In which I offer an update, mostly in pictures.

Yeah, so residency has gotten busy. Between morning classes, roughly a bazillion journal articles to read each night, seeing patients and taking call there hasn’t been that much time to update. Also I’m lazy. So here’s to you Mom, thanks for shaming me back into blogging a bit.

Summer in Seattle is perfect. I complained and griped about the cold when we first got here, but that’s because June isn’t real summer – August and September are and they’re just lovely.

Perfect for outdoor concerts:

Did you know The Bare Naked Ladies and Blues Traveler still toured? Neither did we! Such a treat! My middle school self was so pysched.

Perfect for getting Paseo sandwiches to go (best sandwich I’ve ever eaten, ever) and eating them by Puget Sound:

Perfect for meeting up with my dental school classmate Tim and his lovely wife Tina who is out here doing a residency in family med for dinner in Capitol Hill.

We met them at the delicious Oddfellows Cafe a quirky bistro reminiscent of Watt’s Grocery in Durham, but bigger and better. Afterwards we had some delicious Molly Moon’s ice cream and watched bicycle polo in a nearby park (yeah, its as weird as it sounds).

Perfect for studying for PALS (pediatric advanced life support) certification (I passed – yay!) outside during a quick lunch break in the sunshine:

This photo is titled, “Do as I say, not as I do regarding a diet good for your teeth”.

This past weekend Jeff and I were lucky enough to sneak away to Allie and Gunther’s wedding in Duck, NC located in the Outer Banks. It was such a sweet and wonderful ceremony and a much needed catch up with old friends.

Next morning’s brunch on Gunther’s family’s farm.

Morning after brunch 😀

Between eating (seriously, this blog makes it look like that’s all we do) and jetting around everywhere I’ve been getting a lot of great experience during residency. Here we make our own space maintainers instead of sending them to the lab which is simultaneously great experience and sometimes frustrating. For those of you lucky enough never to need one, a space maintainer is an appliance that can be shaped a couple of difference ways but is put in the mouth when you lose a baby tooth prematurely either to trauma or decay. The space maintainer is aptly named because it fits in the mouth to hold the space and keep the other teeth from drifting into the area until the adult tooth can come in. I made and delivered my first one the other day:

A little too much solder on it, but it fit well and hopefully it will hold until the adult tooth gets here (in about two years)!

 

Okay, whew that was a lot of catching up, but I’ll try to keep more current (especially for you mom).

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