Doctoring is going fine...thanks to one of our part time providers being out on maternity leave and another full timer going to part time, I've been quite busy. Certainly nice for my bank account and paying off those loans! Yesterday I had a show down with a drug seeker which went better than I feared. For some reason he thought that if I said no the day before for a refill and he waited 12 hrs and saw me in person, I would change my mind....um the answer is still no buddy. Delivered a few babies this past month so that was fun...actually missed the last one since she went super fast. She was stuck at 4 cm then the next call I get is she's complete with a bulging bag and since it takes me 20 min to get to the hospital, I missed it. Another OB group keeps a doc on site since they have a large practice so that doc on call was grabbed to do the delivery. The nurses are able to do these simple quick deliveries (all you have to really do for those moms is keep the baby from falling off the delivery table) but then they have to do all this extra paperwork about why a doc wasn't there so they usually just grab any doc or midwife that happens to be there to avoid that. The nurses I worked with in residency said the paperwork is annoying so they much prefer having a stand in doc or midwife...even when that doc was just an intern and the nurses had to coach him through the process! This one other delivery that went too fast for me to get there, the dad says, "thank god the other doctor was at the hospital!" And I look over and see the nurse roll her eyes. LOL! So I told the dad that the nurses can actually do these deliveries too and their baby would have been just as safe, which is true. I think I probably got some of my better pointers from the nurses than my supervising docs.
As for the stupid policy my clinic had this flu season, I tried to tell them that it was incredibly stupid to do it the way we did but for some reason they felt their education in office management trumped my medical education when it came to preventing spread of disease. Oh well... I guess that's one way to drum up more business - make the healthy ones sick. Last time I joked about that one though I was the one who got sick.
Other than that, let's see...got married in September, moved to a new home closer to work in January (the commute and the stupid slow drivers were making me mad), and now going to buy a new refrigerator so the appliances all match in color. We have been trying to sell the house my parents bought in Milwaukie (SE Portland, OR) but the market sucks so now we're going to rent it out and figure that since the renters would need to provide their own washer/dryer, we would put the fridge back in. I was told by a friend who rents that usually when her family rented a house, they didn't have fridges but that doesn't seem nice to me. Okay, and I'm trying to justify buying a new fridge.
I would also love to buy a new washer and dryer but I don't have that much extra cash laying around...yet! Since my husband and I don't really want to deal with the hassle of finding renters and managing the property, we now need to find a property management group that doesn't take too big of a percentage.
Yep, keeping busy! Our current task is weeding...blech. I don't mind yanking up ivy because once you get a good hold of the root, the whole thing pulls up pretty easily. It's those annoying individual small ones that take forever and seem to have a stronger hold on the ground.
Today though we're going to have some fun and go paint pottery. Groupon had a 50% coupon deal so we grabbed that one. Most of their deals don't appeal to us but they certainly have good ones
Simple words to live by...
When someone annoys you, it takes 42 muscles to frown, but it only takes 4 muscles to extend your arm and whack them on the head.