June 24th, 2012

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Deadshifted, 12 k – first week of Write-a-thon over

Originally published at Cassie Alexander. You can comment here or there.

Wow, this past week felt long, and this upcoming week is going to feel even longer.

I managed to get up to 12k I like in Deadshifted, and my goal was 10k, which puts me 2k up for next week’s goal of 20k, which is nice because I’m working five outta the next six nights. PM shift called to let me know I was going to have to float tonight, which I highly appreciate. A lot of people call in sick when it’s their turn to float (*cough* dayshift people who haven’t floated since 1992 *cough*), but I think that’s just prolonging the inevitable. I do like most of the other floors on our hospital, and I know I can get through anything for eight hours. *knocks on wood, ha*. Plus, if my home floor has an emergency, at least there’s some extra staff present. I’ve been rescued from floats by big admissions before. It’s really nice to be warned in advance though, so that you can plan to rest longer at home and bring more snacky-type food, since your chances of getting a whole break diminish the further afield you are from your home floor. Oooh, I’ll also bring extra coffee. I still get nervous about floating because of my back, but I’ve been exercising a ton lately and feel really strong, so if I can keep myself safe (self, you cannot lift 300 lb patients, no matter how in shape you think you are) I’ll be fine.

Did set up, attend, tear down and then an afterparty for a friend’s wedding yesterday. It made for a long day, but it was good to see a ton of people that I hadn’t seen in awhile, since that friend and I are mostly in different venn diagrams of friendship. And it’s looking like I’ll get a nephew sometime this week, my sister-in-law’s on bedrest now, she could have her baby any time now, or they’ll c-section her on Weds.

I’m going to rest-nap-just-in-case now. And I’m going to take my laptop to work tonight just so I don’t jinx myself — I’ll kick myself if I don’t bring it, and I get a good break. But I’ll probably do most of this week’s writing tomorrow night, staying up late. I’ve still got a lot of filtering through what I’ve already written to make sense with where I finally know I want the book to go, but I’m very happy with what I’ve go so far which makes all the pain worth worthwhile ;).