Sunday, November 19

  1. Happy Sunday!

    I'm at work and it's super q-word. Everyone's behaving for a change. Not even spiking temps for a change. We're waiting for one lady to pass tonight. She'll probably wait for change of shift. I'm really running out of things to do with myself. I know it will never happen again, so I'm taking it where I can get it. They brought in pepperoni, cheese and crackers. I think pepperoni and Pepsi made the child hyper. It feels like a whole school of fish are flipping around instead of just one. Time to hang an antibiotic and check everyone again.

    Everyone enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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  3. by   nursemary9

    I, too, am at work; HOWEVER, my nite is DEFINITELY NOT QUIET!!
    I've all ready had 1 pt. on thr floor & 2 others who seem to be competeing for the "who can call the most often prize"!!

    Only 1 of my 6 pt's is alert & oriented x 3!! Can you believeit!!
    Our census is 17 & we only have 1 empty. We were supposed to have a low census--with no new admissions this weekend as we are moving on Monday AM.

    They are going to remodel our floor, so they want us out of here. We will supposedly move back just before Christmas!!

    What a mess. Our unit presently has 14 PVT Rooms. Our new unit will only have 2 PVT. Rooms!! With all of our Chemo pts & neutropenic pt's--that will be fun.
    Well, nothing we can do. They are the powers that be!!

    After work this AM, will try to grab an hour of quick sleep as we are going to some kind of fancy brunch with DH's Golf Buddies & there wives.
    One of the guys is the Head Chef at an area High end Nsg Home, Assisted Living Home. Apparantly they have a brunch every Sunday for anyone from the area. The place is a very fancy, expensive home. The grounds for this p,lace are some of the Most beautiful in Chicago's Western Suburbs. I'm looking forward to seeing it & the grounds.
    Mostly, I look forward to seeing the other wives. We all get along quite well. The group tries to have these little get-togethers once or twice a year.
    Too bad, tho, that it falls on a work weekend. Oh well.

    Nursebaby--hope your nite remains quiet.

    Hope the day will be beautiful!!

    Well, got to run, but will probably be back later

    Hope you all have a WONDERFUL SUNDAY!!

    Mary Ann
  4. by   mercyteapot
    We just returned from Game Stop, where we picked up my son's Wii system. He is on a number of gaming sites and has it on good authority that the Play Station 3 system is riddled with bugs, so he decided to go with the Wii instead. As it turns out, though, someone didn't pick up their Play Station system. If it isn't collected by tomorrow at 2, they're going to call dh at work (he works in the same plaza where Game Stop is located) and he'll buy it. We'll buy it on spec and put it up for sale.
  5. by   CseMgr1
    Morning, All:
    Been up since 3:45. Woke up and couldn't go back to sleep. I HATE it, when this happens! :zzzzz

    Had a nice afternoon yesterday. My granddaughter's 7th birthday party was held (her actual birthday is this Wednesday) at my son's and DIL's home. I couldn't help but get teary-eyed, when she made her first appearance, all dressed up in a pink empire waist dress, and her long blonde hair styled in ringlets. She is growing up SO fast, as are all my grandchildren. Little Noah, who is now 14 months old, is toddling all over the place. And, Cole, my middle grandchild, who turned 4 the week after Noah's first birthday likes a lot of attention: "Watch me, Grandmama!", he calls out repeatedly, as he makes his way across the monkey bars on the gym set in the back yard. He's a typical middle child, compteting for attention between his big sister and baby brother. I kind of felt sorry for him, as he longingly watched his sister open her presents...and as she made it WELL known to him that she didn't WANT his help, thank you very much. That's OK. I gave him extra hugs and kept my promise to watch him "perform" on the monkey bars.

    I tried to get my sister to go with me to the party, but she is so depressed over her and my BIL's finances right now, she doesn't want to do anything but sit around and b****. The VA owes my BIL several thousand dollars in refunds for medical expenses and back benefit payments, and he's been getting nothing but the runaround from them, for months. To make matters worse, my sister lost one of her two part-time bookeeping jobs she was working back in September which enabled her to buy groceries with. She got mad at me yesterday, when I opted to make my car payment instead of giving her the money. The problem is, there are NO grace periods associated with Title Pawn loans. If your payment isn't received on the day it is due, the car is repossessed the next. It's that simple. My car is the ONLY posession I have left, and I have the satisfaction of knowing that those debt collection attorneys who are coming after me on that second mortgage that their clients caused me to default on cannot TOUCH long there is a lien against it. Anyway, I left for my granddaughter's party yesterday, as my sister yelled after me: "Does ANYBODY besides ME wash dishes in this house?"
    I closed the front door after myself, muttering: "Oh, shut UP". If she'd stop blowing what little money she has on cookies, chips, cream cheese, olives and
    Pepsi-Cola and stuffing them into her 280-pound body, we'd have
    groceries. My sister is basically an unhappy person...and she has been, ever since her third husband was diagnosed with terminal cancer and died six weeks later back in 1992. Both our late Mother and I tried to get her into therapy afterwards, but she wasn't interested and has been in a perpetual state of denial ever since. The slightest crisis sets her off, and I am living for the day when I can move out. My son has told me to pack a bag and come over to his house whenever I want, and I may start doing just that. I am having a difficult time as it is dealing with my own problems, and I don't need this crap.

    Sorry for the vent. I know I wouldn't be in this situation had I not quit my job last year, but my physical and mental health meant more to me at the time than my possessions. And that is a fact.
    Last edit by CseMgr1 on Nov 19, '06
  6. by   sirI
    good morning my allnurses fam!!

    good to see ya'll this fine sunday.

    first for me? yes......loverly java josephy.......

    have a precious day.
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Mornin' y'all!

    It's a study day. Hope all is well, or gets better!

    CseMgr1.....I understand your situation all too well. I hope you can get out of there soon!

  8. by   sirI
    hey, fun. don't study too hard. maybe spend a little time here to unlax? if you can, that is.
  9. by   jnette
    Good Morning Peeps !

    A lovely 36 degrees out with sun shine. Calling for snowflurries tonight.
    I'll believe it when I see those flakes falling....

    MaryAnn.. sounds like a pleasnt afternoon planned.. enjoy !

    Case... I'd take ds up on his offer... STAT., study, study.

    NurseBaby.. hope your noc continued smoothly.

    Siri.. whatcha into today... AFTER more coffee, that is?

    Well, gonna catch a little morning news, make the beds, then work on some bills. Then it's off to the kitchen to start those brownies....
  10. by   sirI
    good morning, jnette. right now, not sure what i have in store for this day.

    hope yours is great.
  11. by   Tweety
    Good morning! It was a chilly 69 in the house this AM, 66 in my bedroom so I turned on the heat, it's a bit sluggish in heating the place, but it's getting there I suppose.

    Case, I'm sorry your in suce a toxic situation. Good luck.
  12. by   muffie
    mornin cyber family
    it's a great day to be alive
    2 cats fed and happy
    the whole day lays before me to conquer
    my biggest challenge today will be to get ready for 3 12's starting monday
    and watching desperate housewives tonight
    hoping yall are as perky happy as i am

    csemgr, you'll need a nap later !

    bring on the silliness

    are you up for it ?

    hallelujah for the hot brown liquid

    however, i would appreciate seeing some sun before the year changes
  13. by   jnette
    Hi Muffins !

    All sillied out.. too much yesterday. Need to replenish my supply.

    Enjoy your day !

    I'll be in and out.. gotta get some things done around here today. Blech. :stone
  14. by   sirI
    hi, muffie. me, too. gotta get my energy levels replenished.

    more coffee! hope you have a good day.