Spring break has finally arrived. I am having a hard time with calling it "spring" break, however. It's a winter break, if you ask me. After all, it's still February. It was 15 degrees this morning as I drove to Carmichaels to do my community service project with Val. The slush, salt and a road treatment that looked like grated coal left my poor Jeep assaulted and nasty. It used to be silver; it is now a very dull and unhappy dark gray. It deserves a good run through one of those nifty drive-thru car washes (hey, if you see me in the back yard with a garden hose and soap bucket in February, you'll know Hades has officially frozen over…).
Despite the fact that winter's folly continues, I have this "spring" break, and boy, do I need it. I pulled a 12-hour shift at the hospital on Monday, took (and passed!) a pharmacology ATI exam on Tuesday, had a parent-teacher conference on Tuesday night, had class all day Wednesday, and I just got back from the aforementioned community service project. For the next 11 days, there are no deadlines, no exams, no rapid responses on the oncology unit.
In the meantime, a bit of reflection (and anticipation) is in order…
Dunns River Falls, Jamaica…. See you again soon!