Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for HARD WORK

Now, I am not complaining, just trying to give you an idea of a typical day in the life of Lisa.  Keep in mind that I have a husband who is more like a fourth child than an equal or a partner.

My alarm goes off at 5:00 AM.  I work out if I have gotten a decent night's sleep.  If not, I make a pot of coffee and go through the mail and my kids' backpacks and sign and organize things.  I go to shower, make kids lunch, get all three little angels up, and intermittently get my self ready for work while feeding them breakfast.  At 6:15 AM I am out the door for a long 12 hours at the hospital.  My husband takes everyone to school. 

I care for the ill and injured (which I really do love) all day and usually don't get out of work until 8:00PM or so.  Then I cannot go home yet, as much as I miss my kids and as much as my bed calls to me.  I have to stop by my mother's on the way home, because she herself is ill.  I make my little house call to her, make sure she is okay and help her with what she needs and when she is settled into bed I say goodbye and finally head home.

Now it is about 9:30 PM and I have been gone since 6:15 AM, and have probably had a 30 minute break since I rose out of bed (but not all at once).
I am home but now it is time to gets the kids' homework checked and put them to bed.  Then I clean up, put away dishes walk the dogs and usually throw in a load or two of laundry.  I pass out cold by 10:30 PM or 11:00PM.

So that's a day in the life of Lisa!  Lots of hard work!


  1. Wow! I hope you get some time off to rest soon.

  2. Hi Lisa, that's a really hardworking job! I have some friends who work in hospitals here in Malaysia and it's so demanding! All the best with it!

    This is me, Duncan D. Horne, visiting you from the A-Z challenge, wishing you all the best throughout April and beyond.

    Duncan In Kuantan

  3. Yes, that is definitely hard work! Actually, you have two full-time jobs: 1. mother and 2. nurse.

    I used to date an ER nurse and my goodness did she work a lot of hours! I have learned one key thing from her: one can study and be thoroughly knowledgeable vis a vis nursing, but sans the right attitude of love and caring, one isn't a nurse.

    Great for you. Now get hubby to assist you!

  4. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge. Lovely blog...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

  5. lots of hard work indeed! hope you find time to rest.
    Happy A-Zing!

  6. Different list, but those days with small children was like that. It will get easier! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

  7. I'm a nurse too although I'm at home and writing now. I was going thru the list on the A to Z Challenge and had to check you out because I got stopped by a policeman on the way to church on New Year's Day...because my tags were a mere 10 HOURS!! The *best* part was my kids driving by, laughing and pointing...thankfully I didn't get a ticket!

    Hope you can take some time for gets easier as your kids get older...take care!