Sunday, October 19, 2008

Recap

Things Ive done this week:
-Donated flowers to a nursing home
-Cleaned out the garage for my Mom
-Had an Ambien sleepover (My mom, SIL, and I all took Ambien and had a few drinks and had a sleepover party...haha...oh and we gave my little niece a benadryl so she could join in on the fun and silliness)
-Ran a few times,took Mom on a 6 mile walk
- Cooked a lot

But unfortunately it's Sunday again...which means I have to head back to C'nati. Any thought of going back to that place makes me want to puke in my mouth. I only have to do 10 more days at the hospital...so I know I can get through it. Also I have quite a few plans this week like staying with my cousins for a night or two (vs. sketchy hotel room by myself), going to my friends kickboxing class (my instructor from undergrad that goes to Cinci for grad school), and celebrating a best friends b day. Friday I get to come back home again and see "The Mom" and do some fun stuff with her.

Next month I'll be back in Savannah, GA where the life is good and the livins easy. Actually I heard the rotation is pretty bad...but I know one thing....the livin will be easy. I'll be back in my own house, with my own bed, and my own husband, and my own Doggie, with people I know. It can't get much better than that! In a time like this...one seeks comfort, familiarity, support from loved ones. There was nothing harder than losing someone unexpectedly and driving yourself back to a world of isolation and unfamiliarity (esp when you are a student and they are judging every move you make). I had never set foot into that hospital until the Monday after my Dad's funeral. I had no clue who anyone was..or where anything was..yet I was responsible for taking care of these patients and putting them to sleep. All I could think is "OMG...my Dad died!" Also...my Mom actually has to come to Savannah in November for business...funny how that worked out. She already had plans to come for Thanksgiving as well....and then we are MOVINGGG!!!!

Right after Thanksgiving we are moving all our belongings back up to Ohio into my PARENTS (I can't just say Mom yet...I refuse) house. We are going to live there for a while and then eventually move in next door when the renters move out in May. (My parents own the house next door...funny how that works out). From then on...Cleveland will be our "home base", but I'll still have another rotation in Savannah in Feb (I'll live w friends), Atlanta in March, and possibly Texas later on too! Meanwhile I will try to get this blog back to more of a running/working out focus and get my head on to do some training for the marathon. I however can't promise that there won't be some spillage from my crazy life......

7 comments:

Jess said...

An Ambien sleepover sounds interesting. You ladies didn't operate any machinery, did you? :)

D10 said...

Your rotation schedule is crazy! I am sure your mom will enjoy the company when you guys move back to Ohio. Hang in there.

triguyjt said...

I figure the hours you work...you would not need any medication for a sleepover,.haha!!

Missy said...

I lost my mom when I was close to your age. It is who I run to and who I run from everytime I'm out there on the road, riding or running. It's been 10 years now and while it's NEVER the same, time helps, it DOES NOT heal all wounds, but it helps. Hang tough -he is still very proud of you. And a good 'medicated' sleep never hurt anyone:)

Brooke said...

Glad you get to go home soon, and how exciting to be heading back to live next door to your mom. I'm sure she'll love it when you have babies! (And you will too- built-in babysitter, huh?). Stay strong and glad to hear things are headed back to some sort of 'normalcy'. Take care!

D said...

I don't know how you're dealing with all the crazy while being away from your husband, I am sure it's harder than any of us in this little blog world can imagine. Hang in there...it's obvious you're one tough girl but ask for help when you need it and allow yourself to not be ok if you need it. God Bless.

Tracey in Calgary said...

You have been through so much, in such a short period of time. I am so happy to hear you will be moving back home and then living right next door to your Mom, with your hubby and puppy..I can't wait to hear all about it.
This week, I WILL start my new running program (first walking for 8 days, then run/walk, the finally, after 10 weeks, I should be able to run for 30 minutes!) You will be my inspiration. Thank you so much.