Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It Has Come to This: My Wife Left Me

I'm not sure if it was something I said, but this morning my wife took her stuff, took my 1 year old, and left.

She said something about "seeing other people", and mentioned parents and grandparents and siblings and cousins and barbeque chicken with mashed potatoes.

So we said our goodbyes and went our separate ways.

But it's okay. I know she'll be back one day (I have the Wii, after all).

In the meantime, I have scheduled myself to work two extra shifts a week for the next four weeks. Between now and when the family returns, I will work 207 hours, including approximately 10,000 hours of overtime. Wish me luck on that.

Speaking of Nashville Star (good segue, huh?), what is up with the people who keep voting for Coffey? The general talent on that show goes something like this: Gabe rocks, Melissa has got serious pipes, everybody else, including the judges really, really sucks. So why am I still watching? Because I'm trying to gain empathy for my patients who experience intense pain.


Epijunky said...
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Nurse K said...

Uh, epijunky, I think she went to some sort of family reunion...at least that's what i got out of it...


I hope she's only on vacation. Seriously.

Braden, you work too much. And I'm not talking about your earnest enthusiasm for your profession. Eventually when you get to be an OLD NURSE like me, you will come to realize that nursing is what you do for a living, not what you are. There's a difference. Not knowing the difference can result in a world of trouble.

Beth said...

Looks like your "announcement" was more effective than you intended. You had me, then you tentatively lost me at parents and grandparents (after all, that's where I'd go if I were actually leaving), but you lost me entirely at barbecued chicken. :)

Meanwhile, try not to burn yourself totally out, and I hope they have a good time while they're gone.

Epijunky said...


I'm a complete and total tool :)

Don't mind me Braden, I'm a little slow some days.

Braden said...

I hope the masses will excuse my somewhat dark and dry sense of humor.

Nurse K is correct - she is gone for a few weeks to the other side of the country for a family reunion.

In the meantime, burnout here I come!

UnsinkableMB said...

If you're going to work all those hours, for pete's sake, at least get enough sleep and stay away from junk food! :)