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Happy Friday

Things are moving fast on the job front.  I talked to two more recruiters yesterday, both want me to come in for interviews, one of them Monday.  It's going to be tricky, I have Tuesday afternoon off for that one interview, going to have to flex my schedule somehow to make it to the other two.  I'll see if I can leave early and schedule the interviews either early or late.  Perhaps I can tell my employer it's for a family crisis of some sort, think I need an excuse otherwise this will look suspicious

I can say that I'm really surprised how quickly this job search has progressed

Other than that, nothing really new here.  Lots of rain and wind yesterday but no severe storms

Tonight meeting J for dinner at one of our usual places

Tomorrow I'm attending a severe weather seminar at a community college, then driving to Indiana tomorrow evening with J to see my nephew in The Lion King

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Good luck with the interviews, Joe!

We got rain last night, but no severe storms. There was a tornado in the western part of the state. But the wind throughout the day was unbelievable.

Got a text message that one of our good techs was FIRED yesterday for sleeping on the job.

So, I sent a text to NM, with photo of the sleeping tech attached, and wrote that I would be happy to discuss the situation with her.

I have heard nothing back. I will wait for her Monday morning.

Another nurse, emailed the DON.

If they are firing the good tech for sleeping, which is a fireable offense, then they need to fire the sleeping tech next.

And if sleeping on the job is okay, then sign me up!

I dread going in tonight and seeing what kind of tech help we have.

Hope all have a good day.

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Joe, wow things are moving fast, as you say!  I hope these are both good potential positions.  Well, yah, all ya need is ONE!  Enjoy the Lion King!

Lil Nel, smh about the GOOD tech getting fired, and you still have to contend with the not-so-good one!  Will see how this pans out.

Work was busy (that is OK!), and I got off on time.

Picked up dh, we got some goodies at a local bakery, then dropped off cookies and got a hug from oldest ds  (at his work), and dropped off quiches at a friend's house (he is recovering from a bicycle accident >2mo ago).  

Then we met youngest ds and his wife for a nice, somewhat more swanky than we usually eat, dinner.  Had a good visit and some yummy food.  

When I got home I was VERY tired.  Forgot to do the catboxes.  Will do them tonight, before leaving to go up to Oak Glen for the Hymn Sing.

Y'all have a good day!

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Have a wonderful weekend, Dianah.

How is your friend's recovery from the bike accident coming along?

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Oh! I usually have my taxes done by The Ides Of March, but haven't done it yet. I'll do it today or tomorrow.

Yesterday I mowed the front lawn. After so much rain it looks great!

The back is a forest of pig weed, too tall to mow. I'm getting exercise clipping it down about ten minutes a day. I'll mow it another day.

 

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Good Afternoon!

Joe - It must be an exciting yet nerve-wracking time to have these job interviews. After the interviews, enjoy your time with J! Curious. What part is your nephew playing in "The Lion King"? Very cool!

Lil Nel - Sad to read that one of the good techs got fired. Gosh, I've inadvertently fallen asleep, with hands on the computer keyboard, while charting. There are a few computer-based nursing notes that have about 2 minutes of "JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ" found within them. It is unintended. It's embarrassing. But, it happens.  (It ain't just me that has done this, too. . . ) It's when employees make "nests" that administration should take notice.

dianah - Wow! Seems like you had a busy day at work, and out of work. Glad to read that the "swanky dinner" was yummy! (I love the word, "Swanky"! L O L!) 

herring_RN - We had our taxes done around early February. We're going to wait until the last possible minute to pay what we owe, though. Regarding mowing. We've been having warm weather. The snow has all melted, leaving the grass bare. I didn't get the opportunity to mow the lawn one last time, last fall. Mowing it this spring will take a lot of effort. Ugh!

Recently woke up. Work was a steady-busy last night. Last night, starting around midnight, our entire healthcare system was on "Downtime" as the IT guys made upgrades and updates to the Meditec system. This means no computer-based ANYTHING (MD orders, labs, charting, etc., etc.). "Downtime" throws us back to paper-based EVERYTYING. It is painful when our healthcare system goes into "Downtime". Last night was no exception. Because we had only one patient in our teeny-tiny ICU, I floated down to the E.R. "Downtime" in the E.R., with "paperwork everything" was exceptionally painful for me. (Whine! Whine!) The backup paperwork that is provided during "Downtime" is very, very convoluted, to say the least. We (I) got through it, though. By around 0330, the last E.R. patient left, and the E.R. remained "Q" for the rest of the shift. At around 0530, the night Shift Director was feeling ill and asked if I would cover for her for the remaining shift. Of course I would! And, I did!! She left, and employees called in sick. (Ugh!) Spent the remainder of the shift looking for coverage, which can be quite the challenge. All was well, though, when I "handed the keys" to the on-coming Flow Coordinator (which is the day-shift's name for "Shift Director") at 0700. (Someday, I'll explain the difference between "Flow Coordinator" and "Shift Director". There is a difference, and there ain't. It's a convoluted explanation, to say the least.) (Healthcare can be, and IS, very convoluted.) (I wish healthcare was "Swanky", but it ain't. L O L!)

