My last 48 hours:
Tuesday: run ten miles. shop and run errands all day (found possible jewelry for my wedding!), cumulatively walk at least another 3-4 miles, work at the hospital from 8pm – 9 am, walk back to my apartment and get back around 9:45ish, try to sleep, but construction/drilling/hammering being done right outside my window prevents that, after intermittently sleeping for a total cumulative ~2-2.5 hours, get up to attempt to make my cake tasting appointment, which is an hour out of the city, Dean and I get stuck in traffic and end up canceling the appointment (but we still end up wasting an hour in the car), we head back to the apartment, but I can’t sleep, so I write some thank you cards and drink part of a beer, sleep for an hour, wake up, pack food, and head back to the hospital for another 12 hour shift, drink copious amounts of caffeine, and down advil to stop the pounding tension headache…oh the joys of switching over to nightfloat. It’s all good, though. I mean, if I were a new mom, functioning on this amount of sleep would probably be the norm, so I guess this is good practice ; ) (that won’t be put into affect any time in the immediate future!). Plus, working like this now will make Dean and my week in Cancun next month seem all the more relaxing : )
So I’m just curious, for those in relationships, who is the person that is better at keeping track of to do lists and important dates? I guess that’s probably more a girl thing, right? Now, Dean is great at remembering his appointments for his job and remembering important dates in our relationship, but it’s another story when it comes to other things….. Several weeks ago, I was describing to Dean all I had planned on this one Saturday. He was like, “what? But aren’t we going to do something?” Me: “No hun, that’s your Bachelor party weekend.” Dean: “Oh yeah.”
I had to remind him at least two other times that his Bachelor party was on that particular Saturday.
A similar incidence happened this past weekend regarding plans. So….I’ve decided that I’m going to start putting HIS social plans into my calendar as well:
NF stands for “night float” btw. You’ll notice that when I’m on NF, not much else happens in my life
Dean, you are going out with your friends tonight. Don’t forget : )
The funny thing is, while Dean may be absent minded when it comes to our/his social calendar, I am the one who is completely absent minded about where I place things. I’m always like, “Dean….you know where my glasses are?” Dean: “Yup, on the table on the left.” Me: “Dean…where are my keys”? Dean: “By your purse next to the desk.” “Dean, where is my phone?” “You left it on the kitchen counter.”
This happens at least twice a day. I would most definitely lose my mind without him.
In my last post I wrote about how I really want to do Boston next year, in a large part because of what happened this year. This still holds true, but I’ve been thinking a lot about the whole Boston Marathon series of events from this year: Why has it gotten soooo much media coverage? Why were/are so many people, including myself, emotionally affected by what happened? Don’t get me wrong…what happened was absolutely horrible and senseless, but only 3 people died. Again, please don’t take this this wrong way. One person is too many. My heart and prayers go out to those affected by the bombings, and my gratitude to all those who aided in caring for people during this tragedy, but I guess what seems odd to me is why this has gotten so much attention while other awful things that are happening in the world around us every day, with far greater numbers of people affected and killed, get far less attention. I guess the issue is not why Boston has gotten so much attention, but why don’t other stories as well? Anyone follow me? I ask this not just of the media and our society, but of myself, too, because I readily admit that the Boston bombings really shook me up more than most news stories. Why don’t I care more about other atrocities?
Anyway, just food for thought.