I love being a nurse. Aside from enjoying the actual work of "nursing", I love the schedule - 2 or 3 twelve hour days might seem long, but to have the other 4 or 5 days off every week to spend with the kiddo makes it all worthwhile. Our scheduling at work is pretty flexible, but we're required to work every other holiday and every third weekend. Since your weekends are assigned when you're hired, you spend each one with pretty much the same group of people. My weekend peeps are awesome - we usually have a good time while we're there.
To me, this is a great opportunity to try out new recipes and pawn them off on hardworking, unsuspecting co-workers. This weekend, figuring we needed a little kick in the mornings, I opted for espresso shortbread from a recipe off Smitten Kitchen (one of the yummiest food blogs I read). The first batch, the ones that I took to work on Sunday, I made with chocolate chips (like Deb does in her recipe) and toffee pieces. Those, however, I didn't get a chance to photograph before they were snapped up by my husband and my co-workers - that's how amazingly good they were.