Memory keeping

Friday and Saturday WITL 4.21-22.17


I want to remember … the WHOLE reason I memory keep is because I WANT to remember!  For Friday and Saturday, I am using the prompt “I want to remember”.

7:15am // I want to remember that I always feel a relief on Thursday night going to bed knowing that Darrin is home Friday mornings and I can linger in bed just a little bit longer.  This morning is was quiet until 7:30am when Jacob woke up.


7:45am // I want to remember that on some Fridays Nathan joins us for a ride to school as his mom heads off to work.  He is the sweetest and kindest boy and we love having him over in the morning.  He and Dylan are playing balloon baseball this morning.

8:14am // I want to remember our families transition from plastic to glass to go containers.  Darrin was resistant at first but he has embraced the change.

9:51am //  I want to remember to have adventures with each boy separate as time and space allows.  About a month ago when Jacob and Darrin were at daddy and me morning for his preschool, Dylan and I ventured to downtown Roseville for vegan donuts at Dr. Bills Vegan Donut Bar.  When Jacob heard about our adventure, he wanted to go.  Today I made that happen and I am happy to have this morning to be with just him.

11:09am // I want to remember these not so little anymore feet and how he still holds my hand as we walk in the cross walk.

11:40am // I want to remember how this smile is innocently joy filled as he goes down the big slide for the first time alone.  And how his little feet get so sweat, making socks optional.

5:04pm // I want to remember the reason I am a pediatric nurse and how awesome kids are even when they are sick.  This medication is used for procedures and today I helped sedated the funniest developmentally delayed little boy.  He was so excited for our trip down the long, light filled sky bridge to MRI.  His laugh and words made my day.  This is why I love pediatrics!

7:25pm // I want to remember how I am always tempted, especially late into the shift, to eat all the amazing goodies co-workers and patients leave for us.  Willpower!

8:17pm // I want to remember quiet literally to chart these medications that I gave and get them off my hand, the only notepad I could find at the time.

On nights I work, I usually get home around 11:30 – 11:45pm and make my way to shower and then bed around 12:30 – 1am.

Cheers Friday!



7:35am // I want to remember this guys enthusiasm to play his baseball games.  He is dressed and ready to go an hour before we need to be to the field.


8:32am // I want to remember that my job as team mom is more than just organizing snacks and reminding the parents about games.  My job is to encourage these little boys and show kindness towards them to allow them to respect and trust other adults in their community.  I represent my family and my community as team mom and I want to remember to do my best for them.

2:01pm // I want to remember my current “work” car which is our old “family” car before we got the mini van.  This car doesn’t get driven much since we only need to on days when Darrin is off work and I am going to work.  She is a reliable, comfortable ride and she is paid off!

3:00pm // I want to remember how Darrin drove the boys down to the bay area to celebrate Cayla and Sherwin’s soon to be arriving little boy.  I am bummed I missed out on the fun and thankful that my family is understanding in knowing working weekends  comes with my job.

5:36pm // I want to remember how technology and social media help me to feel present when I am not physically there with them.  Michelle posted this on her SnapChat feed and it made me laugh out loud at work.

7:49pm // I want to remember my special dinner treat enjoyed in the work break room with a box of gloves to hold up my phone as I watch YouTube videos.  Chipotle burrito bowl with rice, pinto beans, chicken, salsa verde, corn, fajita veggies and lettuce with a side of guac and a few chips.  A celebration dinner to end Week in the Life!

Cheers Saturday!


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