TATTER3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TATTER3 TATTER3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Sun 9/21/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784302 There are times when all you can hang on to is the promise that tears may endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning. I wasn't allowed to stay with Honey too long tonight, but while I was sitting by his bed, listening to all the beeps and whistles and the rumble of footsteps, low voices, and carts being pushed here and there...he turned his head and smiled at me. I was patting his hand and he lifted those horribly swollen fingers and rested them on top of my hand and squeezed. I told ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:07:18 EST Sat 9/20/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783713 I got to spend several hours in ICU with Honey today. No one else could come and all the procedures had been completed by the 8:30 am visiting time. Nurse Angie allowed me to go in and since he seemed to be resting allowed me to pull up a chair by the bed and just stay for awhile. I gave him a mani and pedicure, got some lotion on his dry skin and was able to do oral care a few times. After nearly 3 weeks of immobility he can barely lift his hand. The blockage is moving, the bleeding is contr... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:56:50 EST Fri 9/19/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783067 Home for a little while, but will go back this evening. Can't get in to be with Honey but for a few minutes at a time. He was exhausted, lying on his left side but very alert for a few minutes. He had just come back from another MRI to determine if there were any changes from the stroke. I see no deficits right now, but the neurologist said that he saw some. I did not go into any discussion when I asked questions, but the doctor is very young, came in talking fast and low, and started asking ... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:58:19 EST Wed/Thurs Sept 17/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782628 Honey has survived the last 2 days .It has not been an easy road to walk. With all of the problems yesterday of ports and IV sites not working, today was high stress to the max. To make a long story short, he was bleeding out from an abdominal ulcer and had to have surgery today to fix it. a new shiley was placed, a groin IV and several other access sites and by tonight, his stomach had been pumped out and he was on dialysis again. He's had a stroke as well and this now adds up to just one mo... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:53:15 EST Tues 9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781995 This has been a long day. I got up at 3 am to call the unit to find out when the surgery was going to be scheduled. No information and after 3 hourly calls I was dressed and ready to leave for the hospital when Honey's youngest daughter texted me and said she had just heard from the nurse and the procedure was on for 1:30 in the afternoon. Honey would have dialysis all morning and then go to the surgical floor. I decide to go ahead and work a half day and left the clinic at 11. I was coming i... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:19:19 EST Mon Sept 15, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780606 Our God is an awesome God. What a blessed day. Honey was able to visit with more clarity tonight. He's speaking louder and is more easily understood. We talked about his visitors, family, plans and needs and I was blessed to see him pull himself into a new position to get more comfortable. The surgeon came in and told him that if all goes well over night that the ng tube might come out tomorrow. He's going to be put on IV feedings. Today was dialysis day so even though he was extremely tired,... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:38:08 EST Sun Sept 14, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779932 There are song words that have been around for a long time..."One more river to cross, one more mountain to climb, one more valley that I gotta go through to leave my troubles behind". Honey has asked me to go home, for a drink of ice water, what day it was, to sit up, to turn over...this is the norm right now. We have been through the river and now have to climb the mountain. The river was the result of the anesthesia and prior conditions mixed together. Kidney, blockage, and PVCs all now be... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:24:41 EST Late entry for Sat 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779409 Just in from Honey. He is so weak. The nurse said that he had been up 2 times today. There were several visitors during the morning and afternoon, and he enjoyed the time and told me who, what and when. But in the evening, when the nurse tried to wake him, he just couldn't respond well. When she asked him where he was he told her that he was in Indianapolis. The lab levels are still out of whack and the toxins in his body are distorting his ability to stay alert. I just want him home, but it'... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 00:35:43 EST Fri Sept 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778682 I'm not sure I'll be able to get back to a computer tonight, but wanted to say thank you for all the encouragement, support, prayers and positive thought each of my SP partners have given. I sit and read in amazement at those who are going through their own storms who take time to send light my way. I appreciate you all more than I can say. Thank you and ...well ...just keep Sparkin'!! Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:59:01 EST Thurs Sept 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777995 I suppose by now I'm pretty boring with all this info that drones on and on. I think writing the events down helps me process and focus on how to stay organized and in my right mind. Honey ..of course ...is still in the hospital. I went down last night and stayed for about 4 hours, during which he was taken to xray to see if the blockage was moving at all. They really don't want to do another surgery since the anesthesia has already done such a number on him. I plan on bathing him tonight( he... