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Monday - July 15th, 2019 - Good Morning!

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Good Morning!

Hope all are peacefully sleeping during this early time of day. . . 

Yesterday was a day of recuperation after working three 12-hour shifts in a row. After Sunday's church service, my head finally found the pillow at around 12:00, noon. Did not wake up until 4:00 PM, which gave a rare 4 hours of solid sleep. After waking up, Amy and I just hung out together and relaxed. The last three 12-hour shifts were not crazy-busy. Rather, they were a nice and steady busy. It's just that working three of these shifts in a row seems to be getting harder and harder to do for this aging and cranky body. L O L! 

The work schedule for the rest of the summer is pretty chaotic-looking. But, it's summer time. People are taking their sought-after vacations, and those holes in the work-schedule need to be filled. 

I'm finally going to see the Agatha Christie play, "Witness for the Prosecution", that Amy is in this coming Friday. Amy is playing the role of the Witness (for the prosecution). L O L! She STILL won't tell me who the murderer is! So, I MUST see the show! L O L! I'm going with my Aunt, Uncle, my 2nd cousin (their grand-daughter) and a friend of theirs. Apparently, they all are Agatha Christie fans! Currently, the plan is to have an outdoor BBQ this coming Friday afternoon, before we see the play. The weather forecast is not looking too good for that day, though. If it rains, we'll be eating indoors. Despite the weather, I'm looking forward to Friday!

Did a quick look-see to the last couple of "Good Morning" threads. Enjoyed the pictures that were shared! Hope all have a nice day today! 🙂

Ted

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Good Morning!

Ted, glad you made it through the three in a row.  As you know I'm not a good sleeper, and not getting out on time some days I prefer not to do three in a row unless I'm doing overtime.

BC, hope you had a nice beach filled weekend.  I'm hoping to see the beach myself tomorrow for the sunset.

Dianah, hope you had a nice weekend.  Going to be interesting how the band mixes with the bar crowd.  

Steph, hope you slept well and happy that Rex has been found.  He's so cute.  Hope the limping isn't anything.

J22, sounds like a crazy productive day for you!  Good luck with your procedure today.  Keep in touch when you can.  

Slowbro is going in for his annual teeth cleaning and is NPO for the anesthesia.  Right now is his breakfast time and he's not understanding why I'm not feeding him.  I need to trim his nails so they don't think I'm a bad daddy.  He always gets a treat after that, so I'm waiting until the last minute.

Yesterday in my post I said "Soon, I will leave all this drama behind."  I was mainly talking about retirement, but it might be a bit sooner than that.  

My big announcement!!!  I might be quitting my job!  I put in a preliminary application at a not-for-profit I want to work for.  This company has become the premier employer and health care provider for this area over the years while my hospital has been in decline.  There is a rumor that 100 people have lost their jobs this past week.  I don't know if that number is accurate and who they are.  It's not nurses or techs, but I do know of one manager of the float team and Admit Transfer Center that is going out on sick leave for surgery and was told her job was eliminated and won't be there when she comes back.

They seem to be a slowly sinking ship while the other facility is kicking butt and thriving.  Our hospital is the major trauma center and does a lot of indigent care and is "too big to fail" so it's not likely going to sink completely but I'm not happy and need a place I can feel comfortable for the next ten years.  If I was closely to retirement I would stick it out.

So long story short, I put an online preliminary application to this company to be on the float team.  They also have a med-surg position open.  

I haven't been on a job interview in 27 years, nor do I know how to make a resume, so wish me luck!!

The door to my garage that leads to the back yard was open this morning when I went into the garage for something.  Gave me the chills because I wonder if someone was snooping around through the night.  Everything, including the car seems in order.  Weird.

