We survived my first week back at work. I worked 3 twelve hour days and it wasn’t all sunshine and happiness, but I think we did pretty good!
Adjusting to new situations is never an easy thing, and for some it’s much harder than for others. For my family, I adjusted the easiest, but I was going into a familiar situation, and a situation that I am passionate about. So being at work was therapeutic for me. It was great to get back to the ebb and flow of the unit, to interact with my coworkers, patients and families. It was wonderful to use my mind in a different way, to think critically and medically. Although emotionally Ezekiel adjusted fantastically his poor body was bombarded with germs of other kids and he is now fighting off what I think is a throat infection. Thankfully I was off yesterday because he was the sickest then, not eating, not drinking and sleeping the day away. I think with intermittent advil and tylenol he’s feeling a bit better today. My poor husband is adjusting the hardest. He’s finding the school/home balance to be quite difficult, I keep encouraging him that every new change takes time to adjust and before you know it this part of life with be our norm.
It’s a bit of a crazy week because of the way I scheduled my orientation shifts, and not all weeks will be as busy. Ezekiel’s birthday is next week so my mind is stressing over the preparation for the party among the rest of my to do’s, and work shifts. I keep telling myself that no matter what, in the end it’s all going to be OK anyway. That’s been my life motto, and it’s never let me down.
So having said all that I thought I’d do a very delayed What’s Up post. Here’s what we’ve been up to the last two weeks:
Getting our first community food box! 25 pounds of produce for $20, great deal and a great way to incorporate things I wouldn’t usually buy.
Taking a break from fiction and reading a book that blew my mind and will make me a better person. Go get this now!
Late night cleaning in preparation for my parents arrival.
Learning how to stand up everywhere and consequently knocking things over.
Brushing up on some knowledge before my return to work.
Baking eggs for breakfast sandwiches to fail (I will never bake eggs again, worst decision ever).
Very slowly painting the buffet (this process has been agonizingly slow).
Enjoying having my dad around to do all the little tasks (and big ones).
Treating myself to my favourite coffee at the Farmers Market.
Learning how to hem pants, thanks to my mom.
Enjoying a snow day.
Recertifying for 12 hrs at work and getting my brain back into working mode.
Loving being back in scrubs.
Caffeinating myself after a long night with a sick babe.
Here’s to another week of enjoying the moments and finding simplicity.