Oh my goodness, have I been busy! Not that we all aren't, but man oh man, this last few weeks has just flattened me. We have almost finished Summer I session. Rumor had it that the summer sessions were easy, especially compared to the past two semesters. I don't know where this information came from, or who started those awful rumors, but they were completely untrue. We had a researched clinical encounter paper due, a reflection journal, three days of clincals, and one day of class every week. And wow! those clincal encounter papers were no joke. They were each over ten pages. I couldn't face the computer after writing those every week.
But enough complaining. I learned so much. This was our community health rotation, and I was at the health department, a uninsured clinic (the MERCI Clinic), and the soup kitchen. It was truly amazing. I found it really inspiring and gratifying to working with underserved populations. I hope to work in a hospital after I'm licensed, but after being at the MERCI Clinic I know that I want to volunteer time with something like that.
So I haven't had much time to knit lately. I've worked on a few things, so hopefully I can get those on here soon. My Little Oak cardigan is about halfway through the yoke.
In other news, I've been trying to play in the yard a bit. I was turning the compost bin and sifting through the almost-dirt to see what I can pull out. (I throw a lot of stuff in the compost bin "just to see" what will happen. I don't use the compost on any flowers or vegetables, or I would be a bit more concerned about proper balance of nitrogen and green vs. brown compost. Mainly, I'm trying to keep organic, compostable things out of a landfill. I compost things like pizza boxes and movie popcorn bags. I tossed the hepa filter from the vacuum in there, just in case the filter was paper, but it wasn't and I pulled it out six months later--looking exactly the same.)
But my point here is that sometimes I find interesting things in the barrel. Like the plastic liners of to go cups and ice cream containers that some people don't even realize are there. And this:
And, to end, a cute dog picture of Charlie.