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!
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!
Had a collaborative effort on dinner tonight: honey mustard chicken breast with garlic cauliflower rice…yummo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!