Got up early to go to the grocery store (before the super bowl rush). Then had a chance to throw French Dip in the crockpot, clean up & organize a bit, play video games and catch up on tv. Good way to spend the day of single digits and 30 mph winds!
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Monthly Archives: January 2015
Day 338: 365 Grateful, a bit more snow
Got a few more inches today (in top of the stuff we got on Tuesday). Glad I was able to take a good hour to buckle down clear the driveway, walkway, deck and wood stack area! Also made a fire and cleaned up the kitchen. Work today, play tomorrow!
Day 337: 365 Grateful, collaboration
Had a collaborative effort on dinner tonight: honey mustard chicken breast with garlic cauliflower rice…yummo.
Day 336: 365 Grateful, friends sweet friends
Over the past two and a half days New England got some snow. Though not as bad as predicted…but 20+ inches at our house without drifts.
Since I am essential personnel at the hospital I made a conscious effort to be at work…but be safe doing it.
I am grateful to have wonderful friends: Matt & Alexa who let me stay with them and also fed me (much yumminess). I am grateful to have been safe in my travels and the short commute over the past couple days.
Day 335: 365 Grateful: prepare
We are supposed to get hit with a lot of snow the beginning of the week! Making plans to stay in Concord one or two nights.
Day 334: 365 Grateful, snow
Had to moderate snow here this morning. Folks decided to postpone Alexa’s baby shower until tomorrow…went over for a bit anyway… It was a good time.
Day 333: 365 Grateful, connection
Seems as though I made some nice connections with kids…some discharged and some still with us in the hospital.
I got a nice letter from a 16 yo girl who was discharged today. She had thanked me for my kindness and work with her. Early in her admission she said I should dye my hair purple since I looked like Tonks from Harry Potter movies.
She had some rough moments at the hospital with me and other staff…but called me Tonks throughout, it was a nice connection.
Later today I got to sit down with a very active, clinically manic 10 yo boy with an IQ of 140 who I wanted to invite to the library…but tried to explain to him that his body was acting quicker then his brain…as he comes running full speed towards me, I think for a hug…contact, connection or something!
He told me he should go to the library since I was 0% bad and he liked me 100%. I told him he could dislike me by 1% since I couldn’t take him to the library since his body was not cooperating in a safe way that his brain needs.
He tugged on my sweater sleeves in frustration, I told him they were my wings (since they are oversized on purpose) he gave me a grin and ran down a unit hallway.
Day 332: 365 Grateful, back
Back to work after being sick…I feel like I’ve been on vacation, so many things are off and running without me! Only Friday…then the weekend!
Day 331: 365 Grateful, chores!
I am grateful to be able to chores and things around the house. After being laid up sick for 3 day it was great to feel well enough to do simple things: make food, eat, drink, load the dishwasher, do a load of laundry, pick up, make 2 fires in the wood stoves and maintain them, participate on a conference call…starting to feel like myself again!
Day 330: 365 Grateful, sick days
I am grateful to have sick days. I went to Urgent Care this morning after waking up with a sore throat that made it very painful to swallow. Found out I have Strep Throat…now I know why I felt like crap!