Saturday 14th October, 2006

  1. good morning! it's saturday! well, it is in australia!

    i thought i'd start the thread before logging off and going to cook breakfast!
    i've been pottering around on here since about 5:30am! i'm hungry and need food!

    we've got dreadful bushfires here in oz. it's still spring but the hot weather has hit hard, early. they're saying we're in for the worst drought in our history. the farmers are suffering. our water supplies are low. we're on restrictions. please pray for rain for australia!

    wishing everyone a safe and happy weekend.
  2. 43 Comments

  3. by   mercyteapot
    Happy Saturday.... yeah, that's the ticket.

    In reality, it is just barely Friday evening in my neck of the woods. The whole weekend looms ahead, except that I'm working tomorrow. Dastardly! I do hope those bush fires are brought under control and soon. Three years ago this month, San Diego County suffered devastating losses to a series of wildfires.
  4. by   Medic2RN
    Happy ....ummm....Friday evening and pre-Saturday!
    I can't celebrate the next day until I've had at least some sleep! :zzzzz
    I hope the fires are extinguished in Oz and the destruction is minimal.
    I'll pray for rain in Australia. Pray for some of it in Texas too. Our lakes around here are around 17 feet below normal levels. It's been a long, hot, and dry summer.
    Good day all!!
  5. by   Roy Fokker
    Good Morning

    Gracie ~ I hope those fires go off soon
    Medic ~ I hope y'all get some rain - maybe you can take some snow from Buffalo?
    Mercy ~ Have fun at work

    Here's your song for the day! To be very honest, I also like this version of the same song.

    I like 'em both. The remake has it's great licks but the gravely original has a special quality of its own

    Which one do you prefer?
  6. by   Tweety
    Good Morning! It's a workday. I hope everyone has a good day!
  7. by   jmgrn65
    Hello toall
    It is a workday for me, I have to get in the shower and leave. I don't give myself much time and I don't need much time.
    Graze I hpe those fire are out soon.
  8. by   christymwinn
    Good mornin'. Haven't checked in sooner b/c I was reading the spooky spoky spooky thread and just couldn't stop until I was finished. Man, those stories are something else! Hope everyone has a great weekend. I will be off work n the next hour or so and then I do not have to come back for 2 days!!! YAAY!! :Melody:
    My kids have a sleepover tonight and I actually get to go out on a date with my dh! Can you tell I am excited? Anyhow, have a good one y'all, talk to ya later!
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Mornin' y'all!

    Kirsten and I are heading out for "Habitat for Humanity" for my volunteer time requred for school. (Both of us need volunteer

    I've never done this, so it should prove to be quite an experience!

    Y'all have a good one!
  10. by   rninme
    Morning all !

    Chaining myself to computer until this paper is finished! Haven't had much time to work on it...too much OT! Turning off the phone, ignoring the door...hanging out the do not disturb the disturbed person sign. Hehe...

    Good news!! Got a 'new ride' last night! Have been looking and looking....miss cheap finally found what she wanted...TAH DAH!

    Ewwwww.....SNOW in's getting closer and closer to me....I am NOT

    Have a great day all....I'll check back later to see what ya'll are up to!
  11. by   CseMgr1
    Morning, All,
    I never did get around to updating ya'll on how my two interviews went on Wednesday. I think they went well (at least I'm hoping that they did). Anyway, I should hear something within the next two weeks. I hope so, for I need to get out of this temporary job I am currently in ASAP. Remember the other day, when I reported that there had been 100% turnover in their clerical staff since July? Well, one of the clerks who was hired during that month turned in her two-week notice on Thursday. What makes this so bad is she was the Coordinator for their Intensive Family Intervention Program. And guess who has gotten stuck with it?: Me. Yep. The owner wants to extend my assignment, and she fired off an e-mail to me late yesterday afternoon telling me that I have to make plans to go to two back-to-back training classes which are located over 100 miles away next Wednesday and Thursday. The deal is, I don't want this job, and I want to quit before I get myself deeper into it, but I can't. Even though it only pays $9.00 an hour, it's the only source of income I have until I hear something back about the other two job interviews. Somehow the owner of this company wants me to pull off a miracle and save her IFI program, which is rapidly going under. One of her main problems is she doesn't have enough licensed counselors to staff theese cases which the State requires, and she is having to pay back thousands of dollars to them every time she sticks an unlicensed counselor on one. But she doesn't have a choice, as the referral sources who are asking us to intervene and keep these troubled kids and families together are getting increasingly fed up with our slow (or no) response to their requests..and are taking their business elsewhere. The stress is horrible,
    and I don't feel that I am qualified for this massive undertaking that the owner expects. Besides, it's just a matter of time before I leave, too. And I hate staying on knowing that. But, with bill collectors crawling down my back and my car sitting outside with a near-empty gas tank, I don't have any other alternatives right now.

    I wish I was the woman who just won $1,000.00 a week for life through our State's lottery. The winning ticket turned out to be a gift from her mother.
    (Sigh...) No such luck.
  12. by   jnette
    Good Morning Family !

    Another crisp one here. Breezy again, too. Leaves blowing everywhere. It certainly is Fall, no doubt about it.

    Grace... I do hope you all get some of that much needed rain.

    rninme ... GIT 'ER DONE !!!

    Fun... sounds like a good project. You will enjoy it.

    Christy.. enjoy that date with dh!

    Tweety, mercy, and jmgrn... hope your workday is a good one for you.

    Roy.. are you working yet, Buddy?

    medic2RN...wakey wakey!

    Well, guess I need to top off my coffee and make a list of things I want to accomplish this weekend. Bringing up the winter clothes is definately on the agenda. And Adam needs a care package already. He ate up all his food items he brought with him already.

    Well, hope everyone has a good day. I'll be in and out today to check up on you all.
  13. by   jnette
    Case... sorry I missed you.. you were posting the same time I was. That does sound like a lot has been delegated to you, and I don't blame you for wanting out. I do wish you Godspeed in hearing something soon on the other options.

    Yes.. 1k per week for life would work for me too. Geeeesh, wouldn't that be awesome? *sigh*
  14. by   sirI