Friday, August 3, 2007

Just an Entry

   Isn't the tag Donna made me lovely!

   Work went well last night.  I trained a new nurse and she is so sweet.  She will be working on the other weekend but I think will do a great job.  All these new nurses so fresh and young and THIN.  

    I have relatives here again from Missouri and Oregon staying with my MIL and BIL gets back tonight.  I am going to stay out of his way for awhile as it sound the relatives read him the riot act while he was there.  I am sure he will be in a foul mood.  I wonder what about?  How do they know what he is like?  He lives in Arizona.  I know he has hit some relatives up for money in past, wonder if it was any of them or maybe my MIL talks more negatively about him them I imagined.

   Anyway I just woke.  I slept like a sleepy puppy.

    I feel rested and ready to go.  We are going out to eat before I go to work.  I don't think BIL is coming.  I have to remind them that no matter what they think of BIL, he is losing his mother.  She is the only one, and probably the last one, who thinks he is special.  He is grieving in his own way.  They did feel bad after that, but that is the truth of it and what keeps my mouth shut most of the time.  Not always, snort, but most of the time.

    My relatives all think I look great, lost weight etc....  I haven't?  Must just be thinner then the last time they saw me.  I am on a holding pattern right now with my weight.  Up and down 3 pounds that just shift around, don't leave permanently.  I have noticed when I have some weight that does that I could lose it for good with just a little effort on my part so I will just have to apply myself here and stop being lazy.

    Well, I have been dropping by but slowly.  I was so far behind on alerts so sorry all.  Take care and don't let the other shoe drop.


jckfrstross said...

have a good night:)


lanurseprn said...

You are so wise to be able to tell them that BIL is also losing someone. The last person who thinks he is special. WOW!! If that didn't phase them, nothing will!
My hat is off to you for being able to step out of your own situation and take an objective look at BIL's situation. You are truly special Julie!

kirkbyj05 said...

I always look for the good in people even though they demonstrate self centredness.  I'ts usually always there you know.
I get told off for being naive by my family but nobody has ever been born truly bad so therefore I look for that good spark.   Just like you Julie.
Betty has had no need to worry about the others in her family as they have come good and she is proud of all of them.  So she has been tuned in more to your BIL and wants him to believe in her ideals for  him, so she sings his praises and hangs onto his presence at home after such a long time away.  I'm sure he tries to live up to them as best he can when in her presence.  Even if it doesn't look like it from the outside.  
You are doing a grand job Julie and you are to be praised for that.  
Keep the dream for her.
Jeanie xxx

springangel235 said...

Love Donna's tag...I have one too.  Your right, your BIL is grieving in his own matter how he acts or what he says to others.  I loved the remark, that she, his Mom is the only one that still thinks he is special.  A Mom, is a Mom, is a Mom...always.  Very nice photo of the sleepy puppy...I would love to be in that deep of a sleep...wakeful and stressful nights for me lately.  Have a wonderful weekend...enjoy.
Hugs and love,

coelha said...

You know, it's weird, but my scale hasn't really changed that much, but, I have noticed that my clothes fit better--especially around my waist.  I don't think my scale is accurate.  I remember being gone on vacation for a few weeks, got back, and noticed for the first time that many of my co-workers looked heavier than I last remembered.  Hey, if your relatives say you look thinner-that is a good thing!  Julie  :)

rdautumnsage said...

Wow, threw me for a loop there dear heart when you spoke up for your BIL. But of course you are right he is losing his mother ( Can't help but think he's also losing his free meal.) In the end hon your strength amazes me time after time. (Hugs) Indigo