Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekend OFF

Oh my! This has been my first full weekend off in such a long time! I've enjoyed it so much that I don't want it to end! I got to spend some wonderful hours with my children and with my husband. It was a blessing concidering that I work 2nd shift and don't really get to see anyone because I leave before they get home from school and return after bedtime.

We were talking about how we are the kind of couple that doesn't feel the need to call each other every 15 minutes just to "check in". I love that about our relationship! Trust builds comfort and confidence and we certainly have our share of both. I realized that it gets on my nerves the way someone calls their spouse asking where they are, are they having fun, what time will they be home, what are they doing. Whats left to say 15 minutes later when they call again?

I know he loves me and he knows I love him. The End.

I don't need him to back it up every quarter of an hour.


Peter said...

Good that you as a devoted nurse have accepted this, but it must anyhow be some kind of sacrifice! Do you sometimes change to other shifts? How often do you manage to get a family weekend?

Your little drawing is really charming!

Nurse Nightingale said...

I work full time on 2nd shift Mon - Fri as well as every other weekend but we have staffing issues (meaning we are low on staff) and I often fill in (meaning I am usually the person they call to come rescue them) on my days off, so really and truly, I've not enjoyed a family weekend until THIS weekend since I was hired in December. Isn't that something?!? Don't get me wrong... I love my job but I love my children and my husband more.