Happy Weekend! It's Saturday March 5, 2005

  1. I hope that's the date. Good morning all! Back again later!
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  3. by   Tweety
    So yes, I'm off to Walmart again. I'm going to get a new CD stand as I've filled up yet another one. Actually it was full last year and there are CDs piling up that need some organization. It looks like a CD store in here.

    Spouse is visiting his dad setting him up with a new computer, and spending the night. So I can do a little housework, which has been hard to do because when I'm most awake, he is sleeping.

    Spent a grueling two hours in a virtual classroom with the chemistry instructor today. It's only supposed to be an hour, but he went on and on and on. But it was quite helpful.

    I slept through a social dinner I had planned to go do, and now am wide awake at 1AM, without a friend in site. Guess that's why I like Walmart, at least I have some human being contact with the other creatures of the night.
  4. by   madwife2002
    Good Morning,

    I am off to work in 20 mins, it is 6.20 am here Uk time. Going to a party 2nite :hatparty: but wont be able to drink as working tomorrow Wont be able to eat becase as you know on diet :chuckle
    Wont be able to flirt as it is all female party
    Dunno why I am going really
  5. by   dianah
    Hi to all, may I just say, I'm glad it's the weekend. Had a particularly emotionally volatile day Friday, we're still reeling and recovering (staff).
    Had to lay down the law to the kids tonite (with dh's backup) re: grades and their friends IM'ing them, using foul language. Got a lot of lip from youngest. Guess that's normal from an almost-14-yo (he'll be 14 on Mar 9) ---Oh, and did I mention he knows it all?? But of course, you knew that. We told him to tell his friend to clean up his language or we'd cut off the internet. "But why am I being punished???" Dh: "Because it's your IM, and you're responsible for the content. So tell your friend."
    It seems to be only one "friend" who does this. I initially caught it when I was on the computer and the IM window popped up with profanity on it from him. I typed in that I'm the mother and he better clean up his language. He initially thought it was my youngest playing w/him, and we corrected that notion. Dh will now be monitoring their IMs at will, and I may be glancing over shoulders as they IM. We have always told them we have every right to peek at what they're doing, and we will exercise that right every now and then. Most of the time I respect their "right" to privacy (and that's hard for a compulsive reader like me!). I really DON'T want to know every word they IM, but they need a little fear put in them (youngest, especially).

    <sigh> Parenting is so hard. Why do they always have to push that envelope?? I just pray they'll grow up to be strong adults and make sane choices. Or recover quickly.

    Leslie, I was following yesterday's posts. Hope those kids give no more trouble! I'm relieved your bil was able to help.

    Angie, hope you feel better soon.

    Greetings Tweety and Madwife! How was the teetotaling, NPO, non-flirting party???
    Tweety, I ENJOY when I have a few hours to myself at home, I get a lot more done.

    I better get to bed. Hope everyone has something bright and/or unexpected (in a good way) happen today. -- D
  6. by   Nurseboy1
    Morning all,

    Worked dayshift friday, and am working nightshift tonight. Have stayed up all day and all night. In 15 min, I will have been awake a full 24 hrs. Busy day at work, in stepdown, two vented patients one on Bipap.

    Tweety, have fun in Wal-mart, maybe you should change your signature line "If not online at Walmart" .

    Dianah, we went through similar stuff with my younger brother when he was that age. He'll come around eventually.

    Hope everyone has a good day. I'm off to bed .
  7. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    I slept through a social dinner I had planned to go do, and now am wide awake at 1AM, without a friend in site. Guess that's why I like Walmart, at least I have some human being contact with the other creatures of the night.

    Yes that is a great excuse for not doing housework, don't want to wake the sleeping giant! (Fe, fi, fo, fum....)

    My giant (my 17 yo son) is away overnite and I could probably have whipped this place into shape within a half hour! But I didn't - I revel in my time alone sooooo... tune in tomorrow when I have yet ANOTHER excuse!

    I had followed you on another thread, I forget which, but I had asked you - weren't you struggling with some work stress not long ago, thinking of leaving? how are you doing now?

    I always love to read your comments!
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from madwife2002
    Good Morning,

    I am off to work in 20 mins, it is 6.20 am here Uk time. Going to a party 2nite :hatparty: but wont be able to drink as working tomorrow Wont be able to eat becase as you know on diet :chuckle
    Wont be able to flirt as it is all female party
    Dunno why I am going really

    ha ha!

    Because you need a good excuse to wear something besides PJ's and uniforms?
  9. by   weetziebat
    good morning y'all -

    tweety, ha! ha! getting in your wal*mart time now huh? i used to shop for groceries in the evening, when the stores were less crowded, and i once had a woman come up to me and say 'oh, dear, you must be single also. it's only us single women who shop at night'. really made me feel like a loser! - shopping cause i had nothing better to do.

    madwife, well hope you have fun at the party. and hoping that work isn't busy.

