Well hello there all you lovely people!
Have you noticed I’ve been MIA?
It’s okay if you haven’t! I’ve been so busy with school this semester! I’ve barely been crafting! It’s a bit painful to be honest. All I do is eat, sleep, nurse (the job, not breastfeeding!)
I have been working on the Woodland Sampler by the Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery! I’m currently working on the border of March. In another post I’ll take some good pictures of my progress to show off to you guys!
So if I haven’t been crafting all of these weeks, what have I been doing!?
Well, nursing school has kept me sufficiently detained. It’s almost as if they put a big old ball and chain on my ankle this semester. Oh no! It’s not been that bad! At least there isn’t an actual ball and chain involved!
I also recently had a spring break. Two of the most glorious and glorified words in the college undergraduate language. So what did I do for a whole week of no class?
Well, I went up to Chicago, IL for a couple of days. I visited the International Museum of Surgical Science which had a small, interesting exhibit on nursing history. The museum itself mainly focused on the recent development (around the 1840s!) on anesthesia usage during surgical procedures i.e. amputations. Interestingly enough, anesthesia usage is a fairly recent development in medical history although surgical procedures were performed in ancient Mesopotamia culture.
I’m standing next to a bust of Florence Nightingale, one of the most widely known visages of nursing.Interestingly enough, the museum itself was once a house for a well-endowed family!
Next on the Chicago trip was for Chelsea and I to hit up the UP Comedy club and see Airport for Birds. A comedy sketch by a group of rather funny comedians!
The picture below is of our spot in relation to the stage. I hadn’t realized I had bought VIP tickets, but I’m glad I did!
The next day we went to the Schedd Aquarium. I LOVE aquariums. The Schedd Aquarium was a very interesting establishment. It’s on my top 5 aquariums list however it is not number 1. Maybe some day I will do a list of aquariums for y’all. I’m not just a geek about tv shows and books it seems!
The picture below is of me and an Atlantic King Crab!
Spring break was a week or two ago now. I spent a couple of days in Chicago and then I was back to work and then back to school and work!
For now, expect to hear from me sometime after the start of May! I’ll be doing a few fun things this summer with family and friends and I plan to really get my craft on. I’ve been working on a couple of literary approaches as well. Stay tuned to hear the adventures of an overworked, brain fried undergraduate nursing student!