Tuesday, June 24, 2008
It's Tuesday and I have 2 more nights of work left. Yippy. Bad thing is I have to be charge on this night from now on. It is stressful because we have new nurses, nothing against new nurses, and pulled help on this day so lots of questions and I have to be on top of everything. When I do charge more often it gets easier, but since I don't have to do it often it does cause me a little stress. But I will get through it. I just hope it isn't as busy as it was this weekend.
I was working with a young nurse this weekend. This is the nurse I had mentioned that it was D-day one day and she didn't know what that was. She was talking about voting for president and how excited she was about voting. I asked her why she had chose the candidate she is voting for and she said she likes the way he talks. Which of his issues do you agree with I asked? Issues? Man oh man.
I told her to go home and study marxism, in fact study all the ism's. Communism, socialism, capitalism etc.... so she could really make a informed vote when the time came. In school these days they make all that sound OK. They make you ashamed to live where we do. Ashamed of all the things we have accomplished in our short history. Yes we do have problems but...... Be careful what you vote for. Especially if you have no clue what your voting for. It's scary. Of course they didn't know who George Carlin was either so maybe I am just getting old.
But seriously. When I was in my teens I studied all the ism's on my own. They all sound so good on paper. Its in theory that the true problems show up. We should be able to learn from history, if they would teach it correctly.
OK, off my soapbox. We didn't get to ride yesterday because we had.....Rain! What a surprise. Now I have ridden in rain lots of times and it can be nice, but not with lightening. I did do some exercises and have the painful back to prove it. And I am officially going back to my healthy eating as I have been so bad lately. Just eating what was sat in front of me. Shame on me. I have been using Spark people again to log my eating and exercising.
Lots of running around to do today. Rick is at the lawyers finally closing the estate. It will make my BIL happy. He has been hounding them all last week. As the lawyer said tongue in cheek, we have bonded with him, LOL. I have been through that bonding. I am glad they are keeping him in the loop and having a meaningful dialog with him.
Zoey and the guinea pig Chester are getting along better. I still think Zoey would rip him to shreds if given the chance,but at least I can pet Chester now without Zoey grabbing something and chewing it up or barking like crazy. Chester is to the point where he likes to be petted also. We are all getting along.
It is quiet here. Peaceful. I did like the craziness of last week though. Miss those kids.
Well, time to shower. My back is killing me so when Rick gets back I am going to have him help me with the TENS unit. It helps but is a pain to try and keep on and put on. Take care all.
Posted by Julie at 8:30 AM