21 December 2012

Be Patient

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
~     Rainer Maria Rilke

08 December 2012

Officially an E-M-T! ... almost

I passed the Alaska EMT state exam with 91% on Friday
& the practical exam today!

Practicals consisted of six stations:
Medical Assessment & Exam,
Trauma Assessment & Exam,
AED operations,
supine back board,
bag-valve-mask with Oxygen,
OPA & NPA (oral & nose airway openers). 

Thankfully, I got those in one shot too.  We're allowed a second chance.

Now, I have to wait on my application to go through.  Then, I can start volunteering at the Fire Department.

* Too boot, I met a couple of paramedics on Saturday.  They  said all I have to do is fill out a waiver & I can be on call to go on the Medivac flights.  These flights go out to villages where there is no hospital access.  Exciting!

30 November 2012

12 Minutes

I woke up at 8:17 a.m.
- let the dog out
- brushed my teeth & washed my face
- got dressed
- fed Baker
made it to work by 8:29 a.m.

27 November 2012

3 Blogs

In case you've forgotten, I have three active blogs. 

Tess (a.k.a. b-e-s-t possible little sister ever) 
& I have been updating our blogs more.

You can see my other blogs
by clicking the profile link on the side bar --->, 
or connecting to these links:

Mission: Run

Artsy-Fartsy... Zam

23 November 2012

Listen Up

You may have seen my Tunes & I post.  That took about 10 days to: intermittently import disks, label songs from mixed CDs that weren't in the registered database, download Album Artwork, & back-up iTunes on several devices.

Now that I've finished that task, my next aim is to listen to all of the songs I haven't heard in a very long time.  If I were to listen to all of the 5598 songs in the main Music area it'd take 15.2 days.  Remember there are 420 songs in the Playlists too. 

I've heard all of them before, but they deserve to be listened to again.

This is exciting!  It's like getting a present, just because.