Monday, November 15, 2010

Just another day

I turned 31 last week. For the first time, it was really just another day. I had the boys until noon, when I dropped them at school, got a hair cut, and went to the hospital to do my patient look ups. We are assigned a patient for our clinical days. We have to know everything about that patient for the next day's clinical. I got to the hospital around 2:30, and since the nurse had my chart, I started in the computer.

Ninety minutes later, I went to grab my chart, only to find out that my patient had just been transferred off the floor. Totally awesome. I called my instructor, who gave me another patient. After another 90 minutes, I got done with the hospital part of my look ups and headed home. It was pushing 6 pm when I got there and Ry had made dinner reservations for 7 pm. My sitter, being one of my classmates, was also running late, and I heartily considered calling off the whole affair. Instead, when she showed up around 7:15, I put F to bed and away we went to dinner. We had a lovely time, but I had to limit myself to a single glass of wine, since I had several hours of work ahead of me.

I finally got into bed around midnight. The alarm went off at 5:45 the next morning. Truly, just another day.

My stepmother got stuck in my head at 37 years old for the first 5 or so years of her marriage to my dad. She had another big birthday this year, so she'll probably get stuck there for a while. I find it interesting that this phenomenon is beginning to happen to me as well. T and I went to a birthday party this weekend. I was chatting with some of my friends when someone asked how old I was. "30," I responded without hesitation. "Wait, I had a birthday last week. I'm 31!"

T was a big confused by the whole thing. After all, he had made me a birthday card, and helped me open presents, but there was no cake.

But hey, I got some great artwork out of the deal.

Happy 30-something to me.


melydia said...

Aww, happy belated birthday! You know, on the day of, I was thinking "man, I swear today is somebody's birthday, but I can't remember whose!" :)

I don't know how you do it, man. I get up at 5:45 every day but I'd be completely worthless if I went to bed at midnight - and I don't even spend all day on my feet or raise two small children. Go you!

Becky said...


Jube said...

Just for the record, I'm usually in bed well before 11, especially on nights when I have clinical in the morning. Thanks though! Some days it's a victory just getting out of the house without forgetting anyone's lunch, nap time linens, or binder.

jackie said...

happy belated birthday!Hope school is going well for you.Hope you and your family have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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