As I click my last click for this term, finishing the last test and discussion threads for Pathophysiology and Professional Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses, I feel let down. Now what? I have three weeks of no classes, no papers and no tests………..What am I going to do with myself?
Going through a term makes me feel like one of those stones you toss and skip across the water. It flies above the surface, occasionally touching down, taking off again, eventually plunking down and sinking. My normal life is the water, I haven’t been in it much lately, just dropping down occasionally. Oh, it’s Thanksgiving this week? I better get that turkey. Then off again. Now I’m sunk. The stone has landed. Houston, we have a life again.
My dogs have gotten to the point that when they see the laptop come out, they sigh and lay down, looking at me with mournful eyes. “Can’t we go out and PLAY?” A collection of toys ends up at my feet. Balls, disemboweled squeek toys, pull ropes, rawhide chews. They hope that eventually they will drop something I can’t resist. Eventually, my mind goes numb from extreme cramming of lots of information into a limited space. After wrapping some duct tape around my skull to keep it from exploding, (okay, maybe not) we go out for a ball toss in the yard.
My husband might actually get a chance to know me again for a while. I can do some cooking, and gardening. The possibilities are endless. Okay, maybe I am feeling better now. I think I’ll go work on the quilt I am making. Ooh, quilting. Yes! I might even read, GASP!, a novel.