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  1. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Sundee Aug 14 teeaitch

    Good evening all, Past few days have been busy. Between Wendesday Thursday and Friday I ended up working a total of 40 hours. I got home yesterday morning at 6:00 am (about 6 hours later than I should have). Had this weekend off. Yesterday I spent most of the day sleeping. Woke up at about 2 in the afternoon, was awake for a couple of hours and than fell back asleep until about 8pm. Got something to eat and stayed up till about midnight and went back to bed again. Today i have been a bit more productive, went to the bank (my bank has limited Sunday hours), stopped by the store to pick up stuff for lunch the next few days. Also had dinner with my family and was able to visit for a little while. Looking forward to this coming Thursday, planning on taking my nephew to the Detroit Zoo. They opened a new penguin house earlier this year, and about a week ago had a baby giraffe born at the zoo. Should be a fun day as long as the weather holds off. Depending on when you look and what forecast you look at they are predicting anything from sunny and in the 80's to thunderstorms. Going to enjoy the rest of my evening relaxing, and hope that this upcoming week is better.
  2. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Tuesday - August 2nd, 2016 - Good Morning!

    Ted, we are getting the omnicell, looks like it will be a better machine than what we have right now. It will only have our back up meds, still have Med carts for each hall. The nice thing is that it will also have our controlled substances in it, so no having to go to the Med room with another nurse to pull from the back up box, which is basically a tool box. The meeting with the new administrator and interim DON was interesting and was a time for us to bring up our concerns. There will be a lot of changes to come, which eventually will make things better hopefully. My missing amount from my check should be coming in either tomorrow or Thursday at the latest. Thankfully they were able to get it figured out with out too much difficulty.
  3. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Tuesday - August 2nd, 2016 - Good Morning!

    Ted the video was great and looks like Amy had a lot of fun. Agree makes me want to see the entire show now :)
  4. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Tuesday - August 2nd, 2016 - Good Morning!

    Good morning all, Ted video was not working for me, might be my phone connection will try again later. Joe hope the migraine is completely gone and does not have an encore. Spidey's mom hope it is not too expensive to fix the air conditioner. Far, hope you are able to have a relaxing day today. Hi Fran, still catch the occasional episode of curios George myself although my nephew is starting to get old enough that he tends to watch other shows now. Getting ready to head in for training on the new pixsus machine they are putting in at work. Then this afternoon have a mandatory meeting with the new administrator. Not sure if I will be working this afternoon or not, already at 40 hours for the week with two days left for the pay period, all depends on what staff has been scheduled, what the census is, and if they will continue to run us with bare-bone staffing. So either I am working this afternoon or if my hours get cancelled I will stop by the gym to get a work out in before heading home. Hoping today that they have a check for the amount my paycheck was short of last Friday, I had overtime hours from the other facility that got missed, if so the car payment will be sent out also. Have a great day all.
  5. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Monday August 1, 2016

    Good Monday afternoon all, Tweety sorry to hear that you are still having pain with your shoulder. Sabby hope your week goes well, always nice to have a relaxing weekend. Joe it is wonderful that things are going well with J and that you are able to feel more comfortable and be your self. It takes awhile for me to let people in, too many times of being hurt. I have become more cautious of who i allow to get close and tend to keep that circle small. Stars happy that you missed the mess on the roads last night, I have had a few times when that kind of thing has happened. Had someone watching out and keeping me from getting into the middle of some bad accidents on the highways. Herring hope the Drs appointment goes well and you and your husband enjoy lunch out. I have been busy working over the past few days, put in another 12 hour day yesterday. I am already at 36 hours for the pay week which goes through Wednesday. I am scheduled to work all of those days also, so either I will be getting some unexpected days off, or I will be getting a lot of overtime this week. I have been doing good at making it to the gym to work out since I joined last week. Not going to make it today, had a final exam for my math class this morning and possible work this afternoon. If I work, I figure this evening I will be tired enough that I will be better off on trying to get some sleep. Will make it to the gym probably tomorrow though before the mandatory meeting with the new administrator. Have a wonderful Monday all.
  6. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Saturday July 23, 2016

    Good afternoon all, Another warm day here, suppose to be warmer than yesterday although the humidity is not suppose to be as bad. Either way it is still warm out, already above 90. This weekend I am working, with the change to full time my weekends that I worked changed. I am working at the other facility today so not sure where I will be at. The last time I worked, I was on the secure dementia unit and of course on the night of the full moon. The shift went fairly well, only had a couple of people with some behavior issues, both sun downing. The one had prn Ativan available for anxiety which helped. The other did not have anything available so as soon as I was able I gave them their night meds along with some pain medication hoping something would help. Tonight and tomorrow I am not sure where I will be at, but will take it as it comes. Tweety enjoy the movie tonight, saw it last night and really enjoyed it. Have a good weekend all.
  7. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Thursday July 21 2016

