Good Afternoon, folks!
Just woke up working last night, then going to church for the usual morning service.
Work. . . . Well. . . . SOMEONE said those horrible two horrible words out loud: "Quiet" and "Bored". I hope that person gets a nasty case of crotch-itch! ACK! It is summer time, and it is the week-end, though. For some reason, our teeny-tiny hospital's E.R. gets the busiest during summer week-ends. In this case, it was overload busy for our teeny-tiny hospital. Remember, our teeny-tiny hospital only has seven "regular" beds and three "hallway" beds. It doesn't take much to fill 'em up. Friday night into Saturday I played the role of Shift Director for the entire 12 hour shift. Of course I spent most of that time in the E.R. as an extra set of hands. This was in addition to keeping a very focused eye on our Maternity unit where, at around 0130 that morning a healthy new "teeny-tiny human" was born. THAT is always a happy moment in time. (I resurrected an OLD tradition of quietly playing a recording of "Rock-a-by Baby" over the intercom system.
It hadn't been done in YEARS.) (I WAS the Shift Director, you know!!!
) Then I scampered back down to the E.R. to give an extra pair of hands. Again. THANKFULLY, the E.R. simmered down by around 0300 for the rest of the shift. The Saturday night into Sunday, I was SUPPOSED to play the role of the ICU Nurse. BUT there was an unexpected call-out in. . . drum roll, please. . . the E.R. So, needless to say, I played the role of the E.R. Nurse for the first 6 hours of my 12-hour shift. During that time, the E.R. was busy. AGAIN. I ain't the fastest E.R. Nurse in the world, but I can certainly hold my own. I helped with two admissions, one transfer, and a whole bunch of IV starts, lab draws, medication administrations, and E.R. discharges. By 0100, the E.R. had, again, simmered down. And, around the time, the current Shift Director wasn't feeling well and asked if I could take her place for the rest of the shift. Of course I said, "yes". (Because I'm a freakin' team player! LOL!) Thankfully, the rest of last night's shift WAS "Q" for our teeny-tiny hospital.
After work, was church. Attendance was low this morning. Sadly, it's been low since our Pastor retired a couple of months ago. These seem to be uncertain times for our church. I was thinking about retiring by the summer of 2018. But I am having second, third, fourth and fifth thoughts about this. Again. It's been my congregation for 34+ years. I wish to support it, not stress it even further.
When I finally got home by around noon time, my head finally hit the pillow. Now, HERE I am! I'm gonna relax for the rest of the day.
Tweety - Sad to read about the food poisoning. Hope you feel better soon!!
NSIME - Swallowing a bug!! ACK!!! Yep! That would wake a person RIGHT UP!! Hope you're getting some extra slumber-time now.
herring_RN - Hope you got back to sleep, too! (Our little group seems to be filled with sleep-deprived members!)
NurseCard - Hope work was kind to you. Swallowing a moth must have been really yucky! I recall swallowing all kinds of teeny bugs as a kid when riding my bike. But, nothing big like a moth. ICK.
GrumpyRN - Yep! Tweety did a nice job explaining "The Trinity". Of course MY thoughts of the morning "Trinity" is this: Coffee, Banana and Cereal (with skim milk and 2 Splenda). I have this "Trinity" for breakfast almost EVERY morning.
Hope "Mrs. Grump" has a "Q" time at work.
Joe - Seems the convention was very eventful! Sure wish you'd share pictures of these things. . . especially of you in costume! LOL!
BCgradnurse - I wonder what you wrote in your "big, long post". I guess we'll never know. . . it's lost in the land of the Lost Posts. Hope work is kind to you today.
Lil Nel - Hope is kinder to you, too.
dianah - You snuck in your post as I was typing mine. Seems like life has been a nice-busy for you.
I'm gonna get me more coffee, and start thinking about doing something. . . or nothing. The body is tired.