Rough Couple Weeks

Life has been okay, it’s just been a rough couple of weeks. Bob, my grandmother’s husband, passed away of lung cancer Sept. 9th. He was diagnosed Aug. 1 – just five weeks. It was quick. I flew home for the funeral a couple hours after they called me, and got back to New Haven after midnight a few days later…since then it’s been the catch up game. Other than that…

-First small group at CPC tonight. I’m very excited.
-My roommates are great. Cooking together and playing games together is a lot of fun…and even talking about papers is better with them around. ;D
-I’m working on getting the hang of this paper-reading thing. I’ll get there. Eventually.

Homesickness comes and goes. There are moments when I want to be back in Raleigh so bad that I could just sit and sob for a while, and there are moments that this place is really starting to feel like home. Transitions are hard, but in the end, I think they’re worth it.


About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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