The End (and the beginning) are here. The end of summer is upon us, the beginning of my last semester of nursing school is about to begin. It is also the beginning of our daughter's 7th grade year. It's going to be a chaotic 16 weeks. Hmmmm, what have we been up to lately ....
I worked pretty much straight out in the beginning of August. Between EMS and the ER, I've been on duty more than I've been anything else. We did get a chance to go camping one more time before our daughter returned from Grandma's house out of state. I spent a day on the road with a friend of mine to meet her return flight at the airport. We went out to lunch, to a farmer's market, and the mall prior to meeting the flight. It was a great day ... with a lot of driving.
A few days later, we went on a family camping trip to a private beach on a lake. Private in the aspect it's a public camping spot, but first dibs gets the use of it and you have to get there by boat. There are a lot of other beaches on the lake that are not private and a few other private ones. We lucked out with weather and it was amazing. No cell phone service either. Did some fishing, some reading, and lots of swimming. It was the first time my husband and daughter had been there, I had gone in high school. We will definitely be making a return trip next year.
Last night, I took our daughter to the county fair since my husband was working. She had a bracelet for the rides and met up with some school friends. They were IN-SANE. They went on everything that I never went on even when I was younger. Small county fair = small lines, even on a Friday night. They got off the ride, and got right back in line. She felt great and was having a blast ... till the adrenaline wore off on the way home and she started feeling SICK. A warm shower and sips on some fluids made her feel better. "I have no regrets, I just don't feel well right now." She probably will jump at the chance to do it all over again ... next year.
School starts for her the last Wednesday of the month, 1 week ahead of me. My first Partnership shift will be September 10th. Some of the class materials have been posted, but not all of them. So far, I have couple short papers to write and 3 exams ahead of me. "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can."