I think Tuesdays are tough because they come after Monday, but maybe that’s just me. I slept well last night and even woke up a full 15 minutes before my alarm feeling pretty rested. I spent that time laying still and focusing on my breathing, being grateful for having another day to live the dream, and generally finding my Zen. Morning meditation is possibly my favourite part about Buddhism practice. I don’t do a lot of meditation, but when I do, it always makes me feel really good. Some days I’ll do a walking meditation between classes, if I’m walking by myself, or while I’m walking on my way to do something non-class related, but I often find myself getting distracted after a few minutes. It’s good practice though, keeping me in the present moment, grateful for all that I have.
Class today was interesting and since I am no longer sick and dying, I was able to stay awake through all of it. I even managed to study between classes and during the lunch break which left me feeling almost prepared for the lab. Of course I forgot to actually look at the lab manual, so I wasn’t totally prepared, but I was more prepared than I thought I would be.
In lab today we looked at the intrinsic muscles. Those are the muscles that start and end inside the limb (as opposed to extrinsic which start somewhere else on the body and end on the limb…remember our friend Latissimus Dorsi?). So we looked at the Deltoidius, Triceps Brachii, Teres Major and Minor, and some others. We thought we were dragging behind because we spent a good deal of time at the beginning of the lab reviewing the nerves from last week, but it turned out to be alright and we finished well before 5:00 after feeling very good about knowing what we needed to know. I also find it amusing that even though a number of muscles have two heads (one origin and one insertion), especially intrinsic muscles, the Biceps Brachii is the only one that gets the biceps name (which literally means two heads…the name is literally translated to “two heads on the brachium”).
After lab I ate a cup noodle to tide me over while I waited for my bestie to finish his lab and drive me home. I enjoy spending time with him, even if its only for the walk to the car and drive home.
I had leftover chicken and dumplings again, I don’t think that I will ever get tired of soup. It’s just too easy and too tasty with far too many varieties. Tomorrow will be a fun day, Imaging club is after lecture and then I’m going to town to see about getting a debit (which they call Eftpos here)/credit card so that I can use my Eftpos card like I use my debit card back home. I’ll let you know how that goes when I get home tomorrow.