Okay, so this is NOT the best approach to life. I hate starting the day with this kind of attitude, but I have to say…sometimes having low expectations leads to a surprisingly pleasant day. After the crapolla shift that was yesterday, I was really not thrilled to go to work today. I got no sleep last night, waking up 800 times, and I had massive bags under my eyes in the morning.
Here’s the lunch I packed for myself last night. I bought a small coffee in the morning, but I felt so yuck, that I waited until I finished a liter of water before felt like I could drink it. I was def big time crampy. Ew. Explains my lovely mood.
A few different people commented on how crappy I looked. I have never understood why people ask/tell you either (1) you look tired or (2) you look like you didn’t get too much sleep. Could this be anything other than insulting?
A co-worker even said to me today “what’s wrong with you, you aren’t your usual chipper self.” Normally, this would be a semi-thoughtful observation, but this guy is the person who single-handedly made yesterday a living hell for me, so I was in NO mood to even answer him, for fear that I would lash out and start screaming that it was because of his lazy work ethic and apathetic patient care that I was forced to step up and take on the patient load of 2 people so that nobody died. UGH! Does he have any concern for his patients’ lives? Ok, enough. Does PMSing count as an excuse for murder? (kidding!)
Anyways, I actually did have a good work day (thanks to my self preserving tactic of avoiding the aforementioned co-worker). A few of my fave nurses were there, and one of the cardiologists bought the unit a huge platter of Bruno’s sandwiches (no veggie options, but still a nice gesture), and one of my patient’s family members brought a big cookie basket. I had a decent patient load, and managed to get away for lunch at a normal time.
Smart deli “turkey” sando and my absolute favorite Bruno’s veggie soup, white bean escarole.
This soup is SOOO good.