As I'm typing this, it's definitely beginning to feel a lot more like spring! I hope everyone's had a lovely week. This was my last week working on an orthogeriatric ward - potentially my final ever work on a medical ward as my next jobs are all surgery, psychiatry or A&E. A downside of the week was a broken washing machine - but the upside to this was a good excuse to buy a few more clothes. You know, just in case it took a while to get sorted?! Today I'm home for Mother's Day, treating my mum to a home-cooked dinner (full disclosure - my sister's idea, I'm just lending a hand with the cooking). So for everyone who is doing something for mother's day, I hope it's a good day fo you.
On to the little things I've loved this week:
Bright sunshine streaming through the flat. It was just such an uplifting sight, especially with the tulips blooming on the kitchen counter!
All the compliments from my lovely patients. Orthogeriatrics is an elderly care ward, and I've had some very nice patients to look after this week! From loving my shoes to telling me I've got a kind face and caring voice, it's been a rather ego-boosting week. I'll take that!
Beating my 5km personal best. A couple of years ago when I first started getting back into running, I was almost but not quite getting under the 30-minute mark. I don't actually run and time myself over 5km that often, so I've not been setting any targets but it was great to see how much time I've shaved off - so nearly under 25 minutes now! And considering that was an early morning workout (I'm generally better in the afternoon) and I had no music because my headphones broke, I think there's a lot of scope for further improvement now. Having a goal to beat is definitely going to be a good motivator.
Coconut milk in my porridge. This is something I'll be doing again for certain! I had a bit leftover from a dinner recipe, so poured it into the pan with my oats the next morning and it was so deliciously creamy.
Finding forgotten shoes. When I moved into my flat, I didn't have quite enough space to keep all my shoes in my wardrobe. So I put the rest in the corner of another room and promptly forgot about them. Until this week - it was like revealing a whole new collection of shoes! (My poor, unloved clothes... it was only a few weeks ago I was loving finding a pair of jeans again.)
What have been the highlights of your week? I always love hearing about them!