    dianah, ah............yes, parenting is a very difficult job. think particularly with teenagers. you have my sympathy. good for you laying down the law. they may push ya, but do need those bounderies.
    sounds like you have a pretty rough day at work as well. ((hugs))

    leslie,
    saw your post on yesterday's thread, but figured 1 a.m. needed 'to be continued' so.....
    dang weetz,

    i don't want those creeps picking on anyone unless it's another gang.
    it's not the fact of considering me too much trouble but they all are quite familiar with my bil-all have records; know how tough my bil is and none of them wants to be sent away so under that logic, i don't think they'd be stupid enough to bother me because they'd be the #1 suspects.....i'm still not 100% relaxed but do feel relieved.

    how are you doing sweetie? how long are you going to be in saudi arabia and will you be working on a med-surg floor?

    leslie

    my rationale for having your bil locking them up is because you know those thugs are never happy unless they are causing as much havoc as possible. and the reason i said you'd be too much trouble now is because of your bil. definately helps to know someone with power, doesn't it? but can hear the relief in your post, and am soo pleased that they've had a bit of a threat leveled their way.

    as for myself, i am starting to become a nervous wreck. 12 days to go. omg!!! can feel a panic attack bubbling beneath the surface. know its something i want to do, but now that it is coming down to the wire, am having second thoughts. why can't i be one of those folks who is happy staying put??
    will be working in a 250 bed eye hospital, on the glaucoma/neuro-ophthalmology floor. half men and half women. usually with concomitant disorders, but we let them worry about those - we just stick to the eyes. and hoping to stay long-term.
    too bad not stopping in boston. will be flying via san francisco and new york. aaarrrghh! what am i getting myself into????

    sorry for the panic. will try to keep it under control - as much as possible anyway. hope we all have a fantastic saturday. :melody:






  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from dianah
    We told him to tell his friend to clean up his language or we'd cut off the internet. "But why am I being punished???" Dh: "Because it's your IM, and you're responsible for the content. So tell your friend."
    I commiserate, I have a 17 yo and they get pretty disgusting.

    One alternative for your son, if he feels he can't tell this friend to stop: He can tell his friend to clean up his language OR he will block (special function on the IM) the friend from contacting him. That way your son can actually learn how to set a boundary (if you are going to be a friend this is how you behave or you aren't a friend.... etc)

    Then the kids he would choose for IM would be the kids who are more "wholesome".

    Just a thought.
  11. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from weetziebat
    As for myself, I am starting to become a nervous wreck. 12 days to go. OMG!!! Can feel a panic attack bubbling beneath the surface.

    What are you going to be doing? You sound a wee bit excited, LOL! Good luck and bon voyage!

    BTW is that signature line your quote, or whose? re kindness and wisdom...

    Take care...
  12. by   NurseRachy
    Good morning everyone = and good night all Aussies and Kiwi's.
    I have often thought of popping in and saying hello to everyone, but since I have already lived my day that I shouldn't post in the Good morning thread - but hey, a hello is a hello, right!
    I have just came home from a friend's 40th party. I took her a bottle of red wine that my uncle and aunty produced and a bouquet of fresh flowers in a box (oh, and a 40th birthday helium balloon to rub it in). Since she was dreading this birthday she also got her Happy 21st birthday - for the 19th time card. She's a really special friend and considers herself like a mum to me, but I think of her as an older sister and friend figure.
    Earlier I went to my brothers Irish football movie fundraising afternoon and saw "Hitch" with Will Smith. I really enjoyed it and had some much needed laughs. Left my brother and his flatmates at the Irish pub and tried to inspire myself to find some navy nursing pants - have put it off for AGES but I start on my new cardiology ward on Friday and I though a fresh pair of pants would be a nice treat. You guys are soo lucky with scrubs, it's like trying to find a needle in a haystack getting half stylish, non hipster navy pants. Didn't happen - I'll look on Monday (hopefully - I've gotta be in the mood).
    I'm having visitors around tonight- 7 people for dinner. I wonder what I'll feed them - they are family so I'm not too stressed Have also invited mum and dad so no doubt they will have some ideas and probably bring a salad and a meat dish. I'm vegetarian and it's not that I won't cook people meat, but since I have never liked the taste, and therefore have never eaten it, I wouldn't know what tastes good or how to flavour things nicely.
    I wish we had 24 hour shopping - and a 24 hour gyms. I get inspired to do things at 3am all the time - especially cleaning and food shopping but I've got to 'hold my horses'!
    Have a great day everyone
    Rachel
  13. by   NurseRachy
    Ha ha just realised that I said I'm having visitors around tonight, but since it's 11.35pm I already consider it Sunday - hahah
    sorry guys
    Rach
  14. by   jnette
    Morning !!!

    Could have slept 'til noon, but hated to wast a day off in bed. :stone Been up for an hour.. Charlie Cat was "wetnosing" me since 0500. Sheesh.

    ZOE ! Nice to see you here ! Hang out with us.. don't be a stranger.

    Weetz.. calm down.. you'll be FINE. The jitters at this time are to be expected. Quite normal. I bet Tweety even gets those before he actually steps out to head to WMart.
    Just try to relax and we're here for ya.. ramble on.. we don't mind.

    Madwife.. how was the lovely party? Heh... at least you got out awhile, right?

    Dianah.. good job. While the kids do have THEIR responsibilities in their behaviors and choices, monitoring is OUR responsibility. Good work.

    Rachy.. sounds like you are enjoying your weekend.. way to go !

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