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I hit a roadblock!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Yes I said roadblock!!I think that we all no matter how strong we are,Hit a roadblock!Well I hit one and i felt so down and humdrum that I wanted to cry!!!My husband,bless him,tried to cheer me up.I was landscaping the backyard and I could hear my mama's voice saying.It's okay susieQ we all have our moment now,suck it up and move forward!She was the type to spare no hurt feelings.I loved that about her!I was feeling sorry for myself and digging in the dirt.Crying big huge alligator tears while I was watering the bushes.I felt arms come around me and a kiss at the top of my head.It was my husband.I just turned around and let the floodgates open.He has to deal with me,4 daughters and 3 granddaughters even the dog is a girl.He gets cried on all the time!I guess its the weight coming off I dont know,maybe its menopause.It's like a cleansing of my soul because I hold alot inside to the point I cry.I didnt want to exercise,count calories,or eat right.I guess thats why alot of people are fat because its alot easier NOT to watch our diets,lay around and be lazy.My husband marched me to the treadmill and said,GET ON!I said NO!he picked me up and placed me on there and started it up.He said dont try anything woman!I schlepped along boringly for ten minutes until my body started loving it.I was off and jogging.He can be a pain and a BF!!Afterwards he grilled me some chicken,roasted some veggies and a baked potato and wheat rolls.....He's the best!When i'm faced with a roadblock from now on,I'll just climb over it emoticonI should have known that already..... emoticonSUSAN

  
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HICKOK-HALEY 8/30/2011 4:01AM

    Your Hubby sounds so sweet. And then to make you a good dinner!

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MARTHASPARKS 8/29/2011 10:10PM

    An d if you can't climb over the roadblock, you are lucky enough to have someone who will haul your butt over it. Sometimes even Little Miss Sunshine needs a good cry...I know because I am joyful, positive, grateful and happy but every now and again, I need a good cry. it's just a way of blowing off steam in a harmless way instead of venting it at those close to us in a hurtful way.

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IILAAD65 8/29/2011 9:22PM

    You are sooooooooo lucky and blessed to have someone to lean on and who knows you sooooooooo well he knew exactly what to do!!

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LHLADY517 8/29/2011 9:02PM

    We are definitely fortunate to have such supportive husbands.

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TRESSWANN 8/29/2011 8:42PM

    Great. You are blessed. And it's good to cry

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/29/2011 8:32PM

    What a wonderful man; what a wonderful husband; what a wonderful friend. He knew just what you needed -- then took good care of you. Sweet!!

Glad your back and it's ok to cry. I've been through menapause and I vote for it!!! emoticon

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BAKERICLISA 8/29/2011 6:34PM

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SUECHRIS50 8/29/2011 5:43PM

    amen sister!!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/29/2011 5:40PM

    Glad you are feeling better. emoticon This heat is not helping. It is zapping our energy.

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Texas Hot... blues!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Man,it's hot and It's hard to even go out to take the dog for potty breaks!The 100's have been here for 78 consecutive days with NO rain emoticonMy husband has been working 6/12 hour days and this was the only day he could get out....WHEW!!!I mean it was blistering,stifling,dry miserable HEAT.I could just stay home and hibernate until it passes but Its not possible.My washer and dryer are in my garage and I had to wash dh uniforms and socks!Grrr....109 and heat index of 114.Its scary that people are dropping like flies from this heat......pray for us emoticonSUSAN

  
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MARTHASPARKS 8/30/2011 11:22AM

    I wish they had called this a global weather shift instead of global warming - then maybe people would really believe in it. I hope you get some relief soon!

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MAMAG476 8/29/2011 12:11PM

    OMGoodness! It has been pretty nice in Iowa. I will pray for you and cooler weather. Hope everything else is going good. Kendra survived her golden birthday and mother received no phone calls to come bail her out. So she really is growing up. We may reach adulthood in a couple years. emoticon Hang in there. God bless Sandra

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MARVEEME 8/28/2011 10:18PM

    My prayers continue.
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May relief arrive soon!

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HICKOK-HALEY 8/28/2011 7:44PM

    That is tough. We have been 107 the last few days. Not as long as you though, and our humidity isn't as bad. I keep praying for a break for ya'll!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/28/2011 7:34PM

    Looking forward to next week...upper 90's. Who would have thought 98-99 would look good. emoticon

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DIVALADY 8/28/2011 7:04PM

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DEBBIEOLMOS57 8/28/2011 6:47PM

    it will get cooler in time

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Patience is a virtue

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Trust me when I say I have the patience of a saint...most of the time!Kayla on the other hand wants something yesterday!!I can sit in waiting rooms,DMV,the pharmacy,the car repair,lines at the grocery,lab,etc.recently we were having an oil change and She's ready to die in ten minutes!I just get a book and read.She hmmms and haws and is starving to death!I handed her a breakfast bar and she says dont you have any candy?No,thats all I have.Well,can I go and get something?okay!Oh blessed Peace!!!In walks a sulky teen boy,Im starving to death!!he says.His mom pulls out an apple,ewwww!! dont you have a candy bar?Everyone in there started laughing and Kayla comes back with a bag of candy bars and says Oh Hi Justin!!We all were laughing so hard and they both just looked at us like,LOONEYTUNES!!They are classmates!They were sitting down happily sharing candybars and talking.Please dont leave!!I prayed..... emoticonSUSAN

  
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SHASSYSUE2 8/27/2011 9:28PM

    I think our kids would be BEST friends!! Ha Ha Ha!!!

