I have been sorely neglecting my blog and, for that, I apologize (if there’s anybody left out there to apologize to). So I figured before my 2nd semester of school gets too insane, I should fill you in on what I’ve been up to…
I successfully completed semester 1 of my MRT course – I made it through finals in one piece, and I even ended up boosting my Stupid Physics grade – a B+ thank you very much.
It was Christmas – I was unwrapping the most awesome socks ever from Phil, reading my personally-autographed-by-Stacey-Ballis copy of Off the Menu from the fantastic Shana, and drinking Davids Tea from the lovely Ernestine. It was a very good Christmas.
I was amazed by the giant hearts of my friends – Shana dedicated the whole month of December to bringing awareness to a different charity every day (one of my favourites? Project Night Night that provides stuffed animals to homeless children), and Cynthia changed the lives of 9 very thankful women and brought an entire city together while doing it. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful people in my life.
I was painting our apartment – We moved in to our new condo in August and the scratched and scuffed “white” walls have been driving me crazy. I already finished the bathrooms and our bedroom over Paintsgiving, so I figured I would finish the kitchen, living room and entranceway over Christpaint. It seems I was overreaching my ability. I did get the kitchen done (Aqua Pura), and the living room too (Pensive Sky)…but the hallway and entranceway proved to be much more work than I was anticipating.
It turns out that when you double your square footage, it takes twice as much time and effort to paint the whole damn place! So now I am back to school and I still have 3/4 of our entrance mocking me in all its unpainted glory. I guess there’s always Painting Week in February…
I was performing actual xrays on actual patients – Yeah, you read that right. I started the new year by working a 2 week practicum in my newly chosen career. And I’m happy to say that it was amazing!
I spent some time in the radiography department of the hospital, as well as in a private clinic. I got to deal with hundreds of patients, and was able to put into practice a lot of what I learned in that first semester.* I mastered the art of the chest xray, and on my last day I finally conquered both the lateral knee AND the lateral hip! I remembered that I am actually really good at dealing with people, and that standing all day hurts the shit outta my knees.
I have so many things that I can write about from those 2 weeks, and I will (I promise), just not right now.
And now I’m back to the books – …and I am hoping, and praying, that its even a tiny bit less stressful than last semester. Because I miss being able to take a narcissistic moment for myself and write about the every minutia of my life.
And reading for fun. I really miss that.
*Shockingly, I didn’t use Physics** even once.