Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
It's been a busy weekend I have to say - I did 3 admissions yesterday right in a row - I was out from early til the afternoon and then sat down and did a ton of paperwork. I have to go hunt down another one at some point today - the phone number is in one state and the address is in another - insert a sigh here. Other than that it's been a lazy weekend - Jackson is making plans for the prom and his graduation, I can't believe that coming up so fast! We've heard from Adam a few times, he's doing very well and is enjoying the navy this time around - I think maybe it was a good thing for him to leave for a little while. When I worked at Stonybrook I did the same thing - in fact when the DON found out I was leaving she told me to go ahead - she said I wouldn't know how good I had it until I left. And she was right. And I think that's a good reason for us not to leave WV right away, things are really good right now and I am so looking foward to the summer!(David has repeatedly told me to stop peeking in the pool, it's not time yet!) - I feel like we're really getting what we deserve, a break after all this paddling upstream. My surgery is on Tuesday - I am getting a bit nervous about it, but they moved the time up to 11 am so I won't be starving all day. I'm trying to get a few things done around the house, Ray gave us his old vacuum and David wanted to see if the power head would fit our vacuum. He put it on and it did - then he turned it on a few times and it didn't work. So we're both standing there wondering why it won't work and that would be when he noticed I had the plug in my hand - once a moron always a moron I suppose. But it gave us quite a laugh!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
I had all sorts of things I was going to get done this week - I was going to root through my yarn stash ruthlessly, I was going to clean, yada yada yada. I peeked at the yarn - looked ok to me! The rest of the plots and plans got tossed to wayside as it interferred with my Watching TV and Eating Easter Candy activites, not to mention knitting. The blanket is coming along quite nicely, thank you for asking, the second time you do something of course goes much easier as you figured out all the directions the first go around. David and Jackson are alledgedly returning to WV today in the late afternoon, David's been recieving calls so I have to hunt down all the little notes I've written on whatever scrap of paper was handy near the phone. Work also interferred with my plans - the other nurse called in until Friday!! and we're not too hopeful even that's going to happen. All of my patients got given away and I had to take hers which is very stressful as I'm completely unfamilar with any of them so I've had the Deer In The Headlights look going at least twice a day. I've been not too good about it either even though I'm trying - I'm not sure if it's the stress of everything going on around me or - I'm burning out. I'm feeling very put upon lately, it gets hard when you see people taking as many days off as they feel like or showing up late and no one says anything to them - Interim has this policy that if you don't use your personal time or sick time they just take it. I've never worked anywhere that you actually get punished for being a good worker - in my past 3 years I've taken 2 1/2 sick days and ended up losing an entire week and no, they don't pay you for it. I've lost personal time, vacation time, a FULL WEEK of sick time and I am starting to resent it. I wanted to take my last 3 hours of personal time (I'll lose it if I dont' take it by Friday) and was told I would have to just lose it - and I said no. So we'll see what happens.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Yes it did snow yesterday - and in case you're wondering the Channel 12 News Team did predict it - two days ago. Better late than never I suppose. Pearl is of course enjoying it, she was out this morning racing and spinning around in it getting the most out of her 1/4 of an inch of the white stuff. Things are pretty quiet here with it being me and the zoo - the bed is full at night,even Vincent has been snuggling up. I don't think they know what to make of it and Vincent is more upset about the whole business than even Pearl is! I've gotten a few things done but for the most part have been parked on the sofa - my plantar fascitis has been acting up big time - it's starting to get a bit less painful but not much so it's a bit restrictive. I've been knitting away on the blanket - the reason it takes so long is the needle size is a 3 which is VERY tiny so there are thousands upon thousands of stitches when I'm done. On the other hand it looks very impressive. David's having a good time at Ray's and I'm assuming the boys are enjoying themselves. I cleaned Jackson's bathroom the other day - Yucko is all I have to say about that. David and I have put off sellling the house until next year as we realized with everything going on this year and still not having made a decison about where we want to live it would have been too much, but being here alone for a few days I think the two of us are going to rattle around in here. If we moved down into Jackson's room we could shut off the entire upper floor! I am fretting a bit as I think the entire summer will be devoted to the pool and yardwork since it's going to be just the two of us most of the time.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Jackson finally got his ATM card yesterday - the first time around the bank sent all the paperwork and no card, so it was all redone and the card was sent to the bank so there was no mixup. I took him afterschool and it was the usual for him - the bank person was no where around, then we found her and then she couldn't find the card. She found the card and then Jackson couldn't remember his PIN number, so he had to try to acess it 3 times and then he had to go back in and get it reset..... as we were driving over to the supermarket(we had to wait 10 minutes) he started with the Why Me Lord Why Me ranting - which is when I pointed out that things tend to go right about 80% of the time but we only notice the 20%. And it is true if you think about it, I probably get along with about 80% of my relatives but it's that annoying 20% that tends to hold my attention so well. My day goes well most of the time but at the end it's the bloodwork that got lost or the patient that needs seen now that I concentrate on - not the patient I finally managed to get an aide for after weeks of arguing with the government or the child that waits for me eagerly now instead of fearing another new face in thier life. When life is rolling along just fine we don't seem to appreciate or even notice it, but when things start heading south we put our all into it, don't we? The debit card thing turned out well - while we were shopping I got announcements from the Card Deprived Party every two minutes and it worked on the first try so Jackson is now an Official Card Carrying Member - but that 20% will haunt him, I guarentee it!
