It’s The Small Stuff

April 9, 2009

For the last week I’ve been house- and pet-sitting for a family in our church. Although there were a few good things about staying at their house (it’s closer to the park and ride, they have a really awesome TV, and there was an actual TABLE at which to eat my meals), mostly I just REALLY missed my husband, my dogs, and my bed. The dogs I was watching are approximately 100 pounds each, and neeeeeedy. The first night I was there, they woke me up no less than five times for one reason or another. 

Anyway, I came back home last night and it was wonderful to sleep in my own amazing bed (which in my family we refer to as the Great White Biscuit), with my own amazing husband, and my own amazing dogs who actually left me alone the entire night. I love to travel, but I also love to come home. It just makes me happy.

The downside to being away is that I’m out of the food at home that I like to eat. No milk, cereal, or anything to pack for lunch. I made do at breakfast with a couple of frozen waffles and just figured that I’d grab something at the cafeteria for lunch. But when I got to work, we were told that lunch was being provided for us today because we didn’t have a single patient fall for the entire month of March! (Our unit has one of the highest rates of patient falls, so they’re trying everything they can to fix that. Including bribery, apparently.)

(The ironic thing is that a patient fell last night. So there goes April’s lunch.)

This free food makes me inordinately happy. I don’t like spending money on cafeteria food; it isn’t bad, but it’s nothing special, either. And I don’t like to leave the unit if I can help it because I like to be available to my patients. So yay! Free lunch!

Also, someone brought these to work, and they make me happy too:

Beautiful tulips make the conference room much more inviting!

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Comments on It’s The Small Stuff

  1. 1

    From Ro Manalo:

    Those tulips are beautiful! :-)

  2. 2

    From Rae:

    Yay free lunch and flowers! I may be reading too much into this, but it looks like you’re working to focus on the good in life. If so, thanks for the subtle reminder. If not, uh, sorry to be a scary stalker making up things you don’t intend? :-)

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