I love my days off , but, they sure go by fast! I work twelve-hour shifts, both days and nights, so, I’m lucky enough to get more than two days off at a time usually. The exception to that is if I work for someone else or I work overtime. I’m sorry to say this, (to all those that do only have two days off) but, I could never go back to just two days off! Even though the work days are shorter it’s still a day that you’ve been at work, so, how do you motivate yourself to get more stuff done afterwards? My hats off to everyone that does manage which includes my sisters, my brother, my brother-in-laws, and of course my husband!
It’s been a busy few weeks even with my more than two days off So, much so that I really haven’t gotten around to yard work and fall cleaning (yes, I like to do that probably more so than spring cleaning). I’ve been doing other things such climbing a mountain! My sister and I were both struggling this time around on the Grind, Grouse Ground that is. I was never so happy to see that we were getting close to the end. It really is a mental thing when you work out!
I did my ACLS (advanced cardiovascular life support) training again. This is a regular thing for us critical care nurses. It’s a stressful few days for most of us even though we practice the skills most days at work. We think they purposely increase the stress level for us to see how we handle it. Which I guess makes sense, but, results in exhausting days.
My niece came by and visited. She’s busy in university, so, we don’t see her as often as we’d like plus my daughter and her are quite close. She was in Finland for a month this summer, so, she likes to bring me my favourite napkins, always in such pretty colours! Love marimekko!
This is how my hand looks now after the incident with the sweet potato. It took a good three weeks for the burn to heal. The skin on my hand is new skin just like baby skin and very sensitive. That I’ve got to say was an unbelievable experience! It really set me back during the summer months on what I could get done. Must say I learned my lesson!
Then to top it off my daughter, Kelsi, tells me she’s going to Whistler for the day with her boyfriend, which is fine. I mean I worry about them driving there because the Sea to Sky is well known for motor vehicle accidents, but, to go bungee jumping! Really? So, I did a bit of this while waiting to hear from her and to know she was okay.
When I got the text from her saying, “I survived,” I was soooo relieved!
But, when I saw these pictures I cried!! Why do kids do this to you? They are too young, too cute, too in love, and they fear nothing!
I don’t want anymore excitement for a while, please. Love my days off and I need as many as possible, so, I can recharge for the next set of stress inducing adventures that I’m sure to have to live vicariously through my kids. I hear one of them plans on sky diving soon
So, healthy eating and working out… here I come!
What has kept you busy over the past few weeks and this summer? Have you ever or would you ever bungee jump?
Talk to you soon,