Wow! I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted anything! So much has happened since then, so I'll get down to it. In November, I was off work for 2 weeks due to having a hysterectomy. I admit now that I went back to work sooner than I should have. It made full recovery a little longer than it should have, but I'm no worse for it now. Thanksgiving came and went as did Christmas and New Year's. Valentine's Day and my birthday. I am currently on day 5 out of a 7 day vacation. I have finally gotten around to some spring cleaning at home and my mind and body is in such a better place from this vacation! I have always heard about "burn out" from nurses, but didn't think it applied to me seeing as I have only been a nurse for little over 2 years now. I have been at the same place of employment now for 13 months and still am extremely happy there. However, I have noticed that I'm a wee bit crabby (ok, a LOT bit!) lately both at work and at home. But until around day 3 of vacation, I didn't recognize the cloud of stress that lifted from me until it was gone! So I suppose I was ready for a vacation from work after all! I am looking forward to returning to work in 3 days, but I know I am going to enjoy myself this weekend at home and return to work a much happier and ready to serve nurse than I was last weekend.
I have learned to enjoy the small moments at home, such as going to the local laundrymat to do 18 loads of laundry with my 3 year old. We were the only ones there and we had such fun just the two of us! It was such a relief to not have to spend 3 days straight doing laundry at home. I have actually felt like getting up off the couch and doing stuff the past few days, which is not how I normally feel after working. It has been wonderful to sleep at night in my bed, instead of during the day getting woke up constantly by kids, phone and lights or sounds of the daytime. I have spent far too much time on Facebook playing games, but it's ok because I was on a paid vacation to level up on Cafe World and Farmville!
We still have a pregnant horse that we hope is due the end of this month. I'm excited to have my first colt born! I know I summed up the last 4 months pretty quickly, but I am just excited to see warm weather and brighter days ahead! I love spring and summer so much! I can go back to it being daylight when I go to work instead of it being dark at 5:30pm when I leave for work. Not to mention it is getting time for doing yardwork and a garden. Nothing like fresh veggies you harvest from your own garden!