In political news, I've got this financial crisis on my mind mainly because I've been hearing all about it for the past couple of days. (Blame NPR.) Also, there's craziness surrounding gas down here. Every time we pass a gas station, there are at least 5-8 cars in line for gas at all hours. Gas stations are out of gas -- it's really weird. I've never seen this type of thing in VA when I was there. So I guess we're really in a crisis. Thank goddess I purchased a bike in March. I haven't driven my car in awhile. Should I need an automobile, I just take Beloved's car.
I took this morning off -- I'm supposed to be in class, but decided that I needed a stimulus-free morning home with the dogs. After clinical, I find that I'm quite over-stimulated. There's smells (generally unpleasant), constant sounds of various sorts -- people talking, beeps, buzzers, machines, phones, beepers, and harsh light. When I get home, silence is golden. I think I'm not meant to work during the day. After doing both days and nights, I much prefer the relatively semi-quiet night shift. Although we're busy at night, it's easier to work rather than spend *all* day in the hospital. But I recently learned in my Professional Development class that night shift workers live shorter lives. Fantastic!
I'm so far enjoying my Birth & Global Health class. It's wonderful to see other people learn about birth and want to create change. I feel like it was me a few years ago. I love to be able to help others along their journey. Plus I'm learning too. It's not an academically-rigorous course so I have time to enjoy the content and discussion. Well I suppose my stimulus free morning must come to an end because I have a test tomorrow that I need to study for.