I woke up this morning to the sound of birds singing.  It was a beautiful sound and took me back to the days of childhood, where waking up to singing birds was a daily occurrence.  The cool weather just adds to the nostalgia.  This is my favorite time of year.  My 3 favorite holidays in a row, beautiful weather, the atmosphere and energy in the air is the most enjoyable feeling in the world.  It makes me long for the simpler days of childhood, when this season could be enjoyed without the stresses of everyday adulthood.

I have my Halloween costume.  I’m branching out from my usual costumes and reaching into the world of the fantastic.  I’m very excited to have all the pieces and see it finalized.  I will post pictures once it is done.

I’m really enjoying anesthesia.  The clinician pushes the philosophy of the anesthetist as the patient advocate, and I definitely feel like that.  I cringe anytime a surgeon manipulates an animal with more purpose than compassion.  I get frustrated when I can’t have full access to the patient or my monitoring equipment.  I really enjoy being able to focus on the patient’s vitals and how they are doing during the procedure.  It will be interesting to see things from the other side of the table when I have my surgery rotation.

A full day of studying awaits me.  Perhaps the birds will keep singing for me.

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