Monday, February 4, 2008

Day off and funny.


     I made it through my 4 day 12.5 hour stretch.  Can we say happy!  I told my boss I had a prayer circle going wishing me good health and she cracked up.  She then approved my vacation  for the end of August and the first week of Sept for my trip to the black hills.   Now to get this fat and fluffy body back into bike riding condition.  I have a goal.

     I printed off the map to the trail and hung it to my fridge.  I want to be at least 20 pounds lighter for the ride.  50 would be great. but at least 20.   Of course my trip is canceled immediately if I have to use all my vacation days for sick leave.  So your continuing warm vibes are still needed.   Just think of all the wonderful pictures I will be able to get.  I am sooooooo excited.

    The auctioneer is coming tomorrow.  Now that makes me happy also.  It has just been such a great weekend.  I had the most wonderful patients and family's this weekend.  That can make or break your long stretch.  These were all wonderful.  Everyday I saw improvement in my patients and it made my heart soar.  This is what nursing is all about.  Taking the sickest and making them better.

     We were charting away last night when a roar came from all the halls.  What the Heck!  Leaping up we scattered in all directions to see if patients were on the floor or dying the terrible death.  In room after room were excited patients and families cheering as the Giants moved ahead for the unexpected win.  OK, give me a stroke here guys.  Sheesh.  Football is bad for nurses health.  When you hear people yelling it is usually terrible news.  We all had a giggle after that.

    Rick made me a wonderful steak dinner tonight.  I am sipping on a glass of super dark red Zinfandel and getting ready to watch a movie.  Love my job but love those days off.

    The eagles have finished their nest and laid the first egg, I think I saw her lay the 2nd today.  Rightafter the first egg she was attacked by a great horned owl so we are going to have to watch to make sure the babies survive.  It would be a pretty equal match.  Also the eggs will be hatching soon on the egg cam.  Fun stuff.


       My mother taught me to read when I was four years old (her first
 mistake).  One day, I was in the bathroom and noticed one of the cabinet
doors was ajar.  I read the box in the cabinet. I then asked my mother why she
was keeping "'napkins" in the bathroom. Didn't they belong in the kitchen?

     Not wanting to burden me with unnecessary facts, she told me that those were for "special occasions" (her second mistake). 

   Now fast forward a few  months....It's Thanksgiving Day, and my folks  are leaving to pick up my uncle and his wife for dinner. Mom had  assignments for all of us while they
were gone.  Mine was to set the table. 

      When they returned, my uncle came in first and immediately burst into  laughter.  Next came his wife who gasped, then began giggling. Next came my father, who roared with laughter.  Then came Mom, who almost died of embarrassment when she saw each place setting on the table with a "special occasion" Kotex napkin at each plate, with the fork carefully arranged on top. I had even tucked the little tail in so they didn't hang off the edge!!

    My mother asked me why I used these and, of course, my response sent  the other adults into further fits of laughter. "But,  Mom, you said they were for special occasions!!!"

  Pass this on to your girlfriends who need a good laugh or anyone who  has a daughter! Life is too short for drama & petty things, so kiss slowly, laugh  insanely, love truly and forgive quickly....and for heavens sake, use the good napkins whenever you can!





jckfrstross said...

LOL on the joke:) i bet you had a heart attack with the screaming lol when our nephew and son were babies we would be a the folks house watching the Super bowl and Dad,  DH and brother would scream and hollar scared the boys so they started screaming and crying they were so little we laugh about that now back then it wasn't so funny ha have a good week


lanurseprn said...

Funny story about the napkins! LOL!
Glad you had a good week at work.

kirkbyj05 said...

What a roaring laugh you gave me this morning Julie!
I learnt to read when I was four too.  And strangely enough I have a similar tale to tell about my mother's 'sanitary towels' as we called them.  I asked her why they were so small and light when she had asked me to buy them from the shop for!  She never explained that to me.  That sort of thing wasn't discussed in those days.  lol!
I can't wait to see those photos of your bike ride.  Prayers are definitely beeing said from now until then...sheer selfishness really.   I just have to see those views.   LOL!
Good luck with the weight loss.  I need to loose lots myself.
Jeanie xxx

rbrown6172 said...

i thought the football story was pretty funny, but they you really cracked me up with the napkin tale.  lol  have some great days off.  i think it's exciting about your upcoming bike ride!

linnpooh said...

LOL....that was hilarious!! Have a GRAND day off :)

Pooh Hugs,

cacklinrosie101 said...

I think you will be good and healthy by August.  Just thinking of how close you are getting to a vacation will make you feel better.  My son is like your Rick...I get home to the richest, full of fat, but great tasting dinners :(  Chris