What do you think of this eye. Seriously how many times am I going to have pink eye? I've decided I have a chronic staph infection that just keeps rearing it's ugly head. My husband says I'm just having recurrent eye infections. No one else gets them though and while they are exceptionally painful I guess I should be glad they don't last too long. I asked the doctor if they have anything to do with the cornea scratch Peach gave me over a year ago. He says no, but the truth is I don't believe him. I put this picture here because when you are the wife of a doctor the world doesn't stop for you just because you are sick or in a little pain. Good jobs don't come cheap, and my part of the bargain in this good job is that I am it when dad is working all his crazy hours. I've been thinking about this a lot lately.
I recently read a blog post of a friend where she said that her husband was going to school so that they could make a lot of money and have more free time and I just sort of chuckled to myself. I know a lot of people who think that going to school will lead to good paying jobs and more free time, but my experience has been that very rarely do good paying jobs come with lots of free time. Now the opposite is definitely true, you can bust your buns for a job that doesn't pay so well, but there is no guarantees that more school (and student debt) is going to give you more free time. If you want to make good money, you are going to pay somehow. In medicine that cost comes in money and in time. And so since dad spends most of his time at work mom spends most of her time being THE PARENT. I have a dream job. At least I have one that I enter when I'm doing my security check online. Sometimes I think about that job. There are many things I would like in it, and quite frankly many things I would hate. The one thing it definitely would not guarantee me though would be more free time, because the thing is, work is work and if you want to make good money you are going to have to work hard :)
With a four day holiday weekend mom has been scrambling for things to do on cold fall days that will keep older children from fighting with each other. Yesterday we amused ourselves making star crayons out of the nubs we have laying around. My friend Nancy had seen this on pinterest and decided to give it a try. Unfortunately she started her microwave on fire when she put metallic silver crayons in the mix.
We took a break to eat pie for lunch. After all this is a holiday.
Then we popped the crayons out. The kids love them and it was much less eventful then Nancy's crazy kitchen fire.
We then had plenty of more time to spare so we set up the Christmas Tree.