Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Training While In Training

I have officially "trained" someone in the job I've been working for approximately 7 weeks. I don't know how much I could have possibly taught him but it made me realize how much I've learned in the past 2 months. He's a student at Loma Linda and he'll be done with his B.S. and his internship in just a few months. It's really too bad I learned about bachelors/internship combined programs after I finished school. grr!

The day went by pretty fast and trainee (Eric) finally said "you don't eat?" :) lunchtime completely snuck up on me! Poor guy probably was in desperate need of a break from me and I was trudging on through boredom. 

So... we took a lunch break. Nothing fancy in my lunch bag. Frozen guilt-free Digiorno pizza, a side salad from home and the most awesome grapes of the year. I can't get enough of them. They literally crunch and snap when bitten and they're just the right amount of sweet. YUM!

Can you tell I really packed that salad into that tiny bowl? Made it difficult to eat without spilling it everywhere. :)

It was a pretty straight forward day, and a nice break from trayline. My patient load was really light and with two of us I felt like I barely had anything to do! Tomorrow it's back to trayline though so my reprieve was short lived. At least I get to sleep in (good thing because I've stayed up way too late). 

I still have to recap my first solo experience with trayline. Maybe I'll just do them all at once at the end of the week. It's probably a really boring story to anyone else but... to me, it's story worthy.

Tomorrow is the half-way mark except for those of you who are working this weekend like me. 

Goodnight/Good morning. :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Short Weekend, Long Week

Here's a very quick recap of my weekend...

Yup! That was pretty much it.

I finally forced myself to seriously start studying for my exam. Since I do my best studying away from the house, my bed and my desk, I packed up my studying essentials and headed to Panera. 
I was pleased with my progress. Now I just have to keep it up. 

For some odd reason I have been craving french toast for over a week. I'm not even a french toast fan. In fact I would say I dislike it very much but... it was stuck in my head so it ended up on my plate. 

I topped it with some fresh berries, whipped cream and a little drizzle of syrup. It was good but not great. Like I said, I'm just not a fan. Oh well, it is no longer drifting through my random food thoughts. 

On Saturday I met up with a good friend that I haven't seen in a while. Her little boy is 13 months now and I am still attempting to grasp the concept of her as a mom. Life goes so fast. I finally got his birthday present to him (1 month late). We went on a nice stroll (with stroller) and stopped at a park to play for a few minutes before heading for brunch at a nearby diner.

It was a relatively productive weekend but I have been dreading this week. It's my first week alone on trayline and I'm extremely apprehensive. It's not a hard job but it's very intimidating and intense. Today was the first of 4 days working that position and it was a tough one. (More on that tomorrow) I'm also training a University student tomorrow which seems very odd considering I've been there less than 2 months and I'm still technically being trained. Now, I really have to hit the hay, I'm exhausted from today, tomorrow is an early start and I have not been sleeping well at all. =/ 

Have a good night all!