Monday, March 17, 2008
Yes, we did go to see the movie 10,000 BC - we had seen the previews and it was supposed to be a riveting drama taking place in the aforementioned time. I have to say it was riveting except when Adam and Jackson both had to leave the theater due to uncontrollable laughter. I don't think I've ever laughed so hard, but I was able to do it quietly - I'm glad we went during the afternoon because if we'd gone at night I have no doubt we would've been kicked out of the place. Here are some historic events you didn't know:
1) Cavemen understood that tigers, mammoths, etc were animals. However if they saw anyone riding a horse they were immediately labeled " 4 legged demons."
2) Egyptians were able to build the pyramids by kidnapping cavemen
3) They also trussed up the wooly mammoths like oxen and they too built pyramids.
4) There was bird that existed that looked like a cross between the dodo and an ostrich that could run a gazillion miles and hour and chewed up people for no reason.
The movie was so bad we laughed all the way home - the indiscriminate whipping(nothing would be happening and then just WHAP WHAP WHAP for no reason), the tribes were killing us, especially the ones that had masks that looked like the end of a radiator - Adam had to leave for that one. The arch enemy The Almighty looked like a walking shower curtain and I cannot even describe the rest. After we went home and collected David and then went out for the chinese buffet which I LOVE and everyone else was so so about. So we're back to Monday, Adam is going to work with David and they can catch up there, I am going to work by myself and Jackson is off to school. But we had such a good time yesterday.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Did you know I'll be all alone for Easter this year? Just me, the cats and of course Pearl the SuperDog. I will not actually be alone, I'll be having Easter dinner with the Powells which will be fine with me. Then I will come home to an easter basket and eat candy until I explode since there will be no one here to stop me. I'm busy making up Adam's room, I stripped the bed this morning as the cats consider it thiers and I'm busy shuffling out the flotsom that tends to shuffle in over the winter when no wants to come visit us for some mysterious reason. Hmm. Work has been fun lately, I have enough to keep busy but not so much I stay that way. The patients have been getting closer in so it leaves me time to do paperwork and a little shopping here and there. But not at Michael's as the Yarn Hater has been very peevish lately about the amount of yarn and accessories we have - he didn't even care that I had a FORTY PERCENT OFF COUPON. So I had to sneak over there and use it and then work the new thing into my collection in a nonchalant way so the Yarn Hater would not start yammering again. I wish he would stop as he just upsets himself and annoys others. Especially others with a 40% off coupon to burn. Jackson is at a DEP meeting that he has to attend every month for the navy until he goes in, he was a bit peevish about that - after all he did sign up, what more did they want? He's probably going to have a good time and the recruiter told him that if he's in NY over the summer he can just attend a meeting there. The weather got nicer today, when I got home Pearl and I went out for an hour and she just raced around the yard nonstop, she's such a weasel.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Jackson got dropped off by the navy last night around 5pm - he had been too nervous and excited to sleep so he was a bit wound. Despite all the dire-ness of it all he passed everything and is Officially Recruited. He'd hoped to go in at the end of July but they moved it to September which he was a bit disappointed about, but given our past experience that may be subject to change. We got to hear every tiny detail and were shown all the freebies of course - he got a leather backpack, tee-shirts, etc so the only thing wrong according to Jackson is it isn't happening fast enough. I'm letting him have the car on Sunday so he's making all sorts of plots and plans - I'm going over Susan's today for a little while. I was thinking of sneaking over to Michael's but I don't really need anything and I did get all the clearance yarn that I wanted last week - it's soy yarn and usually goes $4 a skein, I got it for $1 - whoo hoo is all I have to say. But as I added it to my stash I came to the sad realization the Yarn Hater might be right - if I gave up eating, sleeping, working, etc and just knit I might be able to get through it all before I died of old age. But then I realized I don't give a crap - yarn on clearance is a wonderful thing and if you don't get it, someone else will and I do indeed still have a lot of closet space..... I did take time off from the Ugly Sock and knit a Bunny doll with a pacifer. I forgot to take a picture of it though before it went sailing out the door, but I plan on making another one at some point (I actually have to as the yarn I bought for that I still have 3 more skeins due to the fact it also happened to be on clearance..) Pearl is still in heat which stinks since we won't be breeding her until the next round, David can call Cathy today and find out the when and where of it all so we'll be prepared the next time. Apparently there's some sort of rigamarole you need to go through before you get to the puppy part of the program. I would have loved to have done it now as since we're not selling the house for awhile it would've been the perfect time, but I guess with the fact I have to have surgery, Jackson, etc.. maybe we do need to wait.