I am in the middle of My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and I don't want to do anything except read. How the heck did I miss this one since it was published in 2004 and when I start to talk about it, everyone is like, oh yea, I read that and cried. Oh great, so now I know the ending is going to be a tear jerker. Anyways, it's book with a lot of emotion and characters that you develop feelings for as they live deal with a family member with a terminal illness. The medical side of me is fascinated, the mother in me is repelled by the shafting of other's feelings for the good of one and the reader in me just wants to forget the world and just sit in bed and read.
Did I watch the Inaguration today? Unfortunately no, but as we went to lunch, we got a glimpse of President Obama walking up to the podium and I wished we had a public television in an eating area at the hospital. I mentioned to my co-worker that we should pull a Grey's Anatomy, find a room with an unresponsive patient and eat lunch there while watching the television. She asked how we were supposed to do that since our time on patient floor is non-existent. I thought just going in random rooms and asking how patients were would work. Say hello to those who respond and then when they didn't that would be our televison time. Unfortunately, my friend wasn't that keen on the idea, so it was cafeteria time and no tv.
Can you believe that we lived to see a day such as today? It's amazing to me that enough people voted to make the change in our government. My son is in school in London right now and in his classes he has students from Europe and the United States. There is a girl in one of his classes who is blaming the United States for everything wrong in the world. To which I replied, "If all you knew about the United States was based on the last 8 years....can you really be that upset with how she feels?"