Friday, March 18, 2011

Break Time

It has been a while since my last post...  Sorry I haven't kept up well.  Life has been a whirlwind - I spent four weeks away from home at my psychiatric rotation and the following two away from home for an endocrinology selective rotation.  All-in-all a good six weeks, but I was glad to get home last week and finally sleep in my own bed for more than two nights in a row. 

I have been trying to use this past week as a chance to recharge the batteries and help my family out as much as possible.  I initially thought I'd have tons of time off and we could relax and just fellowship a whole bunch...  But I was wrong.  I have actually worked more this week on homework than the last month combined.  I have been trying to catch up on a number of projects for school, some home projects, EMT recertification, a side project for my EMS division chief, running ambulance calls, taking care of the children so my wife can see some of her friends, spending time with some of our mutual friends, meetings in Spokane with advisors and a PA working in orthopedics, helping a friend with a project at home, just trying to spend down time with the kids, making sure my wife still knows who I am....  Oh, and sleeping as much as possible.  It has been the busiest week on record in a very long time. 

All that said - things have gotten done that I've been putting off for a while and it appears as if I am almost completely caught up.  Yesterday we raised a glass to St. Patrick and, if I had the time, tonight I'd raise a glass to accomplishments.