Thursday, September 10, 2009

Home Sweet Squirrel Hill

This is my first post under the new blog title "Musings from MS2". This summer passed in a whirlwind and it's hard to grasp the fact that I am now a second year medical student- but alas, I've got to get used to the idea.. and the fact that Boards are approaching.. but more on that later.

I spent a lovely 1.5 weeks in mainland Italy with my family touring dusty over-touristed Rome, quaint artistic Florence (or Firenze), and my personal favorite sunny, romantic Venice. After getting home, I lounged around for 1.5 days trying to spend as much time with family and friends, before jetting back to Pittsburgh so I could move all my belongings into a house (below) I'm currently sharing with my 3 closest med school friends!

The townhouse is in a perfect location, right at the junction of 2 busy streets lined with cafes, restaurants, and shops. The local branch of the town library is a mere 3 minute walk from our door (I love public libraries). Our house is set up really nice and we can't wait to have a house-warming (all in good time). We've collected furniture from random sources and in the end our kitchen, living room area looks homey :). I'm excited to share the next 3 years of my life with these friends and in this new part of Pittsburgh! More pictures to come, I'm currently in the middle of our Cardiology block (quite a good segway from my summer cardiology learnings!)