Thursday, August 19, 2010

Back to School

EMS classes started on Tuesday, and I'm LOVING them.  I must admit that going back to college has been somewhat of culture shock.  It's fun though and awesome for my sense of humor.

Something else I didn't expect was that my classes would be as physical as they are this early into things.  I've known that EMS is a physical and demanding type of work but I had no idea that we would be already be training with stretchers, backboards, and mannequins.  I will NOT let that stretcher get the best me.  I don't care how sore my hamstrings, biceps, and triceps are.  I'm SO thankful that Jesse dared me to that 5K and that I am into an exercise routine.  I think I'm gonna need it.

Clayton and I are having to adjust to a new routine.  I have to be up by 5:30 and gone from the house by 6:40/6:55(depending on the day).  That's crazy early for us.  I've always had to be at work at 9am or later so getting up this early is also a form of culture shock.

Because I got up at 5:30, then lifted the stretcher with 160lb mannequin about 1,000 times today, walked/ran 2 miles, and then hung out with my boys for a while I'm tired.

And to all a good night.

Last week when I posted about Qing, the questions was asked about where I found the coupons that I uses.  There are lots of places to get Q's but the 2 that I use the most are the Internet(and I don't get a whole lot from the web) and the Sunday paper.  The trick to the Sunday paper is getting the absolute larges one available in your area.  I buy the Charlotte Observer.  And for those of ya'll that don't know where I live, Charlotte NC is 80 miles from where I live.  Our local paper is a waste of time for Q's.  If(and that's a big IF) they even have Q's it's NEVER more than one packet.  And when I buy papers on Sunday(actually Chad does this while I wait in the car, SWEET!), I buy 3.  I can stock up well enough for our family with 3 Q's for any particular item.  I hope that helps.


Holly said...

Sounds like I need to start getting the Sunday paper!!!

Can you subscribe to just Sunday's paper? lol

I bet it's a lot of work for your classes!