Herring, hope MIL gets well. Such a fine line with these old folks. I had a dehydrated 90 year old patient that went into fluid overload on IV fluids the other day and had to give her a low dose lasix to help with that. She made it to rehab when I worked the other day so she was okay. But you put out one fire, and another starts up.
Nel, I always have a resentment about "customer service" training. It's quite simple...good staffing equals good customer service and I do not need any training on how to be a good nurse. That river of poop situation sounds like the one I saw the next shift dealing with while I was charting (and call lights going off with one tech tied up in a room with an 18 to one ratio...there goest those customer service scores).
J22, did you wind up watching any Netflix? I just watched a series on megacities which highlighted four megapolis's around the world (Dehli, Mexico City, Moscow and Hong Kong). I enjoyed them except there were no subtitles when they were talking with non-English speakers.
Had a poor nights sleep again. Hard a hard time falling asleep and slept fitfully. Sometime after 1AM I took 1/2 a sleeping pill and slept a few hours. Up early so as not to ruin tonight's sleep. Waiting to see if I'll be called in. It would be an 8 hour shift from 11-7, not a 4 hour shift. Again, I'd be happy not to do it. I don't need the money, but like Dianah said, it's for "life", and after paying off my debt a few weeks ago, I could use some emergency money and spending money.
I had an okay day off yesterday. Mowed the front grass. It was quite warm and the air conditioner came on. Made a lovely "Cambodian sweet and sour eggplant and tofu" dish. I added the tofu actually and it cut back on the sweet. Was quite good. Bowling team did well last night. We jumped back up to 11th place.
I need to mop the floors and cook something for dinners the next couple of days. If I don't get called in I hope to go to yoga. I finished up a 20 class pass. But if I don't get to work today, I will not, I will not, I will not volunteer for Friday and work 5 12's in a row again.
Have a great day!