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 14:09:40 EST Wed Sept 10, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777250 I will not be at a computer for the rest of the day so I'm posting a bit early. Honey is in dialysis but should be back in his room early afternoon. They have taken at least 2 liters off of him each time. There is still hope that the kidney will revive enough to allow him to NOT be on dialysis for very long. He's still throwing PVC's on the heart monitor and still has a blockage. The nurse said that they had him up this am to transfer to the guerney but he wasn't able to help himself. She did... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:09:31 EST Tues Sept 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776889 Called to the hospital this morning soon after I got to work. He was moved off of the rehab unit down to a unit where cardio as well as renal issues can be monitored more closely. The room he's been put in is a tiny 2-patient room and I couldn't stay tonight. We prayed and I will go back after work tomorrow. He'll have dialysis tomorrow so I won't be with him even if I go down in the morning. All he keeps saying is that he's just so tired. <BR> When I got back in town I picked up sister and ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 22:51:39 EST Mon Sept 8, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776185 Went to work today. Couldn't keep my mind on the job...too worried about Honey. The staff support is amazing and my boss is very willing to work with me any way I need. I got quite a bit more cleaning done in Honey's house...I think it's looking pretty good. I woke up at 3 am last night and couldn't go back to sleep so I got up and worked on the Spring cleaning in my house too. I'm worn out...but it's been a productive day. <BR> Honey is quite ill. Dialysis again today that resulted in him b... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 22:53:53 EST Sun Sept 7, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775445 Spent the afternoon with Honey. Lo and behold, I think that spending the night with her father must have done something for his youngest daughter. Her whole attitude was changed today. She stopped when she was leaving around 3 pm and turned around and thanked me for 'all you have done..for everything' and put his wedding ring in my hand. <BR> His Creatinine level shot back up to 5.7-5.9 and his BUN was 57. <BR> I found this information from the kidney foundation. <BR> Creatinine is a waste ... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 22:07:43 EST Sat Sept 6, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774854 First dialysis completed. this afternoon the creatinine level came down from 5.07 to 4, now that's improvement. His blood pressure is normalizing and he is irritable and I love it. He has sat up in a chair for about an hour today and on the side of the bed several times. He's using his own strength to pull over and reposition and still eating ...but no vomiting today. His daughter is spending the night tonight and going home tomorrow. I'm taking tomorrow morning off and going to church and th... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 22:56:28 EST Fri Sept 5, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774308 Home again. The Shiley cath is placed and Honey will have dialysis soon. It's been over 3 days without urinary output. He is swollen, miserable, and waiting on the Lord. I went to his home this am and took care of the cats, stripped his bed, started a laundry and started scrubbing down his bathroom. I came back tonight and finished those areas. In the morning I'll start on the living room. Once I've got the basic cleaning done I plan on hiring Coyt to come in and clean the carpets and cloth f... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 00:03:59 EST Thurs Sept 4, 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773665 Turn for the worst. Honey is not able to wake up for the last 9 hours I was there. The oldest daughter was there and agreed to stay until 4 am. I hated to leave him. Temp was up to almost 102, Still no urine output. I'm worried. This is not good. I have lots to talk about..but just need to sleep. It will be another long day tomorrow. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 23:47:29 EST Wed 9/314 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772968 18+hours of waiting rooms, recovery and wonderful people supporting and praying and calling and staying until Honey awake. He's able to move his legs! Praise the Lord. Can't keep my eyes open...will talk tomorrow. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 23:07:31 EST Tues Sept 2, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772165 Today is Sister's birthday. Went to DD's for grilling and playing with the wild child and now off to bed. Have to get up at 2:30 in the morning to get Honey to the hospital for surgery in the morning. Nervous. <BR> Sister had a good day. I'll just be glad to get this over with. Prayers please. I'm distracted and wired, like the last few days of a pregnancy with the nesting syndrome hits. Can't tell you all how much I appreciate each of you. SP is what has been my little rock in the storm lat... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:05:32 EST Mon 9/1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771512 What a day. Rain stopped the trimming so I worked on the house. Got a lot done! Packing, organizing, and cleaning. I stayed with GS for most of the day and had a blast! He's 2 1/2 years old and is mimicking almost everything he hears and sees. when his parents came home his dad was playing with him and GS took off on a flying leap and ran from his dad's shoulders down his back and legs to get to his mother.