 

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Tweety - This is big news! I wish you well as you work towards a change in employment! With regards to writing a resume, it's my understanding that it's good to have it be no more than 1 page, short and concise. (This would be a real challenge for me because I tend to be very wordy! L O L!) Software programs like MS Word have templets for resumes. Check out those templets, if you have a word processing program. Also, "Google" might be helpful, too. There might be "How To's" specifically for healthcare professionals writing a resume. (Someone here on Allnurses might be willing to share good insight and guidance!!) Don't sell yourself short! You have a whole lot of experience to share, no matter where you work!! 🙂

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Tweety good luck with the application process, it does sound like a good time to leave

Ted once you see the play you can tell us who done it 🙂

Yesterday was busy, church then I drove to J's house and from there we drove to his sister's house for the get together.  Maybe about 20 to 30 people.   Was nice to see everyone, and the family from NY, but we were there more than 4 hours so I was pretty tired on the way home.  Did get to see a nice rainbow while I was headed home, probably one of the clearest ones I've even seen

Today it's back to work.  Need to talk to HR to find out why I didn't get paid

Rained yesterday, which was unexpected.  Not much rain in the forecast for the next week but will be quite hot

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Ted, that's very good advice.  I didn't think about the Word template and will look into using that. 

Joe, that sucks about not getting paid.

There are a couple of you that are friends of mine on Facebook and I would ask that you keep my looking for another job a secret.  I'll announce to Facebook when I finalize things in the weeks to come, if it even happens.  My boss and several coworkers are friends on my FB page.  Thanks.

 

 

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Morning-

Monday showed up too quickly.  My schedule is good today and I hope to get out on time.  I have to take my senior kitty to the vet tonight for a check up.  I'm concerned that Niko stresses her, as he won't get out of her face when she's in the house.  She's been peeing in places other than her litter box and that's not ok.  I've tried a bunch of different things without success.  She might benefit from a kitty sized dose of fluoxetine.  I'll have that conversation with the vet.  Physically, she seems fine.

Ted-I'm glad you'e going to see Amy's play.  The barbecue sounds like fun.  I hope the weather cooperates.

Tweety-It never hurts to explore other job opportunities.  You'd be an asset anywhere, and we spend too much time at work to be unhappy there.  Definitely google "nursing resume" to get some examples of how to structure yours.  Good luck!

Joe-Hope the pay situation gets straightened out today.  Sounds like you had a good time yesterday.

Dianah-The bar gig could open a whole new world for your band!  Let us know if it happens!

Hey to everyone else.  Hope you all are having a good day!

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Still morning, airless, hot and humid.

Got awakened at 10:15 AM by hubby calling up the stairs...."Nannie fell!"

She was trying to change the pup-pee-pad in the den; it's one of those 'WE will do that, Nannie!" tasks, and as usual anything that has "no /don't" attached to it, she'll do it, regardless. Way to go, Nannie.

So, she fell and I don't know from whence the blood drops came, she may have hit the back of her head, but primarily she broke her right wrist. She wanted US to pick her up and help her dress, etc., THEN take her to the hospital. Uh-uh. Hubby told her more than a few times, if she had a fall and hurt herself, it was the ambulance ... or she could walk to the ER. (tough love!)

After I checked her out, (she was sitting there on the floor)  I saw she wasn't passing out or anything, and the bleeding had essentially stopped; I ran back upstairs to pee and put on a bra and put in my bridge, and close the dogs up in my room.She was fussing about not being able to fix her hair before 'those men' arrived.

The First Responder arrived followed by another, then the fire-truck, ladders and all. After another minute or two the ambulance arrived. We had seven guys and one woman milling around Nannie and the den was FULL!  Her vital signs were perfect. Her narration of her medical history....not so much. She said things like, "Oh, I pass out ALL the TIME!" (she does not!)

When they asked her if she'd had any broken bones before, OY! --- She began with the "I was born double-club-footed" anecdotes. Fortunately they know how to cut to the chase and at that point hubby came back inside with some more EMT's, and was able to fill in the blanks. Fortunately she had just been to the doctor, so we were able to hand them the visit summary to get most of their questions answered.

So, hubby has gone off to follow the ambulance, and I get to stay home with the dogs. Hubby called and said I may have to bring her pj's and panties, etc... But if they have to operate on the wrist she won't be wearing her own clothes for a little while.

