Every shift I work has two moments of perfection. No matter how busy or crazy or quiet the shift may be, I will always have these two moments.
1. The first sip of Timmy's coffee. On day shifts this usually happens around 9am as I sneak off to grab a cup. On night shifts, it's right at the begining since the Timmy's at our hospital closes right as my shift begins.
2. When I first step into the shower. I have to shower after every shift or I just feel icky. Since becoming a nurse I have become a bit of a germaphob and really, hospitals are gross places. So I get home and immediately get into the shower. And that hot water feels so good!