Welcome, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Maybe it’s cheesy, but I just LOVE a new year!

Fresh and full of nothing but possibilities!!

Of course I rang in the New Year working (my holiday on this year). ¬†At least I wasn’t wiping any butts at midnight ūüôā ¬†I told everyone I was working with, we had to be out of patient’s rooms at midnight!

All in all, it was a good night of work for the first night of work in the new year. ¬†STEADY busy, not CRAZY busy. ¬†I’ve been trying very hard my ¬†last couple of nights at work to really work on making my documentation more concise. ¬†And I have to say, I think it is making a difference in my attitude at work. ¬†I’m working on documenting primarily the problems and then a short shift evaluation at the end. ¬†I keep telling myself, if it’s documented in the¬†shift assessment, I’m not going to repeat the information in a note, unless it is a problem for the patient. ¬†Just so much less stress that way.

I actually got out of work at 7:10 am…hardly ever happens, so I was super happy. ¬† Stopped on the way home to get gas (first purchase of the new year!) and then a quick breakfast and then bed…felt so wonderful.

After about 7 hours of sleep, I woke up feeling REFRESHED.

Did an arm and ab workout in the basement, showered and then made dinner. I was going low-carb since I want to weigh in tomorrow morning.  Anything I can do to get the number moving down!

Two scrambled eggs with cheese, a large salad with spinach, green leaf lettuce, celery, and broccoli. ¬†As Kimm said, “that’s one green salad!” ¬†It was good! ¬†Almonds for dessert.

Computer time…working on resolutions (yes…they are coming!!)…and then watching a movie, “The Devil’s Arithmetic”–a story about a girl who has a “who cares” attitude about her family’s Jewish ancestry, until she is transported into a Nazi concentration camp where she learns firsthand what suffering is. ¬†A very riveting movie, highly recommended.

Tonight was our last night with the Christmas tree ūüė¶ ¬†I’m quite sad about this somehow this year. ¬†I LOVE our tree, I LOVE sitting in the living room at night with the tree lighting up the room, I LOVE all of our ornaments…

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Goodbye beautiful tree…

It was a very nice first day of the new year…here’s hoping for many more quiet, simple days…

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