Saturday, March 3, 2007

Winter Poem

I found this beautiful winter poem and thought it might be a comfort to you.
It was to me, and it's very well written.



a poem by Abigail Elizabeth McIntyre



        "SHIT, It's Cold!"
                                         The End

   OK, I don't usually swear so my appologies to everyone, but it just sums up the last 2 days here. 

   We had a 2 day blizzard.  They closed interstates which is something we rarely see around here.  The first day we almost 9 inches on the top of the 10 we had with blowing winds.  It rained first so we had a inch thick ice pad under the snow. 

   The 2nd day we got about 3 more inches.  The blowing snow was terrible and they still hadn't plowed around here.  My back storm door got caught by the wind and it broke the cheap wood they use now for the frame.  Rick tried to shovel us out and promptly went into A-fib and had chest pain.  

   Hundreds of people are stranded.  All the stores closed except the Hy Vee stores.  Work was really fun.  We were short the first night and of course we got in the chest pains from people battling the snow.  Ended this morning with a code.  Running to it my knee went out again.  So that is my weekend so far. 

   Slept terrible today because in my sleep I kept coding this young boy without success.  Can't even leave it at work.  2 more days to go.  2 more long long days.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend.  Joyce, hope Ken continues to improve.  Sending my prayers.  Sorry if this sounds down, I am just really tired.  It is hard switching back to nights again.


lanurseprn said...

I loved your poem!
Sorry to hear about the knee.  Nursing is so taxing on us.  Geez.
I've dreamt of work many times. Then, I wake up and have to go and don't feel like I ever left!  UGH!
Have a good day.

jckfrstross said...

Love the poem:) please becareful with the knee:) can you get a brace? i had 2 braces they did help. While i was up on my feet. Have you had to stay at work? I will keep you in my prayers


rdautumnsage said...

Kudo's for the poem, my sentiments exactly cursing and all. Either we freeze, snow, rain-ice, more snow, Or just stay in and say the hell with it, and wait it out for spring. Unfortunately that is not an option. My poor pup is so tired of slip sliding her way to relief lol. I agree about a brace, it might help keep you knee mobile enough so it wont continue to go out. And last but not least Thank you!! I feel safer knowing there are people out there like you taking care of us when we need it. (Hugs) Indigo

jlocorriere05 said...

Yeah, much to my dismay I often dream I'm at work too! I hope the weather clears up for you. I'm sorry you put your knee out again. You just don't think when it's an emergency do you? Jeannette xx  

jlocorriere05 said...

Forgot to say, I love the poem! LOL!! Jeannette xx  

kirkbyj05 said...

I just sooooo loved your Winter Poem...Lol!  Shame you still have all that snow coming at you.  Its unbelievable weather!  We are having it mild here in the English Lakes. I was outside on the patio before watching the lunar exlipse here, its now 11 45 p.m and it felt reasonably mild. Its a clear night outside and the moon turned red!!  Wow!   That was brilliant too. I've taken some piccy's hope they turn out for my journal entry tomorrow. Fingers crossed x
I'm sorry your knee has gone again.  It does sound as though you could do with a brace as one of your friends mentioned below.  You must be really exhausted!  Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight.  I'll say a wee prayer for you...Jeanie

cacklinrosie101 said...

LOL...Julie, I had seen this e-mail when we were in the midst of the freezing rain, snow, etc.  I thought it was hysterical and so appropriate.  Now just keep Rick away from the shovel.  The snow will melt away.  Chris

daddyleer said...

I'm going to be the odd comment and say I LOVE winter weather. Maybe it's the caregiver in me but overcoming obstacles is a rush. ... You make an excellent point about the impact of storms on medical facilities and staffing. Until that directly impacted our lives I never fully appreciated the challenges of staffing facilities when weather throws a curve ball.

mariebm56 said...

LOVE your poem.  Cold here but no snow.  It all washed away!
Stay warm~

xxroxymamaxx said...

Wow, you all are in my prayers.  I do hope the weather clears and you and Rick are feeling better soon!  Love ya, Shelly
P.S.  Love the poem. ; )

quiltsnroses said...

Oh, I am so sorry--it sounds like you are having a truly miserable time of it. CNN has been showing your state on the news, and you all really did get hit hard with the weather.  What did you all do to get Mother Nature so upset with you--just kidding, trying to make you laugh a little.  I am praying for Spring to head your way really really soon!

erarein63 said...

Oh man, you had me for a minute there!  So glad I'm in sunny AZ!!  Sorry about the snow, cold, and working short.  I understand, totally.  Hope your knee is better and you got some rest.

De ;)