Thursday, April 28, 2011

Back to Life...of the Provo Variety

Well, I am officially back in Provo. It has been wonderful to get a little break before the return but it is good to be back in someways. At least I am very familiar with the territory and don't have to feel to terrified of walking anywhere by myself. I do miss D.C., my kids, the area. But getting to come home and see my family was definitely worth it.

...DAVID IS HOME...and such a stud! I loved playing all of last week with him. I do admit, he is pretty weird, but I love it. I wouldn't have him any other way. I think I clung to him just as much, if not more, than he clung to me last week. And after many wrestling matches, debates (mostly about science and evolution), and laughs we are still great friends. It is just nice to know that although we grow up (kind of) some things never change.

Now, I am back to BYU and trying something new...research. This could be an exciting experience! I have been attempting to cram as much information as possible into my brain these last few days. I am not sure any of it is sticking but I can't imagine that it is possible that my brain hasn't gotten a few more wrinkles in it. I am extracting DNA from insects and then taking it through a series of reactions until it is ready for sequencing. After that I have to learn to use computers (MACs specifically...yikes!) to break down the DNA and essentially label the parts of it. COOL!!! I am sure none of this makes any sense to anyone but me but if so...I am sure you love it too!

Well, like I said...back to normal life. Wish me luck :-)