just another work day
i have a lot to do today:
initially, i started feeling a little bit sorry for myself. my inner id whined, “it’s saturday . . . why can’t i just relax and do what i want?”
but then, several things occurred to me:
a) i picked this job! i should own up to my choice, or make a different one.
b) it’s really not that bad and there is nothing on that list that is truly offensive to my sensibilities.
c) josh left for work before 6 AM this morning (poor guy). he didn’t complain! and i work WAYYYYY less than he does.
d) ‘back in the day’ (ie, just a few month ago), i might already be hours deep into an ER, NICU, or ward shift by this point. residency makes fellowship seem like a spa vacation by comparison.
back to that first item: i think that my choice has actually been the right one (whew). because really, now that i’ve thought about it a bit, today doesn’t sound bad to me at all. now, off to write those dictations . . . and hopefully the long-promised restaurant review page!
new bedtime reading
i finally finished american wife the other night! i know some felt it was too long, but i actually enjoyed the whole thing. i like curtis sittenfeld’s writing style and i got quite attached to the quasi-fictional characters, even though they certainly had their flaws.
in writing this post, i stumbled upon mention of this book: