Friday, September 11, 2015

End of summer.

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To celebrate the last day of summer (for me!), I went to Bethesda to see a movie.  By myself!  Jeremy couldn't make it.  It was date night, but he had a meeting downtown to go to so I took myself out on a date.  And now it really is the end of summer, I think even the weather has cooperated...

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Classes started today.  I'm doing an OB rotation.  I didn't get to do much today, but it's going to be a great clinical.  Shady Grove is a baby factory: there are 48 postpartum recovery rooms and a NICU.  Next week, I'm on the rotation to scrub into the OR and see a c-section.  Our clinical instructor knows everyone on the floor or has taught a lot of the nurses on the floor.  I'm more and more curious to try and figure out what kind of nurse I want to be.  I can already tell that I'm not really suited in labor and delivery (it's too popular of a choice and as soon as something is popular, I like to run the other direction, and it's too happy and I didn't go into nursing for happy) or the NICU. Gah, when I walked into the NICU with all the tiny incubators and bili lights, I could feel that old tingly feeling of having my milk let down and then I wanted to cry.  It's not the place for me either.  Tiny babies all wrapped up with tubes everywhere that you could hold in the palm of your hand.

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Jeremy, Edda and I spent our Friday night stuffing evelopes for a candidate who is running for Rockville council.  He lives in College Gardens which is the next neighborhood over from us and the neighborhood I grew up in.  I don't have many friends now in College Gardens because the elementary schools are different in the different neighborhoods, so it was a wonderful pleasure to go into a house which feels so familiar even though I've never been in this particular house because it was the same model as a house that a friend must have had...

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