Thursday, June 26, 2008

Friends, Fun

Marie and her crew came over today. I ditched them for a couple hours to go to a home visit, and then M and her hubby ditched me for a few hours while they went to spend some time eating and shopping sans children.

The six kids that were here today flowed in and out of the house, doing assorted kid things, and having a wonderful time.

Boyness was exposed to dairy yesterday, in one of those freaky "aw crap, oops" kinda things. Marie has recently figured out that her kids can have casein but not whey, and she grabbed a product she knows is safe for them (which has always in the past meant it would be ok for Boyness) and he got some swallowed before we got to it. So Boyness had a series of grouchy and slightly out of control episodes.

Despite that, it was a fun day. It feels good to have friends over for once.

The kids ignore the fact that we've got a lot of stuff to explore out there until friends come over, so it is really nice they've been re-inspired that way.

I am officially out of brainpower, and this post shall remain disjointed. I am off to get the kids abed at a slightly more reasonable hour tonight, with high hopes for a good sleep for myself.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Senior, BAYBAY

Provided, of course, that I actually pass the rather grueling test I just took. Haven't failed one yet, so the chances are good...still, this is a rough exam and the pass/fail mark is 80%.

There are some major things that need doing before graduation, but I am assured that I am DONE writing learning objectives.

Spent the night before last in a bitty apartment that was very cute and warm and artistic and welcoming. It is so interesting when you get to the home of someone you've seen in clinic and suddenly see a whole new "them." Her home was lovely. We draped ourselves on various surfaces and slept in turns and between contractions as she labored through the night.

Did my first newborn exam yesterday afternoon. It was one of those schizophrenic different-preceptor issues, where my previous preceptor always gave me "mom duty" and the current ones tend to give you "baby duty" first, so my experience-lag was irritatingly large there (I have a level of competence with the mom stuff that would tend to make these particular preceptors think I should know what I'm doing with the baby stuff, when I don't).

I am tired. I look at my schedule and I don't see where I'm going to catch a decent night of sleep in the next three days. I've reintroduced caffeine into my life, just by needing an extra nudge into awareness too many times in the last couple weeks, and I'm pretty sure my dependence is ramped up to the withdrawal-headache level again.