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Home Vs Work

Saturday, February 20, 2010

The pattern is holding - the weeknights are extremely busy with the hospital being full - so it's hard to clear the Emergency Department. Makes the shifts frustrating for everyone - staff, patients & visitors.


Then, the weekend - suddenly people are better and can go home - frees up beds upstairs and we can get the admissions up - plus, we don't get the large numbers coming into the ER to start with. We're sitting around most of the night.


So, tonight I was the scheduled 3d nurse, with 2 techs and a clerk, and the doc. (We have less staff on the busy nights - go figure) Hmm - have too many vacation hours accumulated - by the end of the year. If I don't burn enough, I'll be in a use or lose situation. Can I have off tonight? If no one else calls off, yes. So, I'm sitting here hoping I don't get called in. (Please, please, please!)


Just a funny picture:

  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 10:49PM

    Hope you got the night off!
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ALEXSGIRL1 2/21/2010 9:32AM

    nice blog i hope you get the night off. emoticon

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 2/20/2010 10:20PM

    Great blog!!! Loved the pictures too!!

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LINDAKAY228 2/20/2010 9:47PM

    Here's hoping you don't get called in!
It seems strange to me that weeknights are busier than weekends. I would have thought more stuff happens on weekends, and doctor's offices are closed, etc. Hmmm, learned something new.

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MARLENE160 2/20/2010 9:28PM

    great pics!

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Cat Superstitions

Saturday, February 20, 2010

(from catquotes.com)

Dreaming of white cat means good luck. - American superstition


It is bad luck to see a white cat at night. - American superstition


If a cat washes behind its ears, it will rain. - English superstition


A strange black cat on your porch brings prosperity. - Scottish superstition


A cat sneezing is a good omen for everyone who hears it. - Italian superstition


A cat sleeping with all four paws tucked under means cold weather ahead. - English superstition

  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 10:52PM

    LOL Those are so cute!!! Thank you!!!
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LINDAKAY228 2/20/2010 9:40AM

    Your blogs are always so fun. I really look forward to them everyday!

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TOMWDCSKC 2/20/2010 3:22AM

    Very cool emoticon

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PATHUMPHRIES 2/20/2010 1:23AM

    Love your blog, especially the first one about "ceiling cat"....toooo funny!

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It's Going to be a Good Night

Friday, February 19, 2010

Somehow. Someway. It's busy again with people waiting to be admitted and no beds up there. Sheesh! It's like a broken record.

(Actually, that's the wrong picture, but I couldn't find one suggesting "buzz-bip-buzz-bip-buzz-bip")

Slept really well today - got home and whipped the pups around the mile walk, then I crashed. Actually woke up to find I was still wearing my glasses, the bed lamp was on, and the book was in my bed. I don't even remember reading it when I laid down!


Doing OK today with nutritional and fitness goals. Yeah!


  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 10:56PM

    I do that too, luckily I haven't broke them yet!
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NEED2DROP50 2/19/2010 10:47AM

    Good job! And getting sleep is so important. I slept last night too!

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Wacky Wednesday

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I got up at 0200 (2 AM) this morning (bed @ midnight)- had planned to go to the gym and do the treadmill after sunrise. Watched a dopey movie about Sherlock Holmes (definately NOT one based on Doyle!), and got sleepy again about 0530. Back to sleep until 1000 - I had the alarm set for 1400 (2P). Couldn't get back to sleep ... read a while ... tried to sleep ... read ...tossed & turned ... gave up. I was the opposite of those sleepy dolls - lay me down and my eyes opened - stand up, and they drooped. Grrr.


Got up finally at 1530 (3:30). Walked the pups the long way around the neighborhood (3.3 miles). Takes about 70 minutes. I'm awake now! Blew off the gym & treadmill. Spark People is nagging me that I'm getting too many calories burned - need to recalculate my intake calories. OK ... soon.


Getting ready for work tonight - I will NOT let the noise bother me tonight -even if I have to stuff my ears!

  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 11:00PM

    Good luck with the noise, too much noise will stress me out and give me headaches too!
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JOY1918 2/17/2010 8:48PM

    You got up at 2am, I assume because you couldn't sleep? Next time do an at home work out, that might keep you awake.

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Pancake Day!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010



Also known as Shrove Tuesday (for shriving or obtaining absolution for your sins) and Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). It's the day to eat up all the fats, sweets, eggs, and goodies before Lent. I don't do Lent and fasting (or more acurately, semi-fasting), but I'm gonna get me some pancakes today!


I've got a plan - walk the pups (1.5 miles), go to the gym and do the treadmill (4 miles) and circuit training, and, later, walk to the IHOP (about half a mile away). I recently discovered the IHOP's 2X2X2 "IHOP for Me" meal - eggbeaters (equivalent of 2 eggs), 2 slices turkey bacon, and 2 pancakes (no butter and with sugar-free syrup). About 400 calories. Yum!


I have planned for the calories, carb, etc , so I should be safe. Just have to avoid their "All you can eat pancakes" special. Oddly enough, the IHOP has "National Pancake Day" scheduled for next Tuesday. A week late for Fat Tuesday this year, but you can get a short stack of 3 pancakes free with a donation to the Children's Miracle Network.






  
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VICIOUS421 2/21/2010 11:13PM

    Pancakes are yummy!!!! I need pancakes now!!!!! LOL
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LINDAKAY228 2/17/2010 10:19AM

    That IHOP meal sounds so good! Too bad the closest one to me is about 2 hours away. Or maybe it's actually a good thing LOL.

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YAFENELRA 2/16/2010 6:24PM

    I should have planned for pancakes today but don't have enough calories left now. : (

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SUEPER89 2/16/2010 3:35PM

    Hope you enjoyed them! I enjoyed your blog. The animals are adorable!

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SIANBRANNON 2/16/2010 3:28PM

    I am jealous. Pancakes....

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SBATES63 2/16/2010 3:21PM

    Enjoy. Hubby requested pancakes (and eggs and bacon, etc) for dinner on Valentine's Day, so that's what we had. There is something really comforting about having breakfast for dinner.

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