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Monday, March 26, 2007

A Long Day Ahead

I had Monday under control for the longest time and recently, we are back where we started from. For some reason every doctor in the universe gets stuck on Monday Labs. Even if they're weekly or even monthly they want them Monday - this gets a bit rough when you've got a lot of lab patients in every direction and oh, did I mention they want them all before 3? All the labs also have to be driven from the patient's house to the hospital so that means every visit is actually two trips instead of one. Next week we'll hopefully have everyone up and running and I can start dividing up the patients so no one gets stuck with the whole kit and kaboodle. After my visit on Saturday I stopped by the office to drop off directions to a patient's house for the other nurse to save myself a trip this morning, but I forgot the doppler,etc so I have to go in anyhow. I've also found a home for the remainder of Charger's pain medicine since the bottle is still pretty full - Susan has a neighbor who's dog is on Rimydyl so I'm giving it to her. I wanted to get rid of it as I know it's just a matter of time before Pearl The Psycho somehow gets ahold of it again but it's so expensive (a dollar a pill) that I couldn't bear to throw it out so I figured someone could use it. I spent yesterday hogging down Easter Candy, this is a dangerous time of year for me. I can pass up Christmas, Halloween, even Valentine's Day candy but show me a Peep and a Coconut Cream Egg and I'm lost. It's only for a few weeks so I'll just up my exercise and decrease my fruit and vegetable intake (gotta cut the calories somewhere!) -there's probably something unhealthy about that way of thinking but whatever. Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail........ The other thing I did this weekend was I wrote a letter to Fred Huecker in Louisville, Kentucky. For the past few years I've been playing around with trying to contact my father's family in the midwest but chickened out after a couple of attempts - what would they think? But I think I would like to get a letter like that so I went ahead and sent it. If I don't here anything in a week or so, I'll hit the next name on my list - someone has to know something!

1 comment:

mommareef said...

Okay Pooky....but don't forget: Peeps aren't vegetarian!  Jelly beans are...if their made with pectin.  You're on shaky ground...eating those baby chicks, pink rabbits etc.
My friend Mary in Iowa sent me three boxes of peeps in the mail last week...because she thought it would be funny!  It was funny!  BUT....I don't do peeps, so Stephen came up with the idea of putting them on a plate as our contribution at church coffee hour.  They went like hotcakes!  
I have my own evil weakness at this time of year:  GIRLSCOUT COOKIES!!!!  "Thin Mints" to be exact.  Those little girls are like drug dealers hiding in my bushes...knowing that I can't say no to their sweet faces and their sweet, sweet cookies.  I bought two boxes of thin mints last week, one of the boxes is for the Easter basket that I'm putting together for Celie and Ren (we'll be up in Maine with them at Easter).  The other box was devoured by Stephen and I over the weekend!  I went on my treadmill for 90 minutes on Monday to pay penance!!!!
Speaking of penance....my brother (who is now Catholic) had to give something up for Lent.  He was chatting with me on the phone the other day...telling me about firing one of his employees and cursing up a storm.  In the middle of the story, he said, "Dammit, I'm cursing too much!  I gave up cursing for Lent because the kids told me I had to give up something I like!"  YIKES!!!!!  Funny stuff!