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Andrew Q&A + what I discovered from the night time shift.

Andrew Q&A + what I discovered from the night time shift.




Hiya everybody!!! Janae used to be off running all day, so I determined to write down a submit. First off, thanks for all of the questions!!! That is helping a ton to look what to write down. This submit is full of a large number of random, so undergo with me. Listed below are a couple of photos of our day; then, I can resolution a couple of questions and finish it with a couple of issues about running the night time shift.

Beck is formally a mama’s boy. Anytime there’s a selection, it’s all mother. I both need to be driving my motorcycle for him to wish to dangle with me (which I’m hoping he continues to like), or I’ve to bribe him with one thing else for him to wish to move with me. I’m now not THAT mad about it, just a bit bit.

They completed our flooring the day gone by, and I swear the oil end they placed on them is a biohazard. We needed to run to Janae’s sister ultimate night time so we wouldn’t die of fumes.

All of the reworking has us out of doors the home somewhat somewhat, so the unbelievable heat climate this week has resulted in many picnics out of doors, and it’s been a laugh!

Everybody else used to be long past, and out of the home, so it used to be simply Beck and me at house running at the thousand issues on my to-do record since the climate have been insane. I can’t consider how a lot snow we’ve gotten this yr.

So we were given some new chicks in February, and we’ve been introducing them to our present crew of hens, and it’s been difficult. The older hens are setting up their pecking order. Now we have been protecting them separated at night time, and one of the most kiddos left the hatch the place we get the eggs open. It’s sufficiently big for the little chicks to get out. Rapid ahead to this morning, I went out of doors to seek out one child chick working round by itself, and the others had been nowhere to be discovered.

The above image is how I discovered them. They had been all huddling in combination between our area and the recent bathtub, I used to be so relieved, and it took FOREVER to seek out them. Our superior neighbors discovered one too!! So satisfied they didn’t get snatched through an animal.

I determined to be Bob Vila and check out to make our coop just a bit larger so the chickens all have some much-needed room from every different. I didn’t do an excellent process setting up it, however we attempted! If any of you’ve concepts to assist combine the 2 flocks, I’m all ears!

Such a lot of neighbors are getting chickens; Skye says her new favourite animal of the day is a rooster, particularly this one. I feel the brand new animal adjustments through hour relatively than through day, however we LOVE IT!

Take into account the tree that just about fell on Brooke within the yard? It’s in any case Spring cleansing round right here, so Beck and I set to work with the chainsaw, and we took six complete truckloads of this huge tree; I’m drained.

Alright, I do know now not that thrilling of an afternoon, however I sought after to reply to one of the most questions from a couple of readers!!

Query 1: John

Do you personal a Specialised Motorcycle? Do you’ve a street motorcycle, gravel motorcycle or onerous tail along with your full-suspension mountain motorcycle? Have you ever competed in any arranged rides/races or do you intend to? Have you ever ridden gravel or roads or do you stick with unmarried monitor and mountain motorcycle trails? What’s your supreme mountain motorcycle day/experience?

Hiya John!! First off, if you’re prepared, I wish to move to the PNW, so BAD. You’ll have to inform me the place to visit carry the circle of relatives and the place to experience!! I’ve ridden a wide variety of motorcycles. Recently, I personal a Santa Cruz – Hightower. It’s the easiest do-it-all motorcycle. I were given a perfect deal on it, and it has a life-time body guaranty and bearings too! So I’m stoked about it.

In an excellent global, I would really like to have a gravel and street motorcycle. Then again, I take advantage of the Peloton ALL THE TIME, particularly throughout the wintry weather; I’m hoping that interprets to my motorcycle health this season. I’ve but to do any races, however I stay occupied with it, simply questioning what to do.

My easiest mountain motorcycle day is driving maximum throughout the center of the week; maximum occasions, I am getting the mountains to myself – they’re empty. I like to do just a little of the whole thing. My favourite experience is set 20 miles and about 2,000 ft of mountain climbing. Pop out to Utah, and I’ll take you. I may speak about motorcycles all day – so I’ll have to prevent there.

Query 2: Ali

Sure, I’ve a query for Andrew: Are you excited to look your bestie in Boston?!

Uh sure!! When can we get to look you??

Query 3: Jenny/Amanda

My daughter and I are death to listen to about your occupation exchange. Not more DNP? What made you convert your thoughts? I’m a nurse and my daughter is in nursing faculty at SUU, so we’re completely curious!

Hello Jenny!! This can be a loaded query; I’ll attempt to get this easy. So I’ve 3 Bachelor’s Levels: Workout Science, Spanish, and Nursing. I completely love being a nurse, sure, there are some in reality onerous occasions, bodily, mentally, and so forth., however I really sought after to have a occupation the place I think like I’m including excellent to the sector and creating a distinction, albeit a small one. I sought after to seek out one thing that I felt are compatible me, my targets, and my circle of relatives. I’m in fact going to check out to stick consistent with diem within the ICU so I will be able to nonetheless stay my abilities and feature the “depth” I like.

