Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Being tan makes me look younger and thinner?

         I knew there was a reason I worked nights.  One of my patients turned out to have a birthday the day after me.  She is one year older then me.  When I told her she said, OMG.  I thought you were in your 30's!  See there is a reason I work primarily in the dark.  Hides those wrinkles and most of my patients have their glasses  off, LOL.    Plus a couple of my co-workers asked me how much weight I had lost.  Since I am fair skinned and since one of the side effects of my medication is burning easy, I have a fair tan from all my bike riding.  I have lost 2 pounds, but not enough to show.  So it must be the tan.  I have decided to start using tanning pills and stay out of bright lights from now.  It will be good for my ego....Just kidding.


       Work went well last night and I got it arranged to work this weekend so I have a couple of days off next week when Rick sees the doctor.

     I never thought I would say this, but I hope he goes into A-fib soon as he is now thinking that since it has been 2 weeks maybe he doesn't need this ablation done after all!  Men.  He will go if I have to drag him kicking and screaming.  We have to be in Omaha on my birthday next week so I will just tell him what a wonderful birthday present his health and my peace of mind will be.  We women have our ways.

    Everyone have a wonderful day.  One more night of work until Sat.


kirkbyj05 said...

You must let me know what day your birthday falls on Julie.  I'd like to wish you both all the best.
Take care and get some more of that youthful sunshine....Lol!  What a lovely compliment to be given by your patient.  

Jeanie  xx

jckfrstross said...

have a good thusday:)


maryajacobs5 said...

I like this idea, perhaps I will get a night job (:)

Let us know which day your birthday is, mine is next week as well


rbrown6172 said...

don't we just love hearing that we look younger!!  lol  good luck in getting rick to go to dr appointment next week.  your tactic should work.

lanurseprn said...

Isn't that great for our ego when we are told we look younger?? I just love that! Good luck next week. I'm sure Rick is just nervous...and understandably so. But, he'll go.

rdautumnsage said...

There is a trick to that, the tan making us look younger. This year I haven't been in the sun much due to being busy with one thing or another. I noticed I tend to look older without the dark skin. Then again the sun will age you faster. Can't win can we. Rick is doing my number, thinking if he ignores it, it will go away. Tell him no such luck. (Hugs) Indigo

radar446 said...

Sometimes you can look thinner when you are toned without actually losing the weight.  Might not be the tan, might just be your muscles are getting firmer from the bike riding.