Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Floating Thoughts...

* Jeez...this waiting business sure BLOWS!

* What's with all these PCVs meeting locals and getting married in less than a year? I mean, REALLY? (MEANWHILE, watch me come back with an Aztec hubby...LOL)

* Now that I just received information that I may have to move out of my apartment in like a couple of months, or maybe even less time (this is tragic), I'm wondering if it even makes sense for me to find another setup like I have now...you know, with my roommate. Granted, my nomination is for 8 months from now, but if we're signing a 1-year lease, I don't want to leave her hanging! hmm...decisions...

* Grad school? Hmm...does it makes sense for me to apply & enroll in grad school for the fall semester? What if PC turns around and offers me the opportunity to leave early?? I'd be pissed...my other option is to start this online undergrad course...it's CUNY so it'll be like 500/class...two classes will enable my loans to be deferred. hmm...decisions...

* Love life...it's been kinda rocky lately (what else is new Shadé? ha!) I mean...on the one hand, maybe it's a blessing that my relationships keep coming to screeching halts seeing as how I am planning on jetting across the world in less than a year! (if all goes according to plan) Still! 8 months is a long ass time to try to avoid forming a connection with someone isn't it? I've told myself that I'm just going to go with the flow of things...but at this moment....there is NO flow LOL (oh well...more ME time )

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Medical Packet MAILED!!!

So I know I'm like OVERLY excited about such a simple thing, but dropping that envelope into the mailbox felt so...EXHILARATING!

To answer the question from my last blog, I called OMS this afternoon and confirmed that I COULD send in my medical packet sans dental forms! I wish I had known, my packet's been done for more than a week now...almost TWO actually! No harm done though, I'm just excited to move towards the next step and I'm hoping for no stumbling blocks (no big ones at least!)

Oh...and big ups to Sara M. for the tip/comment...I didn't see it until just now, but I appreciate ALL help! Oh, and yes, we can be invited without dental clearance...so I guess my kooky old dentist has a LITTLE time after all...LOL

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

An Exercise in PATIENCE...

That's like the number one lesson in PC right? Patience?

Well..mine is being tested by my dentist. Last TUESDAY I had my final visit...one last filling...DONE with alllll medical and dental related procedures. This was a happy day for me. As I'm on the chair and he's finishing up, he mentions something along the lines of, "So, yeah, I'll get these documents (meaning the PC dental forms) to you soon...". So I, mouth full of suction tubes and all, ask, "Can I get them today?" He gives me a look of surprise and confusion, "Today? But you're not leaving till next year right?" Ladies and Gentleman, THIS is the precise moment when I didn't know whether I should have a panic attack or haul off and fling an Ensure at the geezer's head. Umm...YES, I'm nominated to leave in February, but WHAT would make him think that I don't need my paperwork till then? How the heck does he expect me to get clearance the day of departure or whenever the heck he thought he had to give me the papers by?


So then, after I CALMLY explain to him that I need these docs ASAP, he agrees to "TRY" to have them finished by Monday. Mmkay...fast forward to Monday (yesterday)...I call the office, no answer. Today, I call again, and his trusty assistant informs me that not only are my papers NOT completed yet, but the doc is OUT OF TOWN until MONDAY!

Double UGH!

So now...I'm just playing the waiting game...hoping five million other applicants don't get their medical packets in BEFORE me!

Question, does anybody know if I can send in my medical packet first and then just send my dental packet when my dentist comes back? I mean, this is def a question for my medical coordinator, but I'm just wondering out loud I guess...