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Friday February 1, 2019

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Good Morning!

Save travels to BC.  Supposed to be in the 70's in this part of the world.  What's a polar vortex?

Herring, glad that you are such a good advocate and able to recognize symptoms and something done.

Stars, you must be feeling somewhat better as you're now telling Nannie stories again.  🙂

Thursday wasn't all so bad as I wasn't in charge.  Just stayed in my own little world.  Only started with three patients and got one in and discharged another.  Stayed quite busy.

I'm in charge today.  Hopefully enough staff.  Have a great day.  The other charge nurse that was in charge yesterday is transferring to ICU...so it goes.

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Good Morning!

Morning Tweety! Hope work is kind to you today as you do charge.

Recently woke up and helped handle a HUGE CRISIS this morning! Apparently, Amy forgot to put the coffee pot under the coffee-maker, which is set to go off automatically each day. There was coffee everywhere. Cleaning up the coffee was the easy part. Setting up the coffee-maker and having to wait SEVERAL MINUTES MORE for the coffee to fully brew was the tough part!! The waiting was painful!! But all is well with the world. First Coffee tastes good! (The entire house smells like "Coffee on Kitchen Rug". LOL!)

Other than that horrific experience, all is well. It's gonna be a busy day getting the the Healthy Heart Night up and running (then taking it down afterwards).

Gotta go and get the equipment ready. . . 

Cheers! 🙂

Ted

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Morning Tweety

Hope you were able to get the coffee out of the rug Ted

Yesterday was good at work, in spite of the phone meeting running long and being on the phone with one person for 2 hours (she liked to talk, but at least she agreed to participate in case management)

After work was productive, did grocery shopping and exercise and did some preparation for bowling tonight.  The extreme cold meant I had to go to 2 stores to get everything as restocking was incomplete and some shelves were empty

Weight loss is proceeding but starting to slow down from where it was the last 3 weeks.  Was expecting this but hope it doesn't slow down too much, I"m halfway to my first goal already

Tonight going to meet J for dinner then go to bowling after that

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Good morning all.

Watched Friday Night Lights movie, last night.

While I enjoyed it, it wasn't as good as the tv show. But then it was a 2 hour movie, not a five season tv show.

It was nice to see and meet the real players on the 1988 Panther team.

It snowed overnight. Not much. Just enough to be annoying.

Picked up framed photos of Biggie's mom yesterday. The arrangement looks beautiful. I am very happy with it.

I will not be attending Nurses Day at the State House.

In my opinion, the event is disorganized. They want individuals to set up appointments with lawmakers, rather than grouping us together, and going as a group.

That is how Moms Demand Action On Gun Violence does it.

No lawmaker will meet with individual after individual after individual.

I called KNA, and yes, this is how they do it.

I will skip it, in favor of Moms event, the following week, which is highly organized.

Working tonight. Hoping for the best.

Safe travels!

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Good day Tweety, Ted, Joe, and Nel.

Thinking of Ted and Amy as I make us coffee. Step-Mom and I plan to try the eye doctor again today. Only light showers are expected today. (Heavy rain is predicted all day tomorrow)

Nel: In my experience an even dozen is the ideal number for a visit with elected leaders. One spokesperson can be excellent. Best of all has been having a relationship with their staff. We had cards made so they could call for nurse related questions. Once I had a staff member with lots of questions about Foley catheters. She later convinced the assembly member to vote for our ratio bill.

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1 hour ago, herring_RN said:

Good day Tweety, Ted, Joe, and Nel.

Thinking of Ted and Amy as I make us coffee. Step-Mom and I plan to try the eye doctor again today. Only light showers are expected today. (Heavy rain is predicted all day tomorrow)

Nel: In my experience an even dozen is the ideal number for a visit with elected leaders. One spokesperson can be excellent. Best of all has been having a relationship with their staff. We had cards made so they could call for nurse related questions. Once I had a staff member with lots of questions about Foley catheters. She later convinced the assembly member to vote for our ratio bill.

I agree, herring. And Moms is organized that way.

Not KNA. Individuals going in time after time, on the same day, is a plan designed to fail.

Lawmakers will not come out repeatedly. 

If KNA, just wants photo op, of nurses walking the Capitol, their other members can accommodate. 

I prefer to spend my time actually getting things done.

And staffing ratios isn't even part of the KNA agenda.

