Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day #292 CPR stayin' alive

Well, after the computer fiasco on Friday, I was ready for a good relaxing weekend. Only trouble was, I’d already signed up for a First Aid and CPA course – all day Saturday, put on by the Gwinnett County Police Dept..

Wear comfortable clothes, the instructions said. Well, I could manage that much for sure. If I could live the rest of my life in loose jeans and baggy tee-shirts, that would suit me just fine, with maybe a muumuu thrown in for dressy occasions.

I took a CPR course – an unconscionably long time ago -- and I have to admit that, going into class Saturday morning, I was awfully vague about how many times per minute to push. The coolest thing was that the instructor pulled up the Bee Gees singing “Stayin’ Alive,” and we did our practice with inert practice dummies and jiving music that just happened to be about 100 beats per minute.

Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother,
            You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive, …
Life goin’ nowhere, somebody help me, yeah,
            I’m stayin’ alive…
                    --thanks to the BeeGees for these lyrics

Now, if I’m ever called on to perform CPR, don’t be surprised if you hear me singing while I’m saving a life. It sure will help me keep the beat!

BEEattitude for Day # 292:
       Blessed are those who teach what they know, for circles of joy shall spread out around them.

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