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MARTHASPARKS 8/27/2011 6:38PM

    Just remember that this is the same Kayla that those women were oohhing and aaahing about - with such lovely manners...kids are always at their best in herds. And at their worst in herds... emoticon

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ARLENE_MOVES 8/27/2011 4:42PM

    Thanks emoticon

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BARBAELLEN 8/27/2011 4:21PM

    I love Kayla stories. (I hate to tell you how much she sounds like me when I was that age. Uh-oh!) Anyhow, I'm glad she's not moving away any time soon! Thanks for sharing!
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STESSOUTCHICK1 8/27/2011 4:03PM

  Very cute and i relate

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KOFFEENUT 8/27/2011 3:45PM

    I think Mark Twain had the right idea - you should put children in a barrel and feed them through a hole until they become teenagers. Then you should plug up the hole!

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 8/27/2011 3:27PM

  What a cute story. Don't you just love teenagers.

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nursing home abuse:part 2

Friday, August 26, 2011

So,I get asked to come over to the nursing home!I got there and here are my old friends sitting in the office,looking angry and wont make eye contact.Miss administrator asks me exactly what I thought could be happening to the residents.I tell her about the bruises(Im aware older folk bruise easy)I tell her of the fear in thier eyes when Nurse Weird(thier nickname)comes in the residents room.I tell about Maudes soiled diaper!She turned to ask the patients to give thier side.Mum,nothing,notta!!!I said,Be mad all you want but I'm being your voices.At least they will have a reason to investigate if something happens.Nobody would talk to me,so I got up to leave and who should step in the room???Nurse Weird!!!The old folks were asked to wait outside.To make a long story short...she admitted to physical and mental abuse!She is on leave pending psychiatric counseling so she could get her job back.I left without any of the folks saying anything....they feel like I betrayed thier trust.....I would do the same thing again!! It's ok and I understand and I will go back next week because I love them all! They are pouting for now....I do feel like a traitor but just a little........ emoticonSUSAN

  
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JOYSGARDEN 8/30/2011 4:16PM

    I agree with ourmama. They are afraid she will be back, and the abuse will be worse and more often. I'm glad the home handled it so quickly. Eventually the elders will realize she's not there, and they'll be back to being like they were before all this happened..... Way to go!

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SHASSYSUE2 8/27/2011 9:33PM

    You ABSOLUTELY did the right thing!!!! I am so glad that she is out of there until she gets help. It is the same thing that happens in so many abuse cases.. Nobody wants to admit that it is happening. Children will deny it, Battered Woman will deny it, and Seniors will deny it.... It is so sad... It takes strong and wonderful people like you to be their voice... I am so PROUD of you!!! HUGS!! Shannon

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TRESSWANN 8/27/2011 4:27PM

    You did the right thing. Thank goodness

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JFROGDIVA 8/27/2011 3:09PM

    GOOD for you!!!! When I lived in Florida, I was the DON of a nursing home & then a nurse consultant for the company!!!! It is SO important for people to come forward so that things like this can be investigated!!!! You did the RIGHT thing!!!!

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MSGUIDEDLEMMING 8/26/2011 10:52PM

    Good for YOU. The same kind of thing happened to my mother. She had no one to speak up for her except for me and my brother.
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BBORDEN86 8/26/2011 12:48PM

    Way to stand up for what you believe in!!! I'm surprised she admitted to that, but had you NOT reported that YOUR license would have been at jeopardy to continue to let it go on. emoticon

I know that's a tough situation to be in! The residents might be mad now, but they will be thankful when it's NOT happening anymore!! Give it time.

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TXGRANDMA 8/26/2011 11:57AM

    Good for you for standing up for those unable to stand up for themselves! That is intolerable to treat people that way! Hopefully "Nurse Weird" never is able to use the title "Nurse" again. If she is a licensed nurse, her license should be forcably revoked. You need to report this to the State Board of Nursing in the appropriate state.
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LJCANNON 8/26/2011 10:30AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonThank you for standing up for them!! It is never easy to report any abuse because so often the victims are too scared to say anything. Obviously there was idence or Nurse Weird would not be gone (even temporarily).

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ALICIA214 8/26/2011 10:25AM

 

I have heard stories about abuse in nursing homes and I think it is shameful
it seems that bullying runs the whole spectrum and high time it is stopped.
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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/26/2011 10:21AM

    I agree, they are just afraid. Once they are sure they will be taken care of in love they will come around. emoticon

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MARVEEME 8/26/2011 10:17AM

    They're scared, but after a week without Nurse Weird, they'll come around.

