Monday, December 19, 2005

  1. monday makes me think of a friend i had in college named monday. no joke.

    hope everyone has their christmas shopping done. i feel for you if you don't.

    boring weekend at work. was off sat. due to low census. sunday i left early for the same reason. we had 9 patients on med/surg!! not feeling the greatest right now. took pain pills but they're not working. sorry to complain. my new year's resolution is to stop complaining.

    have a great monday--and remember most heart attacks happen on monday---that's for you who work icu, cardiac, etc.
  2. 39 Comments

  3. by   suebird3
    let's see if you have better luck than me.

    i think i have gotten whatever is going around. my usually touchy gi tract is cutting up, and i feel awful. geez...and i work 3 in a row.

  4. by   Silverdragon102
    morning all

    Day off work and not a lot planned

    Chat later and let you know what I ended up doing
  5. by   nursemary9
    good morning

    i'm back at work; our census is anything but low!! tonite we have 30 pt's. what's really nice tonite is that we have six nurses!! that is extremely rare!! we have 2 cna's & a clerk. that is absolutely perfect staffing for us.
    the only thing is is that i don't have the really sick leukemia pt. a non-oncology nurse has him!! she is notoriously poor, actually. the guy was running a high temp & she did nothing until the charge mentioned it a few minutes ago--then she finally called the doc.
    oh well--in the am the manager will be upset about the way the assignments were made. well, that's not my problem

    in the meantime--i have a pt. this same nurse had last nite. i found an order on t he computer that this pt. was to be in isolation since last nite. the order was never carried out. here she is in a double room!! well, i got her moved & all, but geez!!

    otherwise, things are ok here right now---5 hrs. left to go.

    i plan to go shopping this morning as i have nothing yet.
    i'll be off tonite, so that's good. i am supposed to go to a party tonite--fun!!

    anna, have a great day off!! enjoy

    sue, i hope you feel better. this is a terrible time to be sick!!

    bethin, i suppose i should go along with you & make my resolution to stop complaining!! i wish our census would start going down.

    so, how about some breakfast, gang

    fresh coffee, decaff, tea, milk
    freshly squeezed juice--oj
    fesh melon, mango & berries


    see you all later

    mary ann

  6. by   Fonenurse
    Good Morning Anna, Bethin Sue Mary Ann and all those yet to come! Hope you have good days today. I am waiting for a parcel delivery and preparing for my daughter's 18th birthday on Wednesday.

    The noise in my head is getting louder - I am waiting for a scan - hope it comes soon as I can't take this noise for much longer... on the plus side, my abdo pain and pancreatitis has settled, and I am now 14 days post-op.

    Things can only get better for Christmas.

    It's cold and crisp here in the North of England - really porridge weather! Have a good day all!
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Goodmorning everyone,

    It's Monday! Off to the grocery store I go, and studying after that. Have a wonderful day.
  8. by   luvltc
    Morning all.

    Yes, I still need to finish shopping today. Then, it's the dreaded wrapping that I absolutely hate. Ah well, I have two days off to complete all my tasks.

    Later this morning though it's time to treat myself. I'm getting my hair cut and highlighted. Then it will be off to shopping.

    Have a Wonderful Day and everyone Stay Safe!
  9. by   Sable's mom
    Morning everyone. I'm at work - this week promises to be a zoo - one OB leaving Christmas eve for a week so he's trying to deliver everyone before he goes!!
    I got my shopping and wrapping done! BUT I haven't fininshed my cards yet
    I planned to do them this weekend then got this staomach virus going around and felt terrible all weekend. Couldn't have cared less about Christmas cards.:icon_sad:
    Well, maybe tonight after work.
    Everyone have a great Monday!
  10. by   Tweety
    Good morning. A cold and cloudy day in Florida (cold being in the 50s). I've got some laundry to do, but basically probably just going to enjoy not working and not being in school. Going to the gym first, so at least I feel like I'm doing something.

    I'm not shopping this year. Probably going to get spouse a gift certificate to buy some work clothes, now that he's an executive he could use some shirts and ties. Everyone else in the family is getting gift certificates as well.
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Good morning everyone. I'm just checking in.

    I mailed off my first test yesterday, and have already finished the lessons for the second test. I haven't completed the quiz yet, but I'm doing the homework to review the material. Then I'll do the quiz, and then be able to request the password for the second test. yeeeeehaaaaaw :chuckle

    Sorry I haven't read through the posts, but I hope everyone's day is a good one.
  12. by   cariad
    hi everybody...just a quickie before I crash out in bed.
    it was a cloudy day here yesterday but dh and catriona still crashed out all day at the beach, as it was still really warm.
    back to blue skies today, so they are off to fredericksted to a different beach.
    not too bad last night, although we do have a couple of resident 'loony tunes' at the moment who keep us amused overnight' its surprising how many patients that the anaesthesia affects.

  13. by   Katnip
    Good morning.

    Finally got my cards done. I apologize to anyone who does not get them in time. Think of them as New Year's greetings. I don't know what's wrong with me. I'm not normally so last minute about things.

    I still have to finish my shopping today too.

    Other than that, not much going on here. Same ol' same ol'. Which is good considering all that could happen.

  14. by   CardioTrans
    Good Morning! Hope everyone has a great day. Still have 3 more gifts to buy. Im trying to find my best friends husband a Mucci poolstick with not much luck. DH family is coming tonight for the family dinner. Luckily all they want to do is finger foods and appetizers. Sat will be the day for all the cooking and it will just be DH and boys, best friend and her family.

    We got word Sat that one of our friends in Iraq was on a mission, a bomb went off about 10 ft from him. He has a concussion and a broken leg, with cuts and bruises, but hes ok other than that. Say a prayer for him and his family. To all of you who have family or loved ones there, please thank them for all they do for us, and you all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hope you all have a Merry Christmas!