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Saturday, February 23, 2013

I fell asleep in my recliner last night before 9 PM. It had been a long day. I deliberately got to the office at 5:45 AM (to avoid having to drive in the freezing rain which was predicted to start at 6 AM). I succeeded in this. At 9:15 I gingerly made my way across a sheet of ice to my car. There I had the challenge of removing close to 1/2 inch of ice from the windows. I am fortunate to have a defrost feature which helped with both the windshield and back window. However, the side windows took more effort. Fortunately, traffic was heavy enough that the roads were not that slippery. At each stop until 1 PM, there was ice to transverse. My last stop was a new patient with huge complications. I was there for 3 hours. Overall, I had worked a 13 1/2 hour day. I know it is not the healthiest but I eat a protein bar in the car between patients. At the end of this, after I got home and ate, my body knew what I needed was sleep. I woke up in my chair at 1:30 AM today and went to bed where I slept another 5 hours.
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1BEACHWALKER 2/24/2013 4:57PM

    emoticon No wonder you fell asleep in the chair! I remember those icy times in Ohio when we lived there....glad you didn't fall or have an accident...whcih we have done both before! Hope spring comes quickly for you and you had a restful weekend so far! emoticon

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LINDA! 2/23/2013 8:28PM

    Wow! Long day. I am happy to hear that you didn't suffer a fall. I remember falling several times on ice when I lived in the north. OUCH!

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EDWARDS1411 2/23/2013 11:43AM

    What a stressful day - no wonder you just dropped. Hope you can recharge your batteries over the weekend!!!

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GOULDSGRANITE 2/23/2013 10:07AM

    Hopefully you can have a restful weekend. The cold weather takes so much more energy, both mental and physical. Take care, you are a blessing. emoticon

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PICKIE98 2/23/2013 8:05AM

    Wow!! You are such a blessing to those home-bound patients Patricia. God watches over you to help those in need. I hope you have one of those little cans of spray lock de-icer for your door locks.. that is one handy thing,, saved me more than once form walking for miles..

Take some tea time today for Patricia..

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EVIE4NOW 2/23/2013 7:56AM

  it's good to get a very needed rest in. thank heavens it's the weekend? or is it for you?

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