Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday - And I Have The Best Friends Part Deux

Well I have to tell you about Maren. She has been my hairdresser for almost 4 years now and she has the sweetest soul. Maren always lends a compassionate ear and is always inviting me somewhere, like to church, the Easter pageant, and to her ladies night out. I went to the Easter Pageant last year that her church puts on and it is absolutely amazing, and last night I met her and some friends for a quick ladies night out. I couldn't stay long (only about an hour) but is was so nice to get out among friends. No agenda, just a night out for a few hours among women.

Maren was the first person who donated to my cause, lol. She and her new husband of only a couple of months, along with her awesome sister, brought us over our first table and chairs. So here is another person who, after working all day on her feet, took the time to come over and help me out. I really am blessed!

So on another note, I am about to work a 3 day stretch and then fly out Monday night (0n my birthday) to Texas for the week. I plan on getting some good pictures if the camera cooperates, that is. Everyone will be there including Elizabeth and Hannah with her boyfriend, Justin. So a good time is to be had I'm sure.

Gotta pop off and get the boy up for school. Have a great day, a wonderful weekend, and a fantastic Thanksgiving!

Ciao, De ;)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Tuesday - And I Have The Best Friends

Most of you know I'm going through a divorce, but what you may not know is that even after a year of separation I still don't have much furniture as I just really don't have the extra moola right now. Well one of the things I really haven't had was a full-fledged dining table and chairs, but looky at what one of my friends brought over to me today! How cute is that? Caleb and I are sooo excited and we've already have had our first meal at the table....together. Kewl beans!

Oh and you know what my friend wanted in return for the table/chairs? Just to help someone else who needs it when I can. So that goes right to the point Betty is making in her journal about the goat. That table is my goat right now, but someday I'm going to buy someone a share in a well.
Ciao! De ;)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday - And I Don't Have a Title

Ha without words. No I'm just sitting here staring at the computer screen still trying to wake up. Gotta get in the shower soon if Caleb and I are going to the 5pm service at church as we are meeting his Dad at 6:30pm to exchange since I've gotta work tonight and tomorrow **Sigh**

I can't wait for my Thanksgiving holiday cause boy do I need a week off. The only thing I'm dreading is flying...actually had a panic attack about it earlier this week. Breath!

Oh I changed my music to only come on if you click on it. I noticed it was could be rather annoying if you weren't in the mood to listen anything. :)

Well, hope you all have had a wonderful weekend!

Ciao! De ;)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Thursday - And I'm Thankful

Well Betty has asked that we each participate in Thankful Thursday, so here are mine:

1. I, too, am thankful for the Lord and all that He bestowes upon me.

2. I am thankful for Hannah and Caleb who I love without measure and who I don't get to spend enough time with. It must be very difficult being my children. Enough said.

3. I am thankful for Elizabeth. She lived down the street and somehow snuck into my heart and became my third child. I am so proud of her for graduating from nursing school and the hard and often unthankful job she is doing.

4. I am thankful for my sister, Kathryn (yes dahling, you are my favorite, lol). She and I have been through so much and have a common thread in life. We should band together to fight the evil men of the world.

5. I am thankful for my Mother who listens tirelessly, or so it seems to me, to my endless gripes about my ex.

6. I am thankful for my job, my promotion, and my raise in an economy where many are losing theirs.

7. I am thankful for patients who come into the ER, whether they need to be there or not, for they are job security.

8. I am thankful for friends near and far, and in the cyber world. I have met such wonderful people but none have touched my heart like those unseen.

9. And that leads me to my conclusion where I have to say I wouldn't be participating in this Thankful Thursday if it wasn't for Betty. She is a wonderful, selfless person and I hope she knows what a special place she holds in my heart. Betty, I do hope we get to meet one day in this world before we meet in the next.

And now for a movie review....

88 Minutes
Very disappointing! What a waste of an awesome actor. Al Pacino is too good for this movie. Hokey music, predictable plot, poor acting, even poorer directing. Only reason I kept watching was to see if I was right about who was the actual villain. Glad I didn't waste my money at the theater, sorry I wasted it on the DVD. Wait till it comes out on TV and then skip it.

Speaking of dramas, that was the theme of things last night at work. Everyone had their agenda, or so it seemed. The one that is the winner of the night was a 25yr-old girl who came in basically for a medication refill. Now usually we medically screen these people out because that is not what the ER is for, but this girl was like "oh well I have pelvic pain and discharge" (my favorite, right Veronica?). So since I had the gyno room last night I inherited her. Boy was she a piece of work. Kept asking for Xanax, constantly. NP said no, no, no, and hell no. I gave the patient an antibiotic shot to help her with her PID (pelvic inflammatory disease) and told her it would be 20 minutes before she was discharged. "Um no, I need to go now and get my prescriptions" (she already knew NP wrote for 4 Xanax. I advised the patient that we hold people the 20 minutes after medications to make sure they don't have a reaction. "Well I won't so get me my prescriptions now." Not even a please. No, I told her, the best I could do was 15 minutes. This started a bargaining phase to which I won of course. I had no longer walked out of that room when she was on the call light telling the tech she was ready for her prescriptions now. I told him to tell her she was welcome to leave but it would be without her prescriptions as it wasn't 15 minutes yet. So she stayed. And when I went in to let her go, I told the patient she was not to ever try and bargain behind my back when I've already told her what the plan was and that we have rules in place to save people's lives. That girl came up off the bed and literally flew across the room at my face. I used one of my TKD moves on her and shoved her out of the way. I threw open the curtains to draw attention and get help if needed, then I yelled at her to get out of the ER before I had her arrested for assault and all the way out she was cussing and threatening me. OMG! Can I please have "real" sick patients and not those who just want drugs? Like I said...full moon drama.

