This week, I am thankful:
that I got a better clinical assignment for semester 2
Last semester I asked for weekdays, daytime hours, and a location near to my house, and I received evenings and weekends, at the furthest location from my house.
But this semester, I’m not on weekends! I’m so super happy about that.
Also, I got into the hospital that is nearest to my house; it’s only a 10-minute drive.
I do have the 1:00-8:30 pm hours, which is not as good as the 7:00 am-3:30 pm hours, but that’s ok. I got 2/3 of the things I asked for!
There’s another time slot that ends at 11:30 pm and I am just grateful I didn’t end up in that one. I know sometimes as a nurse I will have to work odd hours, but whenever I don’t have to be up until 11:30 pm, I am appreciative.
that my mammogram is done for another year
I had my yearly mammogram yesterday and I am grateful it’s over, with a clear report.
I know a mammogram isn’t the worst medical procedure ever, but it is pretty uncomfortable, and I am always happy to have it in my rearview mirror.
for these lovely little pink flowers
I think this is a kind of sedum that I got from Aldi eons ago. It’s impossible to kill, so it did survive for years at my other house, where it lived in rather dark conditions.
But now that it’s here with me in my sunny front window, it’s been regularly blooming, and I love to see it!
for the wonderful things about walking in the cold
Ok, yes, the scenery IS better when things are green.
But there are lovely things about winter walking too.
- there are no spider webs to walk through
- it’s not hot and sticky and miserable out
- the paths are never overgrown
- more sunlight gets through to the woods
- there are no bugs to bite me
As I was walking yesterday in 30-degree weather, I was actually thinking about how much I prefer this over walking in July.
Mainly it’s because of this: you can never get undressed enough to compensate for July weather, but you CAN bundle up enough to compensate for January weather.
for 1,168 miles of walking in 2023
I came very, very close to averaging 100 miles/month, and I am endlessly grateful for a body healthy enough to get outside for all those miles.
for two snuggly cats
Even though our two cats are vastly different from each other, they do both like to cuddle.
This one just happens to get up to more mischief in between cuddle sessions.
Sometimes when Lisey calls here she says, “How many crimes has Chiquita committed today?”
And there is always something to report.
Something I’m looking forward to this year
Reader Rose suggested that this could be a fun thing to add to a Thankful Thursday post right about now, so here’s one from me….I’m looking forward to my clinical labor and delivery rotation. BABIES!!!
And I am also looking forward to wrapping up the getting-unmarried process this year.