So, the class opened today. I posted my self introduction, greeted old friends who posted their intro’s, set up a notebook with assignment due dates, syllabus, grading criteria, etc. I made a tentative schedule and got my preceptors’ okay before I posted it to my instructor. The detritus from the previous term has been cleared from my desk. My books are all neatly lined up, pads of paper and a new batch of the fine point pens I like are laid out. The rolling suitcase I need to take my reference books with me to clinicals is ready. Since this clinical site will want me to wear the lab coat, I sewed the school patch onto the arm (somewhat straight) and clipped my nametag on the breast pocket. The stethoscope is in the big side pocket. Clinical time log papers are prepared and printed out for the first eight weeks.
I also got diverted in my study closet by drawing supplies, quilting stuff and other crafty goodies.
And the shelf on which I had loaded all my stuff (reports, notebooks, etc) from the previous term, collapsed spilling everything onto the floor. I managed to fix the shelf, but unfortunately it also held my stack of quilting magazines and craft books: embroidery, scrapbooking, sewing, etc. This delayed me quite a bit as well. 🙂
My neighbor stopped by with a batch of cookies, bless her 80 year old heart.
Now, I sit in my newly tidied study and look forward to this term. I am hoping that the patients in this one will sit still for exams and actually provide answers to my questions that are informative and accurate. Is that too much to expect? …Probably.
I’m pooped, it is time for a cup of tea and cookies.