it's business as usual around here . . . sort of. josh just finished an incredibly grueling week, which capped off a 3.5 month block of "on-service" time. for those uninitiated to my medical-speak, this meant he was the main on call fellow for vascular surgery, and basically in charge of running the inpatient team [with the oversight of an attending, of course -- both of us are currently in our last year of training].
this translated to many [MANY] late nights in the OR, super-early mornings every weekday [think AT the hospital by 5am most days], and honestly -- not a ton of time or energy left over for me + babybel. don't get me wrong: this was not his fault. i think he did the absolute best he could under the circumstances. he was always thrilled on the off night that he was able to get out in time for a's for bath, and doted on his little miss on every precious weekend day off. but honestly: it was a little rough. for everyone.
he now has the next week completely OFF [sadly, i don't], and will be on an easier rotation until mid-october!!! cue the hallelujah chorus -- i'm so excited!
so is annabel . . . apparently, so excited that she fell asleep during playtime this morning.
this celebratory weekend is going swimmingly thus far. i'm on call, but it's been a rather light one! i did have to go in and round yesterday and may have to see a consult today, but the paging volume has been really REALLY decent.
this worked out well, because last night some friends were in town and we had them over for dinner. i crossed my fingers that things would stay quiet in the hospital, and they did! josh and farrah are two of my favorite people, and i'm not just saying that because they read the blog [hi :) ].
her josh + my josh got to hang out plenty, and farrah got in some quality time with miss a, who played the role of model baby as she was completely happy until she fell asleep breastfeeding promptly at 7 pm.
flattering angle but i look asleep! ahh well.
farrah and i became friends in the 3rd grade, and stayed close all the way through high school. both of us ended up in medicine, and all i can say is that i wish these two lived closer so that we could hang out all the time! it's amazing how with old friends, things just seem completely *normal* in a moment -- as if we did still get to spend time together regularly. it's also so funny how much of our personalities stay the same over the years.
i was reminded that i ceremoniously announced that they were dating [before either of them would admit it to each other!] in our 11th grade american studies class. perhaps a little bold, but it worked out!!
farrah's josh [it got kind of confusing with the names last night!]
i made crooks corner shrimp and grits again -- currently my go-to dinner party recipe, i guess -- and an improvised spinach salad with grilled peaches and pecans.
also enjoyed but not documented: local pimiento cheese, a nice red wine, and martha stewart's blueberry crisp [a la mode, bien sur].
it was such a fun night, and f + j -- miss you already!!
sort of obsessed with this album:
so catchy. so poppy. so SINGABLE. love it.
super cute day care 'report card':
"she looked at her reflection and felt different textures on the activity mat."
just wish i could have been there!