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nursing home abuse?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

I had my day with the residents of a nursing home yesterday.They insinuated that Nurse Weird is hurting them and I cant tell anyone!She does not like me but I know she hates the patients there.It's in her mannerisms that I can tell. I overheard her telling another nurse that Maude could wear the soiled diaper all day for all she cared.Maude has early alzheimers!I was ready to rip her damned hair out I was so mad.She didnt see me standing there and turned to walk out.Really?You need another job lady!!!She turned white and looked shocked!She had the nerve to tell me what she went through.What she is going through???These people depend on her and she has been pinching them and rough handling them where the camera cant see!I went to the administrator and she told me she would look into my accusation.Did I do the right thing??Am I a traitor??I love those people like family,if someone is hurting them there will be Hell to pay....... emoticonSUSAN

  
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JOYSGARDEN 8/30/2011 4:13PM

    Yes Susan, you did the right thing. Stay on it so it doesn't get buried. If she pinches and handles them rough, who knows what else she will do with some of the most childlike patients. I used to work in a nursing home, and I've seen the "good, the bad and the ugly". Thanks for sticking up for those who can't do it themselves.

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BBORDEN86 8/26/2011 12:45PM

    You did the right thing!!! It's your job to report suspected abuse. Whether true or not at least you did your job. I used to be a CNA, so I know. I'd rather report something I thought was happening and find out it wasn't, then find out it was and I didn't. Keep up the great work. More nursing homes need caring people like you!!!

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DIANAOR1 8/26/2011 7:32AM

    Bless your heart! You are doing the right thing.

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SUNSET24 8/26/2011 1:56AM

    You SWEET angel emoticon,

Thank God you were there to witness it all

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GODDESS181 8/26/2011 12:46AM

    You did the right thing. I have no patience with caregivers who don't treat their folks well. Sorry you had to be put in that position. Hope the system works and you get support. No matter what she may think twice next time.
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MNOT2THICK 8/25/2011 11:16PM

    Great job. Thank you for defending the defenseless.

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SHASSYSUE2 8/25/2011 8:18PM

    GO GET EM TIGER!!!! Don't let anyone make you feel that you were in the wrong!! Hopefully this will put Nurse Ratchett on notice, that she is being watched!!! To many times we choose to NOT "get involved" and that is truly the crime!!! Love you Sister!!!

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JENNYD97 8/25/2011 7:15PM

    You go girl! If you didn't say something who would have, those patients need a voice! Like you said they are there for help.

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THEWINNER33 8/25/2011 4:01PM

    Bravo!! And if nothing happens from telling the administrator, every state has an state ombudsman for the elderly. The number should be posted in every nursing home. If it isn't check telephone book, tell the local police, tell thwe newspapera. I worked in a nursing home the last years befote I retired. Those dear people deserve the best. Most staff are kind and caring, but one rotten apple besmirched us all. Hugs, Marcia

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LGAR519 8/25/2011 3:57PM

    There are evil people in this world! I can't begin to tell you what I would do if anyone ever mistreated my 93 y/o Mom. You did the right thing!!!

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MARVEEME 8/25/2011 3:45PM

    You are a blessing, my dear. You have done the right thing, and the truth cannot be denied. If they choose to ignore your complaint, be watchful for a future incident. You have already done what you can on this incident, and if they choose to keep her on and just "write her up" for this infraction, either you will see an improvement in her dealings with the patients, or she will become even more secretive in activities of abuse, so you will need to be more creative to witness them. Good luck and my prayers are with you.

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SNOWANGELDIVA 8/25/2011 1:27PM

    Thank you so much Sue for defending the defenseless.
Bless you!!
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ARLENE_MOVES 8/25/2011 1:17PM

    You did a hard thing because of issues it could cause for you, but if you don't who will. We all need to stand up and report abuse of anyone. I recently did it for a friend who was putting up with spousal abuse. I ended up in court with her, but her spouse is now in jail because of it. She lived with me for awhile and I saw so much fear in her. It was so sad. These people can't or won't speak up for themselves and sadly sometimes their own loved ones don't believe them when they tell them.

Horrah for you!!!

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MRE1956 8/25/2011 1:07PM

    emoticon so much for doing the right thing for seniors! Would that more people show such courage.....



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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 8/25/2011 12:41PM

    I have a special place in my heart for the elderly. Plus I truly believe God wants us to care and love for our elders. Hurting an older person to me is as cruel and distasteful as hurting a child.

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BYEPOUNDS 8/25/2011 12:37PM

    A friend of mine had a similar situtation in a home where her mom lived. My friend started a journal of what she saw and heard. Later,there was an opportunity to share the information with someone who was interested and could make a change without my friend seemingly being a snitch. My friend's information was written factually about what her experiences were.

Sometimes there is an opening to help others when we least expect it.

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