled: ~ 5,000
Number of hangovers: 0
Number of sunburns: 2 (arms and legs on different days)
Number of delicious pounds gained: 3
Number of times a view left me speechless: 4
Number of margaritas consumed: 8
Number of phenomenal meals: 9
Number of friends I was thrilled to see: 10
Number of times I thought I saw a scorpion: 12
Number of pages read in my book: 87
Hottest temperature experienced: 110
Highest altitude reached (not in a plane): 8,000
And there’s no way to know how many memories were made:)
But now I’m excited to just live in and explore our new home!
Matt started his math class on Monday, so it was a bit lonely in my semi-empty space. I built two furniture pieces, did laundry, and went to the gym and then the day was over! My workouts have really suffered since moving – I miss spinning and the stair climber. My apt has a small gym, but it’s mostly ellipticals and the bikes are not in good condition. I’ve tried running a few times, but it’s so humid that running is unpleasant unless I can get my act together first thing in the morning. Duke orientation starts in two weeks though, and I’m hoping I can get my Duke card and go to the real gym (partners get access!). Oh, and I’m having a really hard time waking up because there are no windows or natural light in my room. The only solution I can think of is a getting a timer so the light will turn on in the morning…
There’s not too much going on these days, but there are a ton of events planned for incoming partners and students in August, so I’m about to get really busy!
Until then, I’m just going to enjoy some free time and attempt to get this place feeling like home!
Any news out there? I have a lot of catching up to do.