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A Run and a ‘Rita

After a long, busy work week I met a friend for a run last night.  Since it’s still 1000 degrees in south Texas we decided we should meet at 7pm when it’s “only” in the mid-90s.  At 6:15 I realized all my (good) running clothes were in the hamper, and ALMOST said forget it!  I rummaged through my drawers and found some old shorts with a too-tight-waistband and a top that was not my favorite.

It was great bitching venting about our week.  Running with a partner usually involves talking – so it’s a good challenge to keep up your pace and try to control your breathing.  It sounds like this:

“(Huff, puff)  So today was so (huff) freaking (puff) crazy right!?”


Love my Texas skies.

I had looked forward to running all day.  It felt great to run into the sunset.


Nothing says Tex-Mex like a frozen margarita in a cactus-stem glass!

And I was also looking forward to this reward all day.  After my run, my husband and I had a late night dinner at one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.  I broke from my vegetarian diet – I do this about once a month and it was high time – and had my fave dish here – Fideo with picadillo meat and beans.  It’s a type of Mexican noodle soup.  Perfect end to the week!

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The Week That Wouldn’t End


I need to find a mini Zen Rock Garden – STAT

Since I’m a school nurse, this time of year is a hectic one.  This was “the first week back with kids.”  That means the students have returned to classes, and the staff has returned to the hard work of educating and caring for them.  For me specifically, this means coordinating their health care.

This week, that included such things as:

  • Receiving doctor’s orders for the many students to whom I administer medications during the school day
  • Receiving and organizing medications such as inhalers and pills, to be given during the school day
  • Checking about 80 students for head lice (and yes, finding some)
  • Doing G-tube feedings for a medically fragile student
  • Tending to bumps and bruises from kids getting their “recess legs” back
  • Managing our many asthmatic students on today’s Air Quality Health Alert Day (many students can’t participate in outdoor play)

In addition to being the school nurse, I am a parent – both my kids attend my school.  So I also had responsibilities such as Parent Orientation Night and signing paperwork for their teachers, and of course carting them with me to school and back and helping with homework.  I somehow still managed to get 2 runs in this week though!



Friday afternoon has finally come, and I thought I should go run.  But…


Nurse, Heal Thyself

I know what’s good for me.

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