We tried In-and-Out on our honeymoon when we went through Redding. I wasn't overly impressed, and since I've become a food snob (organic and natural, etc.) I ignore all the In-and-Outs I pass every day since moving down here. The last fast food I had was Jack-in-the-Box last November when we moved and nothing else was in walking distance of our bed & breakfast and we didn't want to empty the front seat of the car. Unless you count The Habit which is next door to my work but they are a step up from fast food in my opinion - almost Red Robin quality but less than half of the price. I've only been there 3 times in 9 months, though. I sometimes crave a fast food burger, but then I imagine the consequences of such a choice, and talk myself out of it pretty quickly.
It's a pretty good thing, though - before I converted to organic food I regularly stopped at fast food but my health was terrible. Besides allergies and back pain (and insomnia), I rarely have issues anymore.
Just one more week on days, and then I finally get to go back to nights. I need it. I am sleeping so terribly these days no matter what I do or how tired I am. The 5:30am wake up is just too early for me and I am so exhausted by the end of the day I can hardly think straight. Then I try to get to bed at 10pm and it takes until after 11pm to fall asleep and I wake up 3-4 times during the night.
The 4th of July is the last day shift for me - yay!
Yesterday I had an awful delivery. Basically the doctor didn't want to wait any longer for the woman to push her baby out (granted, she'd been pushing about 2 hours and was tired), so put on a vacuum and cut some room and pulled. The head came out, but then the shoulders got stuck for over a minute and the nurses were jumping on top of her to push down and pull her legs back and finally they called a code to get extra help and thankfully the baby popped out even before everyone got there. And the baby was okay, after a couple minutes of being a little shocked. It recovered well and breastfed for an hour and the mom wasn't torn too badly at all. But I was pretty traumatized. I have rarely seen shoulder dystocia and usually it was 10-30 seconds at the most. This one was well over a minute. The nurses said it can happen for several minutes and is more common here. I am more used to night shift in smaller hospitals and pushing until the baby's pretty much crowning and having the doctor waltz in and catch. Rarely they need to cut, and sometimes the woman does need a little vacuum assist, but usually the baby has already squeezed through most of the way, so if the shoulders get wedged, it doesn't take too long to pop them loose. I am much more used to easier and less riskier deliveries, and I know I need to learn the high risk stuff, but yeah, it's pretty traumatizing the first time I have to see it. I really hope night shift is better. It just seems like more crazy stuff happens on day shift and maybe some people like that but I don't. At least the family appreciated me and felt like I did a good job. But even after all that and it was my third day in a row with barely any sleep, I still didn't fall asleep until after 1am. Guess my mind was racing too much.
I work tomorrow, so I only have today to recover. It's beautiful and sunny; was thinking about hitting Redondo Beach again. I have a zillion dishes to wash and laundry could use some work. I also haven't been to the gym since Monday. Decisions, decisions! I slept in a little to catch up on lost sleep, and caught up my email and the budget already.
Over the last three weeks, I joined three library systems, and two of them have music downloads besides the ebooks. I can download up to 3 tracks a week for each system, so 6 total. This week I downloaded Sibelius Symphony No. 1 and The Moldau by Smetana, and I have one left and I think I'll do Fantasy on a Theme by Thomas Tallis by Vaughan Williams, if I can find it. I rarely buy classical music, but I do have my favorites I've played or heard over the years, so it's nice to have that option! I haven't browsed a whole lot of the ebooks yet, but I'm glad to have access to three different library systems. Plus I still am on the one where I grew up in Seattle (shhhh - don't tell 'em I've moved to Cali). The irony? The libraries are all within a 5-mile radius, despite being completely different systems.
Hope y'all are having a good week too. Nice to see a few new (and old) faces peeking in here.
Will pray for your family, Becky. Seema and Barb, you still haven't hung out with me yet! Ryan and I visited the Aquarium in Long Beach this week (he's writing a paper about it for his writing class) and I thought about Barb getting to take Karlene out on a boat tour from there. It'd be fun to go out and see dolphins. Hint, hint....
Wow, I have written a novel. Better hurry up and send it so I can figure out what to do with the rest of my day!