Month: December 2016

A Very Norovirus Christmas

A Very Norovirus Christmas

It was two weeks ago that our hospital sent the outbreak alert email, and I wrote a whole post about the best methods for avoiding the dreaded Norovirus. I distinctly remember joking with a colleague: Ha! With our luck, we’ll all have it just in […]

All Creatures Great and Small… Even the Marauding Raccoons on our Porch

All Creatures Great and Small… Even the Marauding Raccoons on our Porch

Last night, we returned home from a family dinner at Nana’s to a bit of mayhem in our yard. A trash bag that had been left outside of the barrel (oops, cleaning people) had been ripped, shredded, and ransacked. The scraps and unsalvageable leftovers from […]

It’s 5:15 a.m. on the one day of the week I can sleep in…

It’s 5:15 a.m. on the one day of the week I can sleep in…

Is it Murphy’s Law or just normal motherhood?  Babyboy was alert and oriented and determined to wake me up before dawn. It’s Sunday, the one day of the week no one has early morning commitments requiring me to be up. Hubby is out of town […]

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands…

Wash, Wash, Wash Your Hands…

There’s a nasty stomach bug going around. It hit my husband’s workplace last week, and then our daughter’s school. Today, a colleague of mine has called out sick with it… And the hospital just sent out this email: A message from Infection Control and Occupational […]

Honesty Really Is The Best Policy

Honesty Really Is The Best Policy

I spent all day friday last week at a risk management seminar for doctors. The main reason I signed up? Because all doctors are required to do a certain amount of formal learning, and a certain amount of that needs to be in risk management. […]

More than a kids’ birthday party

More than a kids’ birthday party

We celebrated Babygirl’s fifth birthday this weekend. This was, in many ways, the typical kids’ party, the kind where you invite the whole preschool class, do some fun activity, and eat cake. But we’ve established a tradition: the kids’ parties are opportunities to also do […]