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NanaPoo

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    Signing up for nursing without researching

    Ugh, right? When I was growing up I thought nurses wore white dresses and hats and stood around waiting for nurses to do what doctors said. That's why I never wanted to be one. I got a Spanish degree then had no idea what to do. Ended up working in the office of a home health company. When those nurses found out I spoke Spanish, they took me on some visits to interpret and I was SO amazed at what nurses could do. I was fascinated by their knowledge base, their independence, and their confidence. Where were the doctors to run the show?? This was incredible. As quickly as possible, I was back in school, getting my nursing degree but, as I went to school, I was working on the local hospital floor getting tech experience. It wasn't a surprise when I hit the floor as a real nurse. The salary was no surprise nor was the workload or schedule. It was tough, stressful and scary but it was exactly what I expected. Nursing isn't what I pictured as a child, though. Standing around in my starched white dress and hat waiting for the doctor to tell me what to do next...
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    10/17 What I Learned This Week

    My hubby's grandmother used to visit in her big white Cadillac. She'd show up at the front door with a handful of straws and napkins that she'd brought to us after she'd stopped at Wendy's on her way to see us. "I brought you some things," she'd say. She never bought anything she could steal for free from a fast food restaurant.
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    10/17 What I Learned This Week

    You guys are way nicer than me. I've already promised to light a match to both my parents and in-laws houses when they go. I am the queen of minimalism and hubs is always blaming me for throwing his stuff away but he's probably correct on all counts. If something sits still for more than 5 minutes, into the trash it goes! I'm always saying if I die first, hubs and mini-Pooh will be on Hoarders:Buried Alive within the month. God Bless 'em.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    In my brief stint as a MA instructor in an inner city I realized I also needed to teach sex ed...and I did. I taught a full week of STIs and general sex ed to primarily young ladies who were already moms but had never been taught the very basic basics. Their personal experiences were frighteningly reminiscent of the movie, "Precious." One girl in particular was taught about sex from her mom and a broom handle. I'll go no further.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    This article from an hour ago says he's improving. Lamar Odom used cocaine, up to 10 sexual performance supplements before hospitalization
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    HAHAHA...I'm just now even reading the second part of that post. Darn those hair weaves and their HIV.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Did he really die? I read this morning that he was responding some and improving.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Ha! Years ago our neighbor's ferret got loose and into my backyard. My german shepherd chased it into my dryer vent and then barked at it and tortured it to death. I had no idea all this was going on (I was in clinicals all day). A day or two later the laundry room began to smell like death...then the downstairs...then the entire house. We couldn't figure it out. We finally figured out there was a dead ferret deep in our dryer vent then I remembered back to the day my dog was obsessed with/barking at the side of the house and it all came together. It was quite the Saturday we had trying to retrieve the little dead guy from deep within the recesses of our first home! Oh, but the dead animal smell...
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Ok, I totally thought I was quoting Ood's dead animal below her house post there.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Wednesday morning at 2 a.m. I heard banging and chewing above my head (in the attic). Take note that hubs has been out of town roughly 15 weeks. Our neighborhood was a pecan orchard in a previous life and there are random pecan trees scattered about. Apparently, rats just LOVE pecans and, thus, we tend to have roof rats who then become attic rats. So, yesterday, Poo Jr and I spent the evening setting a cage trap and lots of huge rat snap traps in the attic. That was a first for this city girl. Honestly, I'd only seen snap traps on Tom & Jerry cartoons. After work I get to go back up and look for dead bodies. I'm kinda' excited.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Ohhh, Queen! I'm the same way. I just turn it up and then get sad thinking "what if Freddie were still here?" Think of the awesome music that could've been. My 11 yr old daughter thankfully doesn't mind my going full volume on all things Queen. My mom used to embarrass the jebesus out of me running into the room and doing "The Jerk" to my 80's music. Sheesh, mom. But now I totally do the running man to purposefully embarrass Poo Jr and her friends totally crack up (or they love laughing at me when I'm gone.) But, WHO CARES...I'm awesome at the running man!
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Indeed. If you like horse meat and aisles designed out of boxes. Actually, Aldi's is pretty cool if you want to save major dollarini's on fruits and veggies. Otherwise, their food kinda grosses me out. And, plan on taking your grocery list and shopping at two stores because they will not have everything you need. At this point in my life, ain't nobody got time fuh dat.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    Ewww, Far.No.
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    I'm Southern but I tend to say "even a blind squirrel will find a nut."
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    10/10 What I learned this week

    I might know some LOTR and HP because hub and daughter watch it but I hate that fairytale elven crap. I read the Twilight stuff but it was SO teen angst and ridiculous. Hunger Games was good until the final book and that was so meh that I couldn't even finish the book. I haven't seen Game of Thrones but I don't think I could get through it because everyone looks so unbathed. Walking Dead looks great but no one will watch it with me AND that's typically Real Housewives trash tv night at my house. But Breaking Bad? There is NO better television. Oh, I miss that show!
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