At Make-Do Mondays we discuss how we’re simplifying, downsizing, repurposing, buying used, and using what we’ve got.
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Here's what I did this last week:
I wanted to put a pen in my borrowed Pharmacy Jacket, but I did not have a pocket protector.
I was concerned that ink might leak out and make spots. One of the lower jacket pockets is a spotted mess from a previous user, and I do not want to have the breast pocket have the same problem.
So as I was waiting for the next learning opportunity I thought of a solution. A momentary solution. That will probably last another month.
I took a sheet of waste paper and rolled it up into a tube and then folded the tube in half. I wrapped some clear tape around the tops of the tubes to keep the piece folded. Now I had a bottom in the tube and two holes in the top.
The pen fits nicely in the tube and the tube sits nicely in the pocket and now I have no fears of ink leaking and ruining the jacket.
I can also use my decorative pen I made with the fun dangles I enjoy. I did put some tape over the folded end to help liquid proof it.
Everything is going great with my Make-Do pocket protector. I have not had any leaks or problems with writing in my (loaner) pocket.
What have you done this week?
Have a great time make-doing in your lives. See you soon................
But in the meantime, I thought I'd bring my Blog up to date on my school/career progression.
I have been so busy enjoying my life these past couple of months. In mid- May I went and took the National Pharmacy Test, called Excpt and I passed with a 445 out of 500. Just shy of 90%.
Perfectly acceptable, but not really my best effort, however I am really pleased that I passed. 390 was the passing score, so I did well. If I had spent more time doing my extern-ship before I took the test, I probably would have done better.
But the lure of getting to finish school early was enough for me to go and take the test early, 6 weeks early. I am totally free from attending classes right now and can fully concentrate on my extern-ship hours and the paperwork for that.
I have already completed the test and paperwork for my State Pharm Tech license, so when my hours are completed in about 5 weeks, I can apply for my license and then begin to apply for work as a CPht, Certified Pharmacy Technician.
I finished my courses with a 4.0 gpa and Highest Honors, Presidents List. I am so excited about that. School has been a challenge, but I believe that it was not as hard as it should have been- not university hard. But it was fun and confidence building. An awesome experience for me at this milestone of 50 years of my life.
I can't believe that I am 50! I certainly don't feel 50, well most of the time I don't. What a blessing that is- that most days I feel very young and like I am not aging.
Well here's to a new segment of my life!! CHEERS!!