Saturday, December 23, 2006

The day before Christmas Eve

                       Daughter Thinks of Others

NOW DEAR beloved Santa Claus,
please listen to my prayer.
If near my home on Christmas Eve,
leave just one present there.
It isn’t for myself I ask,
but only for another;
Please leave a handsome son-in-law
…for Daddy and for Mother.

  Quick Quips

DID YOU HEAR about the fellow who stole the calendar? He got 12 months.

Why did the farmer call his dog “Ink?” Because he was always running out of the pen.

Why are policemen so strong? Because they’re always holding up traffic.

What did one mountain say to the other mountain after an earthquake? It’s not my fault.

What did the person get who invented the door-knocker? The no-bell prize.

What bird is the most contented? The crow, because he never complains without caws.

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    Well, 2 more days to go.  Is everyone ready?  This day is usually not the best of days for me.  On this day in 1980 my mother died.  6 years ago on this day I got a water leak in my old house with the end result being the house was condemned.  Tip toeing around hoping nothing bad finds us this year.

   Work is slowwwwww.   We had 13 patients last night, sent one to CCU.  Quiet night.  This morning I gave a hug and farewells to a patient who has been with us for 6 weeks.   I am so happy he gets to go home for Christmas.  I think he will be back but I hope not until the holiday is over.

   I am making Ravioli for work today and wondering where I will get pulled.  When our census is low we go to other floors.  Hope it is a nice floor.

    I signed up for the POWER program at work.  It is a fitness program that rewards with MONEY.  Time to get back on track and that looked like the best way.  I get free blood work 4 times in a year and have to come up with 5 goals.  I get paid depending on our many goals I make.  Sigh people up and you get more money so I have signed up 3 other people.  Fun.

   Well, I am so busy, lots to do before work.   Merry Merry Christmas all.

4 comments:

inquestoftruth said...

I think I'm ready.   I surely do not want to go out shopping for even one more minute!!!     So sorry about this day in history for you.    I'm sure it's changed Christmas for you, but I can see you still have Christmas joy.    Hope the work night goes really smooth for you.    Merry Christmas!!!
~Meg

madcobug said...

Cute poem and jokes. Sorry that this day brings back sad memories for you. Hope your night goes well. Helen

lanurseprn said...

Cute jokes!  And the son in law prayer is so cute!  Sorry about the reminders that this day brings for you.  I hope today turns out to be a good day for you.  Have a good night at work and a very Merry Christmas!!
Pam

cacklinrosie101 said...

I'm not sure why things seem to pop up at Christmas time to stifle the best laid plans.  10 years ago, I was one step away from being hospitalized with double pneumonia, a strep throat and two infected ears with 25 people planned to show up at my home for a huge Christmas feast.  With much help from my three lovely children, who were still young at the time, we pulled it off.  Chris