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Hi, 

Started my day out being rather irritated. I have been orienting to a new position with no real clear plan (not unusual for my agency). I have been shadowing the other nurses as they receive notice of reportable conditions, do disease investigation,  and taking the "Nurse of the Day" phone calls, sort of like a triage. I was told I would need about 2 months before I would be on my own. I walk in this morning to find out that I am it today, with three weeks of orientation. And I find out in a group email; the supervisor didn't even approach me in person. And she talks in a way that I imagine Nannie may talk, in this little sing songy, passive aggressive manner that is driving me bonkers.  I let her know I was caught off guard, and asked for clear expectations as to what I was responsible for today.  She just said, or ask me or one of the other nurses (all whom are leaving at 11) if I have questions. I am more than ever determined to leave as soon as I can afford it. Rant done. 

Oh, Ted, that is tragic to have all that lovely coffee spilled, that silly rug didn't not deserve your coffee!

Herring, I hope the eye visit goes smooth today. 

Tweety hope today is going as smooth as yesterday. On my old unit many nurses transferred to ICU because the workload was just too much. Your unit is so lucky to have you. 

bye, 

j22

 

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Hi all-

It is beautiful in Miami.  Mid 70s and sunny.  It was below zero when we left yesterday.

Heading out to dinner.  Hope all are well.

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It is clouding up again and rain is predicted for tomorrow.  Possibly heavy winds, too.  I'm not complaining!

We are helping with music at The Big Church's little Sabbath School, in the morning.  Will go home and eat an early lunch and take the dog out to "empty tanks." 

Then will drive out to Yucca Valley to meet our friend C at 1:30 and practice for next Sabbath's program in Laguna Niguel (a "cowboy church" led by C).  We are his back-up band. 🙂 🙂

We leave him around 4:30, grab a bite to eat, and head out to Indio to see Maria Muldaur and John Sebastian, starting at 7pm.  Hopefully our friends will be there too, but we plan on enjoying the concert even if our friends don't make it. 🙂

Today was OK at work.

I am just biding time till the next few days off: March 3-7 is the bluegrass cruise.  Only a month away, and we have one holiday in mid-Feb. 

Dh has practice with his friends in the band Felonious Plunk.  I will likely go over C's music/songs, try to better familiarize myself with the new tunes.

Have a nice and safe evening.  STAY WARM!! (even you, Tweety 😉 )

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Step-Mom cooperated with the exam just fine. She was referred to a retina specialist whose office I will call next week.

I told her what No Stars posted about pizza being the only food delivered in that town and she said, "Pizza sounds really good." I asked the caregiver if it would be OK to order pizza for the residents and staff and she said, "Yes." I called and step-Mom insisted on paying so I gave them her credit card number at Round Table pizza. I ordered one vegetarian because the Christian lady from India eats no meat, just dairy and plants. 

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It is clouding up again and rain is predicted for tomorrow.  Possibly heavy winds, too.  I'm not complaining!

We are helping with music at The Big Church's little Sabbath School, in the morning.  Will go home and eat an early lunch and take the dog out to "empty tanks." 

Then will drive out to Yucca Valley to meet our friend C at 1:30 and practice for next Sabbath's program in Laguna Niguel (a "cowboy church" led by C).  We are his back-up band. 🙂 🙂

We leave him around 4:30, grab a bite to eat, and head out to Indio to see Maria Muldaur and John Sebastian, starting at 7pm.  Hopefully our friends will be there too, but we plan on enjoying the concert even if our friends don't make it. 🙂

Today was OK at work.

I am just biding time till the next few days off: March 3-7 is the bluegrass cruise.  Only a month away, and we have one holiday in mid-Feb. 

Dh has practice with his friends in the band Felonious Plunk.  I will likely go over C's music/songs, try to better familiarize myself with the new tunes.

Have a nice and safe evening.  STAY WARM!! (even you, Tweety 😉 )

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8 minutes ago, herring_RN said:

Step-Mom cooperated with the exam just fine. She was referred to a retina specialist whose office I will call next week.

I told her what No Stars posted about pizza being the only food delivered in that town and she said, "Pizza sounds really good." I asked the caregiver if it would be OK to order pizza for the residents and staff and she said, "Yes." I called and step-Mom insisted on paying so I gave them her credit card number at Round Table pizza. I ordered on vegetarian because the Christian lady from India eats no meat, just dairy and plants. 

I'll bet the residents and staff were delighted at your thoughtful gesture! 

Good she finally got the exam, and is on the road to getting treatment.

Hunker down for the rain!

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