Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunny-Girl The Drama Queen

I have been really busy and decided to take a moment to catch my breath. Once I did, I really took a look at the growth of my puppy Sunny-Girl. I mentioned in an earlier post that she is a miniature Dachshund, but as time has gone by I have also discovered she is actually a drama queen. As usual click each photo for a better view.

Our relationship started out simple enough. She was this cute little pup who depended on me for everything.

But, as time passed she began to grow and a little personality became apparent. "What are YOU looking at?"

She loves to play but hates to walk so I am forced to come up with little games we play to give her the exercise she needs. She is very picky and no simple game will do.

At eight months, she loves to play in bed and has to have her very special monkey to make the day go well. I can almost hear her thinking here "And what is wrong with a girl having a monkey?"

"And now Mr. Demille, I'm ready for my close-up!"

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Preparing The Younger Generation

Just before the holidays I was a panelist before a group of young women touring a college and considering their career choices. I looked at them in wonder as I remembered my own experience when I was their age. It was interesting to me because here was a group of eager young women being given all kinds of options and they were embracing the offer. As usual click each photo for a better view.

Prior to the panel speaking the young women were divided into groups to perform an experiment. These two seemed very focused.

And then they sprang into action and were ready to go.

This group was using a very methodical approach as well and seemed to be having a great time in the process. The science portion of the task did not seem to deter them at all.

The tools of the experiment were laid out in preparation to produce their results.

Next came the instructor setting up to do a neonatal nurse demonstration with an interactive baby. I was amazed at all the situations the simulation baby could mimic.

The girls were transfixed as well as the instructor walked among them pointing out the uses of the simulation baby and how it is used to prepare nursing students.

I gave my remarks and listened to the questions they had for all the panelists. Overall I left feeling uplifted. They may not have all the answers just yet or even the questions, but I was encouraged that their eagerness would ultimately carry them through.