Thursday, July 31, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
*** Another fun activity.
(This is a closeup of Dix Mountain. )
Dix Mountain is the sixth highest peak in the High Peaks of the Adirondack Mountains at 4,840 ft and 13.2 miles in length. My best friend & I started early in the morning enjoying the cool breeze. I was pumped as we started out down the path with our far away goal in mind. I had already noticed a big difference in my physical condition, so much that I wasn't stopping to catch my breath. During the first 3-5 miles of our trip, the path was pretty much mud/water with many rocks to step on. Along the way we'd come to these interesting bridges that crossed these creeks/rivers. Some of them were a bit unsteady to say the least.
After lunch, we needed to make some good time since we spent more time than planned for lunch. The problem was... from there on, it was an upward climb. I still felt pumped physically. It didnt take too long aftwards though for me to start to feel worn! It was ok though. I hadn't complained until that point... so was very proud of myself as this was several hours into the trip.
Here is some more rock along the way....
HORRAY!!! We found the marker on the summit that proves we made it to the top! What a wonderful feeling. Mind you, this is now 6pm when we arrived after starting 9 something that morning. Now the trick was to make REAL good time and get out before dark. One of our previous hikes, we managed to by dusk.. but wasn't so lucky this time. Flashlights were pulled out... as we made our way through the woods. Luckily, we had at least made it back to more flat paths rather than still trying to get down the rock. By this point, I was burnt out, exhausted beyond words... and just didnt want to do it anymore for that night. The path continued on and on and on......... The darker it got, the less we were able to see (obviously), which ultimately made the trip seem even longer yet. All the while, we were looking for our path marker signs to tell us how many more miles we had to go... YES MILES. Pitch dark, and still had MILES... like 3.8 miles.
So, anyways... I'll spare you anymore details... and sum it all up by saying... we exited the woods at 11:30pm that night, safe! Overall, what a much better experience we had. I'm already looking forward to conquering another one possibly before the summer is over.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
You disbelieve 90% of what you are told and 75% of what you see.
You have your weekends off planned for a year in advance.
You encourage an obnoxious patient to sign a self discharge form so you don't have to deal with them any longer.
You believe that "shallow gene pool" should be a recognized diagnosis.
You believe that unspeakable evils will befall anyone who utters the phrase "Wow, it's really quiet isn't it".
You threaten to strangle anyone who even starts to say the "q" word when it is even remotely calm.
You say to yourself "great veins" when looking at complete strangers at the grocery store.
You have ever referred to someone's death as a transfer to the "Eternal Care Unit".
You have ever had a patient look you straight in the eye and say "I have no idea how that got stuck in there".
You have ever had to leave a patient's room before you begin to laugh uncontrollably.
Your favorite hallucinogen is exhaustion.
You think that caffeine should be available in I/V form.
You believe the waiting room should be equipped with a Valium fountain.
You play poker by betting ectopics on ECG strips.
You believe that waiting room time should be proportional to length of time from symptom onset.
Your most common assessment question is "what changed tonight to make it an emergency after 6 hours / days / weeks / months / years)?".
You have ever had a patient control his seizures when offered some food.
You shock someone with an unrecognizable rhythm ... until you get one you DO recognize.
You have ever referred to someone's death as a 'transfer to part 3 accomodation'.
You call subcutaneous emphysema "Rice Krispies".
Thursday, July 10, 2008
After working the night before, I didnt get around to getting over there til about noon. This was fine though. Ginny's family, Nevells and myself.. grabbed some lunch out, and then wasted a bunch of time trying to plan our day. It was as if... one person was to make all the decisions.. but there wasn't one person that wanted to do this, so we went back to camp to see what was going on, sat in conference and listened to the voting for a while... while it stormed out. Boy, did it downpour! After the rain stopped for a bit, we decided to wander around the grounds... and found this.... by the dining hall. I had to smile....
This is their motor car...and behind it is their sidewalk of toilet paper
At present, my Grandparents have retired as "Conference President" and are to be moving soon, but havent found a place that suites their fancy yet. The young people took it upon themselves to help them out a little bit. At break time, they both came walking though... and smiled at everyones creativity. So.... if nothing else, they have a place to live. HAHAHA!!
Overall, I absolutely loved playing!!! It took me a bit to figure out exactly when I was hitting someone vs. not and someone hitting me, but when the time came for the game to end.. I wasn't ready for it to. It definitely was an experience... and enjoyed every moment.
(Bethany, Me, Ginny & her youngest sister Ashley)
Friday, July 4, 2008
This is John & Trisha Mincer's oldest daughter, Sarah Lynn. I was made aware today that she has 3 baby dolls and that each of their names are Aimee! You ask.. "What's this baby's name ( as you point) and she says..Aimee. What about this one here.. Aimee too, and this one? Aimee too!
She's such a cutie! Children's talk always intrigues me! =)
Get this.... Katie, on the right is Sarah's Aunt! You dont see that too