#1: We bought a new lap top! We probably shouldn't have spent money on it when it wasn't a necessary expense but I love it. Now I can actually use the computer when I get home. Before Russ would be on it all night (he got the computer and I got the TV). I get to watch TV and play Mahjong at the same time! Double score! When I'm done with my computer time Russ gets to actually be upstairs with me so we see each other and actually get to talk and stuff.
#2: Everybody wanted to know what my bad day was all about a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately it is work related and since we all know that blogs are not the most private of things I can't really go into detail about it all. All I can say is that there has been a lot of drama lately and I think it will continue on. I know the grass isn't always greener but I need to decide how brown my grass is getting at this point.
#3: Have you ever said something out loud that you meant to say in your head? Today a patient came in and I informed him that Dr. needed an updated health history. He gave me the typical patient response of "nothing has changed." Normally I explain that by law we have to have them fill a new one out every two years and I know its not very fun but I appreciate their willingness to comply and it's not so bad just a bunch of yes or no questions. Today though for some reason when he said that I just blurted out "well it shouldn't be that hard then huh" As soon as the words left my mouth I wished I could take them back. I pride myself on my excellent customer service and while most people don't think a comment like that is anything bad in my mind I might as well have slapped the patient in the face.
#4: I've been struggling a little bit with the two main rules in life; the golden rule (do unto others as you would have them do unto you) and follow your gut instincts. Every once in a while we will get a scrubby looking person come into the office, use the bathroom and leave. My instinct tells me they are going to use the bathroom to shoot up drugs or something but then I think what if that was Jesus would I not let him use the bathroom? Same thing goes for dealing with people there have been several incidences lately where I want to tell somebody they are being stupid, being a brat, or I don't want to listen to them any more because I don't care what they are talking about. Instead though I think if I were them I probably wouldn't want them to say those things to me so I keep my mouth shut.
#5: Russ and I are going to visit my dad in California in a couple of weeks and I'm really excited. We are going to go to Disneyland, go to the beach, and best of all get to see my dad. Yay us!
Brene Brown on Boundaries & Empathy
1 year ago