Work has been very slow this week. Not slow in the "Great, I can catch my breath for a moment" kind of way, but slow in the "OMG, how have I only been here for 15 minutes, will this day never end" kind of way. I've spent most of my residency wishing that things weren't so darn busy all the time, but this week has been a reminder that the opposite extreme isn't any better. I definitely prefer a happy medium.
Fortunately my weekend is going to satisfy my need to actually do something. Tomorrow I'm interviewing prospective medical students during the day and then having my favourite munchkins over for dinner and a movie in the evening. On Sunday I'm taking a travel photography workshop and then running around trying to get some last-minute packing done. And then off to Baker Lake on Monday! Adventure awaits...
In honour of another Friday, here are my Happies and Crappies for the day:
1) I'm only three days away from my trip to Nunavut. I'm nervous and scared and feel horribly inadequate, but there's also an inner place of calm in which I feel like things are going to be okay. And possibly amazing.
2) I've lost six pounds (see side bar)! Without starving myself or feeling deprived or making any drastic alterations to my life. It's nice to fit comfortably into my jeans again.
3) I can now run over 4 km (with walking breaks), which puts me close to where I was at the end of last year's outdoor running season. I've registered for a 5 km run in a few months, and I'm hopeful that I'll be able to run the whole thing without taking a walk break.
4) Today's mail contained a surprise cheque for $100 as an honorarium for a program review that I participated in a few weeks ago. Surprise money! Woo-hoo!
1) My initial registration for my Royal College examination is due soon. And it's going to cost me a heck of a lot more than $100.
2) Today's mail also contained an assessment from my insurance company for a car accident that I was involved in a few weeks ago. Again, it's going to cost me a heck of a lot more than $100.
3) My passport for my rapidly approaching trip to Italy still hasn't arrived. Panic!
4) No sleeping in this weekend - and it's the time change! Why can't "Spring forward" happen during working hours?
5) All of the patients I've seen this week seem to have cancer. The really bad kind of cancer. Whose stupid idea was this disease anyway?
That's enough for one night, although it's far from an exhaustive list. Wishing you all a mostly Happies-filled weekend.