This week’s prompt at Carrot Ranch, set by Charli Mills, was to write a 99-word piece (no more, no less) about an extraction or something extracted (and how or why it may have come about). The Collection is now up at the blog at Carrot Ranch: http://www.carrotranch.com and all the stories written by the Word Wranglers can be read there.
This pedometer geek writer wrote the following;
Caution: Pharmacist at Work
At the College of Pharmacy, I made tablets, solutions, emulsions, ointments, creams, and suppositories. Whether I ever made an extract, I can’t recall; however, I can’t imagine that I didn’t. After all, our class even made eye drops with a laminar flow hood. As a pharmacist, I made many compounded prescriptions
This recipe required vanilla extract, and I wondered: could I make it? Considering that I was out, and with supply chain issues, so was the store. I scanned the shelves carefully, and then I saw it. Wedged behind lemon extract, one bottle of vanilla—I slowly extracted it.
~Nancy Brady, 2022
Most of the time I do not write in First Person, even if the events being related are BOTS (based on a true story); however, this time I felt that it was appropriate. Although now retired, being a pharmacist is still one of the most important parts of my life, and I have to admit I loved compounding prescriptions when I had the opportunity.
One of my favorite things to show pharmacy interns or pharmacy technicians was how to make (deal with) an eutectic mixture since I always found it fascinating. If curious about this, ask; I’ll be happy to explain it further.
Check out all the stories at Carrot Ranch; they are worth reading. http://www.carroranch.com
On another subject altogether, the pedometer geek is participating in May’s Million Mile Month to meet the community-wide goal of 1,000,000 miles, which are being combined with April’s results.
Last month this pedometer geek exceeded my chosen goal of 100 miles with an extra 19+ miles; this month, the goal I set was 120 miles. As of May 12, I have nearly 50 miles, which means with a little over two weeks, I have to get moving. Fortunately, as opposed to the rainy April we had, the weather is warmer and sunnier now and perfect for getting out and walking.
Having said that, Healthcode.org is always looking for more participants in their global community. Consider joining in, or at least, add in healthy movement to your day.