Thursday February 20, 2014
4Feb 20, '14 by Sabby_NC, BSN, RNGood Morning to you all,
Well I was having such a nice sleep until I got this pleasant waft of Mr Pepe Le Pew's cologne seeping through the bedroom wall. This in turn started a snow ball effect with me tossing and turning trying not to gag and the dogs getting antsy!
So I get up (not that I wanted to) but what do ya do when the natives are restless huh?
I turn on all the outside flood lights etc encouraging Mr Pepe Le Pew to bounce out of here and go look for his Cherie Penelope some where else.
Awesome day yesterday although very busy with one visit taking over 3 hours to get the patient more settled and then I had to skedaddle out of there to get those other 3 patient's taken care of.
Today I will have 3-4 visits then an admission after 3:30PM so that is good I prayed for more patients.
So enjoyed our pouring rains yesterday which took care of some of that snow then we had an extremely warm day in the high 60's and I believe it should be the same today.
Ted congrats on passing your test but I had no doubts you would pass with flying colors.
Sorry to read Amy got stuck in the driveway and then your furnace guy had the same issues. Praying that ol' furnace behaves until your part comes in.
French is an amazing language and I did 4 years of it plus I was able to put it to good use when I went to Tahiti and met a French couple, loads of fun I have to say but I would have to brush up on that again to use if effectively. LOL
Hope you all have a most awesome fun filled productive day.
Much love to you all.
5Feb 20, '14 by Ted, BSN, RNGood Morning -
Skunks are stinky! LOL! Sorry to read, Sabby_NC, about you being so rudely woken up to the cologne of "Mr. Pepe Le Pew". (Ouch!)
If there was only a fox in the neighborhood to help scare Mr. Pepe Le Pew away!
Speaking of foxes. Every wonder what they might say if/when they encounter a skunk? I woke up with the tune stuck in my head. So I thought I'd share it here to serve as everyone's "Good Morning" tune to start the day. Enjoy!
5Feb 20, '14 by Joe NightingMaleMorning Ted and Sabby
I can't say I've ever been woken up by a skunk.
Was woken up by my alarm clock today. Getting up a little early so I can get in early. Left early yesterday so I could be present to sign for some office equipment and try to get my phone working. Did the former but not the latter, but that issue I think will be solved today. Just one more piece of equipment needed and I'm good to work from home.
Mr Migraine came back yesterday too, he usually does with the bad ones. Managed to keep him under control until he finally left. And in spite of it I did the laundry, re-organized my storage space, and put my old computer in storage. Now all I have to do is toss the old computer desk and assemble the new one. Even got my shopping list done.
Today I'm doing the grocery shopping after work. Diet is pretty tough but I'm sticking with it. Will wait until at least tomorrow until I do any more reorganizing for the home office.
5Feb 20, '14 by aknottedyarnGood morning all.
Ah, tiz the season for love. The smell of skunk, the screams of cats outside the window, maple syrup boiling in the pan. I love the smell of driving up a valley and smelling maple sap boiling down to syrup, much more pleasant reminder that spring is on it's way. Sorry the wildlife critters are not as poetic as the sap.
Thank all of you for your kind comments about my new job. I am the wimp that gave up nursing because of the emotional pain related to my losses. I am doing well in the job and am always amazed that other jobs have such a relaxed atmosphere. As I told someone recently I have had enough drama jobs in my life. It is nice to be able to just do the work and know that while customer service is what it is about there is not only a lack of script, there is a demand to think for yourself and be the person you really are. A bit different from many of the nurses I have had to run into who have such demands to "do customer service" rather than show the art of nursing. OK, enough soapbox.
My DGS is wrestling this weekend in state competition. He is listed as 8th over all, although my DS says he is more like 10th. I hope he makes it through Fri. qualifiers so I can watch him on Sat. I hate to watch the twisting of bodies that way, but things are so much better since he has learned how, and his opponents are also more skilled.
More snow in our forecast. Of course yesterday we have thunder that shook everything and torrents of rain. It was so warm that I did not need a coat in the afternoon. Got to love spring. I can't wait for it.
Enjoy your day and be safe.
6Feb 20, '14 by BCgradnurse, MSN, RN, NP GuideGood morning!
Our server is down at work, so I can access the internet, but not our EMR program. I have patients waiting but I can't access their records. I hope they're enjoying the old magazines. At least I can play on AN!
It's a bit warmer today and I'm hoping we have some substantial melting. I can't open the door to my deck due to the snow, and I'd really like to get my rabbits back outside in their hutches. They're getting a little fragrant in the basement, but nothing like Sabby's skunk. I've bene woken out of a sound sleep by a skunk spraying outside my bedroom window. It's not an experience I'd care to repeat. Better go stock up on Febreze, Sabby! I need to brush up on my French. I'm going to France in June and I need to be able to do more than ask if I can sharpen my pencil! DD speaks it fairly well so I'm counting on her to keep me out of trouble.
Woot! Server's back up. Guess I better get to work. Wishing everyone a great Thursday.
6Feb 20, '14 by Spidey's mom, ADN, BSN, RN GuideAll-Wheel-Drives are for sissies Ted.
Good morning! Running on fumes here as I had a hospice death last night and then couldn't fall asleep.
BC - our hospice program goes away sometimes due to the server going down. Crazy-stupid to have to rely on a computer to chart. Give me the days of pen and paper! Fortunately we still can go see our patients - and write things down on paper (which I do anyway).
Glad you passed ACLS Ted.
Sorry about the headache Joe.
Sabby - Seems like this is the time for Mr. and/or Mrs. Skunk to be wandering onto the roadways . . we have quite a few "dead skunks in the middle of the road" (Remember that song? I think of every time I see a dead skunk).
Only 4 hour of sleep so this coffee better work quickly. I have to get Spidey off to band and then head into my hospice office to drop off the BSC and shower chair and other stuff from the patient last night.
Have a great day everyone!
6Feb 20, '14 by Ted, BSN, RNSteph. . . Steph. . . Steph. . . (Cue: Sound of Heavy Sigh) -
It's not the size or the type that counts. It's the capabilities.
A couple of years ago, THIS 4-wheel drive truck, with a plow, got stuck in my driveway:
This modest looking car (which is my car), which happens to have AWD, ALWAYS makes it up:
THIS, which is my wife's car, can do 2-wheel drive, AWD or 4-wheel drive at the command of pushing a button. That ain't being "sissy". THAT is Control! LOL
Just driving home a point. (Pun intended! )Last edit by Ted on Feb 20, '14