T Rex Family

T Rex Family

Sunday, March 4, 2012

February 29th - Part II - Snow...

Part II of my extra day off with the kids...

After the cookies were completed we donned our snow suits and headed out for some play time. There was not quite enough snow for a snowman or snow car, but plenty for tasting, tossing, and making lots and lots of footprints.

I often say we try to keep things simple around here. It's true. Simple fun such as this makes us all smile and is a much welcome break from school work.

This week promises to be a busy, hectic one. I have my last standardized patient exam, my oral defense exam, and 36 clinical hours at the urgent care clinic planned - I just turned in the two papers that are due also.

Here's hoping my sore throat is better soon. This is NOT the week to be sick. After this week, life should get a whole lot easier. As I've told T Rex Dad, after then I no longer have permission to act like a Gorn (bonus points for anyone who gets the reference without use of Google). By the way, T Rex does an incredible impression of a Gorn. I may just have to post a video on his blog at some point.

Thanks for hanging in there with us. It nice to know you are on our side and offering kind words of support. These were especially meaningful words posted last week and very comforting after a 71 hour work week:

Your daughter's anger with you left me hurting on your behalf. Rest assured, as she grows and better understands the gifts you received during this education process, she will undoubtedly forgive you for your absence on your long days at the clinic. You will be her hero for being able to help others in need.


Jenners said...

Whoever told you that bit at the end is so right on!!! Keep on doing the excellent job you are!! You're almost to the finish line!

angie said...

I honestly don't know how you do it. You MUST have some sort of super power. I love the perfect tracks in the snow. Hope your sore throat feels better, that your exams and clinical hours go well and that you get a little down time!

Missus Wookie said...

Good luck for this week. Have to say I'm glad we don't have snow - I'm enjoying the start of spring.

shell said...

I can't picture you as a green lizard from Star Trek but I would love to see Trex trying to imitate one! Hope you feel better soon. The long hours definitely lower the defenses plus the increase exposure at clinics.

Tat @ Mum in search said...

Have I told you before I miss the snow? I'm sure I have at least half a dozen times. Looks like your two are having so much fun!

Boise Wiebers said...

Awe. You're giving ME happy tears by sharing my comment at the end of your post. I truly meant it.

It is hard being a wife, mother, student, etc. all at once. While I am a full time SAHM, I hate to see moms bashing moms in the whole stay home exclusively or add on a career war. It's a war that shouldn't be. I don't know if you've had any problems with that issue though.

Knowing that we not only need nurses, but compassionate ones is part of what prompted me to offer some words of encouragement. From reading your stories from time to time, I believe you are one of the good ones. You are going to do what is right, even if you have to step outside of your comfort zone to do so. Hang in there. It looks like you are almost through one of the toughest parts of your life.


P.S. Sorry for this rambling and disjointed comment. I have a few distractions going on and I'm supposed to be paying some bills before I pop out of the house for school pick-up. =)

septembermom said...

You are so close....and that advice was spot on! We are all here on your side!!