A little lighter

I moved to address some of the problems I wrote about yesterday.

First of all, I found out when the next schedule at work ends. It’s April 24th, so that will be my last day as a part-time nurse in the ED, and my first as a PRN nurse in ED and Specials. I feel better with a deadline. I also feel substantial relief that I won’t have to do another presentation or be a hall-monitor for JCAHO in the ED anymore. I threw out so much research material today – it was wonderful! Now all that’s left to do is tell my manager Wednesday.

I spoke to my friend who’s having surgery tomorrow. I told her that I would be thinking of her and that I actually said prayers to guide the hands and minds and hearts of her surgeon and caregivers. She was grateful and in good spirits. I also called work and had them start a collection for flowers so I could place an order for her on Wednesday when I go in. I told my friend’s son that if he needed anything while his mom was in the hospital he could call me anytime. All those things made me feel that I was doing all I could for her.

I tackled my weight issue by going back in to the weight-loss place this morning after I ran on the treadmill. I had only gained 1-1/2 lbs since the last time, according to my weigh-in today, so that made me feel a little better. I also got back on the plan. I only knew one person working there, even though I had only been gone a month, but the person I talked to was knowledgeable and friendly. I have two weeks left of the plan, but if I go in to the center four times in a week I can extend that. Lessons learned: carbs are indeed the devil, and I can’t do this alone.

After my weigh-in, I picked up my new bench from PB. O’Baby helped me ‘fix’ it with his screwdriver. It’s huge and heavy and beautiful. I can’t wait until I get the table and chairs. It’s going to look great!

I felt like I got some of my ducks in a row today. And that’s a good feeling.