    Happy Birthday Stars!
  8. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Thursday July 21 2016

    Good morning all, Joe hope the stomach problems have resolved this morning. St Neoster it seems like getting in to some doctors is impossible. A few years ago I had to change my general dr due to the insurance I had at the time. It was a months wait to get in for a new patient appointment, and forget about seeing the dr that day if something came up and you needed to see them right away. As soon as my insurance changed to something that my old dr would accept I went back with no hesitations. Hopefully the wait goes by quickly for you with out too much discomfort before your appointment. Just finished off another work week with 6 hours of overtime for this week. The paycheck next week will be really nice. Have today and tomorrow off from work. This morning have a math test and after that I have an appointment at 1pm to get my nails done. Have never had somebody do a manicure for me, so looking forward to it. Decided to have shellac polish put on. The lady I am going to see has the cheapest prices in town and she is certified by CND, so hopefully it is done correctly. We will see how it goes. I just have no talent when it comes to doing my own nails, never getting the shaping right in them. Afterwards I need to pick up a birthday card for my mom, her birthday is tomorrow. The plan at the moment is that my dad and I will be taking her out for dinner. I am working on trying to get them to let me pay for at least part of it. Off to to finish first cup of coffee this morning, grab a quick shower and maybe get a second cup of coffee before I need to be out the door. Have a great day all :)
  9. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Wednesday July 20, 2016

    Stars the feeding the dogs reminds me of when we had German shepards, it got to the point you could not even spell the word food. We started using pig Latin when talking about food around them it worked for awhile.
  10. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Wednesday July 20, 2016

    Good morning, Tweety hope the appointment goes well. Joe going to be hot here also, depending on what weather report look at have seen everything from mid 90's to over a hundred I have been hearing. BC hope your birthday went well and you have a good time with your kids this evening. It has been awhile since I last posted, have been busy with work and the current math class that I have been taking. Last week I worked a total of 55 hours and this week I have actually had shifts cancelled since I am a few hours away from 40 for the pay period. Our pay weeks run from Thursday to Wednesday. Our census has been low so I have been picking up some of my hours at one of the other facilities to keep my hours. This past week the hours that I have worked at my facility I have been doing the treatments, usually we don't have a full time wound/treatment nurse. It has been an interesting change of pace although I am not sure if that is something I would want to do full time right now. With being so new to being a nurse I want to get the experience in as a floor nurse and have the time to get comfortable in that position and work on my time management skills. It does look like when they do have the 8 hour nurses start working the floor again that I will have a permanent place that I will be working with a unit manager who does seem to be supportive and approachable which will be nice. Hope everyone has a great day!
  11. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Tuesday July 5, 2016

    At least one will try to push the door open, that and they like to play the game get my paw, one is on each side of the door and all of a sudden you will see a paw come in underneath. Leonard tends to like to sit on the edge of the tub when I am taking my shower between the curtain and the liner, doesn't get wet that way. That and anything box like someone has to get into it. I have a picture of Leonard when he was a kitten less than 12 weeks old sitting in my large stock pot that I had out in preparation to cook Thanksgiving dinner. Look at him now and it is hard to believe that he was that small, lol.
  12. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Tuesday July 5, 2016

    Did not know that about Sheldon Leonard, I had named these guys after Big Bang series :)
  13. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Tuesday July 5, 2016

    The orange one is Taz he is 5 years old if I remember correctly. The black one is Sheldon, Leonard and Sheldon are brothers and are going to be 3 years old this fall. Leonard is big boy about 17 pounds and all muscle.
  14. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Wednesday July 6th, 2016

    It is crazy what the cost of college is now. When I first started at this community college out of high school in the late 90's I was paying less than half of what they charge now per credit hour. Heck the couple of semesters I did at a four year university in early 2000 was about what it is now.
  15. Leonardsmom,LPN

    Wednesday July 6th, 2016

    Off work today, plans are to study and do some laundry. Also need to make some decisions about schooling being denied my financial aid because I have over the 150% allowed and maximum time frame appeal was denied. Checking into it, without the financial aid I am unable to pay the $16000 that it would cost for the next year. So need to make some decisions quick one which would be asking if they have a full time position available at work. Also going to research some possible options for completing my RN which would be more affordable. Find it funny that the school raised its tuition by 12.5 percent for this upcoming year to hire more student success specialists and tutors to improve their retention rate... Been reading up on excelsior on the forums and their website, might be a possible option which looks like it would be affordable.