1. Hi and Good Morning to All!!

    I don't see a morning thread. so I will start one for today!! If some one else is also posting, they can be merged!!

    I went back to work tonite--vacations end quickly!!

    Busy here!!Has been real busy the whole time I was gone,

    I really didn't do much on m,y vacation--did get some drawers cleaned, but that's about it. Well, we were supposed to go to Biloxi, but since that was out, we just stayed home.

    I guess I'll leave you all some breakfast
    Fresh juice and fresh fruit--strawberries, bluebarries, mangos & melon
    Freshly brewed coffee. decaff & tea.


    I have to go back to MD in AM. I developed some wounds on my leg last week & I am diabetic. She put me on antibiotics, but they actually seem worse--there were 3 open areas on Monday & now there are 4. They start as blisters that just pop up from nowhere!
    I haven't bumped the leg or been bitten or scratched.
    I really don't want to be admitted to Hosp--it would be where I work & I really don'y want that!!

    Please, wish me luck!!!

    So, you all have a great day!! I'll be thinking of you all.

    Mary Ann
  2. 35 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Good morning Mary Ann. Sending you healing thoughts and prayers.

    It's a work day for me today! Woot!
  4. by   nursemary9
    Hi Tweety,

    Well, have a bit of breakfast and I hope you have a good day at work--nicely paced and just busy enough!! But not TOO busy!!

    Are you enjoying day shift?
    Do you ever miss nites?

    Mary Ann
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    Good Morning Everyone,

    Off I go soon. Just wanted to stop by and wish everyone a happy day.
  6. by   madwife2002
    morning all,

    just popping on to say hello i am off to work again today, my friend's hubby is going in for an op tomorrow so i said i would cover her shift this afternoon so she could take him in. i was supposed to be off till sun but you cant let a friend down.

    mary i wish you well and send good vibes)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    tweety have a great day at work

    jess you have a great day too

    best wishes to all who follow
  7. by   jkaee
    Good morning everyone! Nothing much planned for today....been busy past couple of days with football practice and stuff. Tonight there's nothing to do, although I do have to return the library books. Seems like there's always somewhere to run off to.

    Well, my 11 yo wanted me to show her how to shave her legs last night. Now I'll have to fight with her to keep up with it I can't believe the puberty is starting already....I don't know if I can handle all that!

    MaryAnn....days off always go by too fast! Take care of yourself, and sending you healing prayers for your leg.

    Tweety....have a great day at work!

    Jess...have a good day and hope you accomplish much today!

    Kay....your day should go extra smooth for helping out a friend in need (well, we hope it does!!).

    Take care everyone!

  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    good morning everyone.

    hubby woke me up this morning telling me rita is expected to hit the dallas area, and still be a catagory 1. wierd... hopefully we will not get bombarded with tornados, and hopefully the rain will be gone by monday. (i don't want to drive to school in the rain. i already run about 5 minutes late every morning due to my lil' one's new bus driver taking it upon herself to be 10-15 minutes late every morning. instructor starts promptly at 8:00 am. ....i did let him know my situation, and he lives close to me, so he knows the traffic. it takes 3-5 minutes just to try to get off the highway's exit ramp! he said he had to get up at 5 am to get to the school on time to beat the traffic. i obviously can't do that.)

    things will have to change once i start nursing school, that's for sure!

    anyway, rain won't make my commute any better at all. i'm glad our next test isn't until wednesday. maybe it will be cleared up by then. hope everyone stays safe in the path.

    hubby just called as i was typing this, the news predicts the gas to be around $4.00/gallon! ouch! not going to be fun filling my truck's gas tank up!!!

    i guess we can at least be thankfull for the fact that we are alive. i hope everyone has a calm day, well at least not too stressed.

    caffiene for everyone!!! lol

  9. by   USA987
    Good morning to you all.

