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Here are my 3 things:
1) Bike Safety
Now, I don’t actually ride a bike (that’s a story for another day), but this week bike safety has been on my mind a lot. And actually, strike that. This isn’t just about bike safety, but really safety in general.
On Monday I had to spend some time after work helping deal with an emergency situation after my shift had ended. Long story short, two major issues that came up during this emergency were:
- People not wearing the right protection when on a bike
- People not carrying identification on them
The first issue is a no-brainer. On a bike? Wear a helmet. If you want, add some knee pads, elbow pads, whatever type of pads you want. But just don’t forget the helmet! There are so many stylish and sleek options nowadays, you really don’t have an excuse for not wearing one.
The second issue is something that a lot of people do all the time. Maybe it’s for a bike ride, or a walk, or a run, but whatever activity you’re doing, you decide to do this without any identification on you. All you need is one card or even a note with some of your information and an emergency contact. You don’t know what could happen and if you’re unable to speak for yourself in an emergency situation, the first responders will have no way of notifying your friends or family. While (fortunately) the situation we had to deal with wasn’t a life or death situation, I have heard of a life or death situation where someone didn’t have identification with them.
Think twice before leaving the house without anything on you!
2) Berry Picking
Today Little Bear and I will be heading out to do some berry picking. We’ll be going to Krause Berry Farms for the very first time, and we’re both excited to check out what all the fuss has been about. It seems like the berry season has been very early this year, so we know that we’ve missed out on the strawberries, but we’ll be catching lots of blueberries and the tail end of the raspberries. And what are we most excited about? The waffles and pies that we’ve heard are amazing!
Between me being preggers and Little Bear being 3 years old, we’re not expecting a huge haul of berries, but as long as we leave with bellies full, we’ll be happy. The major haul of berries will be coming soon, when a friend and I repeat what we did last year and buy 100 lbs of blueberries to split! Anyone want to come help me sort berries?
3) The Dreaded Test
This Saturday I have the pleasure of taking my gestational diabetes test. One word: yuck. Blech. Ugh.
If you’ve ever had to take this test before, you might understand my reaction. The test is a combination of nerves and boredom chased with acrid sweetness. When I took the test with Little Bear, my first reaction to the drink was that it wasn’t as bad as I had heard. Then I kept drinking, and it hit me. Distasteful, to say the least.
What do you do to make time pass more quickly when taking a long medical test?