Thursday, April 05, 2007
So much happening...so little time
The last three days since my last post have been VERY busy. I have had little time to post. But when I had time to post, things got in the way from posting. Tuesday Work was very busy. In fact, I officially had my first real action. Action that caused my adrenaline to shoot up very fast and cause my legs to shake when standing still (but keep my cool on the outside when people are looking). It's a really great feeling. I wish it was from running instead. After having two days completely on my own with my boss keeping me busy, I had another day where I was running around the hospital with paperwork to do and also keeping up with the organizing the office. It's getting better looking outside, but has a LONG way to go. We are moving to another office so it should not be so bad. In fact, I will be get a better view in the new office compared to the current arrangement. In fact, my neighbors down the hall are very quiet. So quiet, you would think that they are dead. Well, in fact, unfortunately they are. My office is three doors down from the hospital's morgue and medical examiner's office. It's not too bad. In fact, it does not bother me anymore. Yes, I see dead people! (Don't worry. I don't actually SEE them - just the body bags!) In fact, one of my tasks on Tuesday was organizing all of the body bag tags after they are collected by the funeral directors for the last three months. After a little of action at the end of the shift, I headed quickly to change, re-do my make-up, and walk Sadie. Then it was off back onto the train to meet Josh downtown at Merchandise Mart train stop where he hopped on before we transfered to the Green Line for a nice ride towards his mom's house. Yes, it was my day to meet HIS family. Yes, I was very nervous as we headed toward Oak Park where his mom lives for dinner my first Passover sedar. Yes, combining the nervousness of meeting his mom first time and adding trying not screw up during the Passover seder really made things very interesting. On the other hand, my adreniline was not as bad as I thought. Mostly because it was all used up from all of the action that afternoon at work. But thankfully, a little bit of alcohol from a sweet cocktail that his mom's boyfriend made us does work wonders during the first 30 minutes being there. At the end, dinner was not that bad. His mom, her boyfriend, and Josh's grandmother really liked me. I was at most shyest moment (bad grammer moment - so sorry!) ever during the time I was there along with being very quiet too. The dinner was wonderful along with the kosher wine. I left there full of food and a little tipsy too from the wine (which Josh actually encouraged me to drink the wine) , but I was very relaxed. We did not get home until very late. Thankfully I did not have to get up at my usual time for work because I really needed to sleep. Wednesday Thankfully, I got to sleep in....for A WHOLE HOUR. YAYYYYYY! The weather turned very cold that morning. Very rude awakening. Josh and I walked to the Ravenswood Metra train stop where we both took a train into Ogilivie station. It was the end of line for him since he had to be into work, but I was just beginning my ride towards Des Plaines for a training class. But it turns out that Josh ran into Jason and Leah nearby after their cold adventure on their way to work. On the other hand, what I did not know is that my day would become very interesting. The training was not too bad, but afterwards turned SO wicked....and very frustrating. First, NEVER EVER assume that a training will go as well as you planned. HELL NO! I planned the whole day out for myself assuming that I would be out of the office for the whole day. Ah...NO! I ended up getting out early of this training class and then waiting in the frigid temps for 25 minutes with the bus being 10 minutes late. My fingers were getting SO cold and painful that the tips were in the starting stages of frostbite. Pain + numbness = NOT GOOD! (And YES, I was wearing gloves too, if you are wondering.) Well, the bus finally arrives and takes me to the Des Plaines Metra station. As I wait the train, I get some time to warm up my hands. Then the train arrives and takes me back to Ogilivie station. I looked at the time and realize that I will not have enough time to head into work along with the fact that I am still cold from standing outside - even after the time on a warm train. I contacted Josh to let him know that I would almost there. Once off the train, we meet up at Ogilivie and then walk to a Starbucks where I ordered some warm while Josh heads back to work for another 30 minutes. In the end, it felt good to head home with Josh like how our day started. I could not connect that long online before the cable went out. Just another excuse to bring out the bubble bath out. Today Two words: TOO busy I was lucky to get a lunch in. I had one report to do after a very hostile situation involving a patient being out of control after the beginning of the day. The it repeated TWICE within 5 minutes at the END of the day. I just needed some time to myself once I got home. I was SO happy! Even happier to see Josh. The fatigue hit me HARD. I needed to do anything but NOTHING when I got home....and did not care. Tommorow's Friday, which will hopefully a better day.