I worked last night because we had a staffing problem. My first night shift in 8 months. Luckily the nurse I was working with was patient enough to help me with all the charts and medication checks for the morning. When I come on a day shift, the medication schedule sheets and the medications are ready for me and I can trust that they have been checked against the doctor's orders. It makes things go much more smoothly. I have never done that at this hospice. It took me till 0330! The other nurse was done tickety boo, but if I'm signing my name, I need to know it was properly checked and it took me forever to find the info.
Then I slept. The first day of spring and I slept through sleet and wind and darkness. There was about an hour of sunshine that I enjoyed when I woke up around 1 pm. Then it was dark again.
But the promise of spring is lurking in the garden. We can hear the small birds and smell the wet grass.
And my magnolia tree has a bloom.
It only takes one bloom to bring hope to a new season.