(Dad was lying flat on the floor stretched out on his stomach). I laughed and told his ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:18:25 EST Sun 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770762 Just got home from speaking at a church in a nearby town. good people. They were very accepting. It's just been a long day. I'm really tired. I did get to see GS tonight and played with him after church. tomorrow is DD's 7th anniversary and I'll get to stay with him a few hours. The yard can wait, my GS comes before all else!! LOL. <BR> Going to bed. Finished an afghan this morning and had to rip out about 8 rows of another because I didn't watch what I was doing. I'll knit it back during su... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:54:47 EST Sun 8/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770748 Just got home from speaking at a church in a nearby town. good people. They were very accepting. It's just been a long day. I'm really tired. I did get to see GS tonight and played with him after church. tomorrow is DD's 7th anniversary and I'll get to stay with him a few hours. The yard can wait, my GS comes before all else!! LOL. <BR> Going to bed. Finished an afghan this morning and had to rip out about 8 rows of another because I didn't watch what I was doing. I'll knit it back during su... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:37:18 EST Sat 8/30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770150 Went out early and headed for the east edge of the property. We've had a pretty bad series of winters for a few years and I had gravel spread on a space so that up to 4 cars can park up there in bad weather. Weeds grow up in the gravel if I don't keep it sprayed and today I refreshed the area by pulling up matting weeds and spraying. then I did the same for the trees that frame the drive. I trimmed the bushes, and then mowed the rest of the property. Monday I plan to trim all day. I went down... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:53:53 EST Fri 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769676 Well, little crazy was not there again today. Another nurse left at noon and I took her place so I ended up working over an hour. Nice day though. Enjoyed the calm. Stopped by Honey's house and then came home to the field. He's cleaning and getting his house in order so that he can leave without worrying. He's cut the grass and washed clothes and is just getting his head in gear. <BR> after I mowed until dark, I decided to mow the dog's hair too. first haircut the little guy's had since comi... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 23:50:15 EST Thurs 8/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768707 Back at work. Quiet day...work caught up and everyone seems to be s/w normal today. <BR> I've been talking about the crafts...I just finished a granny square afghan framed in black, I was working on a diagonal knit garter stitch (primary colors) striped for GS, tonight I'll finish a double crochet scrap afghan, and I have enough yarn to start another piece of work. I do a row or 2 of each every day when I come in to rest or when the phone has me on hold. I am trying to use up all of my stash... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:04:17 EST Wed 8/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768321 Pre surgery tests are completed and Honey is finally cleared for surgery. We ran into a glitch when the EKG was done. His heart has gotten worse over the last few years and the artery leading out of the heart is now enlarged and he has developed constant PVC's (premature ventricular contractions) that add extra off-rhythm beats to his rate. The testing was stopped immediately and he was sent to the cardiologist who works with the surgeon to have an ultra sound and other tests. 4 hours later, ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:49:54 EST Tues. Aug 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767469 I decided that it would be good to bring order to my personal space even if I can't bring it to others right now. GS invited me to his mommy's house and I made a play date to go and spend some time with him. That will be a soul soother for me. I got up this morning and straightened out my clothes closet and chests. Needed it! I'm starting the Fall cleaning on the house. Just step by step. <BR> Spend the evening in the field last night. I have privit hedges as a divider between 2 areas and a... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:50:19 EST Mon 8/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766837 Crazy called in again. She texted the boss yesterday and sent a message to her co-nurse and doctor telling each of them that she had called the other and then called the acting manager at 8 am and said she was busy. I'm busy too...but what a calm day we've had. I just wish I could read her. <BR> Still severely hot out. I'll work in the shade tonight. <BR> Honey is more and more anxious. Now he's fretting on whether I can wake up at 3 am on the day of the surgery to get him to the hospital i... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:15:13 EST Sun Aug 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766216 Still hot. Can handle it if I'm moving and in the shade, but went to a social this afternoon and felt ill after a couple of hours and Honey agreed to cut it short. I'm home in front of the fan with the ac on and feeling better. <BR> Got a compliment on my progress today and ran into a WW partner at church who's not from the town but comes to the WW meetings. Good encouragement to keep Sparkin' and see what I can accomplish this Fall. <BR> Be blessed all and know we're all on the same journe... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:59:55 EST Sat Aug 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765700 Heat is not the word for our weather right now. I went out in the cool of the morning, but I melted. I was able to do a lot of Fall prepping...weeding, trimming back, and cutting low hanging limbs and then dug out stone and brick for future use. I raked up the gravel pile and while digging stones out of the old herb garden unearthed bulbs that I collected to replant in the center garden. Spring may bring some fun surprises. <BR> It finally started storming around 3 and I went to bed for 3 ho... