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ixchel's 9/26 What I learned this week.....

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You are reading page 3 of ixchel's 9/26 What I learned this week...... If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

This week I have learned:

1. Someday my daughter may not be able to read all of her baby book-schools are no longer teaching students how to write cursive.

2. That my 2 year old Toyota's driver's side view mirror could suddenly decide to disconnect itself from its mount and get ran over while I'm driving...first I see it, then I don't! They sure don't make cars like they used to. My grandmother drove her 1970 car until she turned in her license in 2002...that car wasn't missing any parts either.

3. That there is definitely something more scary than a high school parking lot after the students are released....the drivers in the elementary school car drop off circle in the morning. I Saw a man get out of his car and start confronting the guy behind him...okay, parents, let's keep the trash talking, "I want to fight you!" off school grounds...this is how your children learn it!:banghead:

4. That since I'm not the primary bread winner that I shouldn't work while completing my degree....yeah, I'm not understanding that one either but it's been a fight between me and my husband all week. He doesn't want me going to work on the weekend (to avoid daycare)...and I keep telling him that I'm not finally finishing my education to wipe my butt with the degree...and there will still be a weekend obligation after I'm done. Maybe he'd think differently if all of what I do make right how wasn't there to spend freely;)

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I learned that when you're a night shift nurse for 38 years, and they make you sit through a morning's worth of mandatory education- that you should be careful about going to lunch afterwards.

That's right, I went to lunch and bought a car. (2014 Corolla- 14,000 miles - RED!) Zombie Grandma's got a new whip!

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I learned that Apple pie spice instead of cinnamon in my coffee is a nice treat.

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My maple syrup never lasts that long, thankfully. It's what I use for sugar in my favorite bread recipe, and I make that loaf way too often. I can't help but wonder about the moldy syrup... .

Oh, that's a great idea! I normally use honey or agave nectar to activate my yeast, but maple syrup is a great idea.

BTW, I also learned that challah bread is incredibly easy to make. I was always a bit intimidated by it, but it turned out beautiful! I'm going to make the family some challah french toast this AM (with non-moldy maple syrup).

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I learned that I will most likely need IVF to get pregnant :( Still wrapping my brain around it.

Edited by LibraSunCNM
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I've learned that no matter how diligently I wash my hands and avoid touching my face, I will somehow contract the latest cold strain. If my kids don't pass it to me, someone in class does.

I've also learned that if the classroom smells like chemical fumes and the professor doesn't take it seriously, the class should really come together and push to move rooms or buildings. We had a few people get sick this week. Never should have had to sit through that.

Side note: tomorrow is my last OB clinical. I'm very excited to move on. I didn't really care for OB.

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1. Sometimes (rarely) when you work your day off, you get an amazing assignment. Working my day off last week wasn't such a bad idea. Critical staffing pay helped too.

2. Some coworkers (from another service line / same department) and their persistent negative attitudes bother the crap outta me. Doesn't fix anything. Can ruin a perfectly great day. It was an otherwise great assignment. (Attempting to re-direct didn't work either).

3. Said coworkers who are negative nellies and their "I know more than you" attitude can ruin a perfectly great assignment. At one time, they DID know more than me. THREE years ago, when I was brand stinking new to this.

4. Some coworkers (okay, still the same one) can get away with saying they don't know ANYTHING about a procedure performed on their service (and being rude about it). The same behavior would never be tolerated from me.

5. In general, I'm kind of frustrated having to "deal" with other coworkers being written off as "that's how they are", but having to keep my butt in line. It becomes exhausting, always having "more" expected of you. I understand that I will be a better person because of it, but still, frustrating.

6. I was told (by my boss) that she respected the way I handled being frustrated to my breaking point. I was not insubordinate, not disrespectful, was not disruptive in any way - but asked to be left alone.

7. One of the attendings I work with really truly DOES have a story for everything. On the other hand, it always makes working with them more entertaining.

8. The most ridiculous things go on back order. They'll be back in stock like a day, and then be on back order for another 3 weeks. Which would be fine, if we didn't need those things to do our jobs. Yay, extra hassle.

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1. Someday my daughter may not be able to read all of her baby book-schools are no longer teaching students how to write cursive.

Seriously!?

ETA: I bought brownie mix today. It's my comfort food. I learned that I will die if I don't get my chocolate fix at least weekly.

Edited by cracklingkraken

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Ichxel changed her profile pic back to Frank 'N' Furter!! I've been waiting with baited breath!

:yes::up:... It's my mental image of her and I like it. It's fun talking about her in 3rd person, too.

I wonder what the word "bated" means?...:whistling:

Edited by Mavrick

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I learned that when you spend two years at a teaching hospital and then move to a private practice hospital, it takes a bit of time to adjust to the fact that you won't have fellows anymore and that doctors are no longer going to be some of your closest friends. :(

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I learned that Apple pie spice instead of cinnamon in my coffee is a nice treat.

Oooo!

Mis-read THIS one!

thought you posted "I learned that Apple pie SLICE..."

:D :D :D

Not a bad idea.... in stages.

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