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Thankful Thursday | Injection #1: done!

This week, I am thankful:

that I got to give an injection this week

I had only ever done injections in the lab, in a fake practice sponge, and I felt rather terrified of giving an injection to a human being.

syringe label.

It’s just a label, from my lab bag. No needles in sight. 😉

But this week in clinical, I did it! I was nervous, but it went fine, and I think I will be less nervous next time.

Getting over the hump of the first one is the tough part, I think (I hope!).

I think a lot of things will be easier next week; now I know how to use the hospital documentation system, I know how to use their vital signs machines, I know where things are located on that floor…I’m just gonna have my feet under me a little better next week.

that I’ve managed to walk almost every day, despite rainy weather

glasses with raindrops.

It’s been a bit wet here, but by working around the weather (and also by just committing to getting a bit soggy some days), I’ve still been able to do a lot of walking this week.

raindrops on branch.

I try to remember…without the rain, we will not have the green scenery that I love so much.

baby leaf.

for a sunny Sunday

It was a lovely day on Sunday…warm and sunny, and I got out to enjoy it!

sun through trees.

for perks of afternoon/evening clinical hours

Given my druthers, I’d have chosen the shift that starts at 7 am. But I can see upsides of my shift (which starts at 1:00 pm)…I have time to get in a walk, a workout, a shower, some schoolwork, some blog work, and still have plenty of time to pack a dinner meal before I leave.

After my shower, I just throw on my scrub pants and the long-sleeve shirt I wear under my scrub top. And I wait until right before I leave to put on my actual scrub top.

Kristen in scrub pants.

No, “what should I wear?” dilemmas at all. 😉

for Facebook Marketplace

Sonia just had a birthday, and I was wanting to get her a Tiffany-style lamp for one of her presents. Sooo, I poked around on Facebook Marketplace for a while, and I found this little lamp!

small lamp.

Isn’t it just so cute? I love the miniature style of it.

small tiffany style lamp.

I love that Facebook Marketplace makes it so easy to find things like this.

(And don’t worry; I already gave the lamp to Sonia. I’m not putting birthday spoilers up here. 😉 )

that we are almost halfway through the semester

Next week is week eight, and since the semester is 16 weeks, that means we are nearly halfway through. Woohoo!

Also: that means spring break is coming up, and as much as I love school, I’m excited about a bit of time off.

for a great grade on last week’s exam

I can’t remember if I told you guys, but I got 49/50 on the last OB/Women’s Health exam, which I took last Thursday. Yay!

OB is my wheelhouse. 🙂

What are you thankful for this week?

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Martha O.

Wednesday 13th of March 2024

The lamp is so cute! What a great find!

I’m thankful for an upcoming Saturday with nothing scheduled. That means my husband and I can get a good day of Spring cleaning indoors and yard work outdoors ( obviously) accomplished.

Even though we saw snow flurries on Sunday afternoon, I’m pretty sure Spring is settling in and I’m thankful for more daylight and budding trees.

I’m thankful for pears. I love to eat them and love to paint them ( esp the green ones). I also have a few large fake ones that I move around for decoration in our home. That little pop of green brings a bright spot of color to any area.

I love my houseplants. They’re thriving in spite of my lack of skill in keeping plants alive.


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Congratulations on your first injection Big hurdle I still remember my first one and it was almost 60 years ago


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

thank you for mentioning something and then making explanations re how when and where and even supply a link. THANK YOU


Friday 8th of March 2024

Thankful for ...

1. For a wonderful husband who went grocery shopping, cooked dinner, and helps me out with the kids when I'm sick.

2. The bodies that God has blessed us that can heal itself from the cold/ flu.

3. Warm snuggly blankets.

4. Quiet & relaxing weekend to recover.

5. Warmer and promising weather to melt all the snow away.


Friday 8th of March 2024

That lamp is cuuuutteeee!

We’ve been fighting through the sicks here still so I’ll just stick with all the popping up spring flowers as my gratitude. It just is such a burst of happiness seeing them shoot up every March.

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