Monday, June 21, 2010

So much for sleeping in...

I woke up at 5:30 this morning. I was dreaming about a delivery (not an actual delivery ... one that my weird brain made up.) Supposedly the mom had a history of preterm deliveries. They rolled her back in the hall for the section, and for some reason, they did part of her prep out there, and I watched, and then had to put on all my OR gear. Apparently it took me forever (you know how things in dreams don't work with the natural rules of time...), and by the time I got in the OR, they had the baby out and they were coding it. Like, with paddles ... they were using the ones that you'd use directly on the heart, in open heart surgery. (We don't use on preterm babies in code situations. At all.) And for some reason, they had it strapped to a stretcher, laying inside a neck brace. And the weirdest thing of all? It was pink as could be, and crying. They were yelling at me to hand them blood (which we can't keep stocked anywhere...), and I did, and it was incredibly vivid and surreal.

So, anyway, I woke up from that and couldn't go back to sleep because it looks like daytime already outside. That's the nice thing about the summer when I'm working - it's super easy to get up really early. When I'm not working, sometimes I'd like to sleep in, but the sun won't let me.

Today is going to be a good day. I'm making Mark some French Toast this morning for breakfast,

and he'll go on his merry way to his internship

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and I'll try to get some laundry done. And maybe scrapbook a bit.

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 (Man, I wish 1. I had a laundry room, and 2. it looked like this...)

This afternoon, I'm going to the grocery store. Some people find this task annoying and obnoxious, but I love it. Seeing all that food, and its potential to become something amazing, makes me happy. I might bake something today as well ... we'll see what kind of fruit they've got at the store today. Cobbler might be in order...

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  1. oh i hate work dreams like that!! i don't have them very often--but when i do dream of work it's always that all the fetal alarms are dinging and i can't shut them off. or that i scrub into the OR and everytime i walk in, someone bumps into me and i have to keep re-scrubbing.

    oh the crazy things our minds think in our sleep! french toast sounds awesome!! hope you have a lovely day!

  2. It seems you're having a good day! (Except for your dream...)
    I wish I had that laundry room too!!
    Oh and I also love going to the grocery store!! :D

  3. i would not mind doing laundry at all in that laundry room!! :) and lucky guy... french toast for breakfast!! looks delish.

  4. Work dreams/nightmares are the worst! Sounds like you have a great day planned!