Wednesday, October 17, 2012

call: 6/7

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!

oddly enough
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.

salmon with roasted broccoli and potatoes in miso sauce

red lentil curry with naan

both were extremely quick and easy. 

 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.