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:46:17 EST Fri Aug 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764927 I thought I was stressed until a few minutes ago when my boss called me and could not get a thought out ....she left for vacation yesterday to be gone for a couple of weeks and did not have time to pack...so she took her dirty clothes hamper with her and all the office work. She called me to check up on the clinic and give instructions for our new nurse. I let her rant and ramble and suddenly she stopped ...paused...and stated "I sound like I'm out of control, don't I?" Noooooo. We laughed...... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:09:29 EST Thurs Aug 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764188 And the beat goes on. Crazy ( I really shouldn't term her in such a manner, but I don't have any other description that really fits) is back and sending the third nurse and me an alert everytime she makes a call. We generally have 50-100 alerts (notes posted on our computers asking us to call, fax, see, or contact somehow patients, labs, pharmacies, etc)posted on our screens...so it seems for her to add more to it is just weird...she gets the same type of alerts....whatever. If it makes her f... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:26:58 EST Wed Aug 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763550 And Crazy's behavior came to a head. About 5 minutes after she left yesterday I got a call from the manager who tells me that the lady had just called her to state that she would not be here today due to a family emergency. Manager asked if she had told the rest of the staff, but she said she didn't want to talk about it. Manager is thinking of stirring up the assignments and moving people around. no prob...I only have about 4 years to go and I'm out...just paying off debts and doing added st... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:35:20 EST Tues Aug 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762880 I need to start a drama/soap opera and maybe call it ' The clinic' . Crazy nurse is at it again. I've already had 2 people come into my office asking what's up and I honestly have no clue as to what the lady is doing. One walked into the public office area to pull supplies and hears crazy giving a run down on the location for every nurse in the building. She is barely speaking to any of us, very subdued and professional in her approach and almost hush hush secretive about being on the phone. ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:11:18 EST Mon Aug 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762491 Had a good, busy day at work. Got out right on time and headed for the Amish community. A young man there is restoring a wagon hitch and is hand carving all the wood parts to be set back into the metal wheel hubs. He's done a fine job so far and I gave him a portion of the final cost...he won't charge me, so I'm basing my payment on what others have estimated. His little sisters came running barefoot across the yard to get close to us and eavesdrop in on our conversation. <BR> after..we stop... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:26:37 EST Sun Aug 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761713 Full day. Church ...then a dry run to make sure we knew how to get to the outpatient clinic..and then out to eat with Honey and sister. I shopped just a minute and then after dropping sister off, went to Honey's for a nap in the chair by his lounger. does it sound really dumb that I look forward to sitting by an old man, hold his hand, while we snore for an hour or two on Sunday afternoon??? Of course it does. But he's my best friend and for 11 years I have learned more every day about uncond... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:17:26 EST Sat Aug 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760923 Well in lue of the requests to know what became of the Rambo Man, he survived. we gave him an oral antibiotic and let him take out his own stitches. If we had gone to the measure of removing the thread he used and then restitching the site ( needed at least 20 stitches) we would have done more damage than just leaving it alone and observing. He showed me several other sites on his arms and a leg where he had been working on his farm or hunting and had a gash that needed attention and just gra... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 15:20:30 EST Fri Aug 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760526 Made it through another week. Praise the Lord it's Friday. Crazy co-worker had another episode this afternoon...standing in the hall and announcing loudly." I will never call no matter who's late even if they're lying dead in a ditch." and went in her room and slammed the door. Boss called me and asked what in the world was going on as she had just recv'd a stack of e-mails from angry staff. I'm not in charge this month but I pretended to have faxes to send out and went up the center hall and... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 21:53:24 EST Thurs Aug 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759753 Today would have been my mother's 95th birthday. She died about 20 years ago and when sister called to remind me this morning, it was the farthest thing from my mind. <BR> My mother was an interesting woman. She was 7 in a set of 8 children, 6 who lived to maturity, and was born just before the great depression. she and my father were from Red Boiling Springs Tennessee and finally ended up in Indiana after he retired. <BR> Mother was reared in the Presbyterian church and he was in the Churc... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:27:54 EST Wed Aug 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759055 Back at work and just amazed at the way people think. A man just walked into the clinic with his hand wrapped up in a paper towel ...blood flowing...wanting to know if he needed to go to the ED. Yes...you do need to go to the emergency department when you've cut your finger off. We do not do surgical or invasive procedures in the clinic. His SO came and picked him up...I applied pressure compresses and wished him well. Refused an ambulance. He's almost as interesting as the man who walked in ... