Tuesday, October 02, 2012
You can always tell at work when the weather is bad. It has been rainy all day today and I have had a lot of people come in telling me they dont feel good. no symptoms just dont feel good I look at them and tell them its the rain. It makes you just want to curl up on the couch and watch tv or read a book. I love the rain and storms always have . I love that its darker outside, I love the sound of rain hitting the roof I love the cooler temps. wonder what that says about me lol.
So today I have been more busy with the aches and pains of rain symptoms. I bet friday is going to be horrible they all want to go home and look for the nurse to send them. tough for them Im experenced a mom and I can spot a faker. plus i have been doing this job for 6 years. I tell people when they ask me about it that its like being a school nurse I just have bigger kids. Course when i worked at a nursing home that too was like being a mom with just 60 kids running around . I had to bribe them to take there medicine, scold them when they broke rules or used foul language, and kiss booboo's and make them better . That taught me you are who you are just because you get older dosent mean you change who you are. So do not let these old people fool you lol.
Most of my challange where im at now is I do not speak a forign language I speak english . most of my patients speak spanish . then i have a few that speak arbic, african, muslem sorry if spelled wrong I said i spoke english didnt say i could write it. we have translators for spanish but I have gotten pretty good about using expressions to get through a conversation. And I have picked up a few words. The best part is i get authntic foods. I cant' say mexican food because they are quick to correct me lol. many differnt kinds brazel, cuba, hondors, spanish, I love them all course they are all new to me. Iwould love to learn to make some of the recipes . when I ask for the they look at me like im crazy its stuff they have all the time and think we should just know how to make it. Are these foods good for you heck no Im sure they are full of carbs and fats with the breads , rice and sauces have you ever looked at a qudoba menue 1000 calories in a salad and 800 in a burrito. But I still love them mostly trying new things.
I have specks of white paint all over my hands and arms but the kitchen cabinets are done. phase 1 and it was a long phase or a lot of work went into it. I am so glad to be done painting cabinets. Now I have to clean up a bit and then work on walls . I dont have a lot of wall space I have to paint so Iam thinking this will go fairly quickly and I want to get stuff back on the cabinet shelves and off my dinning room table. then I have to switch gears and go back to quilting
I have a twin baseball theme blanket i need to get working on and my friend called wanting me to donate a quilt for her fathers fundraiser. he had heart surgery about a month ago and need help with bills. which im big on donating quilts for fundraisers. But she has to have it by oct/20 . Im like that dosent give me much time. I plan to do something simple like a baby blanket panel. I think she is clueless as how long it takes to really do a blanket and how much time i really have. And I do not just have blankets lying around. I would love to have a surplus of them but most of my blankets are ordered I dont have time to just make them. Tho I would love to. I have many magazine patterns marked for one day and I have the material for them . Just need the time. Dosent help autumn and winter makes me want to quilt even more. I wish I had some friends that quilted to . I have some that scrapbook and one that makes vintage dresses but no one makes quilts.
Did good today with weight loss course i havent been eatting breakfast. my dietician would be getting after me to eat within one hour of getting up. i have tried that but im not hungry so why eat if your not hungry. i drank some orange juice. i will keep a close eye on things and see if it really makes a difference.