Thursday, August 22, 2013

Another day in the life of benign

Second semester nursing has found my nursing cohort studying away at postpartum mothers and newborn infant assessments.
Today in practice lab, I had happily finished all of my assessments. Thinking my tasks done for the afternoon I turn and find my group gathered around an interesting looking table. Curious I approach and to my dismay... I find that I have yet to practice giving an IM shot to a BABY!! Ahh.. I had not mentally prepared myself for this today.. We were not supposed to do THAT today As I am rather afraid... strongly afraid of receiving shots, I also dread giving them.... But I come to the reality. It must be done.
I wash my hands and don my gloves for the task. A few feet away from me, stands the 40 year old paramedic who is getting his nursing degree. I gulp. The pressure increases as he penetrates my actions.
As I draw up the Vitamin K into the perilously large needle, I think... This is really it.. This is reality.. I am going to have to be giving this to real babies and not kill Them! My hands begin to tremble and I glance to where the paramedic is watching me. I give a wan smile and get the mannequin ready to stab.
Taking a deep breath , I plunge... Then look towards the man watching me and see his expression of wonder... Was it that good? He asks "Anna . Tell me. What angle do you stick at ???!!" Chagrined I realized I had done 45 degrees lower than I needed ... Ahh how painful.. I try again... "Anna Don't be so jerky!!" he says. He then proceeds to explain to me the proper method...

About 25 tries later , I look at him for approbation and finally, one that is not quite so jerky and at 90 degrees.

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I am glad that needle specialists exist.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Subject to opinion

                                                     ONLY 15 Calories per serving!!
Consume, guilt free and conscience calmed, folks.

My brother, who also finds some nutritional inconsistencies amusing, snapped this photo for me as he was shopping. This is the type of nutritional information that the general population is being fed. Not only does it have no nutritional benefit, it is pure sugar and turns straight into un-needed , stored fat. BUT!!! it ONLY has 15 calories per serving.... (1 tsp).

Sunday, March 31, 2013

A major paradigm from a minor prophet

While reading in Zephaniah, I came across the following gem:

"The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest you in his love, he will joy over thee with singing."

I had to stop and read this passage several times. How amazing is it, that the God who created everything from the most beautiful sight in nature to the lovliest music heard, would take joy in a mortal like me. 
He not only takes joy in us but he allows us to rest in him and take joy in HIM! 

What a thought.  

Saturday, February 2, 2013

And He has put eternity in their hearts

Have you ever felt a surging loneliness that settles in the bottom of your being, even though you are surrounded by people you love? Or have you experienced an emptiness that hits you out of no-where and a longing for something that cannot be satiated, but you have no idea what you even long for? 
Do you ever see things that are so beautiful that they make you hurt achingly inside?

I have been reading through Ecclesiastes and this verse struck me.
He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. - Ecc 3:11

 Perhaps these feelings are the result of the longing for eternity. A homesickness for eternity. 
God has set eternity in our hearts... A pre-set love of eternity and longing for "home" placed there . 

And often the only consolation for the unidentified yearning, is found in the very God who set eternity in our hearts. 

Pictures compliments of the Hubble telescope

Saturday, January 5, 2013

The Freshman Feeling.. Again?

 Two years after my freshman year, I did not think it quite possible to be faced with that same... jittery, excited, trepidatious.... Completely OVERWHELMED, and probably driving my sisters nuts...

Haha. Yes.. it is there again after Nursing school orientation.
Clinical Failures, Copious-coursework, and Careful assessment...
Bedding, bathing, blood pressure and blood-work... Diagnostics, Drugs and Dirty-work...

Readers... Can I do this and still pass with high grades?

I suppose that we shall have to see how the matter turns out, come this May.

However, as my best is all that I can do, then my best is what I shall heartily give.

en we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."Helen Keller 

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I started "Annalogies" as an outlet of creativity for an overly scientific, logically minded life. I love people. I enjoy the simple things in life. My aspiration is that this outlet can allow me to grow in expression. So go with me and grow with me, if you like. I am just a sculpture still in the making.