Sorry about missing yesterday, the internet stopped working and sabotaged my procrastination, so instead I studied. Yesterday wasn’t terribly eventful anyway so you didn’t miss much. Class, boring lab (that I have done before dealing with osmosis) and then a “stress management” class.
In stress management they told us that vets kill themselves and then tried to give us ways to not kill ourselves – by reducing stress before we become crazypants. We were told several signs and symptoms of stress and went over how being stressed actually can make learning harder. All basic psych 101 stuff. Since my body does terrible, Terrible things to me when it gets over stressed, I learned many effective and adaptive coping techniques early on. So I think I’m covered. It was nice to do the guided meditation at the end though.
After the stress management session I went home and goofed off on the internet until it stopped working. Then I studied my physiology notes until bedtime. See, told you it was uneventful.
Today started off pretty good. I was a little worried that my flatmate wouldn’t be driving (since she didn’t get home till late) but she was and it was good. In class we talked about dog barking and how to prevent it (and treat it) and then metabolism. I was done and out by 10am and got a ride home from my friend from Colorado.
Once home I sat and waited, studied a little, waited some more, and then finally got the text that the cat was on his way (with human driving of course). My friend who is moving to Australia brought over Shadow (who is black, the cat that already lives here is also named Shadow but is gray). He was pretty relaxed but seems to be under stress as well. He explored my little room, ate some food, explored some more, ate some more, and then fell asleep. At one point my flatmate came in and Gray Shadow snuck in behind her. There was almost an altercation, but I grabbed up Black Shadow and Gray Shadow was coaxed out from under the bed with his food bag. That was the most exciting thing that happened all day.
Tomorrow I am doing a CPR clinic with the Emergency Response Club, so that should be fun. Hopefully I can get a ride, otherwise I will be forced to bike. Which I am definitely not looking forward to.