Good Friday Morning 1-21-05

  1. O.K. it's officially Friday for you guys on the West and all of USA except for Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam and those places.

    I worked on a paper and then took a nice nap. Woke up with a headache. I've been having "my" typical headaches the last couple of days. I've been eating chocolate the last three days too. I'm beginning to wonder. The nurse staffer gave me chocolate the last couple of days, and dear spouse came home with some on his trip. Wouldn't it be awful if it's chocolate that's causing my headaches? I've wondered for years what it is. I'm feeling better now after some ibuprofen and sleep.

    No much going on, probably will go out to eat with friends tonight and relax in the evening. Then hit the books again overnight.

    Have a great Friday!
  2. 25 Comments

  3. by   weetziebat
    good morning, tweety - and to all yet to arrive

    well, since tweety has a headache - from all that chocolate - guess i'll cook up some breakfast for y'all. here is eggs (any style), bacon, sausage, pancakes, waffles, grits, of course hot coffee and tea and hot chocolate, as well as all kinds of fresh fruit, oatmeal, french toast - and just for tweety here is some smoked salmon, asparagus and rice-a-roni :chuckle
    if y'all don't like it, cook your own!!

    so, tweets, are ya gonna try eliminating chocolate from your diet? not sure i wouldn't prefer headaches. but, seriously, hope you get to feeling better soon.

    i was gonna go into work today, but my daughter called and invited me to the local teahouse for a brunch. and then dh is taking me out for japanese food for dinner. now y'all know why i haven't started my diet yet. so, by the looks of it, where do i have time to work?

    there are two quotes i like about birthdays:
    "birthdays are celebrations and gifts of time" and
    "we grow, not older with years, but newer every day" - have emily dickinson to thank for the latter and no idea who to thank for the former.

    hope we all have a positively fantastic friday (woot! it's payday) - hugs to all, and see ya later -

  4. by   Tweety
    Weetzie, I think that life without chocolate isn't worth living. Just shoot me.

    Hmmm....Japanese.....miso soup, noodles, yummmy. Hope you enjoy it!
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    Tweeters, I can't imagine life without the Hershey either.
    No cocoa, no chocolate cake, no chocolate ice cream, no chocolate bars, no chocolate syrup, NNNOOOOOOO...I'm having nightmares wide awake!! a portion for me, will ya?

    Ok, you guys. Now, I'm hungry! Got to go to my fridge and kill something.

    Everyone have a great day!
  6. by   nursemary9
    good morning to you all and to those yet to join us!!:hatparty:
    [color=#008080]life without chocolate!! never!! no can do!!
    [color=#008080]with my present "life style changes" the presence of chocolate has decreased but it's still there for a treat!!
    [color=#008080]i hope you are better tweety!!
    [color=#008080]as for japenese food--oh weetzie-- now that is just another of my favorites!!
    [color=#008080]oh the thought of some miso soup & a sushi & sashimi platter just about make me droooooooooooooool!!
    [color=#008080]i just ate my "lunch" here & it no where compares!!
    [color=#008080]i had an apple and a pear--good but not chocolate & definitely not sushi!!
    [color=#008080]i'm at work--again!!
    [color=#008080]for change, it's ok. i have 7 patient's--but that was by choice.
    [color=#008080]i took an extra pt. b/c i had had her before & she's a radiation patient & the person assigned to her wasn't real happy taking a radiation patient.
    [color=#008080]she's on radiation precations & has an implant. nice lady, no problem. so, if you use the proper precautions what's the big deal. this way, i will most likely get an admission--there is a reason for my generosity!!

    [color=#008080]i still never really understand the big deal with the chemo & the r.t. if you take the proper precautions!!

    so any,way, it's ok here tonite.
    [color=#008080]tweety, when we're in charge, we get $1.00/ hr. extra--certainly not enough as far as i'm concerned but it's something.
    [color=#008080]we get $2.00/hr differential for nites & $3.00/hr extra for weekends.
    [color=#008080]rumor has it that that is going to increase.
    [color=#008080]i really can't complain about the pay here, tho, it's pretty good & we have pretty good benefits--our hmo or ppo is a pretty good deal.
    [color=#008080]wolf---have a good day
    [color=#008080]to all yet to come--you have a good day, too
    [color=#008080]weetzie--thanks for supplying the breakfast food!!
    [color=#008080]mary ann
  7. by   Tweety
    Wolfy, I agree, life without chocolate would be a nightmare.

