Today is a gray day.
There is a thick cloudy layer, floating above Reno and I am enjoying it. Black coffee is so much more satisfying and cozy during a little rain. Or during sunshine. Or snow. Or hail. Or anytime because coffee, black or otherwise, is freakin’ amazing!!!!
Maybe I will limit myself to one cup today…
As usual around finals time, my mind begins to wander more easily. So-this post may seem a bit random, some gratitude / some reflection. We’ll see where it goes, shall we? Well…I will see where it goes, you may or may not continue to read it depending. I will try to input fun stuff from the internet throughout to keep it interesting.
That video is my dream future.
Hm, let’s start with gratitude. I’ve been late on a lot of my Sunday posts, but I am still one grateful lady.
- The past few weeks, I have been woken up several times by the wind. It was a’hooowlin! It came with icy temperatures, rain, and freezing fog. And I rode out each storm in bed. With the heat on. With a roof over my head. My home is sturdy and we were kept protected and warm. What a gift! But each time I woke up, my mind moved to all of those people who don’t have homes. There are a LOT of people without permanent homes today. Particularly in Nevada. At the same time, I am grateful for proactive people in our community who work to be a part of the solution, like my friend Sean. Read about his work to keep people warm here: Big Reno Coat Drive. I put a video below done by current students at the Orvis School of Nursing – Go fellow nursing students!!! It is worth your time to watch.
- I am grateful for my family. They are funny and kind and crazy and wonderful. I had some Padre / Bubba time yesterday and have been relishing all of the time I get to spend with my Mom since she has moved back in town. AND – I will be visiting San Diego next week!!! To have some much-needed SeaStar time. I can’t wait. Aaand, I am going to workout with her fiancé Blake! He does CrossFit and knows I am a baby Crossfitter (CrossFetus?) . Plus, it will give us a nice chance to bond. Before we hit family status, he needs to know certain things. Like when I do ANYTHING, I sweat excessively. I went to a work party on Saturday where there was dancing. I honestly think one of the MDs I work for was concerned for my health. I was sweaty. Welcome to the family Blake!
- I am also grateful for my nursing classmates. Especially the dudes. This year, my classmate Scott guided me in finding a Christmas gift for my BF that he may actually enjoy. The gift I got him last year is still in the box in the closet… It was a mylar shark balloon that you can steer with a remote control. I may have gotten it more for me than him. Before talking to Scott, my go-to present for the BF was a functional keyboard tie. I have a feeling he will be much happier with what I ended up with…
Alright. I guess I had better study already. That is the perk of working hard though! I have studied hard all semester – so now, even though my final is worth 25% of my grade, I only need a 30% or higher to pass the class! Of course, I want a good grade, but knowing that kind of takes the pressure off.