Anyway, I'm sitting here thinking about having to start doing personal care for her, because she is right-handed. Oh joy. 

Tweety, I'm excited you have the possibility of a change in your work-place. I would think that you'd not need much of a resume', because "27 years at one employer" kind of says it all. I await with bated breath to hear WHEN you start at the new place. (Nel, too, if you're reading this. Hint, hint.)

Ted, I won't spoil the play for you and tell you whomnmnmnm is the killer. (I saw the movie with Marlene and Tyrone, way back when.) Wish I could go and watch Amy shine on stage! No singing in this play, y'know. Or if there is, it would surprise me!!!

Joe, hope you get your $$ Pay ASAP!   

herring, j22, BCg, etc...and everyone....have a good day.

 

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Most of the bar patrons are in their 20's and 30's, 😂.  Here we are in our mid-60's!  Will see if we get a call from the bar owner. 

No Stars, NOOOOOO!  No Nannie falls!!  So sorry!  Keep us informed re: surgery and etc. 

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Ted: I know you will enjoy the play!

Joe: YES! They need to pay you ASAP!

No Stars: Oh no!

Tweety: I'm looking forward to whatever you post about the new hospital and such. I hope at different job they will appreciate you.

BCgradnurse: I hope you have a good day, and the Vet visit goes well.

Dianah: I was in a country group in my thirties. We mostly did charity events and fairs. I sang harmony, played autoharp, and rarely after LOTS of practice could play a fiddle song. I was never good enough to improvise. We did play in a couple local bars. It was fun. I enjoyed rehearsals as much as gigs. Rehearsals were often in our house or yard. The musicians were all friends of my husband. Once we were doing a Christmas Fair at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium and my Dad played with us because it was unpaid for charity. We had a really jazzy swingin' Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer. Best we ever sounded.

In 1978 the band was offered a job every Friday and Saturday night. I quit so they could use a different woman singer because I worked nights every other weekend. 

You are SO GOOD I think young people will love your music, except for the rare people ho don't enjoy that kind of music.

A couple years ago we heard the Chambers Brothers in concert at the Comedy Store. They did gospel like they did as boys in Mississippi. Then after intermission they did Rock music, including their #1 hit "TIME!"

They were young in this video. They sound the same, but are in their 80s. They once lived in the same building as my husband, and sometimes had lunch in his restaurant.

 

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herring, I've LOVED The Chambers Brothers since waaaay back in the mid-to-late 60's, the first time I ever heard them! Thanks for the link! This is only the 2nd time I've heard the live, extended version. I like the ways they segue from one part of the song to the next. I could actually crank up the volume because nobody is home except for me and my dogs. I was thinking, "Hey! I could play the cowbell!" and as the song went on...and on,  it dawned on me that if I had to 'cowbell' for 15 continuous minutes, you'd have to wrap ice around my elbow, wrist and shoulder, and dope me up! That's a lot of them-there repetitive movements! WHEW! 

TIME  means something else entirely to the dogs, and it almost is ....TIME, that is, for supper.

I just talked to hubby at the hospital. He said they "just got in the room. She got x-ray'd, her arm is broken and she has a cut on the head. We're waiting for the doctor now." That's the report. I feel sorry for him being stuck there, but it is best that one of us is there with her, d/t the dementia. I'll probably get my turn sitting in to keep her from doing anything ding-dong-DON'T. What'll be more challenging, though, will be the personal care once she's home. Bleck.  😒  Ooooooh WELL!

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herring, you have the most interesting stories!

 

No Stars, thanks for the Nannie update.

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Never listen to a tired, hungry, rattled husband!

Nannie's WRIST is broken; the doctor set it and they did an xray to find out if it will be stable enough to keep splinted and have NO surgery. And they stapled her head; well, the cut on the back of it, that is) In a little while they will discharge her and hubby will bring her and a pizza home.

Now it begins....

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