Monday, May 31, 2010

What about me?

This is me. I took this pic of myself in the bathroom on Valentine's Day. I just got lucky that my bathroom is red, but no matter what time of year, the color always makes you look like you have a little color.
In a nod to many of the blogs I read, I thought I would list a few quirks/facts about me that one might(?) find interesting. Here we go:
--I don't have a sense of smell (childhood head injury, whole different story).
--I don't have any children, by choice.
--I don't eat shiny food, anything that reflects light will not be eaten by me i.e. jello.
--I am a nurse and it makes me nervous to go to the doctor. I get all sweaty and jittery, especially if I know they are going to touch me.
--I love to be in my bed, you may find me there at any given time of day or night.
--I have worked nights for 8 years, and that has led to a seriously disturbed sleep pattern which results in the previous situation.
--I have never had a Mountain Dew or a Dr. Pepper in my life.
--I have super sensitive hearing. I usually watch TV with the volume so low most people can't hear it, yet I manage to work in one of the loudest places in the ER! I crave silence!
--I have a genuine fear of unknowingly committing a crime and going to prison.
--I could easily give up sweets, but would never be able to live without bread.
--I desperately want to be a "pretty runner", one with a smooth, effortless gait. Instead I look like a charging rhino.
So there you have it...super exciting huh? HA!

Friday, May 28, 2010

In Rememberance...

In honor of our fallen soldiers:

We should guard their graves with sacred vigilance. Adornment and security is but a fitting tribute to the memory of our slain defenders.

Let us, then, at the time appointed gather around their sacred remains and garland the passionless mounds above them with the choicest flowers of spring-time; let us raise above them the dear old flag they saved from dishonor.---John Logan

Thursday, May 27, 2010

It never ceases to amaze me...

Yesterday, SunshineMeg posted about some barbarian spitting on a public bus driver. Who would ever do something like that? I was mortified.
I must also have been hallucinating because when I got to work last night, it seems like every person wanted to cuss me out! What kind of logic guides someone to seek the help of others and then think the best way to go about it is to call them every name in the book and then physically threaten them?
One guy had a hangnail and was discharged without any intervention (whatcha gonna do?) And he said, "all I want is a f*cking band-aid b*tch!" Seriously? Then take your sorry *ss to Walgreens and get one! Thanks so much and have a great day :O)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Has it been 20 years?

Twenty years ago today, a very cute boy from my German class called me on the phone and asked the magic question that has set us on an odessey of love and devotion. What were those life changing words you ask..."do you want to go out to dinner or what?" That is the line that lured me in!
We went to eat at Guthrie's and then to see "Glory" at the free movies at Langdon Hall. We have been together since. That's love people...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

All mine!!!

I have thought about
making these cookies all weekend. I
haven't done it mostly out of laziness.
However, now that my husband has
left town (again), I am keenly aware
that if I make these cookies, then I am
free to eat them all myself. I am feeling
a sudden surge of energy...

Thursday, May 20, 2010

That isn't normal?

I had a patient at work last night that was
freaking everybody out! He was sleeping
with his eyes open and he looked dead! Of
course something like this would be fun to
see....if my own husband didn't sleep with
his eyes open!
I have to say that if you have never seen it
before it is kinda scary. His eyes are usually
wide open but with this 1000 yard stare that
is spooky and weird. After 20 years together
I am pretty used to it, but there have been
many times when I had to check to see if he
was still breathing. Knowing my luck he will
collapse somewhere and I will just chalk it up
to an afternoon nap!
I think he would be mad if I posted a pic, but
if I can catch him in the act it is definitely
worth a peek!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Last call, last call....

My current job requires that
I take call from 11pm Friday to 7am Monday
every four weeks. It is unusual that I get called
in. Most of the folks have a great work ethic and
a can-do attitude who rarely need assistance.
Seeing as how this was my last call weekend
before the end of my job, I thought I would sail
through. I was a fool.
I got called in every night. We ended up holding
patients in the ER because the hospital was full,
so that takes up the space where we can treat
ER other words, a huge backlog!
So in summary, I have worked the last 8 nights
in a row and I am TIRED! Only one more night
this week and I will have a long stretch off.
The next job I get will not have call...I am putting
it out of my life forever! Can I get an "AMEN" from
my nursing peeps???

Saturday, May 8, 2010

It's a good thing I was already running...

I saw 3 snakes on my run
this morning!!! The first was a long, skinny
green snake that was already slithering
across the path as I was going by. I was
a little creeped out, but it was moving on
it's way so I was okay. Then about 50 feet
around the bend was a big, fat brown snake
just laying there looking poisonous and
deadly. That one scared me and I gave it
a lot of room as I went around...I also gave
warnings to others passing by to BEWARE!
Then on my way home, I have a short cut
through the woods that leads to my house.
I was replaying the sightings in my mind
when I saw snake #3. It was thin and
light brown, laying all the way across the
width of the path. I can't go around it and
there is NO WAY I am going over it. So
I started kicking leaves and sticks at it until
it turned and slithered back into the bushes.
So there you have it...I have now turned
from a trail runner to a road runner in the
span of about 20 minutes. You won't catch
me over at Snake Lake ever! By the time
winter sets in, I will be in my new town with
lots of others routes to find :O) So farewell
old trail, it was nice knowing you!
(photo from folksy,com)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

I've got big dreams of a little town...

I have done myself an incredible disservice. I have allowed myself to dream of what my like will be like when my job is over and I move away. I can't keep my mind on anything other than laying by the pool, hosting some tailgate parties, formulating relationships with people who work in the day and sleep at night, joining the Junior League, driving country roads, hearing crickets at night, NOT hearing sirens and cardiac alarm bells ringing at night, buying veggies from FARMERS and last but certainly not least....going to Auburn football games!!! Dear God, please make this month go by fast!

Monday, May 3, 2010

eHow WOW!

The unfortunate nose pimple was so painful
that I was desperate to find a solution fast.
So I went on eHow and they actually had a
remedy. I will spare you the details, but
I used their recommendations and this
morning I woke up nose pimple FREE!
What a relief! Now I can go out of my house
without the shame of an infected pustule
on my face. I'll be back to work with
confidence! Thanks eHow!!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

More pain than I can bear....

Dear friends,
Something has happened to me that is so painful
I can hardly discuss it. I am suffering with the
dreaded nose pimple. It started on Friday with
mild sensitivity and now has turned into a full
blown tumor-like growth.
The pain is incredible. A little breeze blows past
it and my eyes start watering. I had to blow my
nose earlier and I thought I was going to die.
I am also ashamed because I know that these types
of nasal infections stem from ingrown hairs OR
picking your nose with dirty fingernails. It was
probably the fingernails although I do employ good
handwashing technique, I may occasionally pick
when people aren't looking.
If it still looks like this tomorrow, have to call in sick.
I can't go in there looking like Rudolph! I am
slathering my nasal membranes
with medication (on a Q-tip) and hoping for the best.