It is a lovely afternoon, and instead of studying Fun Facts About Congestive Heart Failure for my exam Monday, I am doing absolutely anything else that will keep me away from that book. I cleaned the kitchen, I pulled out my big Crock Pot and I'm making a delicious molé-spiced dip, and I read an interesting article about the Brutalist Architecture movement of the 20th century--yes, "brutalist" is a form of architecture, I had no idea--and then I rearranged my socks. THANK GOD MY SOCKS ARE ORGANIZED NOW.
Gurdy the Cat sends his best. I left him with a friend for a few days, and of course that is always the time when something goes wrong. He cut himself while scratching, and it became infected. My cat has zero immune system; we're not sure why but he gets sick from anything, even from going outside for a mere minute or two. So when I brought him home, and he flopped over on a pillow looking miserable, I stayed up with him all night, reapplying Neosporin and bandaging him with don't-lick-this-off bandages, and engaging in moderate ear-scratching. He's better now. I know he is better because he has again partaken in his favorite activity, which is attacking my feet when I walk by. No besocked foot is safe in this home.
Oh dear, I'm telling you stories about my cat. Although he's more interesting than the gay political fundraiser I went to last night. Seriously, everyone is so bored with everything, no one paid a minute of attention to the speakers. Gay rights, gay marriage, blah blah blah. Great. We drank free liquor and tried to remember how to do the cute flirty things we'd do when we were ___ years younger. It's just too bad that after two drinks, I can speak only at full outside-voice volume. I think people were getting annoyed. And I think this based on the number of people who walked away from me as I was mid-sentence. Whatever, it just meant I had more time to spend by myself at the dessert table.
What kind of nursing should I do? Many people have asked me that. I usually say, the kind of nursing where I keep people alive. Beyond that, I'm not sure yet. I'm open to suggestions.