My days of the week are all messed up. I worked at the hospital this weekend – it’s nice to work weekends because it really is quieter on the unit and I had a chance to figure some stuff out. I can see more clearly now the structure of the day, it doesn’t seem just a jumble of crap (literally & figuratively) interrupted by random phone calls (well, it still really is a jumble) but before when I just saw chaos, I can see a regular scaffolding of the day from which you can anchor your feet and all things radiate from the anchoring of the day. I can see how my preceptor structures her day and I can see how I want to do things differently. I like semi-controlled chaos, it’ll be fine. I gave someone a their daily HIV drug cocktail – they were in for a completely different reason – but when I held those pills in my hand, I thought of all those science hours spent researching – a true miracle!
Vince and Edda in Edda’s new hospital bed. Edda is like, crap! I have no more room.
Even though it’s nice on the unit on the weekend, it’s hard to miss weekend activities with the family. Ning’s baby shower was this weekend and we encouraged them to use the upstairs and Jeremy and Vince played all the baby shower games like blow up a balloon so that you are the same size as Ning is right now. Of course, Ning is a tiny person and I think both Vince and Jeremy have bigger girths even without the balloon but they played along.
I made a shrimp, noodle, pea, garlic & butter dinner tonight. We tried to twirl the noodles to make it all fancy.