Thursday, October 14, 2010

Thursday's Random Thoughts

I typed that title and literally just had to stop for a minute to make sure it was actually Thursday. Working night shift does this to you...all the days run together and sometimes I don't know if I'm coming or going. This is another random post because right now it is all I can handle. I've slept for 3 hours and have a to-do list a mile here goes:
  • I love my job, I really do. Cardiac ICU nursing is exciting and challenging and extremely rewarding. There are some nights last night for instance...when I got peed on, that really make me question what I was thinking when I chose this profession!
  • I'm so looking forward to my vacation days coming up the next two weeks. I really need a break. Stay-cation here I come. 
  • Tonight I am making grilled cheese and tomato soup for dinner. I think J and I are equally as excited for this meal. Quick, easy, and's up there on my all time favorite list.

  • Speaking of dinner, I'm thinking of trying out meal planning. Getting a list together on Sunday and planning for the entire week, with one trip to the grocery store. I'd love some advice if you've tried it!
  • Tomorrow I'm going to a Cardiac Symposium conference. I love learning and am kind of a nerd so I'm looking forward to it. The heart is one of my favorite topics of course.

  • I am not looking forward to getting up at 6 am to attend said conference.
  • That mile long to-do list today includes getting out the camera and taking some pics of the foliage. The colors seem to be getting better every day!
Hope you have a happy day. The weekend is almost here :)


Natalia Simmons said...

Hey! I've tried meal planning and I think it is totally helpful. It saves money because you only buy what you need and you feel more organized. I am going to try this next week putting together one or two casseroles on a Monday so I will have them to just throw in the oven on a busy night. Let me know if you try it and what you come up with!

Jamie said...

I love grilled cheese!

We make a weekly menu every Sunday and go to the grocery store that day. It's so much easier knowing what's for supper rather than coming home from work and trying to figure out something to eat! It also saves money because you know what you're buying for that week :)

You should definitely try it!

July said...

What a hectic time! I know what you mean about getting so overwhelmed that you just don't have it in you to do anything else.

Thank you for taking the time to post though! I hope you get some rest, and feel better!

Natalie said...

Keep us updated on your meal planning, I want to start doing it too and I'm curious to see your method!

Faith said...

yummy on that delicous dinner tonight!

i've heard that meal planning is the way to go! saves money big time! i just have not had the patience to actually make the list, hehe.

the foliage over here is getting more beautiful every day!

Emma said...

so cool you're a cardiac ICU nurse! i personally, could never do it but really look up to those who do. when i have time i always plan my meals for the week, it takes a little prep looking up recipes and figuring out exactly what you want to make - but makes it so much easier when it's time to make dinner every night!