Over the past months, I have needed to purchase a new sofa and love seat, a new set of mattresses, and today, a new vacuum cleaner. I really love the new furniture, which I picked out
by myself, and am thrilled to no longer have the back pain that I think was associated with sleeping on mattresses that had been in my grandmother's guest room for probably 30 years before I inherited them. But those purchases have left my bank account less than plush, which, with the other contributing factors, led me to decide that the Hawaiian vacation was probably not the best decision. Aloha, white sand and blue lagoons.
As much as I would have loved time in Hawaii though, there were plenty of blessings this week in Columbia.
- A surprise visit Wednesday night from my dear friend Jill, who lives in Winston-Salem with her husband, an internal medicine resident. Jill understands the effect of residency on relationships better than anyone else, and it is always beneficial to just be able to
vent for undisclosed periods of time about the horrendous schedule and lack of sleep that sometimes makes residents not so pleasanthonestly chat with her about our guys.
- Lovely time at the pool with Rebecca, Terra and Leslie and the cutest almost 6 m.o. baby girl I know. Holding that sweet baby was a huge highlight of the weekend!
- Mom and Dad's Sunday visit to Columbia. We enjoyed Five Guys, and they helped me pick up the aforementioned vacuum cleaner. Dad even put it together for me and explained all of it's features. I couldn't ask for better parents!