The Tale of the Ends

In one final ritual of the holiday season, I took down the Christmas tree today. It’s January 7th, 2022, as I begin writing this. It’s such a mundane task, and it seems like it always goes quicker than putting it up. I like to listen to music while I do this. It’s a task IContinue reading “The Tale of the Ends”

The Evolution of Loungewear

I’m home from work. The first thing I did when I walked in the door was to march straight to my room and change out of my comfortable scrubs into my even more comfortable sweatpants. And as I sit here, now post-meal, in these oh so comfortable sweatpants, I am indeed thankful for their invention.Continue reading “The Evolution of Loungewear”

Here we go again…

Well, I knew it was coming. I just really wish it hadn’t. As I predicted, we are back to wearing N95 masks all day in patient care areas in my hospital. Sigh. The main difference this time is that we actually have adequate PPE to protect everyone. Gone are the days of recycling N95 masks,Continue reading “Here we go again…”

Breaking Promises

This week, the school board in my county was ambushed by the Hanover Patriots, the repackaged Hanover Militia, a group that regularly stirs controversy in our county, protesting changing the names of our Confederate named schools, vaccines, teaching critical race theory, gun control measures, and, at this meeting, our statewide mask mandates for public schools.Continue reading “Breaking Promises”

The Gift of Vaccination!

The best part about being fully vaccinated is that you can visit your loved ones and actually hug each other! I received my second dose of the Pfizer vaccine on January 4th. My parents were finally both two weeks past their second dose last week! Since my dad has medical issues, we’ve been extra carefulContinue reading “The Gift of Vaccination!”

Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first

First of all, I am incredibly grateful and lucky to have received the Pfizer vaccine. I’m also incredibly fortunate that the company I work for had the resources, knowledge, and structure to implement a successful vaccination plan for its employees.  For those of us who have received the vaccine, most are in direct contact withContinue reading “Second dose update: Tales from the ones who went first”

My 2020 in Running and Biking!

Totals:  Running: 772.5 miles Biking: 372.8 miles Races:  Southern Tour Ultra team relay in Wilmington, NC on January 18th One City Half Marathon in Newport News, VA on March 1st Taco Trot Virtual 5k Monument 10k virtual  Marine Corps Marathon virtual Longest run: 26.2 Longest ride: 23.8 That’s it!  The year began in splendid fashionContinue reading “My 2020 in Running and Biking!”

My take on COVID-19

The question has officially been asked of healthcare providers: do you want to be included in the first round of vaccinations? At one time, I thought this day would never come. I’m actually surprised that the therapy staff were included in the first go-round, but pleased. That being said, I will get the vaccine eventually,Continue reading “My take on COVID-19”