Sunday, August 7, 2011
I was oncall this weekend (I'm oncall right now, actually...until 7am). My typical oncall weekend is all consuming and I'm never home. So when I was scheduled for this weekend, we arranged for Tommy and Clara to go visit family in Rhode Island. Somehow, this weekend was super light...and was surprisingly relaxing for a 72 hour shift.
So here I have been home, alone, for an entire weekend. On Friday night I basically sat and twiddled my thumbs until I FINALLY got a call to the Emergency Room for something. I didn't want to be home without my hubs and without my sweet girl. I felt like crying...like there was this huge open space and I had no idea how to fill it.
Then Saturday came...and after I rounded on my inpatients and saw a couple consults, I went and got a haircut. Haven't had a haircut in 7 months. Then between calls at the hospital I went shopping at the mall...scrubbed my floors....did some laundry. Today between ER calls and patient rounding, I made myself a yummy meal...went to the mall again...did a powerpoint presentation (on maggot therapy!)...studied...logged my surgeries....and watched Fried Green Tomatoes on TV.
I thought this weekend was going to be horribly lonely and I'd hate every second my family wasn't here. Turns out, I enjoyed this weekend. I actually forgot what it is like to be by myself. I used to enjoy having afternoons to myself to do things around town...shop....try on clothes...get hair cuts...go grocery shopping...clean...be lazy on the sofa.
That being said, I can't wait until they get home.