Well, not exactly silence, I can hear the fish tank bubbling and the birds chirping. What I don’t hear is one single peep from any of the kids. Normally this would be alarming, but this time they are all sleeping! We haven’t been as hard core with schedules since we have been busy trying to keep everyone fed and alive and not crying, but it’s time to get back on track. Because if I only were to have one rule to live by with babies/toddlers, it would be to be hard core and never stray from a schedule. Like, ever. Your life revolves around that schedule. The problem is that I’m finding it much harder to stick to it with 3 times the kids, mostly because everything takes 10 times as long to do. I don’t understand that math, but it is what it is. Next week I’m going to try my new, improved schedule where I have to get up an hour earlier in the morning to get everyone put together for the day, and I cram studying into a couple different pieces of time since what I have now isn’t working.
The good news with school is that my most time consuming class is over next week, and I finally finished all my projects/papers for it. That’s going to be a huge burden lifted for me, my other classes are totally easy. The other good news, somewhat school related, is that I got a job on the medical intensive care unit. I’m pretty excited. It will really help me understand what I’m learning in class since I’ll actually be seeing/doing it in real life. Obviously I won’t be in the nurse role, I’ll be in a patient care tech role, but after this semester I’ll be considered an assistant nurse so will get more responsibilities.
Another cool school thing that happened is I signed up to go on a medical trip to The Dominican Republic next fall. I’m going to be in my scrubs in a jungle assisting with all kinds of crazy medical stuff. Some students have assisted with surgeries, some student have gone into the villages to assist with births, it will be a really interesting experience. Guess I better brush up on my español!
Lots of good right now! But you know what, I suspect all my good must pale in comparison to whatever Barbie has been up to today…