We (the dogs and I) have been very lazy over the last week or so, but I fear all good things must come to an end and life is about to get really busy really fast!
As a random non-canine life update, I found out that I was accepted to nursing school and will be starting in January. Goodbye teaching, hello nursing! That was nice news to get and it was encouraging that my frantic scrambling over the summer to finish prerequisites and solidify transfer credits paid off. But, alas, once I start school I won’t be able to spend all day with my boys. Oswald will likely only notice my absence when he needs something, but I’m a little worried that Rupert won’t be a fan of the separation as he has all but mastered the role of being my shadow around the house.
What I didn’t realize when I applied to nursing school is that apparently you have to have more vaccines than if you wanted to visit west Africa! There is also the drug testing and the background checks and the finger printing and the insurance policies, so I’ll have a lot to keep me busy for the next couple of months. Really, I was just excited to get to wear scrubs, but everything else sort of took away from the fun of that.
Also, I’m running my first half marathon in six years this coming Saturday. I can’t say I’ve trained as well as I should have for this one, but New Orleans summer weather just isn’t very encouraging when you are trying to convince yourself to go for a run. Unless you’re a hardcore running addict, like Rupert, 90-something degrees and 80% humidity doesn’t really put you in a running mood. I checked my time from six years ago and I ran a 2:24.58 back then so I’m curious to see how I compare now. I’m running with my friend Pam, though, and we are really out to have fun for this race so I think we might take it slow and steady and focus more on looking cute than shooting for a stellar time.
I’ve been trying to find the motivation to head out this afternoon for a casual 3 miles to loosen up, but my running coach isn’t being very motivating for once.
He has apparently settled in for some pretty serious napping, and I do not dare test the theory, “let sleeping dogs lie.”
So for now I’ll just keep googling “really cute nursing scrubs” and continue to postpone all of the things that I actually need to accomplish.