i’ve been on call this week.
during clinical months such as this one, my call duties take the form of 7-day blocks. i’m extremely fortunate that this month contains only one such 168 hour stretch, and i’m even MORE fortunate that it has been a really easy one.
and come friday morning, i’ll be off the pager!
i feel like i’ve finally — finally — reached some form of pager zen. nearly 2.5 years into fellowship, i no longer cringe when it goes off — except when i’m in the middle of taking care of annabel*. i’ve been approaching each call as a problem that i’d like to solve, whether this means figuring things out myself or finding someone who can help. i’ve been more sympathetic to parents that i might have once thought were crazy.
perhaps it’s because i’m now a parent myself . . . or because i’m getting really excited to [finally!] be ‘in charge’ in just a matter of months now**. or maybe it’s just been a light week.
regardless, it hasn’t been that bad, and i was dreading it. so that’s nice!
* although when i get paged at an inopportune moment such as during bathtime or that last soothing-to-sleep feeding, i’ve been calling the paging operator and telling them that i’ll call the patients back in ~15 minutes. no one has minded yet, and this way i can give full attention to the patient — and a.
** okay, like 9.5 months. and that’s assuming i find a job! but still.
random tidbits: currently . . .
✔ loving on tv: modern family, glee, homeland, the mindy project, grey’s <– literal wreck i can’t look away from. i have to admit i love fresh new tv seasons!
✔ reading: absolutely nothing, probably because i watch too much tv. ahh well — some day [hopefully soon] i’ll start reading again, even if it is only a few pages a night.
✔ flossing. I KNOW RIGHT!? i was inspired by my new planner. don’t ask. but i’m rather proud of myself.
✔ cooking from real simple‘s month of dinners. i’m not cooking every night like they suggest, but so far i’ve made 3. i have loved salmon, broccoli, and potatoes in miso sauce and red lentil curry so far.
✔ trying to psych myself up for saturday’s half marathon. my training hasn’t been terrible, but it hasn’t been great either. i was sick 2 weeks ago, slacked last week, and this week is taper, so . . . yeah. i’m already looking forward to focusing on shorter distances again and working on speed once this is over.
gratuitous pics from morning playtime:
it doesn’t happen every day, because a’s wakeup time and my report-to-work time don’t always allow for it. but when it does . . . LOOOOVE. it is basically the most relaxing and rewarding time EVER.