This week, I am thankful:
that my headlight saga is over!
The officer who informed me about my burnt-out bulb told me that once I got it fixed, I needed to either stop at the police station or find a random officer to sign off on the repair.
I tried going to the police station to have someone sign my papers. But apparently, they only do such things during lobby hours (me over here not realizing police stations have business hours. Whoops.)
Sooo, I drove to my next destination and lo and behold, there was an officer just sitting in the parking lot of the shopping center. He wasn’t busy, so I pulled up next to him and asked if he could help me.
He checked my headlights, printed me some new paperwork, and I was good to go. Yay!
I had 30 days to get it signed off, but I hate having stuff like that hanging over my head. Better to get it done and off my plate, I say.
for a hilarious video-filming session
For one of my classes, each small group has to do a video on an assigned topic. I got together with my group last night to work on filming and we laughed so hard while working on some of our skits.
I was playing the role of a bad nurse in the skit, and it took a lot of tries for me to get through it without dissolving into giggles.
This reminded me of when my kids would play make-believe drive-thru or grocery store games; they always loved to be the bad customer and there was lots of laughing involved then too.
Thankfully, I did eventually get through the whole thing with a mostly serious face.
I love my nursing classmates; laughing with them was good for my soul.
for a small group that’s working
I think all of us have been in group project assignments where someone doesn’t carry their weight. So frustrating.
But I feel very lucky that for this class, which has multiple group projects, everyone in my little group is motivated and involved. That is a huge blessing!
for the encouragement of a song
Yesterday afternoon I was driving home and Jenn Johnson’s You’re Gonna Be OK came on.
This one bit reminded me of what I was writing about yesterday:
When the night is closing inDon’t give up and don’t give in This won’t last, it’s not the end It’s not the end You’re gonna be OK
that I’m gonna nearly reach my step goal
Usually, I walk at least 100 miles/month, and I’m at 96 miles right now.
So, regardless of how far I walk today, I will be close to my goal for November! I’m thankful for the ability to walk, and also thankful that I’ve been able to squeeze in regular walks even during a crazy time of life.
that Chiquita is excited to see me
I pulled into the driveway last night and sat there for a few minutes, on the phone with Lisey. Chiquita was impatiently waiting for me in the window; I think she was confused about why I wasn’t coming in right away!
She is crazy, but we love her.
And we love our original cat too. 🙂
that the end of the semester is SO close
Lectures are all done for the semester and now I just have to finish:
- two exams
- a patient presentation (a PowerPoint presentation I give to my lab group about a patient I took care of)
- four days of clinicals
- our group video project
And there are some other smaller things, like discussion posts, but those are pretty easy.
December 12th is the final exam, so I’ve got less than two weeks left!
(We do have a second-semester orientation day after that, but I’m not counting it. Orientation is not graded. 😉 )