Time for a little mish-mash of a posting…actually, these might be my favorite kind!
Yesterday when I arrived to work, I was attacked by one of us nurses, saying that she came to our floor just to give me the swine flu vaccine. They’ve been giving them throughout the hospital following a certain hierarchy of need (i.e. ER nurses first), and it hadn’t been my turn yet. She knew I hadn’t gotten it yet, so she came to the floor just to find ME. I’m not super sure how I feel about a vaccine that was developed so quickly, but better to be safe than sorry (I suppose?), so I rolled up my sleeve and three seconds later, I had a sore upper left extremity to add to my sore bilateral lower extremities. (I sound so professional with my medical jargon…or not.) Anyway, no swine flu for me! I hope.
Let’s just say I was very fortunate that I had mostly independent patients last night. Lifting 300 pound men was not in my book yesterday.
back to that running thing
Remember Paul, my random buddy from the Philly Marathon on Sunday? Well, we met up this morning for a short little jog! Valley Forge (you know, that famous place) is located kind of between us, so away we went. I’m happy to note that I didn’t get lost on the way, and I didn’t even use the Rocket Scientist’s GPS that he semi-loaned me to not get lost in PA. That’s a victory in my book.
Anyway. Although I’m a generally trusting person, I am aware of “stranger danger” and hoped that Paul wouldn’t knock me out and throw me in the trees, and I’m also happy to note that no such thing happened. Victory #2 for the day.
We ran back and forth along one of the trails through the park, passing many runners (I need to find out who they are…running business cards, anyone??) on our little run. I was a bit worried about how my legs would feel, as I usually take three days off post-marathon, but they felt excellent! A little sore, but not painful. (Makes sense, I promise.) Victory #3.
Wednesday, November 25
4.02 miles in 37:05, avg pace of 9:13
We may also relive this running day again next week, so stay tuned for more!
While the aforementioned Paul kindly looked into a job for me (amazing, I tell you), it has already been filled. I’m not overly surprised that people are jumping on jobs left and right, especially if it’s something they want! I would too. I applied for two jobs last night at a hospital I would love to work at, so maybe something will come through…I have hit the “six months as a nurse" mark. And I kind of know what I’m doing now. Kind of. Knock on wood. (Go ahead, right now…I’ll need it.)
I also don’t actually know what I want to do with my life. (Except open a bakery with Allie, of course.) But that’s another post for another time.
i need to have a family of ten
So, I love to cook/bake/EAT, yes? Yes. However, cooking every single day just for myself can get kind of old, so instead, I cook a couple big meals and then eat them all week. It gets kind of ridiculous, especially when I look at the amount of food I make at one time. For example, today I made Caitlin’s (from Healthy Tipping Point) Sante Fe Casserole. Veggies? Beans? Rice? CHEESE? I’ll take it. I doubled the recipe and here’s what I got:
Yes, an entire dish, still in the oven…who wants to have lunch with me tomorrow? Oh wait…that’s Thanksgiving, I guess you’ll all be eating turkey! Oh well. I’ll be at the hospital…I hope I don’t see you.
Here’s my lunch portion:
It’s tasty. I’ll be eating it for dinner. And lunch tomorrow. And dinner tomorrow. Repeat til gone.
Annnnnd now it’s time for work. Happy Black Wednesday! Or whatever tonight is called…hopefully I don’t encounter too many crazies on my drive home!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! as well. I’ll be at the hospital, so eat some pie for me.