On that pleasant note I think I'll call it a night.

Ciao! De ;)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tuesday - And Happy Veteran's Day

Just want to do a quick shout out to all the men and women of the armed forces and say Thank You for everything you do, have done, or will do for this great country. Your sacrifices are unlimited and appreciated. Freedom isn't free and you above all know the ultimate price.

And a special note of thanks to my Uncle Fred...thank you so much for being who you are and for everything you did to make our great nation free. I can only hope and pray that my son will grow up someday and be half the man you are.

God Bless our Military and God Bless the United States of America!

Ciao! De ;)

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Saturday - And it's Movie Review Time

Well once again the boy has picked a pretty good movie to take me too. Caleb had been saying he wanted to see Madagascar 2 so I surprised him when I picked him up from school yesterday and we went right away (after stopping to pick up some snacks at the local Circle K that is). It picks up where the first one left off, but the group is leaving to head back to New York, or so they think, and end up in Africa. Pretty cute movie. You'll enjoy it more than the first one, but with some crude humor, hence the PG rating. It is cute though and I found myself laughing out loud plenty of times. Once again though, I recommend not spending more than the matinee price.

I spent the last three days off and either not sleeping, or sleeping the night away. I swear I couldn't stay awake to save my life last night and fell asleep about 8 or 8:30. I attempted a couple of times to get up and stay up since I have to work tonight, but my body said "No! No more! Sleep you must!" lol. So here I am up since 8:30 this morning. I guess I will try and take a nap later on as I have to work the next three nights.

I guess I didn't tell you that I got my job promotion plus a pretty decent raise. I found out on last Friday. They came up from their original offer and I accepted. We had our first Clinical Coordinator meeting Thursday night, and they want me to orient for relief House Supervisor. That would be another notch in my resume so why not. I laughed when they asked me and said "do you think i will make it through the night without telling someone to kiss my ass?" I have a problem with being diplomatic when doctors call screaming, but I suppose I will have to bite my tongue to a degree. But at any rate, I will be orienting for the first several times so there is hope, lol.

Oh I am all set ticket wise for Thanksgiving. Looks like I will make it back from Texas after all, lol, but we will be staying a whole week. I can't believe how much it is costing to fly this year! Oh well, it will be worth it to spend time with my family, at least I think so right now, ha ha. But the down side is I HAVE TO FLY! OMGosh, I really hate to fly, right Betty? Oh man, I gotta move closer.

Yesterday was my baby sister's birthday. Happy Birthday Kathryn!!!

(Hannah & Kathryn 12/07)

Well, I'm bugging off to visit your blogs. Have a good weekend and don't get into too much trouble.

Ciao! De ;) is a little meme fun from Patrick

Saturday Six - Episode 239
Tag: Saturday Six — Patrick @ 2:09 am

Here are this week’s “Saturday Six” questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal…but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as “first to play,” you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!

1. If you had to fill in as a substitute teacher at a local middle school, what subject would you be most comfortable teaching? History or Science.

2. When you were in school, what was a better indication of your true understanding of what you were learning: class participation, the accuracy of your homework, or your test scores? Class Participation.

3. You meet someone for the first time and have a brief conversation with them. If you run into them the next afternoon, how likely are you to remember their name? Well it depends on what kind of impact they had on me, but I usually can remember the next day.

There Are 2 Gaps in Your Knowledge

Where you have gaps in your knowledge:


Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:


5. If you had “gaps” in your knowledge, did you expect to have them where they were predicted? If you had none, which of the listed subjects would be the ones you’d most expect gaps to be? I expected Art and Philosophy...some science.

6. If you could go back to school for one semester free of charge and “try again” with any subject, which one would you choose and why? Oh I’d choose Spanish instead of French for a foreign language. Would really help me out now living in the SW.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Tuesday - And I Voted

Well, in case you can't figure it out (ha ha) I voted this morning. And if I can work the last three nights, stay up, stand in line, and VOTE, and go back to work tonight, then you had better get your butt out there and vote too. So, no matter which way you vote, to the right or to the left or somewhere in between...JUST VOTE!

Don't disappoint me! Now I had better hit the sack so I can go save some more lives tonight.

Ciao! De ;)