Yes, we have been absent from our beloved blog for so long it seems!
School duties unfortunately trump blogging fun, especially when less than an 80% in a class = failing the class = getting kicked out of the program = serious mental breakdown probably requiring medical intervention.
Lexie and I both decided a few years ago to go for a career change into sonography (ultrasound) and thus a second round of college educating.
The way I look at it is my first college education at FSU was my “social” education–areas like communicating (that is, how to enunciate my words so they can be heard over the loud DJ at the bar), cultivating my refined palate (yes, I learned to like wine, beer and that a long island iced tea doesn’t even actually contain any iced tea!), and polishing my visual presentation (I can accessorize any outfit! What, my major was fashion merchandising okay!).
Now, this time around MAJOR studying is involved. There is so much to know about anatomy, how it looks when sliced into sections and also how it looks in shades of gray on the screen, the various pathology we are ruling out, how that looks, and on and on–I will bore you no more with further details. The bottom line is who knew so much would be involved? But I love every minute of it–especially the clinical aspect and getting to work with patients.
If I can be one caring and warm health care person that the patient gets to see amongst the many who sometimes, let’s just say, have a harder time expressing the empathy that I hope is deep down there somewhere, then good. And to be able to give information that may help to provide (or rule-out) a diagnosis for the patient is even better.
Okay, enough of that serious talk, right!…. back to yummy recipe ideas!!!