Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dear Life, Please Slow Down !

Life is a whirlwind! Ryan & I have finally had the epiphany that.....

We are CONSTANTLY saying "When things slow down....we'll do ________".

Then ____ never occurs. Because things never slow down. I've realized this is life - You just have to do what you can when you can! And love every second of it!

This week has been nuts. Ryan has been putting 14 hour days in at work. My unit has been crazy.

Apparently it's national "Detox off Alcohol" week?!?! I've had police on my floor! I've had patients try to hit me! And let me remind you..this is just a telemetry (cardiac) floor. No psych...not an ED. But to be honest..I love this stuff. My heart is in the craziness!

Tomorrow morning we leave for a trip. We are staying at the W Scottsdale which is a gorgeous resort in Scottsdale, AZ and then fly out to Nebraska. Ryan's sister had a baby back in October -- and sweet baby Claire is being baptized! I'm very excited to see Ryan's family. It will be a great get-away for us!!

Another exciting thing -- we just got home from dinner with my aunt & uncle Sharon & Joel. They live up in the bitter cold of ND/MN area -- and took an escape trip across the country to get away from winter. It worked out perfect that they'd be in the area tonight so we were able to meet them for dinner!

My last piece of excitement...and PLEASE SEND GOOD VIBES IN MY DIRECTION (even though it's probably too late.....).........................

Tomorrow I have a meeting at work before we take off... and I find out if I'm being switched to DAY SHIFT!

*ahhhh!!!!!! :D :D :D*

I found a future schedule on the desktop of our computers the other night, and MY NAME was on the Day schedule.

So butterflies are jumping all over my tummy right now!

Hopefully I will be reporting with good news! Hope you all are having a great week!


qwerkyqook said...

Good Luck Abby!!! I'll be thinking of you. Oh, ETOH withdrawal, how fun.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow - you've both had long weeks!! I hope you got switched to days - that will really change the quality of your life!!

Enjoy your get away. I bet it will be amazing to have 4 days of being together non-stop!

Jess said...

Have a great trip and good luck finding out about the day shift!! That would be pretty amazing (and I think seeing your name on a future schedule is a pretty good sign, no?)

Marlys said...

I'm so glad it worked out that you could see Sharon & Joel - always fun to see someone from "back home"! I'm sure you had lots to talk about. I'm sitting on pins and needles waiting to hear if you got switched to days! :D!

B and B said...

Enjoy your mini-vacation! Good luck with your hours!
Your job does sound pretty interesting, I must say :)
Who would ever want a boring one?

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I feel the same way! We are constantly saying to each other "when this happens we'll do this". Hahaha yaaaa, life doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon for us either! I find mini weekends away/vacations are LIFESAVERS for me!!

Mama Nastase said...

So, DID YOU GET SWITCHED TO DAYS?! lol (Sorry for screaming, but I'm just dying to hear!) xoxo