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 15:47:47 EST Tues Aug 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758605 It's been a long hard day. The neurosurgeon was very clear and detailed Honey's condition as well as the pending surgery that would possibly correct it. Youngest DD showed up and shared several snide remarks, but the surgeon was interesting as he confirmed the health events Honey has experienced over the last decade and discussed them with Honey in front of her (she says that he has never had any issues..she declares I've made them up in order to make him seem helpless so that I could someday... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:26:39 EST Mon Aug 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757840 Long day that went by way too fast. Stayed w/ GS today and just enjoyed being around him. DD and I completed a project she wanted to try...taking shower curtains and making waterproof covers for outdoor cushions. I had my doubts...but it worked...now on to the print slip covers. He came to the house and we went through the garden and gleaned some last summer blossoms for a bouquet for his mother...he had already made her a wild flower bouquet that was just as sweet. We met one of his neighbor... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:31:20 EST Sun Aug 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757139 A precious SP friend and encourager sent me a letter concerning a note that she had received from a member who had left several teams for lack of support, contact, and interaction with the members of the teams she had joined. She had commented that posts on the team site were only about stats and happy thoughts. She wanted more depth and personal interaction with her co-members. She wanted some advice on how she could find a good team that would be more interactive. I responded as follows (ed... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 21:30:48 EST Sat Aug 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756531 It's late...but home from the funeral earlier than expected. We had an uneventful trip there and back. Honey saw his older brother, now also using a cane, for the first time in years. His sister had been very ill for several years both physically and mentally and was not able to maintain a sibling relationship with either brother. She had one son, 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson and several great grandsons. About 30 people, mostly relatives and a few church contacts, attended. The young man w... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 20:34:54 EST Fri Aug 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755963 Took the day off and used a lot of it to get ready for going to the funeral tomorrow. I gave Honey a haircut and filled out his medical papers for the doctor's visit next week and got a map to the funeral home. It rained most of the day so all I did in the garden was put some things out of the way and open up the plastic bags of plants so that they could get water. I've worked on afghan # 2 several times today and honestly, even though I've had a massage, even though I have not done the usual... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 21:10:40 EST Thurs Aug 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755420 Augh!!! the crazy nurse is making me even crazier than she is. <BR> I overslept this morning. 2 hours overslept and had 10 minutes to get dressed. Then I had to et to Honey's to help him get the cats to the groomer....long haired Persians are a bear to deal with ...I was 3 minutes late to work. The hall nurse showed up and I went to my office. Crazy nurse was up in the lab and about 20 minutes later the extra nurse came to tell me that she had volunteered 2 times to take the lab since she wa... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 23:02:15 EST Wed Aug 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754697 Worked the hall again. I could get used to this! I enjoy being 1:1 with patients. <BR> I had to work over and then headed straight home to finish the mowing. The rain held off so I took a rake to the field and raked up and picked up 4 loads of grass bundles. It's where clots of grass have built up and need to be moved before the next mowing. the mower is over 6 years old and will need to be replaced next year. I'm going for a bigger zero turn and a tractor. The garden is expanding day by day... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 22:01:40 EST Tues Aug 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753974 Had to work the hall today. Love the position but am amazed at the attitudes I see. The nurse who had worked lab yesterday and thrown a royal fit and declared that she could not do nurse clinics and the labs was back on triage today. Triage is when the nurse answers the phone, does the nurse clinic, picks up the faxes, and answers alerts/instructions from the doctors. It can be stressful, but that's what we're trained to do. She smarted off to the manager first thing this morning....wanted to... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 22:51:26 EST Mon Aug 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753251 Back at work, long day and so frustrating. Not enough staff and too much to do. Honey still doesn't know the memorial plans. waiting is not fun. <BR> Mowed half the property tonight. Shouldn't run the mower that fast but need to get it done before the rain sets in. Just have the flat land left to do. got a little trimming done as well and then watered some of the new plantings by the security lights. Hope I got the right plants, lol. <BR> Lots of projects going on. I've been asked to speak ... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:39:45 EST Sun Aug 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752505 Honey got a call this evening that his older sister had passed away this morning. Hurts. We're at the age when we're seeing more and more evidence that life is fleeting and we need to celebrate every day we are gifted with. <BR> Other than that, routine Sunday! <BR> Be blessed all and keep Sparkin'! Sun, 3 Aug 2014 21:30:51 EST