After drinking First Coffee, I'm still groggy. After I'm done typing here, I'm going for Second Coffee. In the meanwhile, I think I'm going to relax at home, today, and visit Dad tomorrow when I'm more rested.

Peace, folks. . . 

Ted

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Have a good sleep, Ted.

The fired tech has a job interview Monday. 

Myself, and two other nurses have offered to act as references.

I am listening to Fresh Air interview, herring, with Hal Blaine.

He died Monday, at 90.

He was a drummer, who was part of the Wrecking Crew.

He played on Taste of Honey, Hazy Shade of Winter, Be My Baby, Another Saturday Night, etc.

I bet your dad knew him!

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3 hours ago, Ted said:

Good Afternoon!

Joe - It must be an exciting yet nerve-wracking time to have these job interviews. After the interviews, enjoy your time with J! Curious. What part is your nephew playing in "The Lion King"? Very cool!

Lil Nel - Sad to read that one of the good techs got fired. Gosh, I've inadvertently fallen asleep, with hands on the computer keyboard, while charting. There are a few computer-based nursing notes that have about 2 minutes of "JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ" found within them. It is unintended. It's embarrassing. But, it happens.  (It ain't just me that has done this, too. . . ) It's when employees make "nests" that administration should take notice.

dianah - Wow! Seems like you had a busy day at work, and out of work. Glad to read that the "swanky dinner" was yummy! (I love the word, "Swanky"! L O L!) 

herring_RN - We had our taxes done around early February. We're going to wait until the last possible minute to pay what we owe, though. Regarding mowing. We've been having warm weather. The snow has all melted, leaving the grass bare. I didn't get the opportunity to mow the lawn one last time, last fall. Mowing it this spring will take a lot of effort. Ugh!

Recently woke up. Work was a steady-busy last night. Last night, starting around midnight, our entire healthcare system was on "Downtime" as the IT guys made upgrades and updates to the Meditec system. This means no computer-based ANYTHING (MD orders, labs, charting, etc., etc.). "Downtime" throws us back to paper-based EVERYTYING. It is painful when our healthcare system goes into "Downtime". Last night was no exception. Because we had only one patient in our teeny-tiny ICU, I floated down to the E.R. "Downtime" in the E.R., with "paperwork everything" was exceptionally painful for me. (Whine! Whine!) The backup paperwork that is provided during "Downtime" is very, very convoluted, to say the least. We (I) got through it, though. By around 0330, the last E.R. patient left, and the E.R. remained "Q" for the rest of the shift. At around 0530, the night Shift Director was feeling ill and asked if I would cover for her for the remaining shift. Of course I would! And, I did!! She left, and employees called in sick. (Ugh!) Spent the remainder of the shift looking for coverage, which can be quite the challenge. All was well, though, when I "handed the keys" to the on-coming Flow Coordinator (which is the day-shift's name for "Shift Director") at 0700. (Someday, I'll explain the difference between "Flow Coordinator" and "Shift Director". There is a difference, and there ain't. It's a convoluted explanation, to say the least.) (Healthcare can be, and IS, very convoluted.) (I wish healthcare was "Swanky", but it ain't. L O L!)

After drinking First Coffee, I'm still groggy. After I'm done typing here, I'm going for Second Coffee. In the meanwhile, I think I'm going to relax at home, today, and visit Dad tomorrow when I'm more rested.

Peace, folks. . . 

Ted

He's playing one of the hyenas

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Joe - Hope your nephew has a fun time performing in the production. 🙂

Lil Nel - Hope the fired tech gets a job that he or she will enjoy. Very cool that you're supporting this person with a good reference. Here's a "Taste of Honey" with Hal Blaine on the drums. (The drum part comes out clear. Nice work, of course.) RIP, Hal Blaine. . . 
 

 

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Thanks, Ted!

I love Taste of Honey!

Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass are the best!

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I haven't heard this tune in a long time. Love a Taste of Honey. (Pun intended.) Huge Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass fan, too! 🙂

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Nel: My Dad probably did know Hal Blaine. They both worked the studios in the 70s. 

I looked him up and Hal Blaine was on Glen Campbell recordings. Glen was a studio guitarist before his singing career. My Dad knew him then.

My Dad was asked to discuss the Tijuana Brass, but didn't like the business side of show business. He went to a gig and played his horn. 

Herb Alpert started the Baja Marimba Band led by Julius Wechter, who worked with my Dad at Disneyland for many summers. 

The drummer I knew best was Jack Sperling: https://medium.com/tell-it-like-it-was/king-of-the-big-band-drummers-398f2b314e72

When we first came to California we stayed at his house for two months until school started. His daughter, my sister, and I slept on a mattress on the floor.  We felt like sisters and are all still close friends. Once I ran into after only sending each other Christmas cards for several years. We were so comfortable with each other, not like we'd been apart for so long. 

One night drummer Louis Belson and Pearl Bailey came to Disneyland. They came to the Carnation Plaza, where they would perform with the Elliot Brothers Band, where my Dad played trumpet. Their two kids, younger than we were as young teens, amazingly had never been to Disneyland. We made sure they got to ride all the funnest rides. All four of us held hands and ran from ride to ride as we sisters knew all the short cuts then. We all had fun that one summer night and never saw each other again. I was sad when they each died.

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