    Mary Ann, hope you have a good night. I don't understand why some people complain about patients on precautions. There are guidelines in place to protect the nurse IF YOU FOLLOW THEM. hehehe........We get .75 for charge, but 3.00 for nights, and an extra 1.00 on weekends. When I go to day shift I'm going to miss that extra 3.00/hr. for sure.
  8. by   lil' girl
    Morning all. Snow here again today, about 3 inches so far. And they haven't put anything up about school yet, so I don't know what to do. Get ready to go and jump out the door, or wait.

    Happy Birthday Weetz, hope you have a great day.

    I think I will go get some cocoa Tweety!

  9. by   nursemary9

    for us in chicago, they're predicting a big snowstorm for this afternoon--saying 8-12 in. before it's done. it's supposed to start sometime fri afternoon & continue on into sat.
    [color=#ff8c00]getting to work fri nite will be a headache, but getting home sat. morning will be even worse!!:uhoh21: :d
    [color=#ff8c00]i really do hate snow!!:angryfire
    [color=#ff8c00]i wish i would never ever have to see another flake!!

    so good luck with your snow!! maybe you'll get lucky & there won't be school!!
    [color=#ff8c00]mary ann
  10. by   DDRN4me
    Good morning all...TGIF...this has been a very rough week for me...started both classes..not too bad..was at a wake yesterday when my 20 yr old called, crying ..our 11 1/2 year old dalmation was dying... (my avatar reminded me of him , still thought he was a puppy) least dh was home and not thinks it was an intestinal torsion,happens quickly and nothing you can really , household here is very sad.

    Tweety, chocolate is what helps my headaches...maybe the caffeine in it is bothering you..?carob instead?

    Everyone else, have a great least its the weekend......
  11. by   Grace Oz
    g'day all, it's night time here "down under", so technically, i'm in your future!!!
    hey you lot! if you don't want that cool cool snow .... send it down to us here! it's damned hot hot hot here! :angryfire yep, flaming red devil hot! guess it's to be expected though. afterall, it is our summer!
    well, since i had breakfast hours 'n' hours ago........ for me this friday is almost finished!
    sssoooo.... i'll bid ye all a goodnight!
    cheers and have a good weekend!
  12. by   phn92
    Good morning all!!

    Tweedy, I would die if I couldn't eat chocolate!!! Hopefully, it's something else causing the headaches.
    Mary, we are suppose to get some of that snow you are talking about. We are under a winter storm watch til Sat. evening. I'm like you, getting real tired of it and I want Spring to come soon!!!

    I'm going back to work today, dd has no fever but she is saying she is tired. I told her that she is going back to school and I'm sure she is tired. I need to get caught up at work and do charts. Hopefully, I won't get a call from school today!

    Hope everyone has a wonderful TGIF Day!!!
  13. by   Spidey's mom
    I'm at work, no sleep. Pray for the poor patients.

    If we discharge anyone, I'm going to go home.

    Very cold here but no snow.

    Tweety - my downfall is salt, not much of a sweet tooth. I could live very well w/o chocolate. But chips and salsa - oh no!

    In fact I'm eating saltines right now . . drinking cranberry juice. I've had two cups of coffee. 3 whole patients - well 4 if you count the newborn.

    TGIF - I have four days off.

    Have a good friday!

  14. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    Well, I survived a week of orientation and now a week of work on the floor.

    I still love it and they haven't fired me.

    I was a little worried that after all this time and all this work, nursing would not be what I was hoping for, or that I would not measure up. So far, though, it is (and I am) OK.

    First day I followed my coach around. (New word for preceptor is "coach." We also have an "educator" who covers a couple of floors.) Maybe I gave one insulin shot. Second day I had three patients.

    I understand the goal for next week is for me to have one patient. Of course almost none of the meds were on time (I insist on double checking stuff), but that will come. I did catch a fairly major error--one of the meds' info on the EMAR (this is cool--one's own locking medcart with laptop for verification and a WalMart type scanner for the med and pt), indicated a "lot expiration " of August 11, 2001. It took four phone calls to the pharmacy to get one person to both admit it was a clerical error and give me a name to put in the notes to cover the drug.

    We have a sit down, face to face review with the coach and educator each week. I did OK. I'm enthusiastic and detail oriented. Gotta work on organization. (Yeah, like since birth.... )

    Today is DH's 61st BD, and I am making a "birthday breakfast." (Same as every other breakfast--he's a little limited on what he will accept....)

    So far so good! Later, gators!~

    Oh! Tweety, I had a doc tell me about twenty years ago to stop chocolate and coffee and tea. I'm sorry, but that's not living. So I eat some tums once in a while and drink water to dilute the stomach acid. Glad I don't get HA's. No clue what to do with them. (Demerol? LOL) (((Tweety!)))