Monday, 24 December 2012
Well, in the UK we still have a couple more hours of Christmas Eve although my friends and family in the Southern Hemisphere are already on Christmas Day!
The weekend has passed in a flash. We were busy doing the usual almost Christmas grocery shopping and then wrapping presents.
My beloved spent today cleaning the oven for me and I spent the day at work. Working before a holiday is always stressful and today was no exception. We had a steady flow of patients until about 5.30pm. A local Doctor had been in surgery this morning looked absolutely shell shocked when I saw them this afternoon. We commented that when did it all get so bad? and after agreeing that we actually could not remember, we parted ways with wishes of festive greetings.
We had the usual GP prescribing disaster, the patient who realised that they have no medication, the patient who refuses the medication and many patients who were simply glad that we were there, to talk to, offer advise, support and conversation. Never, have I been so glad to see the end of the working day. Actually, that is a lie, I can recall the last day I felt like that, and that is exactly the point. Whereas, really bad days were few and far between, they are now the norm rather than the exception.
Now I am home to a rather exhausted husband, a sleeping dog and a gleaming oven! We have had dinner and the gammon joint is in the oven. I am writing this quick post and then I plan to enjoy a cup of tea in front of the TV and simply relax and unwind.
However you spend Christmas and where ever your spend Christmas have a wonderful one. Watch lots of rubbish on the TV, read a few books, chat to friends and family, eat, drink and enjoy the fact that we get to experience the love of our friends and family.