Tuesday, January 18, 2011

First Day of School

Well, I'm killing time until the next class. Anatomy and Physiology Lab begins at 1:15, runs until 4. I went to the cafeteria and ate my packed lunch. Cara had put an encouraging note and a dark chocolate bar in my bag. She may be a better mother than I am. It made me smile. I ate one square while reading my Psychosocial Concepts homework for tomorrow. Lots of reading but I actually enjoyed it, and think this class will be something that helps me in my personal life.

Bill, previously known as Mr. Ammo On His Wrist, greeted me and flopped down. He quit smoking over break. That's pretty darn cool. His dad has lung cancer and he got sick over the holidays. It scared him so badly that he's given up smoking. 11 days smoke free. I told him it's the best thing that he could do for his little girl.

This morning when I went into Anatomy and Physiology class, I sat down at a table. The OT students all wound up sitting together in one group. There's courage in numbers and their presence gave me a little more courage. It's nice to have that comeradarie.

Time for class. Bye.


Jayne said...

Have fun!

Bob said...

Back to the grind . . . best of luck.

"The parent becomes the child and the child becomes the parent" -- and how kind of your "mother" to pack your lunch! She learned from the best of them, no doubt.

Lydia said...

Glad you are getting back in the groove of classes. Soon enough all of that ^&%*&^%* snow is going to melt off, you'll be looking at green grass, and you will have a full year under your belt. :)

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cyn said...

I think some of the best parenting choices are the kind you are demonstrating right now in your life. You are an impressive person!