The Week From You-Know-Where........

  1. Good thing there aren't too many like this In the past seven days:

    1) My boss got fired;
    2) One of my cats got sick and died;
    3) Three of my residents fell and one broke her arm;
    4) My problem child medication aide overstepped her bounds one too many times and I had to let her go;
    5) and my daughter has officially arrived in beautiful downtown Baghdad.

    Thank God for weekends..........
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   dianah
    :icon_hug: :icon_hug:

    most certainly, mjlrn, thank god for weekends and prayer!!!!

    so sorry about all the happenings.
    they do seem to gang up on us/all come at once.
    dunno why.

    bless you! (still keeping all our deployed serviceppl in prayer!!)
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 29, '07
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    {{{mjlrn}}}
  5. by   dianah
    (Sue, your avatar is hilarious!! :chuckle )
  6. by   VivaLasViejas
    But you know what's funny, there always seems to be SOMETHING that redeems a week like this one........I was just reminded of Thursday evening, which was dh's and my 27th wedding anniversary and probably the last of our warm, sunny days for awhile.

    It was after dark and only beginning to be chilly; the full harvest moon was up, and my grandson, Elijah, literally dragged me out of the house and into the front yard, where we lay down in the grass and gazed up at the majesty of the skies. Going outside at night is generally forbidden to him, but for some reason known only to the preschooler's mind, he decided this particular evening was going to be the exception to the rule. Then he pointed upward and said, "Mamaw, look! Stars! Moon! WOW!!" in as reverent a tone as a two-year-old can manage.

    And once again, I remember the phrase: "And a little child shall lead them".
  7. by   dianah
    Wonderful visual, Marla!
    Good that you listened to your dgs, and went out to see the night.
    Lovely, lovely.
  8. by   Grace Oz
    ((((Marla)))))
    Better days ahead.
    One sure way to help put things into perspective, is to look upwards.
    Holding your DD and SIL in my prayers.
    Holding ALL our serving personnel in prayer.
  9. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Good thing there aren't too many like this In the past seven days:

    1) My boss got fired;
    2) One of my cats got sick and died;
    3) Three of my residents fell and one broke her arm;
    4) My problem child medication aide overstepped her bounds one too many times and I had to let her go;
    5) and my daughter has officially arrived in beautiful downtown Baghdad.

    Thank God for weekends..........
    {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Marla}}}}}}}}}}}

    Yes, your grandson has it right. It's been one of those (two) weeks for me too altho it would be hard to top your list ...

    Did you like your boss?

    Lots of furbabies going to heaven, maybe to keep each other company and run around with each other (you know how bored they are when they're alone..>) It is a true loss for us tho...
  10. by   VivaLasViejas
    Yes, I personally like my about-to-be-former boss. He's a nice guy, probably TOO nice, and that's one of the things that got him into trouble with our management company. I too feel VERY vulnerable right now, because I think they see us as a package deal; however, six weeks ago when we had a disastrous mock survey and we BOTH almost lost our jobs, I decided I was going to fight for mine. I did exactly what the consultants recommended and have implemented and enforced the new systems needed to bring us into compliance. I've busted my buns and worked all sorts of extra hours to get us up to speed, and the consultants have been very supportive.

    My administrator, however, just sort of blew things off---I guess he figured the fact that he's been at the facility almost five years was enough to save his job. Unfortunately for him, he kept doing things the way he's always done them---or not done them---and it cost him. It may still cost me as well.........but then, I'm still employed, and the consultants have said in so many words that I needn't worry too much as long as I keep up the good work I've done over the past six weeks.

    The thing I worry about is getting someone in who's a real hard-liner, which is what usually happens when the ex-administrator was too lenient. I'm a self-starter, I don't need a lot of supervision, especially not when I know what I'm supposed to be doing like I do now. Before, I flew by the seat of my pants for a year and a half, not really knowing what I was doing but faking it pretty well. The mock survey blew that all to smithereens, which is OK because I needed to know the truth before the REAL surveyors come in. Now, thanks to some great one-on-one training by the consultants, I have the tools to do a good job, and I am doing it............so if the next admin is a jerk, I'll take a walk.

    But I don't want to take a walk. I LOVE my job, and I love the residents I work for, and I love the building I work in. The worst part is, I'm going to have to TRAIN the new administrator, whoever it is, and in the meantime, guess who gets to be interim admin?? AAAAAAAAACCCKKKK!!!
  11. by   prmenrs
    WOW!!

    That's a lot of stuff going on, Marla. Me, I've just been working my tail off this week. (It's September; you know, the Christmas rush in OB--or maybe it's the Christmas leftovers?)

    Try to find a time tomorrow to totally decompress. I'm thinking a cool beverage, chaise lounge, feet up, check your eyelids for leaks, maybe DH can refill the beverage for you or massage your feet?

    Just a thought....
  12. by   zooz
    (((Marla))) Thinking of you. :icon_hug:
  13. by   DDRN4me
    ((((Marla))))) prayers continue for your dd and sil.
    hope the work situation improves; who knows maybe they will look to you for more guidance....


    I understand what you mean about weeks like this. wont hijack your thread but suffice it to say my life has become a rollercoaster.

    as always, pm me if you need to vent! Mary
  14. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from mjlrn97
    Yes, I personally like my about-to-be-former boss... I've busted my buns and worked all sorts of extra hours to get us up to speed, and the consultants have been very supportive.

    My administrator, however, just sort of blew things off... I don't want to take a walk. I LOVE my job, and I love the residents I work for, and I love the building I work in. The worst part is, I'm going to have to TRAIN the new administrator, whoever it is, and in the meantime, guess who gets to be interim admin?? AAAAAAAAACCCKKKK!!!
    AAACK is right!!

    Good for you though for staying with it - meanwhile, buy some stock in tylenol and advil and you'll be ok. Oh, and tums, and kleenex...

    {{{{{{{{{Marla}}}}}}}}}

    Quote from prmenrs
    ....check your eyelids for leaks...
    ha ha - too funny

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