It’s been a while since I’ve written a blog post. Most of this absence probably stems from the long hours I have been working for my new job. While this change has definitely been for the better, some of my less essential hobbies have not received as much attention recently. Even though I have not been writing as much, I have enjoyed reading the posts of others.
So, what’s new? Basically, I wake up before dawn to drive to the hospital and round on patients. The rest of the day consists of lectures, more rounding, and patient care. I will say the degree of fulfillment from this job is about ten times that of my previous one. While there are certainly frustrations and negatives, I think there is a lot to be said for a job that requires critical thinking and keeps one active and on their toes.
And then there is the change of location and new sights to see. I had the opportunity to visit Fredericksburg, Texas as well as the Enchanted Rock. The drive through the Texas Hill Country to these locations was definitely a treat. Being of hearty German stock myself , I thoroughly enjoyed the town of Fredericksburg and their German heritage. I also had the chance to visit the Alamo and absorb some Texas history.
One of my favorite day trips was actually to Seguin of all places. There was a nice little kayak paddling trail next to the town where I enjoyed a leisurely float. The little downtown area was also nice, and there was an antique store that had some interesting pieces.
I have to admit that one of my newest interests is lawn care. Since mowing lawns as a summer job in high school, I have never really needed to mow a lawn since I always lived in an apartment. But I must say, there is a certain level of satisfaction that comes from maintaining a well-manicured lawn. I think the smell of freshly cut grass is part of the draw.
Well, that’s the latest from my world. Hopefully, it will not be another six months until my next post, but who knows?