I can say this right now since the rest of my family is still asleep.
I’m ready for the weekend since this week as been so, so sub-par.
From MGM’s (7) newfound interest in smoking (Sample conversation: “Mom, how old do you have to be to do cigaretting?” Me: “Never.” For crying out loud! Cigaretting?) to kerfuffles everywhere I turn, I’m looking forward to a break in the action.
Except that I am on call. D’Oh!
Doctors tend to be superstitious about call shifts the way actors are about performances; i.e. the old “break a leg” comment.
The best you can say is something like, “I hope things are quiet” even though what you really mean is “I hope no one dies on your watch.”
P.S. One last thought for today, and this is something I can’t get out of my head. From Professor Wendy Wood, who is at USC and studies habits:
Habits are a simple, basic form of learning. Even rats form habits. It’s amazing that this simple form of learning underlies so many of our daily activities.
People repeat about 40% of their activities almost daily and usually in the same location
Note that I type this as I start my morning coffee brewing, same as always. Read the full interview here.