This is a bit how I feel today. A little wobbly, slightly off-centre. I came home last night for a day and a half. It was heaven to sleep in my own bed last night, even if I did have nasty dreams. The down side to having such a comfy bed is that I never feel that I get a good night's rest when I'm away. Not even on holiday, when you expect to get some sleep. Oh well, I spend more nights on this bed than any other, so I guess it's good that I'm comfortable.
It feels so good to come home. I'm loving the nursing that I'm doing, but I feel like I'm missing out when I'm away from home. I miss my afternoons with Lizzie after I pick her up from school. I miss cooking in my kitchen. I miss my kitties' purrs. I miss hanging out with Javier. I just miss...
Work is wonderful, though I'm exhausted at the end of everyday and on days off. Rural nursing is like no other. We care for the whole range across the life spectrum, from the newly born to the palliative patients. I've watched a baby's birth, prepared deceased patient for the morgue, inserted many catheters and IV, given more antibiotics that I remember, distributed lots of medications, removed stitches, dressed burns, changed diapers (both big & small), and too many other things to list. I've learned more in the past few weeks than I have in the past three years. The work never seems to stop and priorities change in a heartbeat (literally).
It's about a three hour drive between PC and home. I keep myself awake by listening to audiobooks on my ipod, through the radio of course, not earphones!
Last night I had the added joy of seeing a few rainbows. My camera picked up just the faintest rainbow between these two telephone poles, just above the horizon.
The last one was quite large and stayed with me for a while. While I'm wishing for more sunny weather, the rain is certainly making the countryside nice & green. By mid-summer, everything will be dried out and golden.
I really appreciate all the comments. I'm going to get back out there soon and do some serious visiting, because I've been lax, but will you all forgive me in the meantime? I just have a few more shifts to get through and it's summer holidays for me!