Mom wears her socks a lot in the house. It makes me smile every time I see them on her feet but I have to admit, she needs more than one pretty pair of socks. And so I'm working on a second pair. No occasion necessary, these are just to keep the winter chill that pervades the home from biting her toes. I wear my own frequently in the evening. It's funny, wooly socks not only keep the feet warm but keeps the rest of the body warm, too. The cotton socks I wear with my shoes do not do as good a job but they fit better. And when I'm running around madly at work, wool socks would only make me warmer and that's just unnecessary. Old people are colder than I am and frequently I perspire enthusiastically when I enter their room.
I am liking my new job but there is so much that I need to learn that the four days of shadowing the nurses just never prepared me to anticipate. Like, admissions. Yesterday I came onto the floor and the two sickest patients had passed on. This was a slight relief because not only did this ease my caseload but now I knew they were no longer in pain, no longer chained down by their own disabilities.
But Karma hid a giggle that I'm sure I heard and only an hour or two later, there were rumors of new admissions. And just that afternoon, we had a new lady come in. I believe there's another to come but I managed to go off shift before the second came in.
But it's all very exciting and other than getting into trouble for coming early (it blows the mind), it's a good work environment and I feel like a Real Nurse. Even if I'm not quite sure this is what I want to do forever, it's good training.
Knitting is slower now. I don't have as much time to stay up and knit but I'm not in a race. It'll come.
I hope everyone else is having a good week. Happy Humpday!