Adequate… again to the purpose. For a way a lot education I’ve carried out, I don’t adore it. If I’m being totally open and fair, I wasn’t proud of seeking to are compatible the whole thing in. I in reality favored the fabric I used to be finding out, however I didn’t somewhat really feel the eagerness or in finding that I used to be satisfied in this system. I didn’t actually have a process that I in reality sought after or a box to pursue. Any other detractor used to be that I used to be anticipated to seek out my very own scientific preceptors along with running full-time, faculty full-time, in finding high quality scientific placements, and shadow them in my already VERY restricted time.

Lengthy tale quick, I have been pondering onerous about this for roughly six months. A role alternative simply stored arising, and I didn’t in reality suppose a lot about it the primary couple of occasions, however the alternative is to be an Organ Donor Coordinator. I’ll be running as a nurse, and it actually hits all my needs in a occupation and way of life. I’ll paintings higher hours and no more time than I prior to now used to be as an ICU nurse (To reply to Amanda’s query). I’m in reality seeking to be a morning individual presently – we can see how that is going once I get started running. There’s a large paintings/existence steadiness center of attention for the staff I’ll be running with, and the staff appears to be AMAZING. So I’m fascinated by a brand new journey.

I modified my Masters’s program to an MSN in Nursing Management and Control. I’ve not up to a yr, and it’s an more uncomplicated program. Additionally they informed me that if I ever sought after to return to the NP program, I may do it after my Masters and it is just a yr extra. I’m now not positive I’ll do this, however it’s great to understand that chance exists.

I may additionally write an entire different submit about this.

Query 4: Erica

Query for Andrew: Which certainly one of your persona characteristics do you spot in every of the youngsters?

It’s in reality a laugh to look our other personalities and our children’ personalities and the way, if any, are handed on. Something that Janae and I in reality consider is sleep. There’s something in Baron genes that make sleep and falling asleep VERY tough. Bedtimes are onerous with the youngsters that experience a few of my chromosomes. Janae and Brooke can go to sleep inside of 10 seconds. I additionally suppose the Baron aspect has some wild chromosomes – however this is up for debate. Nature vs. nurture, who is aware of?

Query 5: Arianna

For Andrew, I do know his blogs are most often lighthearted/humorous however I’m kind of curious what guidelines he has for being a supportive partner when a taper is tricky or race day targets don’t move as deliberate… Simply say not anything, you ought to be encouraging…? In my view I am getting extra pissed off with my partner once in a while when he tries to be encouraging so it’s a lose/lose for him sadly.

This can be a VERY necessary query, and I don’t know, hahaha.  I in finding that I’m a fixer and can do the rest I will be able to to sort things, but when it’s a difficult day at a race, harm, or no matter else.  On occasion I hug Janae, and once in a while, I simply sit down there within the trenches along with her and let her know that I like her it doesn’t matter what, and I simply like to cheer her on.  However you’re proper; once in a while, this can be a lose/lose.  However That’s what we do!!


K, this submit is wayyyy too lengthy sorry about that! I simply sought after to complete with a listing of five issues I discovered from the night time shift. This meme in reality sums up so much!

1 – The night time shift takes its toll on you. I feel I used to be in denial for the longest time about this. I’ve primary FOMO – worry of lacking out on the whole thing. I might relatively sleep for 4-5 hours and be concerned with the circle of relatives than get additional sleep. My children wouldn’t pass over an excessive amount of time with out me as a result of I would depart for paintings proper sooner than bedtime, and I might see them sooner than they went to college.

To play satan’s recommend. I in reality don’t really feel a distinction between 6 and 9 hours of sleep. The rest not up to six, I begin to go to pot and omit my first title. So if we’re being fair, six nights in a row, I might really feel my mind running slower, and I might have so much much less persistence.

2 – The munchies come alive at night time. I do know that is most definitely scientifically confirmed – however I can’t consider how a lot meals I will be able to devour throughout the night time shift. At my ultimate process, control stored the again place of work filled with a wide variety of treats and meals. THIS KILLED ME. I might subconsciously stroll again to the place of work,   now not understanding what I used to be doing. The protection guards and I changed into highest pals, principally as a result of I knew the place the stash used to be (with permission, in fact), however I had to get right into a locked place of work, and so they all the time knew when I used to be calling that they had been going to get the good things. I favored to try this so much when I used to be the fee nurse. It appeared to brighten everybody’s night time, particularly at 2 AM.

3 – I ALWAYS would omit what day it used to be. I typically would paintings 5-6 nights in a row and all dates and occasions lose their which means. The one necessary factor used to be to bear in mind what night time it used to be, whether or not it used to be night time 6 of 6 or 1 of 6.

4 – You discover ways to be inventive with the whole thing. On occasion it is extremely tough to come up with a physician, circle of relatives member, and/or lab consequence. The record is going on. On occasion it really works, and once in a while you get any person yelling profanities throughout the telephone. On occasion it’s important to roll with the punches.

5 – My favourite factor in regards to the night time shift used to be that through the tip of the shift, I used to be useless drained. However I may get into mattress once I were given house and go to sleep inside of 2 mins. That DOES NOT HAPPEN most often for me. Perhaps I’ll get fitter sleep conduct and do this naturally. Additionally, if in case you have any guidelines in this, please ship them!


1 – Have you ever ever labored the night time shift? Did you adore it?

2- Inform me about an surprising occupation exchange. Are you satisfied you probably did it? Do you feel sorry about it?

3 – What’s the maximum difficult factor that you’ve got triumph over? How did you get thru it?




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