Derek has finals for the next two weeks- 2 this week, 4 next week. It's always such a crazy, busy, and hectic time of the school year. The best part? He gets to start all over again after a short 2 week break of mostly studying for the Board exam in July. You see, his class is extra lucky. All the other colleges (D.O., Physical Therapy, and P.A.) don't have class in the summer. They are done in May and don't start up again until August- pretty sweet right?! Most take time to be interns, shadow at hospitals, volunteer, or as a 2nd year, study for the Boards! Well, since Derek is in classes from August-May with D.O.'s, all his Podiatry classes are in those few summer months- and this summer, along with their first Board exam. So, it's an exciting but stressful time for him right now! Sometimes the best thing I can do is just do my own thing while he does his. Exactly why a quick trip to Carlsbad is in store for me this long weekend. Pedicures with my Mom, discussing hilarious TV antics with my Dad, and bracing myself as my little brother drives us around will be exactly what I need!