So I have how ridiculous it is going to be when I get to the end of this whole internship and I’m on like Week 35 Recap.
Fingers crossed I keep up with blogging for that long!
So this week, as I mentioned in my last post, I finished my time at the preschool! I really am going to miss all the great people there that I got the chance to work side by side with but I was definitely eager to finish things up. Like a productive little intern I had all my competencies complete on Wednesday night and did a quick overview of them on Thursday and handed over the flashdrive with all my work on it. Space was pretty limited where I was (if I was working on the computer it was common to find me in a classroom observation room doing my work) but I had a designated intern laptop that I could use while I was there and on the days that my preceptor was gone I was able to use her office and her computer. Having the flashdrive was vital since we couldn’t email anything with student names on it and I was working off of multiple computers.
So to add on to my poorly written scatter brained post on challenges in community nutrition: space.
Or maybe I mentioned that?
Haha I can’t even keep up with my life anymore.
SO. My last big hoorah at the preschool was to take heights and weights for all the little kiddos. On Wednesday I went to each of the morning classes with on of the family services interns and we successfully got heights and weights for almost 60 kids. The other intern and I have had to tag team a lot of little projects throughout my time there so I knew her pretty well by the end. She is very nice but SUPER quiet so I was forced to be the one on the ground with the kids getting them into the right position for accurate measurements.
I used to really hate kids but now I think I’ve softened my view towards them. I had a feeling this rotation was going to do that for me and I’m glad it did. I also learned pretty quickly that all I had to do was basically challenge them to stand as still as possible and I was golden for getting their heights quickly.
In the afternoon I was on my own, which was a bit of a challenge, but I made it through!
On Thursday I went back and got kids who had been absent on Wednesday and by the end of the day Thursday I was able to proudly report to my preceptor that there were only 3 kids missing. Out of 118.
So that was kind of a satisfying end to my time there.
This weekend was homecoming and there were SO MANY of my friends in town! I didn’t get to see nearly as many as I would have liked but I saw the ones who came from farther away. I can see those Portlanders anytime…
Meghan let me sit in her parents seats with her which meant I didn’t have to scrounge for a ticket like I normally do. It was a night game so we got all bundled up and watched our Beavers play! Unfortunately we lost, but it was a good game for the most part.
Before the game we went to this gluten free restaurant because Kayla is gluten and soy free. I had been feeling sick that morning and hadn’t really eaten anything except for breakfast. I got pulled chicken tacos and they were really good! I feel like I didn’t get to fully appreciate them because my tummy was still feeling weird so I guess that means I’ll just have to go back!
I also got a free chocolate chip cookie since it was my first time there. It was so good! Why are gluten free desserts so delicious???
Last night I ended up getting suckered into going out after I had decided I wasn’t going to. Oh the things I do for my friends. So I went to the bars sober but I still had an absolute blast. I just have some pretty fun friends 🙂
I also had to document the stamps, it’s been a while!
I start my new rotation at the rural hospital tomorrow. I have my study guide finished, I’m about to make some overnight oats, and I get free lunch there so I won’t have to hassle with that for 3 weeks!
Meghan inspired me to make some pretty tasty chicken today, so I’ll share that soon.
Also, I finished this really good book last week and I feel like I wanted to do some kind of short book review. We shall see.
Ready to start week 6!