    My only day off of a 10 day stretch and the hospital had the nerve to call and wake me up at 4:56 a.m. and ask if I wanted to work today. :flamesonb

    It's rainy here today and my girls are in the high school's homecoming parade this evening. Hope it clears up a bit before then.

    I'm going to get some cleaning done and probably keep watching the news today re: Hurricane Rita.

    Have a good day everyone.
  10. by   donsterRN
    Good morning, everybody!

    Really cool here this morning; temps in the high 40's. It's supposed to climb to the mid-80's by the middle of the afternoon. I can't get used to those temperature swings!

    Study group is coming over this afternoon; need to prepare for the first of the A&P exams, and a Nursing quiz, both scheduled for next week. Until then, I'm going to work on some article reviews, if I can tear myself away from this site!

    I need coffee. You all be well and happy. Take care of yourselves. And for those of you in, or have relatives that are in, the path of Hurricane Rita, please be safe.

    I'll check in later.


  11. by   suebird3
    Hey, all. Will pass on the coffee until tonite.

    I may have gone in yesterday, but just did paper work. Someone else did the actual "pill pushing" etc. :chuckle Work tonite, then actually have 3 off!!! I asked for Sunday night off cuz of a re-enactment that I am definately going to. Soooo, no posts until that night....if I ain't too zombified.

    Catch ya all later.....peace and love,

  12. by   stidget99
    Good morning everyone!

    Hope you all have a great day. I am jealous for those of you who get to go to work!! I gave notice at my job and they said "no thanks. This will be the end of your notice". So I've been off since 9/3 and don't start the new job until 10/3. A whole month off is enough to drive me stir crazy!!!
  13. by   sirI
    Hello, Everyone!!

    Hope you all are doing wonderful. Just talked to my oldest dd. Her husband just came back from N.O. this week. Been working on the coast there, trying to contain fires caused by oil spills with the rigs. It is still a horendous mess. He slept in a makeshift tent for 2 weeks, bathed twice the whole time there and ate military rations. Came home with an upper respiratory infection.
    Now, they have to make a decision. Leave the area where they live or stay. Right now, they are staying. I am trying my best to talk her into leaving. Come my way and stay. She/they are not sure at this time. I can see the procrastination with people who live in that fear. Still, I wish they would come home to me. Prayers all!:stone

    Hi, Nursemary, I do hope you find out why your legs are breaking down. Do you have PVD????:icon_hug: Thank you for breakfast. Here is what you orderd for us:

    ...threw in some pancakes, too.

    Morning, Tweety. Have a great day at work.

    Howdy, Jess. :angel2: I have missed talkin' to ya!!

    Good morning, Kay. A true blue friend are!!

    Hi, jkaee. Don't they grow up tooooo fast. Heck, I remember when I first shaved my legs. No disposable......yep, razor blade. Talk about slice up those shins.....

    Bless you, Fun2Care. :icon_hug: That driving would drive (pun intended) me nuts. I do hope you have safe times ahead.:icon_hug: (Thanks for the java and the toon).

    Hello, USA987. Now, I don't think I'm losing my mind, but, I do not think I have introduced myself......I am Siri and nice to meet ya. (If I have met you, disregard the introduction!!) Anyhoo, hope the parade is not rained out. That is sheer disappointment for the kiddos.

    Hi, Don. Yes, the temps!!!!!!! It is predicted to be 102 here today. I still say..........SNOW AND NOW!!!!!!!!!!! :hatparty: :chuckle You have a good study time now, ya hear?

    Hey, suebird. Have a nice three days off....

    Hello, Stacey. So when you start back, what area will you be? Have a good day!

    Ya'll have a good one!! :hatparty: :hatparty:

  14. by   nursemary9

    Breakfast looks really yummy!!

    To answer your question, I do have PVD.
    I went to MD. She felt wounds were better. They really are superficial also, I just worry like crazy because I used to see so many bad wounds in Home Health.
    So, we'll keep on the levaquin & hope for the best.

    We'll hope for the best with DD's situation

    Mary Ann