Saturday, July 26, 2008

Ahhh, Saturday...

Every now and then you need one of these days of absolute nothingness. Even though I had really high hopes for productivity today.

I slept in. Then I watched some TV. Caught up on everyone's blogs. Napped a little. Sent some emails. Didn't actually get out of bed until, oh, say, three-ish, and then it was only to drag myself next door to Sparrow's and lie on her couch for a while.

Maggie was happy to help me with my mission of snoozing...



...although I think she was getting annoyed with all of the photo ops....



Eventually I did manage to shower and put myself together and went out to dinner with some of the girls from work. It was me and Sparrow and Faye and Ruthie and three of the interns - whom we'll call Chandra, Sonia, and Rene. A little single girls' Saturday night out. It was a lot of fun. I really like them. We went to this "Mexican-by-numbers" place (as Rene put it) that actually turned out to be fairly authentic and actually pretty tasty. And had really good margaritas. Huge, really good margaritas. The intern-y types (of which I am so close to not technically still being one of, anymore, by the way. One. More. Week.) were very cute, and all, like, thanks for letting us come along! I was like, well, actually, we invited you because we like you people, but, um, you're welcome?

Wow, what a damn week it's been.

Hectic, busy, oy. And the patients have been particularly wacky this week. I mean, I don't know what's up, but someone's cranked up the crazy about three notches in our whole hospital. I don't think the moon's full. But wow, it's been nutty.

I have too many stories from the last three days to even begin to tell y'all.

In better news, my feet are looking better....



I can't quite figure out what happened here, either. Somehow, standing out in front of Sparrow's house a few days ago, this happened. I assumed they were wayward mosquitoes, but Sparrow thinks they look like fire ant bites. I don't know, but they itch like the dickens.

Hopefully I can get some things accomplished tomorrow. One of our attendings is also having an end-of-intern-year party for us tomorrow afternoon. Which I'm definitely looking forward to...both the party and the end of intern year...

5 comments:

Marie said...

Oh my God, you poor thing! Look at your legs!!

Are you putting cortisone cream on them?

I have a few too and was all upset, but you've made me feel much better. lol The only thing that makes mine look worse are big blotchy brown spots on each of my ankles that look like someone spit tobacco juice on them.

My daughter said I was so white I looked like a corpse so she talked me into using this tanning cream.

Trust me, I looked better as a corpse.

Robin said...

Could they be chiggers? Lisa got bit by them once at Valpo and they looked just like that! She was told to coat the spots with clear nail polish. No kidding! (She did and it worked.) Apparently these chigger things burrow into your skin. The polish cuts off the air and they die. Gross, yes.

Robin said...

I goggled chiggers. I was wrong, they don't burrow in. Read here for more:

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2100.html

Barb said...

Former Texas (where the state mascot is the Fire Ant) weighing in here: if you had been bitten by fire ants, you would have KNOWN IT, SISTER. Seriously, there is a reason they are called FIRE ants. Because it stings like fire to be bitten by them.

I'm guessing chiggers.

penguinshrink said...

Ain't no such thing as a "former Texan"... ;)