Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Not Blogging

I'm really not blogging about CPE. Most of the would-be grist for the mill is confidential. The rest is personal growth stuff. And anything leftover would mostly be whining.

Except for now: I AM going to post, just this once, from the leftover category.

I go in tomorrow at 8:00 am per usual. Since I am on call tomorrow night I will next see my home, gutters or not, sometime the following afternoon.

Tomorrow night a resident chaplain will be there to back me up. Next time, it's me, the sole would-be chaplain on call for the whole entire gigantic maze of a hospital filled with critically ill people.

I'm really not whining. I'm really pretty excited. But also pretty terrified.

And hoping I will have recovered by the week-end. My boys are coming home, so our entire family will be together for the first time since last July!

7 comments:

Joan Calvin said...

I was always scared I'd sleep through the call, so I rarely slept, sortof like being a new mom. I think I had one night when I didn't get a call. One night I had a call to someplace on the far, far eastern side of the complex where I'd never been before. I finally found the place and found that what ever the emergency was it was over by the time I found it. I was lucky, I had Thursday night, so I got to go home immediately after our group on Friday morning. I generally slept until Saturday. I imagine it's a much different set up. Blessings on your journey.

emmapeelDallas said...

Congrats on having all your kids home! That's always a terrific thing. And you'll be fine on call, I'm sure of it.

Diane said...

CPE is grueling, but it is good in the end. my prayers are with you. get lots of rest.

more cows than people said...

blessings as you navigate c.p.e..

enjoy the family.

and hey... two things... i'm right down the road from you as i type. i was just in your city doing a pick up at the airport yesterday. and... did you get the e-mail i sent about my parishioner who is going to be at that hospital?

Carol said...

My FIL could use a pastoral care/chaplain visit about now, GG. Regardless of faith. You'd be able to fill the bill just fine. Any interest in heading to a small midwestern town to work your magic?

Althea N. Agape said...

Well, it's past now. Last night I came home and was in bed and asleep by 8. This CPE thing is draining. Luckily this program doesn't require overnight on-call!

Keep chugging (coffee that is!)

Kathryn J said...

How exciting that you will all be together!! Enjoy the weekend.