Adaptation

One week into the rotation on OB ICU. Back to waking up at 0430 everyday, leaving the hospital at 1800. To be honest, I really surprised myself on Monday morning. Two days prior on Friday night, I was up until 0330 Central Time so 0430 Eastern Time and then woke up at that time on Monday morning. It’s impressive how quickly your body can just adapt to a new schedule when it has to.

I’m a super bum this week though. And it’s probably going to carry over, but hopefully I can change the pattern. Just home, eat, sleep. The key is, don’t go home after work!!! I know that but I still do it. BAH. Next week will attempt not to do that. Also been eating like a freaking college kid. Pizza, ramen…what! I always forget to defrost things in the morning though.

I can’t remember the last time I looked forward to a weekend/break this much. Maybe when I started IM, but this morning, I definitely woke up and thought “OH THANK GOODNESS it’s Friday and I’m not on call.”

You know what else really sucks? I live like 6 minutes away from the hospital. But because of the stupid traffic lights every 500 feet on Ohio which DO NOT change at the same time (WHY WHY WHY WHY) it can take forever to get there. Even at 0500. WHY do they do that?! Stupid lights.

Also, Hell’s Kitchen and Shark Tank are very addicting.

I’m trying to find a place in Indy that will allow me to bring The Bing periodically. He’s too big though for downtown!! T.T Everywhere seems to have a 30lb weight limit. He is definitely over that. I don’t think he would like living with me in my 577 sq ft studio anyways though…

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First of the year~

Let’s see if I can get back into this blogging business a bit more.

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Went on my second vacation of the year last weekend to the Smoky Mountains! I love love mountains. So beautiful…but I don’t think I could ever truly live there. The altitude, the ups and downs, I get motion sickness easily and those curves and bumps would bring it out quite easily.

Stayed at a wonderful bed and breakfast in Newport, TN, The Christopher Place.  It was our first time staying somewhere other than a commercial hotel and we loved it! The place is much quieter, more intimate and more romantic. We had three meals there, all were delicious. Breakfast was served at a time of our choosing between 8-10am either in their breakfast area or in our room. I’m not usually a big breakfast person, but if it regularly tasted the way they served, I definitely could start eating it more often.

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There also is a beautiful view of the mountains right behind the property, perfect for sunset or sunrise.

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The owner of the property was always present and made sure that we were enjoying our experience. They also have great specials which are always available on their site including two-night and three-night getaways with a 4 course dinner and daily breakfast included! I would definitely check it out! After the two nights we spent there, I think I will definitely be looking into more bed and breakfasts to stay at in the future!

Also for the first time ever, I filed my taxes. Can’t say I really knew what I was doing, but since I don’t have much else going on for me as a single, non home-owning person with no dependents, it didn’t seem like it would be too bad. Used H&R Block which really did make it very simple. Hopefully I will be receiving a good bump from tax returns to buffer my spending!

I can’t believe intern year is almost over. Not exactly, still have 3 good rotations to fit in before I can say I’m not an intern anymore – and have to change the byline under my blog, but still! This is crazy. We’ve matched 10 new interns! Already working on our schedule for next year!

Happy PI day and happy five year anniversary with my ZJL.

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 So cheesy. It makes even me want to throw up. Vomit from my eyes.